Courtenay Riverway to be extended south

The Courtenay Riverway is one of the Comox Valley’s most popular trails.

Plans are now in the works to extend the pathway further south, with a goal of eventually connecting to the Royston Seaside Trail. Learn more about the project at a drop-in open house on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall Grand Hall (upper level).

The first phase of the project is planned between Millard and Beachwood roads, with construction expected in 2020.

Dave Snider, the City of Courtenay’s director of recreation and cultural services, said the project was identified as a priority through the Parks and Recreation Master Plan adopted in 2019. It’s also noted in the Official Community Plan and the Connecting Courtenay: Transportation Master Plan.

“This trail has been on the community’s wish list for quite some time,” noted Snider. “Providing more off-road, recreational connections helps encourage physical activity and active transportation. The Courtenay Riverway, with its amazing views of the estuary, is a beautiful place to be active. We’re really pleased to be moving forward on this project.”

The trail will be constructed along a former rail corridor now owned by the City. The Riverway Trail will provide an off-road, recreational connection to downtown and the rest of the City’s trail network. The trail will consist of a three-metre wide crushed aggregate multi-use pathway, consistent with the existing trail network in south Courtenay.

For project updates, visit www.courtenay.ca/riverwayextension

FMI: contact Recreation and Cultural Services at 250-334-4441 or email rcs@courtenay.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

Anti-discrimination response training coming to Courtenay

What can I say or do when I hear racist or discriminatory… Continue reading

Comox 442 Squadron carries out two sea rescue missions north of Vancouver Island

Submitted by Lt. Alexandra Hejduk Special to Black Press 442 Transport and… Continue reading

School board OK’s most catchment recommendations for Comox Valley

Most contentious issues arise from plans for Cumberland, Huband Park

Wounded Warrior makes its Comox Valley stop

Local runner Rebecca Schillemat talks about importance of support

Fashion Fridays: Tammy’s big makeover

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Comox Valley Beefs and Bouquets for week of Feb. 25

Beefs to all levels of government; bouquet to a couple of 10-year-old shovellers

Conservative MP questions whether rail blockades constitute terrorism

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett travelled to B.C. to meet Indigenous leaders

Lawsuit over African mine can be heard in British Columbia: Supreme Court

B.C. courts dismissed Nevsun’s attempts to make Eritrea the forum for any lawsuit proceedings

Clothing, jewelry, purses: RCMP ask court about disposal of evidence in Robert Pickton case

Pickton was sentenced to life with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murders of six women

Ryan nets hat trick in return as Senators beat Canucks 5-2

Ottawa winger received assistance for admitted alcohol problem

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs meet with provincial, federal ministers

Neither party speaking on the groundwork laid for tomorrow’s talks

MPs to examine privacy implications of facial-recognition technology used by RCMP

The MPs will look at how the technology affects the privacy, security and safety of children

Dates back to 2009: Calgary police lay charges in fraud involving semi-trucks

Three people from Calgary are facing charges that include fraud over $5,000

Most Read