Winding its way along our scenic waterfront, the Spirit Trail is a true City treasure, a fully accessible greenway that will extend from Horseshoe Bay all the way to Deep Cove.
The City, together with the federal and provincial governments, North Shore municipalities, First Nations, and other agencies are working together create the North Shore Spirit Trail. This unique, waterfront-oriented, multi-use and fully accessible greenway will provide pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and people with wheeled mobility aids access across the entire North Shore.
The City's portion of the Spirit Trail is 6.5km long and links familiar and popular destinations with new landmarks along the waterfront. It has been divided into seventeen sections, based on trail character, and each section is outlined in the City's Spirit Trail route map and the Spirit Trail vision document. A few sections are still being planned, and many are complete and ready for you to explore.
Kings Mill Walk features spectacular views of the water, a separate off-leash dog area and connects to the impressive Harbourside West Overpass, a 280-metre long pedestrian bridge that links to West 1st Street over the train tracks. From here, you can walk, run, cycle or inline skate all the way to Lions Gate Bridge.
The Moodyville Park section is a nature-oriented trail that features many pieces of public art, the new Ravine Connector and its mini suspension bridge and the impressive 3rd Street Overpass to Heywood Street. It's worth checking out.
The City is actively working with the Squamish Nation on the crossing through Mosquito Creek Marina, and design has begun for the connection through the Park & Tilford area. In 2007, City Council set an ambitious goal of completing our portion of the trail within a 10 year timeframe, and we're on target for 2017.