TCT Open in Regional District of Nanaimo

Ongoing notice -- Last updated Oct 24, 2018 -- Notice affects the Nanaimo area --  The TCT is currently OPEN (as of our latest update, but check the Island Timberlands blog for updates). Full Story: During times of high risk of forest fires, the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) closes the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) from the Timberlands Road trailhead by the Haslam Creek Suspension Bridge to the Harewood Mines Road trailhead at the Region's boundary with the City of Nanaimo. This 21 km section of the TCT is situated for the most part on private forest lands. Landowner (Island Timberlands) normally closes all company property in the mid-Island to recreational users due to fire hazard during the dry summer months (roughly July to early September). During a closure, users are advised to detour off the Trans Canada Trail from the Cowichan Valley Regional District boundary in the south all the way to the Nanaimo city limits to the north. Latest updates are posted at