The federal government will be giving away $10 million to Canadian trailblazers over the next two years.
The National Trail Coalition was launched on Thursday, July 3rd, Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia David Wilks announced. The coalition will be accepting proposals to expand and repair recreational trails around Canada. Eligible for the funding will be organizations that work on the development of trails for non-motorized vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and snowmobiles. The program is expected to support 150 to 200 projects around the country. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, August 19th, and can be found at ntc-canada.ca.
“Canada has a vast network of recreational trails, which allow Canadians to experience the outdoors and appreciate this country’s natural beauty,” Mr. Wilks said.
The National Trails Coalition, a non-profit organization, has received $25 million in federal support “to create, upgrade, and sustain snowmobile and all-terrain-vehicle trails throughout the country” since the launch of the Economic Action Plan 2009, allowing for nearly 500 trail projects to be completed.