City of Whitehorse Trail Plan 2020
The City is Whitehorse is developing a Trail Plan to identify priorities and direct the City in future trails-related initiatives, policies and actions over the next 10 years.
Your input is essential! We need your help to create a plan that reflects our community’s needs and our aspirations for our trail network. A survey was conducted for trail users to provide input, which will help the City create a plan that reflects our community's needs and aspirations for our trail network.
Learn more about this project by viewing the Trail Plan fact sheet.
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The City of Whitehorse has an extensive trail network that is managed following the 2007 Trail Plan. The City is continually working to implement the plan through day-to-day operations, as well as develop area-specific trail plans through the City's trail planning process.
Visit the trail consultation page to view current projects!
There is an estimated 150 km of trails of city-wide significance and at least 700 km of local and neighbourhood trails used by Whitehorse residents. The trail network is designed to link neighbourhoods, provide access to the surrounding hinterland and facilitate public movement about the community. An integrated trail system provides a range of recreation and transportation benefits.
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Reminders for Trail Users
When using City trails, please remember that:
- No person shall drive an automobile on a City trail unless it was developed, designated and approved for such a purpose;
- No person shall make ruts or displace vegetation from its place of growth;
- ATV operations on City trails and open spaces are restricted from November 1 to March 31 of every year;
- Snowmobile operators, please check out our rider requirements and stay safe this season!
- City trail planning process
- What happens to designated trails?
- Trail network
- Trail scenes
- Trail Development Policy
- Trail Maintenance Policy
- 2007 City Trail Plan
- Appendices to 2007 Trail Plan
- Parks Canada Trail Manual Table of Contents
- General Planning and Design Guidelines
- Planning and Design Process
- Construction and Maintenance Guidelines
- Guidelines for Particular Trail Types
- Appendices for Parks Canada Trail Manual
- Trans Canada Trail Signage Manual Introduction
- Trans Canada Trail Signage How to Register
- Trans Canada Trail Signage Message Panels
- Trans Canada Trail Signage Manual Appendix A
- Trans Canada Trail Signage Manual Appendix B
- Trans Canada Trail Signage Manual Appendix C
“The citizens of Whitehorse will enjoy year-round access to a network of interconnected
non-motorized and motorized trails, greenway corridors and cycling routes that will
support the City’s commitment to creating a liveable, safe, attractive, healthy and
sustainable Winter City community.”
-Trail Plan Vision Statement