|Work has begun on a plan to link up the Atlin Terminal with the Northland
Cruise Terminal by way of an expanded pedestrian walkway along the shoreline
(photo from the Port of Prince Rupert)
Those taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather of the last few days with a walk around the Cow Bay area, no doubt noticed some accelerated construction work around the Atlin Terminal shoreline.
The work heralds the start of the Atlin Promenade project, which will see the Port Authority extend the pedestrian corridor along the Prince Rupert waterfront.
The walkway will improve access to the area between the Northland Cruise Terminal and the Cow Bay district and make for yet more spectacular vistas of the harbour once it is completed.
It will compliment the work that continues to move forward in the area of the Atlin Terminal parking area, which has seen the parking lot gain some additional features including bike racks, covered areas and a community stage for future use.
The latest changes to the Atlin area are part of a larger plan from the Port to make the Cow Bay District a major focal point for both local residents and visitors to the City.
Some of those potential changes were outlined by the Port back in the fall of 2015.
More change on the way for Cow Bay waterfront
Two views of what the new Atlin Promenade walkway will look like
once work is completed in May of this year
(diagrams from Port of Prince Rupert)
The Port hopes to have the work wrapped up in May, which will work nicely into what should be a busy cruise season on the North Coast.
The Port shared word of the start of the Atlin promenade through posts to their Facebook page and twitter feed on Tuesday morning.
You can review past notes of interest related to Port developments from our archive page here.