Update – Denman Cross-Island Trail Construction

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has completed design work for a 3.5 km section of the Denman Cross Island Trail between Owl Crescent and the Gravelly Bay ferry terminal along East Road on Denman Island. Construction for this section is set to begin in fall 2023.

“I am very happy that the Province of B.C. continues to invest in active transportation, which has proven climate mitigation and health and safety benefits,” says Electoral Area A Director Daniel Arbour. “Thank you to MLA Josie Osborne for supporting this great investment in the Denman Cross-Island Trail.”

This 3.5 km section will consist of a 2.2 metre-wide gravel trail built within the East Road dedication. A permit has been obtained from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the construction and maintenance of the trail within the road allowance. The trail was designed to minimize tree removal and ecological impacts, however due to limited space within the road allowance, a total of 12 trees will need to be removed for this project. The CVRD is committed to preserving natural landscapes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by replanting trees and shrubbery annually, and providing safe active transportation methods throughout communities.

This trail construction project was made possible because of funding from a B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure grant and Community Works funding. The CVRD anticipates this project to be tendered as a public bid process in spring of 2023.

To view the design and find more information about the Denman Cross Island Trail, visit https://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/denmanCIT.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

Media Contact:

Mark Harrison
Manager of Parks