City Receives $1.4 Million in Funding from Trans Canada Trail for David Foster Harbour Pathway

A $1.4 million contribution from the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) will help advance construction of the David Foster Harbour Pathway in 2015, a 5km high-quality, paved portion of Victoria’s section of the Trans Canada Trail. Construction on this project will mainly focus on infrastructural elements including pedestrian bridges, culverts and underpasses. The David Foster Harbour Pathway is also an important link on the 7.4-km stretch of the TCT from the Johnson Street Bridge to Clover Point, kilometre-zero of the Western section of the Trans Canada Trail.

The City has received confirmation that the Trans Canada Trail will contribute up to $1.4 million to advance the planned public pathway along Victoria’s harbour between Ogden Point and Rock Bay. Upon completion, this Trail section will become a significant public amenity that will give the City’s community of 83,000 residents, as well as visitors, easy access to the harbour waterfront and help improve quality of life. 

The TransCanada Trail connects with the David Foster Way on the west side of the Johnson Street Bridge and continues to Ogden Point. The funds will advance four key connections within the pathway including two pedestrian bridges located at Heron Cove and Raymur Point in James Bay, the pedestrian connection between the Janion development and the Johnson Street Bridge, as well as construction of trail along Reeson Park to connect with the future Northern Junk development. 

Public consultation and construction will commence in 2015. Installation of interim interpretive and directional signage will begin soon to mark the pathway between Ogden Point and downtown. 

View a map of David Foster Harbour Pathway [PDF - 345 KB].

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About the Trans Canada Trail (TCT)

The TCT connects communities across the country, reflecting our Canadian journey and helping to raise awareness of the important historical events and diverse cultures that have shaped our nation. The Trail encourages participation in six activities: walking/hiking, cycling, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, paddling and snowmobiling. The TCT is on a bold mission to fully connect the remaining 5,800 kilometres of Trail by 2017, the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, and to being a platform for Canada 150 celebrations. Learn more.