Greenways & Trails

Greenways are a key component of the City's Official Community Plan. To achieve its vision of a liveable, sustainable, diverse, complete community, the City saw the need to integrate its parks and streets systems and create "linear greenways".

This vision was recognized with the Parks & Greenways Strategic Plan, which complements both the City's Bicycle Master Plan and Traffic Calming Program by adding to the choices and ways in which people move through the City. Under the Parks & Greenways Strategic Plan, the City aims to provide greenway systems that are accessible to all, including cyclists, inline skaters, pedestrians, seniors and people who use mobility aids.

Greenways also include a variety of civic infrastructure in innovative ways. Sidewalks, storm water management, urban forestry, naturalized landscapes, habitat corridors, and recreation amenities are all integrated as part of a sustainable approach to connect an increasingly dense community.

Major Greenways & Trails in the City

A scenic greenway that loops around the City centre, linking parks, historic buildings, public spaces & commercial areas.
A waterfront-oriented, multi-use, fully accessible greenway across the North Shore, from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.
This network of existing and proposed trails provides access to the City's ravine parks: Mahon, Mosquito Creek and Heywood.
The Trans Canada Trail connects Canadians from coast to coast to coast, stretching over 24,000km from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic oceans. 
This network of existing and proposed trails provides access across the City, roughly parallel to the Upper Levels Highway.
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