You may have noticed some new signs on Airdrie’s roads and pathways as the City is now a part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Jessica Mills, Parks Development Coordinator with the City explains where some of the trails now lie.

“It begins in the southeast on Range Road 294 and then it kind of runs north to Kingsview Blvd southeast, past Yankee Valley Blvd, straight north right up to Genesis Place. Then it actually takes you across the pedestrian overpass.”

The trail eventually moves along Nose Creek and Veterans Blvd and stops at the east city limits.

Right now, the trail encompasses various pathways, roadways and even some sidewalks, with the plan to eventually have it all as pathways.

“We need it to work with the Trans Canada Trail partners and Trail Net to make sure that we connect it to both Rocky View County and Irricana,” says Mills.

With the first signs now up, Mills says that there is still some work to be done for the Trail.

“We did receive 80-thousand dollars in funding from Trans Canada Trail which is nice. That will be applied to some lower connectivity areas along the trail, by First Avenue, the old pony truss bridge will be receiving some of that funding this year and then it can be worked into next year as well.”

City Council reviewed and approved the trail route at a meeting last fall.

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trans canada trail map may2018 credit city airdrie(Courtesy: City of Airdrie)

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