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Connecting Communities Regional Trails Study

Overview

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).


Study Outcome

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 the remainder of 2018 we will be working with the community to consider potential trail routes. Please share your hopes and ideas!


How can you Participate?

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Take Part!

The Regional Trails Study is just starting and we’d like to hear your ideas. Through June and July we have several chances for you to participate.


IDEAS QUESTIONNAIRE

Tell us your ideas by completing an IDEAS QUESTIONNAIRE now (click on the Questionnaire tab). Your input will be used to identify trail route options that will be shared in early fall for your review and feedback. The questionnaire is open until Monday, July 23, 2018.


LOOK FOR US OUT & ABOUT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Watch for project representatives at upcoming events in your community.

  • 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
  • Mile Zero Cruisers Summer Cruise, Dawson Creek, July 13-15
  • 100-Year Celebration, Swan Lake Provincial Park, July 21
  • Colour Me Rotary Run, Fort St. John, July 22

TRAILS PLANNING WORKSHOPS

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Trails Planning Workshops! We really appreciated your insights on trail routes, uses, and design. We’ll be using this information as we explore potential options. View the presentation slides from the workshops under the Documents & Maps tab.

Fort St. John
North Peace Cultural Centre
10015 – 100 Ave, Fort St. John
Tues. June 26 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm

Dawson Creek
Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre
10401 – 10th Street, Dawson Creek
Wed. June 27 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm

Process

The Connecting Community Regional Trails Study began in May 2018 and is planned to be complete by the end of 2018. 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.

Click here for a larger graphic.

Documents & Maps

Documents and maps developed during the process will be posted here. Check back for new postings.


ROUND 1: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK

Questionnaire

Tell us your ideas by completing an IDEAS QUESTIONNAIRE now. Your input will be used to identify trail route options that will be shared in early fall for your review and feedback.

If you would prefer a paper copy of the questionnaire they are available at the Peace River Regional District Offices:

  • Dawson Creek Head Office – 1981 Alaska Hwy. Dawson Creek
  • Fort St. John Branch Office -9505 100 Street Fort St. John

The questionnaire will be open until Monday, July 23 at 11:59 pm.