Backgrounder: Canada invests in active transportation projects across British Columbia


Backgrounder: Canada invests in active transportation projects across British Columbia

Canada invests in active transportation projects across British Columbia

The Government of Canada is investing $1,300,485 through the Active Transportation Fund to support 27 active transportation infrastructure projects across British Columbia.

Project Information:


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

City of Cranbrook

Active Transportation Masterplan

The City of Cranbrook will develop an active transportation plan, including a review of previous studies, existing conditions, land use, engagement with community stakeholders, issues and opportunities identification, active travel network project identification and prioritization, and infrastructure project recommendations.


City of Kamloops; City of Kelowna;
City of Nanaimo;
City of Richmond; City of Vancouver;
City of Victoria

National Survey of School Travel – Establishing a travel mode baseline for Canadian communities. Provincial Pilot, British Columbia

Green Communities Canada will research, develop, and conduct a school travel survey, which will enable the provincial government, local municipalities, and regional transit agencies to plan effective active transportation infrastructure improvements and measure the future return on investments.


City of Kimberley

Kimberley Paved Pathway Network Extension, Province of BC

The Kimberley Trail Society will study the feasibility and cost of developing 3 km of new pathway to connect the current terminus of the Rails to Trails pathway at Rotary Drive through to the core of Kimberley.  


City of Nelson


Active Transportation: First Nations Youth Engagement and Outreach

GoByBike BC Society will undertake a pilot project with First Nation communities in rural BC to educate communities about the benefits of active transportation and build capacity around bike maintenance and safety.


City of Nelson


Replacing lost trails with new cross country ski trail infrastructure for Nelson Nordic Ski Club

The Nelson Nordic Ski Club will prepare a plan for new trail development to provide healthy, family-oriented, community-responsive cross-country ski facilities, trails, and programs that can be enjoyed by skiers of all ages and abilities. The study will include planning for the grooming of the Great Northern Rail Trail south to Hall Creek to create a transportation corridor towards the small community of Ymir.


City of Prince Rupert

Active Transportation Plan Component of Master Transportation Plan

The City of Prince Rupert will develop an active transportation plan that will include research, a review of best practices, public engagement, the development of recommendations, as well as implementation strategies for active travel in the community.


City of Quesnel


Updated and Expanded Active Transportation Plan

The City of Quesnel will update strategies and network plans to improve options for active transportation within the City, including preparing a project list, identifying potential phasing opportunities, and developing cost estimates.


City of Rossland


Connecting Rossland to Warfield, BC - Green Link Phase 2 Planning and Design

The City of Rossland will prepare tender-ready design drawings and cost estimates to construct Phase 2 of the South Kootenay Green Link Trail from Rossland to Warfield. The project design will incorporate benches to rest and enjoy nature and will also consider the inclusion of interpretative heritage displays.


City of Vancouver


Feasibility Study for Skeena - Cassiar Greenway in Vancouver BC

The City of Vancouver will produce a feasibility study for a 3.5 km walking and cycling greenway connecting the Second Narrows Bridge with the Central Valley Greenway and linking parks, neighbourhoods, and low-income housing developments.


City of Vancouver


Benchmarking Metro Vancouver's Cycle Route Network

HUB Cycling will collaborate with TransLink and academics to complete a benchmarking analysis of the Metro Vancouver bicycle network, including reviewing linkages with provincial health surveys, census data, ridership data, and collision and injury data.


Town of Old Massett


East Beach Trail

Old Masset Village Council will create a plan to improve the East Beach Trail on Haida Gwaii by offering enhanced accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. The plan will include research, mapping, cost analysis, and community engagement with Old Massett residents and Council, other Haidas, and key stakeholders.


Town of Prespatou


Multi-Use Trail Extension Planning, Prespatou, BC

The Prespatou Planning Committee Society will undertake planning, engagement, and detailed design for a second phase of the Prespatou Community Trail, which will extend the trail by 700 m north, connecting it to a seniors' complex, and further south to the community restaurant.


District of Chetwynd


Saulteau First Nations Trails Network Plan for Moberly Lake, British Columbia

Saulteau First Nations will develop a trails strategy for the Saulteau First Nation’s reserve, East Moberly Lake IR No. 169, that will prioritize the development of safe trail connections between key destinations on the reserve, including health facilities, school and daycare centres, commercial sites, culturally significant areas, and administrative buildings. The plan will also include policies to encourage the community to use the active transportation network and incorporate Saulteau culture into the trail network.


District of Hope


Integrated Transportation Master Plan

The District of Hope will develop an Integrated Transportation Master Plan to address current transportation challenges and establish priorities for future construction.


District of Invermere


Connecting Radium to Invermere, creation of an active transportation trail connecting the Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance will engage the community and key stakeholders to set the foundation for the extension of the Markin MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail 20 km north from Invermere to Radium.


District of Mackenzie


Active Transportation Master Plan,

The District of Mackenzie will prepare an active transportation master plan, which will include an assessment of Mackenzie’s current active transportation network, the identification of barriers and accessibility issues and the exploration of options to increase active transportation.


District of Maple Ridge


Experience the Fraser Multi Use Pathway

The City of Maple Ridge will consult with the community and engage stakeholders to assess and design a multi-use pathway on the "Experience the Fraser" trail route to connect the City of Maple Ridge's historic Port Haney Wharf area to Metro Vancouver's Kanaka Creek Regional Park, along the north side of the Fraser River.


District of Sicamous


Sicamous Narrows AT Crossing Feasibility Study

The District of Sicamous will develop a plan for an active transportation bridge crossing the Sicamous Narrows. This project will determine the civil and structural engineering feasibility of the active transportation bridge and identify constraints, environmental permitting processes, and implementation considerations.


District of Vanderhoof


District of Vanderhoof

The District of Vanderhoof will develop a new active transportation plan to guide the effective expansion of walking and cycling networks that will improve walkability within Vanderhoof, increase options to engage in active transportation, and encourage active lifestyles.


First Nations of Hartley Bay


Hartley Bay Recreation Trails

Gitga'at First Nation will prepare a plan to create multi-use trails to increase active transportation near Hartley Bay and enhance the health and well-being of residents.


Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako


Highway 35 Multi-use Pathway

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will design an accessible, active transportation route connecting the Village of Burns Lake and the community at Tchesinkut Lake. The 12 km pathway will follow Highway 35, providing commuters with a safe alternative to motor vehicle transportation along this heavily trafficked route.


Regional District of Central Kootenay


Castlegar - Nelson Active Transportation Corridor Vision, BC

The Regional District of Central Kootenay will develop a plan for a year-round, inclusive, accessible, and protected pathway linking Castlegar and Nelson for safe commuting and recreation.


Regional District of North Okanagan


East Vernon Road Pathway

The Regional District of North Okanagan will plan and design a pathway along East Vernon Road (Pottery Road to Silver Star Road) to connect points of interest in the community, such as BX Ranchlands, Black Rock Park, and BX Cidery.


Regional Municipality of Northern Rockies


Northern Rockies Parks and Trails Active Mobility Project

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality will undertake site surveys, public engagement, and Indigenous engagement to prepare concept plans and identify accessible pathways around Art Fraser Community Park and Andy Bailey Regional Park.


Town of Smithers; Village of Telkwa

Planning for Phase 2 Multi-Use Trail connecting the Village of Telkwa and theTown of Smithers

Cycle 16 Trail Society will prepare detailed designs for a 4 km section of separated, multi-use pathway along Highway 16, the region’s main east-west transportation corridor.


Village of Fraser Lake


Fraser Lake Active Transportation Community Plan

The Village of Fraser Lake will develop a detailed active transportation plan that will identify updates for the current networks and assist in the planning of future active transportation projects.


Village of Nakusp


Village of Nakusp Active Transportation Plan

The Nakusp and Area Bike Society will develop an active transportation plan, including background review and data assessment, development of options and feasibility study, as well as community engagement.






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