Let’s get a trail from Fernie to FAR

I am part of a group of citizens and the Leisure Services Advisory Board who is trying to resurrect the connector trail between the City of Fernie (COF) and Fernie Alpine Resort (FAR). There is still 1.5 km of trail which is not finished. I am wondering if it would be possible to have the poll of the week ask Elk Valley residents if they would like to see a year round non-motorized multi use connector trail between the COF and FAR? Something like the Rails to Trails between Cranbrook and Kimberley. The trail currently starts in West Fernie and crosses Brydon Creek behind Super 8, crosses the road up to Anderson, then goes along that frontage road, it then crosses the highway (crosswalk and lights) then travels along the Elk River parallel to the highway to Stanford Inn, and carries on to Vanlerberg Road. That is the end of the city limits. It would be nice to have it continue to FAR.This type of trail is classified as a non motorized multi use recreational trail. Which means it is 2.4 (two lane) metres wide and has either a gravel or asphalt surface. Bikers, runners, walkers, strollers, wheel chair (in line skaters) cross-country skiers etc. In my dreams it would be paved, lit, and groomed in the winter. Here’s dreamin’!Colleen DunnFernie

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