Pat Harrison, President of Hike BC, was the invited speaker for the Sunshine Coast Trails Annual General Meeting on Monday evening, 19 November 2012 in Sechelt, B.C..
Pat presented a short history on the fairly long journey since the 1960′s, when the National Hiking Trail movement began. Eventually the movement transpired into the National Trail Association of Canada in 1977 (now called Hike Canada).
Since then, pieces of the trail have been developed in most of the provinces across Canada. In BC, the movement really began with the development of the Centennial National Trail in the 1960′s. Today the National Hiking Trail movement continues under the auspices of Hike BC.Read More
At a meeting in Parksville on Friday, 16 November 2012, the Regional District of Nanaimo Park and Recreation Department discussed potential routes for the National Hiking Trail with Hike BC.
The NHT will eventually have a route from Duke Point north to the ferry terminal at Comox. Both the Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Courtenay support the addition of a footpath from Nanaimo to the Comox Valley area.Read More
Governments of all levels commit to a southern Fraser Valley hiking route from Surrey to Chilliwack to Manning Provincial Park. Hike BC will be allowed to use this route to connect with the Pacific Crest Trail, which starts in Manning Provincial Park.Read More