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Interlakes Regional Trails Master Plan

Let's talk trails in the Lac Ste. Anne area!

Welcome! Help us plan the future of trails in the region.

Our region’s trails are used and enjoyed by residents and visitors. They contribute greatly to our quality of life throughout the year and they connect us to our past and with our neighbours. They enable us to move for pleasure and for purpose, and they help protect our natural environment, strengthen our economy, and boost the overall health of our citizens and communities.

The Summer Villages of Sunset Point, Val Quentin and West Cove, together with the Town of Onoway, Lac Ste. Anne County and the Village of Alberta Beach are working together to develop a regional trails master plan that will serve as a strategic guide to inform decisions about the acquisition, development, enhancement, and management of trails for the next 10-15 years.

We use trails for different purposes and activities. For this survey, we will differentiate between three types of trails.
  1. Urban Trails and Active Transportation Routes: Trails within the region's more developed areas including the Town of Onoway, Village of Alberta Beach, and the summer villages of Sunset Point, Westcove and Val Quentin. These purposeful and sanctioned trails connect local areas, amenities and services are often (but not always) for non-motorized travel, are paved or graveled, and are frequently used for leisure, fitness and/or just getting to where we want to go (i.e. active transportation).
  2. Rural, Regional and Long-Distance Trails: Trails outside and between our more developed areas. These are typically in the County of Lac Ste. Anne, in rural parks, or are on public land. Some are dense networks of segments and loops, some are long and extensive, some are sanctioned and maintained, some are not formally sanctioned or maintained, many are currently used primarily by off-highway vehicles (OHVs) or snowmobiles, but almost all also permit non-motorized use. A few are purpose-built and optimized for single purposes.
  3. Water Routes and Trails: "Trails" on water that are used for recreation and travel between points by non-motorized and/or motorized watercraft.
Your response to this survey, and contribution to the project's online mapping tool, is one of the most important inputs for this project. It will help us understand where, how, why, and when trails are being used and it will help show where gaps, issues and opportunities exist to improve the region’s network over time. This survey will take about 20-25 minutes and it will explore your thoughts on both existing trails and trails that may be possible.

If you also have specific ideas for where trail improvements could occur and/or where challenges exist, we also encourage you to visit our fun and interactive online mapping site to provide specific input. Please visit the project's crowd-sourced online map HERE.

We thank you for taking the time to inform and shape this project. Please encourage others to participate.

Please note that your survey responses are anonymous. Your answers will be combined with other survey responses received. Please do not include any personal information or contact details for yourself or others that would allow identification.

This survey will be open December 15, 2022 through January 20, 2023. (Extended until January 27th)