Donate Now Constructing the Trail
This first phase of trail development is the construction of a continuous compacted crushed aggregate trail 4.6 metres wide with way-finding signage. This will allow us to enjoy the benefits of the trail as quickly as possible while plans for kiosks, parking, washrooms, parks, paving and other upgrades are developed for the next phase.
The timing of any construction is dependent on the success of the public fundraising campaign. Construction is broken into 4 stages outlined below. Stages 1 and 2 are fully funded and this work will begin this year. With a sucessful campaign in 2017 work can continue through the winter completing the trail in 2018*.
1) Design & Environmental – design build plan for trail and environment analysis and permitting.
2) Access Control / Rock Scaling – includes barriers controlling access, permitting and work to ensure bridges, walls and cliffs are safe.
3) Intersection Control & Test Sections – purchase and install systems to control all trail-road intersections and complete test sections to verify trail construction methods and costs.
4) Construction & Completion – includes all costs associated with widening and constructing the trail bed and surface. This includes costs engineering, archaeology, surveying, site preparations, vegetation, and wayfinding signage.
Banking/Admin Fees – fees of approximately 2.3% consist of all credit card charges, bank charges and fees associated with providing tax receipts.These are paid on the monthly basis by the Foundations. All other fundraising costs are provided by in-kind donations, volunteer work and by personal contributions of trail ambassadors.
Every donation of $160 will cover the complete cost to develop one metre of trail. Let's work together to get those metres funded!
*Timing of all construction is ultimately at the discretion of the Inter-jurisdictional Team.