Background: Spirit Trail

The Spirit Trail is a collaboration between the three North Shore municipalities, the Tseil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, and the Federal and Provincial Governments.

Trail Core Values

  • Multi-use – Encouraging all ages, all abilities and all modes of self-propelled transport, including wheeled mobility aids.
  • Safety – Instilling a sense of security and well-being.
  • Connectivity – Building a continuous recreational and transportation link from Horseshoe Bay to North Vancouver.
  • Sustainability – Promoting a healthy lifestyle and reducing our carbon footprint.
  • Community – Creating a vibrant backbone through community and fostering a sense of civic

Funding

Funding for the Spirit Trail has come from the following sources, as well as from private sponsorships and donations:

  • $2 million from the Provincial Local Motion program, including $490,503 in Provincial and Federal funding  for the construction of a 1.4-km paved trail connection between Park Royal Shopping Mall, the Lions Gate Bridge and the District of North Vancouver
  • $700,000 from TransLink
  • $500,000 from Park Royal Shopping Centre

Donations

Donations to the Spirit Trail have led to the following enhancements:

  • Squamish Nation gateway and artwork at Taylor Way and Capilano River Bridge to Park Royal
  • Park Royal gateway and entry features
  • Capilano River interpretive vista
  • Ambleside Pond bird sanctuary interpretive signage
  • Navvy Jack Point improvements on the Seawalk
  • Dundarave Park informative map board
  • Altamont Beach Park rest stop
  • Map board kiosk for Phase 1 at 31st Street & Marine Drive

Opportunities to Donate

If you would like to donate to the Spirit Trail, there are a number of options available to you, including:

  • Tribute Trees and Tribute Benches
  • Displays of public art and sculptures along the greenway
  • A community information kiosk at the foot of 14th Street
  • Greenway signage and wayfinding
  • Trail lighting Bike parking racks
  • Drinking fountains
  • Water features
  • Special feature areas (rest stops, and plazas)
  • Interpretive displays for heritage, ecology, and cultural information

Questions?

Please contact us for more information.

604-925-7020

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