Meewasin announced that the newly upgraded 720 metre section of the Meewasin Trail on the west side of the South Saskatchewan River, from Duke Street to the Children’s Discovery Museum is now officially open.
This two phased trail enhancement was supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program delivered by Western Economic Diversification Canada, as well as by the City of Saskatoon and TransCanada Trail.
This portion of the Meewasin Trail is one of its busiest sections, and is projected to see close to 500 people per hour in peak periods by 2043. In 2016, more than 215,000 visits were reported along this section of the Trail.
This upgrade focused on widening the trail and regrading to improve accessibility and safety for all users. This portion of the Meewasin Trail is also part of The Great Trail, the longest network of recreational trails in the world.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support the Meewasin Trail upgrades which will benefit outdoor enthusiasts for years to come. Through our investment, a broken section of the Trail has been replaced, widened and graded to accommodate more visitors and be accessible to all,” said the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.
Meewasin’s continues to work to provide access to the river valley through enhancing trails for the enjoyment of citizens and visitors and adds to the economic, health, tourism and vitality of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.