Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Cloudberry Trail gains additional Funding, Kaien Trails RFP for Phase Two Development released


The Province of British Columbia has added on to the funding pool for work on the next big trail project in Prince Rupert, announcing an additional 500,000 dollars for the Cloudberry Trail on Tuesday.

The funding part of a significant volume of funding towards tourism projects in British Columbia that saw 30 million dollars distributed province wide.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice noted of the vision for the trail and what it will bring to the community.

"Prince Rupert and the surrounding areas are home to some of the most spectacular plants, animals, and landscapes. While we live in a nature wonderland, ingress to trails and paths that allow us to maximize these benefits are limited. The Cloudberry Trail will make it so local people and tourists alike can access all the gifts Prince Rupert has to offer. I can't wait to see this project take off."

The project received some previous  funding earlier this year and in the summer of 2022.

With the funding in hand, Kaien Trails today announced a call for proposals for the design and permitting of phase Two of the Trail.

You can follow the progress of that work from the Kaien Trails Social media stream

Some of the other areas of the Northwest to see funding from the province include:

Gitselasu Stewardship -- $49,000
HazeltonTrail Society -- $918,378
Smithers Mountain Bike Association  -- $349,563
Tahltan Central Government -- $1,000,000
Village of Masset -- $998,250

Details on those project can be reviewed here.

Tuesday's full announcement can be reviewed here.

Further notes of interest from the Legislature can be  explored further here.

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