The City of Terrace undertook the Grand Trunk Pathway (GTP) Master Plan in 2008 in order to guide the extension and completion of our primary pedestrian and cycling trail. The Plan’s vision saw the linking of downtown Terrace to the Kitsumkalum River to the west of the city. The Master Plan contained a general, high-level design concept for the entire pathway, adopting the general character of the existing Millennium section, which was completed in 2002. Since the adoption of the GTP Master Plan, two of the three sections have been completed. The remaining section, the “Skeena River Walk,” will link the “Grand View Walk” section (completed in 2015), which terminates at Frank Street, west out to the Kitsumkalum River, and will link the City of Terrace to Kitsumkalum First Nation.
In 2018 the City of Terrace retained a consultant to conduct a feasibility review of the alignment for this final segment of the Grand Trunk Pathway. The feasibility review provided a high-level technical review of constraints and challenges of aligning the pathway on either the north or south side of Highway 16W between Frank Street and the Kitsumkalum River Bridge. Based on the evaluation criteria and stakeholder input, the proposed north alignment was considered the most feasible option in terms of land availability/permitting requirements and cost/constructability. This project will complete this key recreational and active transportation linkage west to Kitsumkalum First Nation, while also addressing safety issues along this corridor.