Chilliwack, BC: The looping of Chilliwack’s most popular trail will be officially complete and open to the public on Saturday, November 16! Stretching from the Vedder Bridge to the pedestrian crossing on the Keith Wilson Bridge, on both north and south sides of the river, the Vedder Rotary Loop Trail offers more than 20 kilometres of uninterrupted, river side trail. To celebrate, members of the public are invited join Mayor Popove and members of Council for a grand opening event.
Saturday, November 16
Vedder River Campground (5215 Giesbrecht Road)
BBQ by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack and light refreshments (bring your own mug!)
The first five kilometres of this trail were originally built in 1995 between Vedder and Sumas Prairie Roads, following a donation from the three Rotary Clubs of the day. Facilitating a high quality of life for residents is a Council priority, and as additional trail fragments were added, it became clear that looping the Vedder Rotary Trail would create a unique recreational opportunity for all ages in the community.
“We were able to complete this project thanks, in part, to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack’s continued support,” said Mayor Popove. “The Vedder Rotary Trail has been an integral part of outdoor recreation and tourism in Chilliwack for years, and we are very excited to see the loop trail finished.”
In addition to offering non-motorized trails to pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians, the loop trail connects a series of nodal points that offer parking, playgrounds, picnic facilities and washrooms, offering recreational opportunities for families and all types of recreational users.
A new pedestrian bridge crossing the Vedder River close to the loops mid-way point upstream of the railway bridge, is scheduled for 2022.