Wednesday, May 31, 2023

With Wilderness Trail now reopened ... Metlakatla offers an invitation to explore and some transportation to get there

After almost eight years, the Metlakatla Wilderness Trail is once again open for exploration, with the Official opening coming last week in the community.

As we outlined on Friday, the extensive repair work on the 8 kilometre trail came with some assistance from both the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Northern Development Initiative trust.

A review of some of the work that went towards the reopening can be explored here.

As part of the Grand Reopening of last week, the Metlakatla Nation announced its own initiative to reintroduce their popular trail, by offering Free Transportation to the community.

The Charter Service which will start on June 6 will leave the Metlakatla Ferry Dock below the Crest Hotel on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and return from the dock in Metlakatla at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

Those on the charter will be asked to sign in to ensure those on the trail can be tracked for safety purposes. 

Yesterday, the Metlakatla First Nation provided some additional details towards their Free twice weekly travel program for Tuesday and Saturdays to the community and back from Prince Rupert. 

The two sailings are limited to the first 20 hikers.

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The Social Media update has morphed into somewhat of a Q and A towards the trail and the opportunity to check it out, as well as a forum to thank the Metlakatla Nation for their invitation.

You can keep up with any changes to the schedule or other notes related to the Wilderness Trail through the Metlakatla First Nation Social media stream.

More Community Notes items can be explored here.

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