1. 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 the missing piece that would connect Mountain Lake to trails in Shannon Creek.
The BCMC has received $9,000 from the Sea to Sky Gondola corporation. Authorization to proceed was granted by Recreation Sites and Trails BC.
Estimated Cost: $9,000
Funding Provided: $9,000
2. Watersprite Lake Trail — 20 km east of Squamish
Provide assistance and funding to the BCMC to continue trail maintenance and improvements, especially between the Demon rock slide and the BCMC Watersprite Lake Hut. A former debris flow blocked a culvert with water subsequently being diverted down the trail. Excavate and rebuild this washout. Goal is to complete by the end of Sept 2020.
Estimated Cost: $15,000
Funding Provided: $10,000 by the SLRD and $5,000 from the public
3. Baden Powell Trail in West Vancouver Upper Lands
We are in discussion with West Vancouver Parks to work on the Baden Powell Trail in the section along Lawson Creek. The proposed 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.
The work being proposed is to (1) Improve and provide drainage channels, where needed. (2) Provide wooden or rock steps, where needed. The work will be completed over several years as funding becomes available. There is the opportunity to use volunteers, contractors and municipal resources.
Estimated Cost: $25,000
Funding Provided: $5,000 Donate
4. Howe Sound Crest Trail — located east of Lions Bay
Two projects are proposed to upgrade two sections of the Howe Sound Crest Trail. (1) Unnecessary Mountain to West Lion. (2) West Lion to Harvey Pass. The B.C. Mountaineering Club is finalizing its partnership agreement with BC Parks to have the authorization to proceed with this work.
The type of work planned is improved signage, trail construction through rock slide areas and rehabilitation of eroded areas.
Estimated Cost: $20,000
Funding Provided: $0.00 Donate