IMBA Canada’s Trail Care Crew (TCC) was delighted to get an invitation to visit the Town of Trenton in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. During the planning stages for the visit, it was evident that the area has many recreational activities that the residents actively engage in, including mountain biking. With an 8 km network of singletrack trails easily accessible in the urban setting of Trenton Steeltown Park, there was significant interest from the County and the Town of Trenton to get public involveme
The IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew (TCC) had a very brief opportunity to visit the beautiful Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia. The site is unique in Natural and Cultural Heritage, composed of old growth forests and home to the Read More »
The iconic views and trails of Jasper National Park provided the TCC’s next visit with a stunning backdrop of beautiful mountain ranges that this area is known for. With more than 100 kilometres of Official and Wildland mountain bike trails offered throughout the park, mountain biking is one of many recreational activities that visitors and locals enjoy throughout the season.
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
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
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.
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.