Category: Trails

Comment Re: Grant received for Saltair portion of Trans Canada Trail

1. The main obstacle to completing the trail is money. It will take $1.55 million to complete the Saltair section. The big cost is doing the two bridge structures over Stocking Creek. The engineering work has been done for this section and it is shovel ready when the money is ready.
2. This a regional project so regional money will be used along with grant money from different authorities like ICET, Western Diversification, Trans Canada Trails Foundation, Bike BC, Green Municipal Fund, New Canada Building Fund, Regional Parks Budget Gas Tax and others.
3. The Island Corridor Foundation controls the land beside the train track where the trail will be built. The Island Corridor is owned by all the municipalities and regional districts from Victoria to Campbell River. This 6.3 km Saltair section of the trail will be built on the west side of the track continuing from Chemainus to Stocking Creek Park.

Grant received for Saltair portion of Trans Canada Trail

The CVRD recently learned it will receive a $500,000 grant from the BC Rural Dividend Program to complete the Saltair section of the Trans Canada Trail. Construction of the trail from Dogwood Road to Stocking Creek Park can start in the fall but most of the work is expected to take place in early 2018.

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