Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Metlakatla Members prepare to celebrate re-opening of Metlakatla Trail with Thursday event

Tomorrow marks a day of celebration for members of the Metlakatla First Nation, with the reopening of the Metlakatla Wilderness trail highlighted by a community event BBQ at 11:30 AM.

Work has been taking place on the trail system since a windstorm of the Spring of 2015 resulted in significant damage and the need for closure.

A grand opening for the wilderness trail had been scheduled for September of 2022, but was delayed until this year.

Ferry service has been announced for members of Metlakatla,  with a charter leaving the Prince Rupert Dock at 10:03 AM   with a return at 2:15. More on the travel arrangements can be reviewed below

There is no indication yet as to when the First Nation will open the trial to others beyond their membership, they do note that more information related to the Trail is to come in the weeks ahead.

Some of our past notes on the work to rebuild the trail can be reviewed below:

August 2019 -- NDIT approves Grant Funding for Metlakatkla Trail remediation
July 2019 -- Work underway on Metlakatla Wilderness Trail
June 2019 -- Metlakatla to seek grant funding for Trail repairs
May 2019 -- Metlakatla Wilderness Trail to remain closed for 2019
May 2016 -- Popular North Coast trail closed for the season

Follow the Metlakatla First Nation social media stream for updates.

More notes on Metlakatla can be explored here.

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