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 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 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