The PRRD, in partnership with the City of Fort St. John, City of Dawson Creek, and Village of Pouce Coupe, is exploring two potential trail connections between communities in the region:
- Fort St. John to Charlie Lake
- Dawson Creek to Pouce Coupe
We’d like your help to figure out where these trails might connect, what they should look like, and the types of activities they should accommodate.
Why are We Undertaking this Study?
In the region, trail connections continue to be identified as a community priority. This Study is a first step in planning trails that could be built in the future.
Trends show that people are using trails more and more – to increase their activity, to spend time outdoors, and to reduce their reliance on automobiles. As a result, more regional trails are being built to connect BC communities. Recent studies show that trails have a many benefits (click here to enlarge).
The outcome of this Study will be a plan that shows suggested trail routes, design, preliminary costs, and priorities. The PRRD and partners will use this plan to consider trail development in the future.
Through 2018 we worked with the community to consider potential trail routes. Please share your hopes and ideas!
How can you Participate?
Stay connected by:
During Phase 1, hundreds of people shared their ideas for Connecting Communities by:
- Completing our Ideas Questionnaire that closed Monday, July 23
- Participating in one of our Trails Planning Workshops on:
- June 26 in Fort St. John
- June 27 in Dawson Creek
- Talking with us Out & About and events in the community including:
- Deep Summer Solstice Marathon, Dawson Creek, June 16
- Father’s Day Fishing Derby, Charlie Lake, June 17
- Seniors’ Swim & Tea, Dawson Creek, June 27
- Canada Day, Fort St. John, July 1
- Canada Day, Pouce Coupe, July 1
- 100-Year Celebration, Swan Lake Provincial Park, July 21
- Colour Me Rotary Run, Fort St. John, July 22
Thank you to everyone who has participated so far!
We’re using this information now to develop preliminary trail options and will be exploring them with you during Phase 2 of the Study.
Stay tuned! We’ll post the preliminary trail options this Spring for your review and feedback.
The Connecting Community Regional Trails Study began in May 2018 and is planned to be complete in 2019. The graphic below shows the planned stages of the project and opportunities for you to be involved. The process and timeline will be updated as the project moves forward. Check the Take Part! page for announcements about public events or input opportunities.
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Documents & Maps
Documents and maps developed during the process will be posted here. Check back for new postings.
ROUND 1: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK
- Base Map: Fort St. John to Charlie Lake
- Base Map: Dawson Creek to Pouce Coupe
- Poster Board: About the Project
- Trails Workshops Round #1 – Presentation
ROUND 2: CONSIDERING AND EVALUATING OPTIONS
The ROUND 1 IDEAS QUESTIONNAIRE is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. But don’t worry, more public engagement workshops and survey’s are upcoming!
Didn’t get a chance to respond? You can still contact us at any time by:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 250.784.3200
Watch for your next online input opportunity this Spring when we’ll ask for your feedback on preliminary trail options.