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Salt Spring Island Trails at a Glance
Community parks and trails belong to you. Non-motorized cyclists and horseback riders are welcome on PARC trails unless otherwise posted. For a complete listing of trails maintained by the CRD on Salt Spring Island, check out our newly updated Trail Guide.
Ganges Harbour Walk Project
The current sections of the incomplete Ganges boardwalk were constructed in the 1980’s as a collaborative initiative involving public agencies and community volunteers. The legal instruments required to guarantee public access (known as statutory right of ways or SRWs) were unfortunately not secured at the time. As a result, there are gaps in the boardwalk, and some segments have fallen into disrepair. Private property owners have been maintaining segments of the boardwalk and incurring the costs of liability insurance at their own expense.
Replacing the dilapidated boardwalk from Pecks Cove Park and linking it to a southern entrance along Lower Ganges Road will enhance multi-modal transportation corridors and trails; link Ganges Village to the harbour; support the economic viability of the downtown; revitalize Peck’s Cove Park; and make the waterfront accessible to the community for future generations.
$150,000 Community Works funding has been awarded to proceed with the initial infrastructure planning and scope of work analysis for the renewal/rehabilitation works.
In order to realize the long standing community goal of a continuous harbour side walkway, a Ganges Harbour Walk Project Steering Committee (GHWPSC) is being established in collaboration with the Islands Trust, Transportation Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Chamber of Commerce, and a community representative who will serve on a voluntary basis as set out in the terms of reference to guide the planning and development of a Ganges Harbour Walk.
PARC Strategic Plan
The final report contains a recommendation for the preparation of a Parks and Trails Master Plan to guide the provision of park and recreation services and facilities over the next ten years.