Stearns Creek Epic Trail
Recipient: Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Community Infrastructure
Strategy: Tourism-Recreational Infrastructure
Description: This project first came to NKDF in November 2005 and was approved for funding to assist with the completion of the planning and assessment. That part of the project was completed in May 2006, with the help of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). In August 2006, Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association (BLMBA) was incorporated as a non-profit. Through a remarkable mixture of funding, volunteer time, donated labour, equipment, materials and supplies, public recognition and political will, the stakeholders have completed a number of projects leading to development of the mountain bike park. With this approval, BLMBA plans to construct the Stearns Creek Epic Trail, linking the Bike Part to the Stearns Creek Canyon and the top of Boer Mountain (and an existing network of trails). This leg of the project is to complete construction of the first 4.2 km of trail, which will link the Bike Park to Kager Lake and the southeast of Long Lake.