Sea to Sky Corridor Recreation Trail Strategy

To address the unprecedented growth rates in recent years, the close proximity to the Lower Mainland, competing stakeholder expectations, and complex land-use issues in the Sea to Sky Corridor, RSTBC has been working with consultants, local governments, First Nations and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive trail strategy for the area.

The strategy focuses on identifying key actions to support development of a “well coordinated, sustainable and environmentally responsive trail network spanning the Corridor, managed for the benefit, health and prosperity of a diverse range of users.”  This partnership between local governments, regional governments, and the Province for the management and maintenance of recreation trails on a regional basis was the first of its kind in British Columbia.

Highlights of the Strategy include:

  • Provides a framework for legal authorization and establishment of the vast majority of previously unauthorized trails on Crown land.
  • Recommends a process and organizational structure for ensuring a Corridor-wide coordinated approach to managing the extensive trail network.
  • Identifies key requirements to ensure a sustainable and environmentally sound trail network.
  • Recommends actions for addressing issues related to integrated land use, risk management, and trail use conflicts, as well as funding resources.

Sea to Sky Trail Strategy (pdf, 13MB)