Royston to Cumberland Railway Trail

Park Features

  • 4.7km recreational trail
  • mountain biking
  • horseback riding

Trail Map

View the Royston to Cumberland Railway Trail map [PDF - 529 KB]

Location

Baynes Sound, (Area 'A')
Access available from Baden or Trent roads

How to Get There

View map [PDF - 509 KB].

Wildlife

Deer, black bear, cougars and woodland birds

Natural Features

The trail runs adjacent to a provincial woodlot and private forest lands. The trail has an open canopy with shrub and small alders, maples, cedars and cottonwoods growing next to the trail.

History

This greenway was once a busy transportation route for moving coal and trees to markets. From 1888 to the 1950s it served as the Wellington Colliery Railway to carry coal from Cumberland via Royston to the docks in Union Bay. After the tracks were removed it became the Van West Road for logging operations between Royston and Cumberland. The regional district purchased it for a trail in 2014.