How to get to the Walbran Valley. be prepared this is a remote wilderness area, always drive with a usable spare tyre.
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.
I would like to acknowledge that the Walbran Valley is unceded First Nations territory.
The summer of 2011 made it 20 years since the beginning of the direct action blockades to stop clear-cut logging in the valley. This blog helped organise the 20 year reunion, which was a great success and now I hope the blog will remain and grow as an archive of the on going struggle for its protection. And for it to also inspire you to go out and connect with nature. So please share your stories, photos, newspaper cuttings, poems, recollections, drawings, essays and any ideas for future reunions. you can post them as comments and i can put them on the blog or you can email me. firstname.lastname@example.org This blog archive is an open resource for anyone to use but please acknowledge your sources, thanks.