Proposed Provincial Recreation Trail Program

Proposed Alberta Recreation Trails Program

Recreation trails are a vital part of Alberta’s past, present and future. To promote the successful and sustainable growth of recreation trails while limiting the negative effects of unmanaged recreational land uses, the Government of Alberta is currently developing a provincial recreation trail program for Alberta.

If a program is implemented, a system of designated recreation corridors and trails would:

  • respond to Albertans’ wishes
  • promote economic development, tourism and rural diversification
  • encourage healthy lifestyles
  • enhance environmental protection
  • align with other land uses and objectives
  • support volunteer sector efforts
  • honour our history and our historical investments

Source: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

The following projects are either underway or in place, and would be elements of the Alberta Recreation trails Program:

To promote a trail network, including the Trans Canada Trail, connecting all Albertans.