Overview

In partnership with the Bragg Creek Trails organization, we are collecting feedback to develop a new plan to improve and maintain trails, support recreation and protect natural ecosystems in the West Bragg Creek trail system.

The West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan will provide an update to the All Seasons Trail Plan, as the level of trail use within the West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area and Kananaskis Public Land Use Zone has grown and diversified over time.

The West Bragg Creek area supports recreation, Indigenous traditional land uses, cattle grazing, petroleum extraction and forestry. It is approximately 30 km from Calgary and is popular year-round for day-use recreation activities.

This work supports Alberta’s common-sense conservation plan and will align with the Trails Act to ensure that trails in the area can be enjoyed now and for years to come.

Timeline

  • Open

  • Results under review

    Phase 1 results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Engagement phases

In Phase one we gathered feedback on draft aspects of the new plan contained within the draft Terms of Reference: purpose, objectives, principles, and planning considerations. We also asked Albertans to share their perspectives on the current trail system through an interactive map activity.

In Phase 2, Albertans will be able to review and respond to a draft trails plan.

  • Phase 1: Informing trails plan development

    Included a survey and interactive map activity for trail users and members of the public to provide input to help us develop a draft trails plan.

    December 2021 to January 2022
  • Phase 1: Review

    Reviewing phase 1 feedback from Albertans to help develop a draft trails plan.

    Winter 2022
  • Phase 2: Informing trails plan finalization

    Includes a survey for Albertans to review and respond to a draft trails plan.

    Spring/Summer 2022

Get informed

Read the draft West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan Terms of Reference to learn more about trail planning in West Bragg Creek:

Phase 1 input received

Online survey

Albertans participated in a survey on draft aspects of the new plan contained within the draft Terms of Reference from December 8, 2021 to January 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

Interactive map

Albertans participated in our interactive map activity to identify issues and features of interest associated with the current West Bragg Creek system and shared recommendations for improvements from December 8, 2021 to January 24, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

Stakeholder engagement

Representatives from the following organizations have been invited to form a planning committee that will provide input, advice and endorsement of the final plan:

  • Indigenous governments
  • Bragg Creek Trails
  • trail users representing a variety of recreational activities
  • local users of Crown land (forestry, energy and grazing)
  • Rocky View County
  • Alberta government

Indigenous engagement

Indigenous communities were invited to join the planning committee and their input will contribute to the development and finalization of a West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan.

The West Bragg Creek area is used by Indigenous peoples to practice their culture, which includes harvesting food and medicines, holding ceremonies and connecting to the land.

Outcomes

Your feedback will help us develop a West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan to ensure that trails are conserved and managed in sustainable ways now and in the future.

Contact

To connect with the West Bragg Creek Trails Master Plan engagement:

Email: [email protected]

Last updated: January 24, 2022