Provincial Trail Strategy

British Columbia is fortunate to have an abundance and diversity of recreation trails that provide a wide variety of outdoor experiences for users from all walks of life. In addition to unparalleled recreation opportunities, our trails also offer tremendous potential for significant health, economic, social, cultural/heritage, and environmental benefits to individuals, communities and the province as a whole.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources, in collaboration with BC Parks and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, initiated development of a provincial trails strategy in early 2007.

The Draft Recreation Trails Strategy for British Columbia was released for public review in the fall of 2008.  It described an action plan for developing and managing a sustainable, world-class network of recreation trails in BC.  The action plan was developed by a multi-agency Trails Strategy Committee, comprised of stakeholders and government representatives. 

Following public release of the Draft Strategy, a comprehensive public review process was undertaken in 10 communities across the province.  Over 1,400 people took the opportunity to participate in the review process.  All input received during the public consultation process was reviewed by the Trails Strategy Committee. Upon completion of the review a final Provincial Trail Strategy for BC was approved.

For additional information, please refer to the following document: