Two women on a trail.

Due to ongoing site stability concerns, the section of trail in Whitemud Creek Ravine adjacent to 54 Avenue is being repaired.

Project Update - November 2022

All environmental approvals are now in place and construction will begin in November 2022. The trail will remain closed during the duration of the construction, but the Project Team will explore the possibility of reopening a section of the trail once substantial completion is achieved. That is expected to be early 2023. A partial closure will be required again in the spring for naturalization work.

About the project

This trail provides the only access to the west side of Whitemud Creek in this area of the ravine and is used extensively by recreational users, so it must be permanently repaired to maintain the connectivity of the Whitemud Creek Ravine trail system. Due to limited trail widths and unsafe conditions, the trail has been closed to public use since spring 2020. The repair will create safe, long-term access to the Whitemud Creek Ravine and the overall trail system.

Construction will include the removal of compromised bank material and vegetation. The banks will then be reconstructed and protected with riprap armouring. A robust naturalization plan has been developed and will be implemented once the stabilization work is complete.

Items in scope for this project include:

  • Tree removals
  • Compromised and slumped material removal
  • Imported material installation for bank remediation
  • Bank armouring through rip rap boulders
  • Rock and upland naturalization planting