Time for a Trail  

Let's turn the inactive Island Rail Corridor into a
multi-use trail that connects Vancouver Island

Island Rail Corridor near Cowichan Station (Photo: Alan Philip)

Let's turn the Island Rail Corridor into a multi-use trail that connects Vancouver Island

The E&N is a gorgeous corridor that stretches from Victoria to Courtenay and Parksville to Port Alberni. Let's turn it into a continuous, multi-use trail connecting our communities and First Nations.

A continuous trail preserves the E&N Corridor for future generations at minimal expense. It can also easily adapt to First Nations interests.

Studies estimate $95 million in annual economic benefit from the trail as well as significant physical and mental health benefits.

A non-motorised, multi-use trail eliminates ongoing carbon emissions, noise pollution and creates a more natural environment.

An amazing new trail for Vancouver Island

FORT-VI’s federally-funded feasibility study demonstrates the benefits of a continuous multi-use trail on the rail bed of the Island Corridor. The study looked at the health benefits of active transportation and found significant positive impacts.
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Green Lake Trestle on the Island Rail Corridor

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