NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Two popular Grouse Mountain trails are getting upgrades.
The Grouse Grind and B.C. Mountaineering Club trail are getting $2.4 million dollars worth of work courtesy of the federal and provincial governments.
The overall goal is to “enhance the overall access, experience and safety for park users,” according to a release from the federal government.
Approximately 2,900 metres of the BCMC trail will be “reconstructed and realigned,” with signs and kiosks being added to help people navigate the terrain.
The plaza at the trailhead of the Grind will be expanded and improved.
The Grouse Mountain trail is a gem in the of #NorthVan. Today we announced that we are working with #BC to improve the overall access, experience & safety for trail users through a $1.3M investment – creating jobs in our community as we #BuildBackBetter https://t.co/75hsfzuIZ0 pic.twitter.com/1n0iHauyWO
— Jonathan Wilkinson (@JonathanWNV) August 6, 2020
“Grouse Mountain Regional Park is world-renowned and is visited by many local residents year-round. Many North Shore residents already know how hiking improves health and well-being and we’re excited to contribute to enhancing this popular recreation area and promote even more active living in the community,” said MLA Bowinn Ma after Thursday’s announcement.