Friday, August 24, 2012

Directions to the Walbran Valley

How to get to the Walbran Valley. be prepared this is a remote wilderness area, always drive with a usable spare tyre.
From Victoria. take Trans-Canada Highway past Duncan, past the Somenos Marsh Conservation Centre, past the BC Forest Museum. turning left going west to Cowichan Lake onto the Cowichan Valley Highway
*Drive 26 km to the town of Lake Cowichan, going left at the "Cowichan Lake" sign
* Set odometer to zero at Cowichan Lake. This is the last fuelling stop.
* Go straight through Cowichan Lake, past Mesachie Lake and Honeymoon Bay.
* At 13 km go left at the fork onto Walton Road and go past the Caycuse campsite
*At 31.9 km sign indicates Carmannah/Walbran Provincial Park to the right. BUT GO LEFT HERE, instead onto the Caycuse Mainline.
* At 40.2 km stay straight and stay off spur roads
*At 42 km go left at Blue spray-painted "W" at fork in road
* At 50 km stay left ( Do not cross bridge)
* At 55 km pass Mclure Lake
* At 58.9 km you reach the "Ballpark" and go left onto Walbran Main (Do not go up the hill to the right)
* At 62.4 km stay right ( Do not go up the hill)
* At 64.2 km reach Walbran 1100. Go STRAIGHT!
* At 71.1 km Turn right at pink ribbons down to Walbran Creek*
* At 74.4 km take another right at flagging
* At 76.1 km Arrive at the bridge over Walbran creek.
  It is suggested that you read; The British Columbia Governments guide for safe travel on logging roads.

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