Cheakamus Lake Road Wildfire Project
In 2018, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and the Cheakamus Community Forest (CCF) began a 3 year project to thin a total of 113 ha along either side of Cheakamus Lake Road. Phase 3 began November 30, 2020 on the final 20 hectares near the entrance to the road. To allow for efficient and safe working conditions it will be necessary to close the road once the project starts until the work is complete in spring 2021. The Farside trail and AM/PM will also be closed intermittently over the winter. For everyone’s safety, please obey all signs and workers.
In addition the RMOW and CCF are working with WORCA to ensure trails in the area are taken into consideration, and with BC Parks to reduce disruption to the Cheakamus Lake Trail parking lot.
- The RMOW and Cheakamus Community Forest are working together on the project.
- 35 ha in the central portion of the road were thinned in winter 2018/19 and 42 hectares over winter 2019/20.
- Find details on the Cheakamus Lake Fuel Treatment Map.