1. Ossa Mountain Tent Pads, Outhouse and creek crossing
Project is funded but on hold, pending approval.
2. Howe Sound Crest Trail North — 12 km east of Britannia Beach
The long term goal is to extend the Howe Sound Crest Trail north from Deeks Lake to Squamish. This project focuses on a missing piece that connects Mountain Lake to trails in Shannon Creek.
The BCMF has received $9,000 from the Sea to Sky Gondola corporation. Authorization to proceed was granted by Recreation Sites and Trails BC.
Work is in progress through 2019, 2020 and 2021. Estimated completion late 2022.
2019: Trail survey $600 (completed)
2020: Construction phase 1: $2,443 (completed)
2021: Construction phase 2: $3,000
2022: Construction phase 3: $3,000
Total Cost: $9,000
Funding Provided: $9,000
3. Baden Powell Trail in West Vancouver Upper Lands - Phase 2
Phase 2 funding has been seeded with a significant donation from the West Vancouver Foundation in the amount of $9,450. In phase 2 we will continue working from where we left off in Phase 1. The project lies between the Trans Canada Trail at 550 meters elevation and the West Lake Loop cross-country ski trail at 850 meters on Hollyburn Ridge. All work will be done in close partnership with the District and access will be negotiated with the District as the project progresses. Phase 1 saw approximately 400 meters of trail rehabilitated above the junction with the Trans Canada Trail.
The work being proposed is to (1) Improve and provide drainage channels, where needed. (2) Provide wooden or rock steps, where needed. (3) Add gravel base, as needed. (4) Rehabilitate footbridge across creek. The work will be completed over several years as funding becomes available. There is the opportunity to use volunteers, contractors and municipal resources.
We're seeking additional donations from the public to top up the $9,450 from the West Vancouver Foundation.
The site visit to plan the work for phase 2 is in late April.
Phase 1: $9,450 (completed 2020)
Phase 2: $9,450 (funded for 2021)
4. Demon 4 Footbridge—Watersprite Lake Trail
In 2020, the BCMF restored a culvert at Demon #3 on the Watersprite Lake Trail with funding from Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. In 2021, SLRD has provided funding in the amount of $4,500 to place a footbridge across Demon Creek at the crossing known as Demon #4.
5. Watersprite trail extension, tent area to east col towards Crawford
The B.C. Mountaineering Club has approval to build a trail from Watersprite Lake to the col with Crawford Creek. We are seeking donations to help fund this project.
6. North Creek Cable Car
Permitting is underway in 2021. We expect to begin construction in 2022. We are seeking donations to help fund this project.