Improvements coming to Naikoon Park

  • Jun. 1, 2007 8:00 p.m.

Trails at Tow Hill will be upgraded this year thanks to an injection of $270,000 from the provincial government.
Sean Mitchell, recreation section head at the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection, says the new funding will be spent on rebuilding and adding handrails to the boardwalk that winds up Tow Hill to two viewing platforms.
Parks will also be creating a barrier-free trail to the blow hole so people with disabilities can have access to the site. In addition, BC Parks will be creating interpretive signs for the trail with information on Haida culture and the environment.
Also in the area, a foot bridge on the Cape Fife trail will be replaced.
Last year’s capital budget increase allowed BC Parks to replace a bridge over Geikie Creek on the trail out to the Pesuta in the south-end of Naikoon.
A new longhouse-style picnic shelter with plexiglass windows and a woodstove was also built at Agate Beach.
The work on the Tow Hill and Cape Fife trails must be completed by the end of March 2008. Mr. Mitchell says the work will be put out to tender soon.

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