Current Road Advisories and Information

June 9, 2023 – 9:00 PM

Highway 4 – Cameron Lake –  Vancouver Island

Highway 4 is CLOSED in the Cameron Lake area (Koen Road to Cathedral Grove) due to wildfire.  Damage to the road and instability of the slope above the highway means this closure is likely to last beyond the fire itself.

As of Friday afternoon we are confident that Highway 4 will remain closed through the weekend.
We will continue to monitor the situation and expect to make an update Monday at noon.

Fire in the bluffs above Highway 4 and Cameron Lake.
Fire in the bluffs above Highway 4 and Cameron Lake

Detour route OPEN 

The detour route is reopened and available again.

Thank you for your patience.

The detour route is established by way of industrial forest roads.

Only essential travel is recommended.

  • Drivers are reminded to obey all signage and traffic-control personnel as crews respond to the changing situation
  • Expect that any detour will take about 4 hours with potentially slow moving traffic, no passing, single lane bridges
  • Commercial vehicles limited to legal weight limits (63,500 Kg) – no over-weight or over-size
  • Could involve rough gravel patches
  • No cell phone network coverage
  • No amenities for fuel, food, washrooms, and limited access for emergency services
  • Conditions will be hot and dusty – be prepared for a difficult drive
  • FIRE HAZARD IS VERY HIGH for the entire detour route.

Georeferenced pdf file of the detour map (PDF, 780Kb)

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