Trail Development Services2018-10-03T10:35:04+00:00
Wikwemikong Tourism

Trail Development Services

Trail Development Services

Let us assist you in planning, designing and building your trail system

Are you considering developing trails for recreational, health or economic development opportunities? Our Trail Development Team can assist in planning, designing and building your trail system. Our trail specialists can assist your community in planning and constructing your trail project while training your staff in the fundamentals behind proper planning, sustainable construction methods and risk management.

Our Trail Development Team partners with industry professionals to offer accredited training in both mechanized and hand built applications while constructing your trail project.

Plan, Design & Build

Our team uses the plan, design and build model for trail construction to develop the best possible user experience trail systems. When using this process properly it ensures better efficiencies during all stages of trail development. Spending adequate time and resources in the planning and designing stages will allow the building phase to be carried out more precisely and efficiently. When the principles of sustainable trail building are executed properly the trail will only require minimal trail maintenance.

Plan

  • Coordinate with stakeholders to identify desires, needs and wants in the trail development.
  • Work with land use planners to identify land usage, cultural and historical sites, species at risk and ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Assess and mitigate risk.
  • Develop a trail plan that is inclusive of costing, materials and signage needs.

Design

  • Use principles of sustainable trail building to address the desires, needs and wants from the planning phase.
  • Field work consists of plotting trail, assessing positive control points and finding usable materials.
  • Pin flag to ensure proper trail flow and alignment.

Build

  • Skillfully construct the trail by following the design while also adjusting when necessary for unaccounted for opportunities and challenges.
  • Apply the principles of sustainable trail construction.
  • Experienced and qualified trail builders ensures minimal future trail maintenance.
Mechanized Building

Mechanized Building

Wikwemikong Tourism is a department of the Enaadmaagehjik (WDC) and is responsible for community tourism development guided by the Wikwemikong Tourism Strategy.

Hand Building

Hand Building

To develop quality market ready products and services that will support the growth of the local tourism industry.

Past & Current Projects

Past and Current Stories

2018

Rama First Nation

  • Constructed bridges and boardwalks as part of trail enhancement project at Black River Wilderness Park.
2018

Mississauga First Nation & Blind River

  • 1.9 km of 3 meter wide granular mechanized build
2017

Serpent River First Nation

  • 700m granular trail as part of the Trans Canada Trail.
2017

Brunswick House First Nation

  • Planned and Designed trail routes.
2017

Mnjikaning First Nation (Rama)

  • Planned and Designed trail routes.
2016

Mississauga First Nation

  • Engineered Mechanized build of 365 meter of granular trail as part of the Trans-Canada Trail.
2016

Garden River First Nation

  • Trails Training course with the Ontario Parks Association to train four maintenance staff in trail construction
  • Mechanized Hybrid Trail building on 2 kilometers of granular trail as part of the Trans-Canada Trail System.
2016

Sheshegwaning First Nation

  • Mechanized build of 800 meters of natural surface hand finished trail as part of the Nimkee Trail System.
2015

Point Grondine Park

  • Completed 1.2 kilometers of mechanized granular trail as part of the Parks canoe access route.
2018

Georgian Bay Coast Trail-Point Grondine

  • Coordinated First Nation partners and non-profit organization to develop a sustainable trail model spanning 200km along the coast of Georgian Bay.
  • Planned, Designed and constructed over twenty kilometres of backcountry trail
  • Currently designing park model inclusive of eco resort, backcountry trails and canoe routes.
2013

Pic River First Nation

  • Coordinated with First Nation land planners and National Park to determine trail users.
  • Planned, designed and built 2.5km loop trail that connected to existing coastal trail.
  • Trained local members in sustainable trail building techniques.
2013

Henvey Inlet First Nation

  • Coordinated with band council and land use planners to determine trail investigation route.
  • GPS plotted 30 km of backcountry coastal trail.
2013

Delaware Nation

  • Mechanized Hybrid Trail Training on 500 meters granular trail.
2013

Sheshegwaning First Nation

  • Assessed existing Nimkees Trail and developed new trail plan for construction of 10 km of new hiking trail.
  • Coordinated with Economic Development team to identify funding sources.
  • Planning, designing and building 10 km of new hiking trail.
  • Training community members in sustainable trail building techniques.
2010

Bebamikawe Memorial Trail

  • Planned, designed and built 14km of hiking and fitness trail.
  • Trained twelve community members in the principles of sustainable trail building.
  • Developed guidelines for trail maintenance audits.
  • Networked with community partners to develop trail plan and attain funding.

Learn More

Call us today at 1-844-945-8687 or 705-859-3477 to learn more about our Trail Development Services.