1. Integrate a framework of environmental considerations, actions and standards into planning, construction and management of the provincial trail network.
  2. Enhance environmental awareness and appreciation through education and interpretation.
  3. Collaboratively develop local, regional and provincial trail system plans that secure opportunities for all trail users in balance with environmental, cultural and social values.
  4. Engage First Nations in collaborative trail planning.
  5. Engage landowners, tenured resource users and other stakeholders in collaborative trail planning.
  6. Integrate trail planning with the transportation network system.
  7. Use legislative tools to approve trails, and identify trail uses, in support of a comprehensive trail network.
  8. Develop a communication and education strategy to inform trail users, land owners and managers about the existing governance framework.
  9. Improve legislation, regulations and policy to manage motorized use and enhance opportunities for motorized trail users.
  10. Enhance recreation opportunities by reducing liability risk to land owners and groups responsible for managing trails.
  11. Establish a reliable and diverse funding model to support BC’s trail system.
  12. Provide a clear and up-to-date catalogue of various funding sources that can support trails.
  13. Consolidate existing trail standards, guidelines and best practices, and ensure they are communicated and accessible for agency staff and user groups.
  14. Develop and implement educational programs that foster responsible trail practices and voluntary compliance.
  15. Integrate the BC Trail Program with interagency compliance and enforcement services.
  16. Integrate consideration of recreation trail use into resource road decisions.
  17. Develop a ‘best practices’ approach to the stewardship of trails on, or adjacent to, agricultural and private lands.
  18. Develop and maintain an inventory of trails.
  19. Undertake a comprehensive survey of trail users.
  20. Support the marketing of trails where there is community and trail user group support.

Implementation – the Province will develop a plan to implement the actions.

  1. Establish a provincial trail advisory body to provide advice on the implementation of the Trails Strategy and the BC Trail Program.
  2. Support existing local and regional trail committees or groups, and where not present encourage their establishment, so that they can assist implementation and continuous improvement of the Trails Strategy.