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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?

Stay connected by:

Take Part!

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 Fall for your review and feedback.

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

The IDEAS QUESTIONNAIRE is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.

Didn’t get a chance to respond? You can still contact us at any time by:


Watch for your next online input opportunity this Fall when we’ll ask for your feedback on preliminary trail options.