Trail Plan

Trail Map

The trail will be off the highway along the right-of-way. At the Smithers end, it is planned to be along the west side of the highway. At about midway, it will cross the highway via a bridge and follow the east side of the highway to Telkwa.

Concept Design

In the spring of 2017, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. was hired to explore possible trail routes. They reported three possible routes. The Cycle 16 Board, in consultation with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Design Team, opted for the route that includes a bridge. See report for more details.


In the summer of 2018, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. was again hired to provide a more detailed concept design of a challenging elevation change in Phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 begins at the Bulkley River bridge by the Riverside Par 3 and RV Park and ends at Laidlaw Rd.

Report will be posted upon completion.

Getting Here

The planned Cycle 16 Trail will be located in the beautiful Bulkley Valley, which is in the Northwest of British Columbia, Canada.

Tourism Smithers

Village of Telkwa

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1 month ago

A huge boost from Carl Lutz, Rosemary Barnewall and the team in the Smithers office of MOTi
We are so grateful for all you are doing for this project.

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1 month ago

Jessy Chaplin presenting Cycle 16 with another generous donation.
The generosity for this project just continues to help us along.
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2 months ago

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2 months ago

And here is the good news:

In mid-September 2020, as part of the BC Government Economic restart plan, Stronger BC, The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure received funding for various infrastructure improvement projects.  The Ministry was able to secure $500K of Active Transportation funding to support the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako and its work with the Cycle 16 Society and the goal of the multiuse path.  The Ministry has committed this investment for design of phase 1, and the purchase of materials such as gravels, culverts and signage.  We look forward to continuing to work with the RDBN and the Cycle 16 Society on this exciting potential project.
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2 months ago

Chin up during these gloomy times.
We have some good news about our progress which we can share with you soon.

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