Upgrades on the way for West Vancouver and Bowen Island trails

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Aug 5, 2021 – Elisia Seeber/North Shore News

On Aug. 5, Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, and Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver – Lonsdale, held a press event beside the Baden Powell Trail in West Vancouver to announce the federal and provincial governments were investing more than $875,000 in the two projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s new COVID-19 Community Resilience Stream.

The rugged Baden Powell Trail – which stretches over 40 kilometres and connects municipalities and regional parks from Horseshoe Bay all the way to Deep Cove in North Vancouver – will be restored between Bonnymuir Drive west to Craigmohr Drive to improve users’ comfort and safety and to ensure long-term sustainability.

On Bowen Island, the funding will go towards the construction of a 1.4-kilometre multi-use path to link the BC Ferries’ terminal to Artisan Square, alongside the main road, and a retaining wall which will be built to separate motorized vehicles from the path users. The path is part of Phase 2 of the municipality’s transportation plan for a cross-island multi-use path, which finally got started earlier this year after years of delays.

Read the full article at nsnews.com.