TimberWest donates $100,000 to The Great Trail project

Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail is a link in B.C.’s section of The Great Trail

TimberWest has made a $100,000 donation to the Trans Canada Trail for development of The Great Trail in Sooke.

Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail is a link in B.C.’s section of The Great Trail, creating a connection between the Malahat Connector Trail to Shawnigan Lake and Langford.

TimberWest’s support will help fund the construction of 21 kilometres of wilderness trail,

Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail will also link two historically significant destination trail sections: at one end, the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo Regional Trails, and at the other end, the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, which wends its way from Langford to Victoria.

“TimberWest and TCT believe in the importance of having access to Canada’s magnificent outdoors; that it should be at everyone’s doorstep and [TimberWest’s] support of the Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail in B.C. helps TCT in our goal of connecting the Trail for Canada 150 celebrations in 2017,” said Valerie Pringle, Trans Canada Trail Foundation co-chair.

Added Jeff Zweig, president and CEO of TimberWest: “It is very gratifying to be able to facilitate safe access to this section of beautiful Vancouver Island forest.  Our donation unites two important local trail networks in the Victoria and Nanaimo regions, and helps unify our country from coast to coast.”

Every Canadian province and territory is home to its own section of The Great Trail, owned and operated at the local level.

TCT works with regional trail groups and organizations in the planning, designing and building the trail in communities across Canada. Project leads for the Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Trail are the Cowichan Valley and Capital regional districts.