The Trails Strategy for B.C. provides the framework, principles, and guidance necessary to develop a world class trails system for B.C. Overall, this framework establishes a clear strategic direction for planning, developing, maintaining, managing, marketing and using an integrated network of trails in B.C.

A key implementation component identified in the strategy was to establish a Provincial Trails Advisory Body (PTAB) to provide advice on the implementation of the strategy. Therefore, in 2015 the B.C. PTAB was formed  in partnership with representatives from: the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture along with the Outdoor Recreation Council of B.C., the B.C. Wildlife Federation, the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association, the Wilderness Tourism Association and public recreation advocates.

The specific role of the PTAB is to assist government in ensuring that implementation is consistent with the intent of the strategy, advise government of any recommended improvements to the Trails Strategy, such as a periodic review, and; provide a collaborative forum for trails organizations and interests to help ensure that the Trails Strategy continues to meet the needs of all trail users.

This review is designed to solicit input from British Columbians to inform an update of the Trails Strategy for B.C. in order to assist the PTAB deliver on its mandate. The final product will make recommendations to the PTAB on improving and better implementing the Trails Strategy for the benefit of all British Columbians.

Read the current Trails Strategy for B.C.