Trans Canada Trail (TCT) – Phases 2/3 Update The West Bragg Creek portion of the Great Trail (formerly the Trans-Canada Trail) is now largely complete. There is now safe passage along the West Bragg Creek road to walk, bike or ride your horse from the hamlet to Kananaskis Country. There are too many people to thank in this message for their gargantuan efforts in the venture, so I’ll limit it to a few, with apologies [...]
The occurrence of an accident with one of our volunteers earlier this autumn has necessitated a suspension of volunteer activities by the GBCTA. This means that we won’t be able to use volunteers to either clear deadfall from the trails after the recent wind events or to pack and track the beautiful snow that has just fallen. We are working hard with Parks and Public Lands to get back into action as soon as possible [...]
The expanded and upgraded West Bragg Creek Parking Lot has been open since early August. Trail users are enjoying the extra space for parking, the additional washrooms and the way all the trails connect around the parking lot. A few details are still unfinished: • Access road paving - should be complete by end of September, weather dependent • Maintenance compound buildings - should be complete by end of October • Trailhead signage The new [...]
The recent wet conditions are causing very soft paths at West Bragg Creek, especially on the ski trails. If they stay wet and don’t freeze up, they could be damaged by users, such as narrow tire bikes or horses. Please check the trail report before going out for yellow and red flags and please avoid areas that could be damaged. Mountain road remains ok for all users as are multi user trails with green flags. [...]
The recently constructed WBC TCT Phases 2/3 is not yet open for horse back riding due to soft tread conditions. The trail is not expected to be firm enough for horse back riding until the summer of 2018. The trail still needs additional compaction by both our contractor and Mother Nature. The GBCTA intends to develop and implement an etiquette policy for the entire WBC TCT from the Hamlet of Bragg Creek to West Bragg [...]
Community Trails include Banded Peak, Redwood, Centennial Trail and Trans Canada Trail. Our objective is to create pathways that connect our community and provide access for all residents of Bragg Creek.