trail care crew

Aug 20, 2014, 10:22 pm

Being in the Rocky Mountains really does humble ones perspective of landscape and scale, and our visit to Parks Canada’s Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, proved this in spades.

Aug 19, 2014, 6:00 am

A real highlight of our initial travel for the 2014 season, the next Parks Canada visit for the Trail Care Crew (TCC) took us north on Vancouver island to Pacific Rim National Park.  Located on the breathtaking west side of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim NP has a very wet and cool maritime climate that supports a lush rainforest e

Jul 22, 2014, 9:30 pm
Parks Canada | TCC | west

A visit to British Columbia’s beautiful west coast is always eye opening to those of us that reside in the eastern interior.  The Trail Care Crew’s first 2014 visit to a Parks Canada location was the stunning Gulf Islands National Park.  As part of the week, the TCC met with the Asset Crew to go through the Sustainable Trail Building School training, and see that theory put into practice on a small section of trail.  The TCC looks forward to the potential of developing more sustai

Dec 6, 2013, 11:56 am
Staff

IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew leaders AJ Strawson and Rachael Raven wrap up their time on the road and say goodbye!

For the past year and a half, AJ and I have travelled all across the country - visiting all of Canada's beautiful and unique provinces (plus the Yukon!), riding our bikes, building trails, and spreading the word about how mountain biking and singletrack make our communities better places to live.

Nov 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
IMBA Club

Our visit to the Kolapore Wilderness Trails Association was a monumental one, not only is it the last visit as IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew of our careers, but also coincides with the 40th anniversary of the KWTA. We are happy to report that, thanks to the great professionalism of the club and hard work from volunteers, the visit was a success. Indeed, they were able to draw visitors from a wide area around the GTA, a testament to the high level of organization the club enjoys.

Nov 13, 2013, 5:29 pm
IMBA Club

Located near Peterborough's east end, Harold Town Conservation Area is a property which has seen many users, and many trails over the years. The area has a unique history - like many Conservation Areas in Ontario - where you can find much evidence of past uses, including farmsteads, an old ski hill, ATV and dirt bike trails, and orchards.

Oct 22, 2013, 1:12 pm

It's no surprise that frontcountry trails get more attention than backcountry. It is tough to get out and monitor or assess backcountry routes, let alone get materials or people out to maintain them. So this week we took to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site's 60km Liberty Loop to assess the condition of the trails and get the full park experience.

Oct 11, 2013, 6:25 am
Parks Canada

With a week off in the schedule before we are due to work back on the mainland, AJ and I found ourselves with time to explore Newfoundland's spectacularly beautiful Gros Morne National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Park features amazing terrain and geology, including the second highest peak on the island.

Oct 8, 2013, 6:45 pm

Great trails take us to amazing locations. Away from civilization, roads, and the monotony of everyday life, our trails seek out vistas and lookouts, rivers and lakes, and rugged terrain deep in the wild.

But this can put us at odds with the power of mother nature, and the environment around us. By having minimal impact on our surroundings - exposing the terrain, rather than changing it - our trails are often vulnerable to storms, flooding, slides, or other changes to the ecosystem.

Oct 1, 2013, 6:03 pm

The energy and enthusiasm that we felt from the folks with the Avalon Mountain Bike Association was infectious. A relatively new organization, the club is currently beginning the process of managing the trail network in Pippy Park, a popular urban multi use within the city. The park contains a number of forest types, ponds, viewpoints, and fantastic rock, making for an excellent canvas to craft beginner friendly multi-use trail.