Connect the Quays Pathway

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Council for the City of Port Alberni is committed to fostering a safe, healthy, and inclusive community that offers a high quality of life for its residents. To support this goal, the City is planning a multimodal pathway connecting Harbour Quay to Victoria Quay.

Connect the Quays will:

• Extend approximately 4.0 km from Harbour Quay to Victoria Quay

• Celebrate local Indigenous culture and history

• Create opportunities for recreation and active transportation

• Connect neighbourhoods and citizens

• Link with existing City trail systems

• Highlight Port Alberni’s waterfront and its many uses, past and present

Phase 1 of the Connect the Quays Pathway is set to commence in early July and will entail the construction of a base-level asphalt pathway, with design elements and seating nodes to come later after engagement and consultation with First Nations and community partners [see full information on Phase 1 in the news feed below].

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Can't wait to see you on the Path!

Council for the City of Port Alberni is committed to fostering a safe, healthy, and inclusive community that offers a high quality of life for its residents. To support this goal, the City is planning a multimodal pathway connecting Harbour Quay to Victoria Quay.

Connect the Quays will:

• Extend approximately 4.0 km from Harbour Quay to Victoria Quay

• Celebrate local Indigenous culture and history

• Create opportunities for recreation and active transportation

• Connect neighbourhoods and citizens

• Link with existing City trail systems

• Highlight Port Alberni’s waterfront and its many uses, past and present

Phase 1 of the Connect the Quays Pathway is set to commence in early July and will entail the construction of a base-level asphalt pathway, with design elements and seating nodes to come later after engagement and consultation with First Nations and community partners [see full information on Phase 1 in the news feed below].

To stay up to date on project progress be sure to subscribe.

Can't wait to see you on the Path!

  • Quay to Quay Funding Breakdown

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    Funding for the Connect the Quays project is laid out in the City's financial plans covering 2021-2024. Funding has also been summarized in staff reports since 2020.

    To see this information, please click the links below.

    Current funding breakdown:

    • Grant Funding – 2022 - $2,501,653
    • General and Capital reserve allocation (2021 & 2022) $3,341,411
    • Growing Communities Fund- 2024 - 1,253,411

    Total funding for the project - $7,096,475


  • Quay to Quay Pathway

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    QUAY TO QUAY PATHWAY

    This trail is a multi-modal pathway connecting Harbour Quay and Victoria Quay. The pathway will also be routed

    through, and to, other major Port Alberni destinations such as Roger Creek Park, Somass Lands, and

    the train station at Harbour Road and Argyle Street. The project was approved by Council in

    December 2021. Phase one will entail the construction of a base-level asphalt pathway, with design

    elements and seating nodes to come later after engagement and consultation with First Nations and community partners.

    HARBOUR QUAY

    Work began at Harbour Quay in early July. The project will involve the renovation

    of sections of the pathway that runs along a portion of Harbour Road, with the construction of two

    new multi-modal crossings at the intersections of Argyle Street and Harbour Road.

    ROGER CREEK

    The renovation project for the pathway along the train track at Roger Street started in

    early July. This initiative will cover various sections of the trail, starting from the pathway

    that runs alongside the train track at Roger Street, round to Pemberton Road, before crossing the

    street at Gertrude Street, and then ending at Margaret Street.

    NEXT PHASES

    At the January 22, 2024 Council meeting, Council approved $1,253,411 in funding from the Growing Communities Fund

    in the 2024-2028 Financial Plan to complete the third and final phase of the Connect the Quays Pathway along Dry Creek and Roger Creek.

    We are currently exploring ways to engage the community in the process of planning future pathway connections.


    Questions? Contact Evan Borovica at 250.206.5887 or evan_borovica@portalberni.ca



Page last updated: 23 Feb 2024, 02:49 PM