Highway 35 Multi-use Trail Project
What is the project?
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has engaged a consultant, WSP Canada Inc. to develop a conceptual design for an accessible multi-use trail along Highway 35. The first phase of the proposed trail is approximately 12 km in length and connects the Village of Burns Lake and the community at Tchesinkut Lake. The long-term vision for this project is to connect the Village of Burns Lake to the Francois Lake Ferry Terminal.
The study will identify technically viable options for the trail and the consultant will work with government agencies, First Nations, and community stakeholders to identify the preferred trail options and preliminary costs.
Why build a trail?
The RDBN has identified an active transportation corridor along Highway 35 as a priority project to not only provide a safe and functional transportation option for residents but also as a recreation and tourism asset that will benefit visitors who support local businesses. This project will deliver tangible benefits to the community by promoting health and fitness, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and creating more opportunities for work and play.
How can I get involved?
Over the coming months, we will be seeking community input on the Highway 35 Multi-use Trail Project. Check back on this page for project updates and for opportunities to participate in an on-line community survey and open house.