Tall Trees Trail
Pacific NorthWest LNG is proud to announce the opening of Tall Trees Trail. Pacific NorthWest LNG's $125,000 contributed to the construction of the 4.6 kilometer trail, which was previously decommissioned in 2005. Local residents and visitors to the Prince Rupert area will now be able to enjoy an immersive experience in nature while walking, running or exploring the newly constructed trail.
Revitalization of the trail was led by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources which included the removal and replacement of existing stairs and boardwalks, brushing windfall along the trail, replacement of three main bridges, and installation of interpretive signage along the way.
"The City is happy to see that the Tall Trees trail will re-open to the public this summer with the help of funding provided by PNW," stated Mayor Lee Brain of Prince Rupert. "Prince Rupert has so many natural assets. We are glad that residents and tourists alike will be able to access them safely through the reinstatement of this trail, which is a great start to building the comprehensive trail network that the Prince Rupert Backcountry Society has been working to design and build."
Rejuvenation of The Tall Trees trail has also increased opportunities for avid hikers who want to go the extra mile. The Tall Trees trail connects together with the Mt. Oldfield trail (also Kiwanis Trail), which is located across from the Oldfield Fish Hatchery at the beginning of Wantage road.
Work on the Tall Trees Trail began in June of 2015 and was completed on September 9, 2016. The newly opened trail now provides local residents and visitors to the area access to mystical old-growth forest, coastal wetlands and the fascinating forest bogs found on Mount Oldfield.
“We are thrilled to be involved in the re-opening of the Tall Trees Trail,” said Tessa Gill, Head of Corporate and Stakeholder Relations for Pacific NorthWest LNG. “Since joining the community, we have heard through our consultations a collective desire to see more outdoor recreation options developed and our investment in this trail is a direct result of that feedback.”
Carl Johansen on Tall Trees Trail
"The construction of the Tall Trees Trail in Prince Rupert will provide a much needed recreation opportunity for the residents of Prince Rupert and visitors to the North Coast area. The trail will provide access for hikers to an alpine area as as well as to Mt. Oldfield. Funding provided by Pacific NorthWest LNG was instrumental in reopening the trail."
Carl Johansen - District Recreation Officer, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations