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.

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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Recent News

Jan 25 2024

Shuswap Rail Trail

The Enderby-Splatsin section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail project has been completed. It demonstrates the commitment of First Nations, regional, provincial and federal governments to connect communities and provide residents with a multi-use pathway that both preserves and showcases the region’s natural beauty. The same thing could happen with the Island Corridor if the people want it.
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Jan 18 2024

Take a slow-cation

This article from the Globe and Mail shows the potential tourist revenue from cycling - a one week tour in Quebec costing only $9000!
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Dec 5 2023

Planning meetings underway

The Regional District of Nanaimo and other jurisdictions along the Island Rail Corridor are in the planning stages of what to do with the 289-km stretch. (From an article in the Capital Daily) Read Article
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Green Lake Trestle on the Island Rail Corridor

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