Quail Trail is open for travel.
With a little planning, some funding and a good working partnership, safer links have been made in Lake Country between neighbourhoods, schools and parks.
Quail Trail connects Clearwater/Copperhill neighbourhoods from Bonnie and Quail road ends with Lodge Road—a pathway frequently traveled by students heading to George Elliot Secondary School.
Lake Country Mayor James Baker, council members and others involved in the process, gathered on Tuesday, July 16 to cut the ribbon on the Quail Trail, celebrating what an effective partnership can accomplish.
Planning of the trail started as a result of parkland dedication through the townhouse development on Quail Road.
Council approved building the trail through the development permit process. The Rotary Club of Lake Country initially donated most of the funding and acknowledged the financial support of the Province of B.C.
Walk Around Lake Country (WALC) volunteers worked along with Rotary and District of Lake Country staff and a number of businesses to make the trail connector a success.
A permanent trail-level rail crossing was arranged to connect to the recently completed Lodge Road upgrade.
Gerry Lay of Horizon Geotechnical, Gary Lowe Contracting and Pier Mac also generously contributed to this community project with materials, time, expertise and good value for services and products.