New Projects approved for Wascana Trails and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

The STA is partnering with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport with funding support from the Trans Canada Trail to enhance the trails at Wascana Trails and at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

 

Wascana All Person Nature Interpretive Trail and Viewing Point

The project at Wascana Trails consists of three elements:

1. Creation of Canada’s first “All Persons” nature interpretive trail that will be suitable for individuals with mobility and visual challenges. It will also be appropriate for strollers, families, seniors, and anyone who wants to enjoy nature. The approximately 550 meters long nature trail will include kiosks and interpretive panels as well as signage for the visually impaired.

2. Wascana Trails has a natural land protrusion that extends east from the parking lot to a beautiful vista. Repairs will be done to the Viewing Area and the 147-meter-long pathway to create Wheelchair accessibility and add features for those with visual impartments. A railing will wrap around the front of the hill to prevent people from walking down the slope.

3. Refurbishing 2400 meters of the existing Trans Canada Trail and its connectors

 

Cypress Hills Trails –Trans Canada Trail and Feeder Trails

The project at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park contains the following elements:

1. Various enhancements and repairs will be done to existing trails including the creation of backcountry picnic sites, trail reroutes, boardwalk and footbridge replacements, tree removal, and extensions of existing trail pathways.

2. New Trail Head Signage that includes pertinent info and trail waypoints. Two new trailheads will be created in the West Block of the park at Conglomerate Cliff and another area.

3. Creation of a new path as an “All Season Trail” for winter activity access

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