The trail, located just west of the Capilano Bridge on the southside of the river, will be renewed and reopened in 2022.

Project Update - December 2022

The work has been completed and the trail has been reopened to the public. 

The trail will be closed again in the spring of 2023 for approximately one month so trail paving and naturalization work can be completed. 

Please check back here and watch City social media channels for updates. 

Project Overview

The Capilano Bridge Trail (southwest) project focuses on an approximately 100m stretch of paved asphalt trail running along the North Saskatchewan River that is located approximately 250m west of the Capilano Bridge on the south side of the river (see  map ).

As a result of a landslide that occurred in the area, the trail has been significantly damaged.  The trail is severely cracked and uneven, either raised or sunk, in a number of locations. The landslide was likely triggered by periods of heavy and prolonged rainfall in summer 2020. Timber retaining walls that were installed in the 70s were also damaged and must be replaced.

The trail was closed to the public in July 2020 due to safety concerns.

The goal of this project is to reopen the trail to the public, providing safe access to this area of the river valley. The exact solution will be determined through a combination of City policies and procedures, technical requirements and public input.