The following resources provide information to persons or groups that have an interest in operating and maintaining trails.
Trans Canada Trail
The Trans Canada Trail is one of the world's longest networks of trails, developed and promoted by a non-profit registered charity. When completed, the Trail will
stretch nearly 24,000 kilometers from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic oceans, linking 1,000 communities and all Canadians. Today, nearly 17,000 kilometers
of Trail have been developed across Canada, including almost 1,800 kilometers completed in Alberta.
Go to the Trans Canada Trail website for more information.
Alberta TrailNet was formed in 1989 and is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Society was formed in recognition of the need for a more organized and
comprehensive approach to trail development and use in Alberta.
Go to the Alberta TrailNet website for more information
Trail Mapping Initiatives
The classification system is an important component of the Alberta Recreation Corridor and Trails Designation Program. It provides a basic system to assist in
assessing trails, help trail groups with their planning, assist with design and construction decisions and aid land managers with operating decisions.
Alberta Recreation Corridor and Trails Classification System
To order a copy of the classification system on cd, please visit Alberta TrailNet, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-9-TRAILS.
Trails are an important economic asset to the recreation and tourism industry of Alberta. They preserve critical open space, and provide important transportation options
and connections to different areas in Alberta. This document is a best practices manual intended to give guidance and direction on minimizing risk and liability for persons
with an interest in operating and maintaining trails. Specifically it seeks to help trail operators, managers, owners and stewards mitigate risk and reduce liability that
can arise from trail design, trail use and maintenance operations.
Minimizing Risk and Liability: Best Practices Guide for Trail Stewards Operators,
Managers and Owners
To order a hard copy of the Minimizing Risk and Liability document, please visit Alberta TrailNet, email email@example.com or call 1-877-9-TRAILS.
Alberta Recreation Corridors Legislative Review Report
Alberta Recreation Corridors Legislative Review Report to the Minister of Community Development was submitted in September 2003.
The report had 31 priority recommendations related to existing trails and possible future recreation corridors in Alberta.
Last reviewed/revised: December 13, 2017