New 40-Kilometre Sea to Sky Trail Opens

A new 40-kilometre marine trails spanning Howe Sound is now open. The 40-kilometre marine trail spans Howe Sound — from Horseshoe Bay to Squamish to Gibsons — and includes campsites in Porteau Cove, Halkett Bay and Plumper Cove provincial parks along with six new provincial marine recreation sites. 

Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced the trail’s opening on June 14 in Squamish.

The marine trail connects to the 180-kilometre Sea to Sky Trail, which will eventually run from Squamish to D’Arcy, and connect Howe Sound to the Lower Mainland.  In Squamish, Nexen Beach would be the access point and will give access to as many as 10 camping sites.

The marine trail – which also links to the Trans Canada Trail — was the result of a partnership among the Province, Squamish Nation, the Squamish-Lillooet and Sunshine Coast regional districts, Town of Gibsons, the Bowen Island Municipality, the Districts of Squamish and West Vancouver and the BC Marine Trail Networks Association.

The dream of a cross-Canada recreational trail is one step closer to being realized, following the opening of the Sea to Sky Marine Trail, said Steve Thomson, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced today.

The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world’s longest networks of multi-use recreational trails. Made up of nearly 500 individual trails, it will eventually include more than 3,000 kilometres of trails throughout B.C. cover nearly 24,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans.   

 

Comments

  1. tjay says:

    Outstanding !!!

  2. Fiena Dykstra says:

    Is this a hiking , biking, or quadding, driving Trail ??
    Thanks!