City of Whitehorse Trail Plan 2020
The City of Whitehorse DRAFT Trail Plan 2020 is now available for public review. The DRAFT Trail Plan identifies priorities to direct the City in future trails-related initiatives, policies and actions over the next 10 years.
- Trail Plan 2020 Summary (six-page summary of the draft report)
- Trail Plan 2020 DRAFT (full report)
- Trail Plan 2020 (Appendices)
The first four tasks of the Whitehorse Trail Plan process are now complete. This work focused on understanding the current situation, and an extensive government, stakeholder, and public engagement process. Engagement included interviews with government, stakeholders and user groups with an interest in the trail network. The public was invited to participate in a survey, conducted between May 5 and May 26, 2020. A total of 1,415 people responded. The results of the engagement and background review can be viewed here:
Learn more about this project by viewing the Trail Plan fact sheet.
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!
- 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