Brazier Trail Officially Opens

Edwin Grieve, Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) chair, Jim Gillis, CVRD director for Lazo North (Area ‘B’), and Bruce Jolliffe, CVRD director for Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands, (Area 'A') recognized and thanked  many partners and supporters as they officially opened the Brazier trail in Puntledge-Black Creek (Area ‘C’) today.


Edwin Grieve, Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) chair, cut the ribbon to officially open the Brazier Trail. Looking on are: Susan Holvenstot (on horseback), one of four property owners who granted a right-of-way for the trail, and from left to right adjacent property owners/trail supporters Sharon Enns, Evelyn and Keith Ware , and Jim Gillis, CVRD director for Lazo North (Area ‘B’), and Bruce Jolliffe, CVRD director for Baynes Sound-Denman/Hornby Islands, (Area 'A').

As a priority of the rural Comox Valley parks and greenways strategic plan, this significant connector now allows for loops and longer outings, and is proving very popular with equestrians and walkers. The improvements along this old logging road has created a 640-metre surfaced trail connecting the One Spot trail with the Wildwood Interpretive Forest. The new trail is located at the end of Brazier Road just north of Courtenay in the Dove Creek area. 

“We want to extend our appreciation to the donors who granted the CVRD a 12-metre statutory right-of-way along the north boundary of their property for public trail use,” said Edwin Grieve, Comox Valley regional district board chair. “This couldn’t have happened without their support.

As the land is located in the Agricultural Land Reserve, another important step for this project was receiving endorsement from the Agricultural Community Advisory Panel to help gain approval from the Provincial Land Commission.

Over the next few months, surface improvements will be made to a two-kilometre section of trail in the Wildwood Interpretive forest leading to Burns Road.  This will allow residents to walk or ride 6.6 kilometres of forested trails from Brazier Road to the intersection of Piercy Road and Greaves Crescent.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
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Media contact:         
Michael Nihls, manager of parks
Comox Valley Regional District
Email: mnihls@comoxvalleyrd.ca
Tel: 250-334-6053