Loon Lake

Loon Lake is located north of Mount Arrowsmith and east of Port Alberni. (TERESA BIRD/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Access to Loon Lake, just outside of Port Alberni in British Columbia, will be closed as construction of a new campground begins.

Mosaic Forest Management announced back in November a partnership with Hupacasath First Nation to build a campground at Loon Lake. The campground is expected to open in spring 2022 with 27 campsites.

Jolleen Dick, an elected councilor for Hupacasath First Nation, said the nation has been building and maintaining a relationship with Mosaic “for a number of years.” This relationship was recently solidified by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that crystalizes the mutual commitment to work jointly on business, cultural and sustainability initiatives within Hupacasath territory.

Mosaic already operates 13 other campsites on the Island, including the Macktush Campsite located west of Port Alberni on the Alberni Inlet.

Construction began the week of Nov. 15. Mosaic says construction is expected to be underway for approximately six weeks, dependent on weather.

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