The trail, located just west of the Capilano Bridge on the southside of the river, will be renewed and reopened in 2022.

Project Update - July 2021

The Capilano Bridge Trail (Southwest) renewal project is currently in the concept design phase. The project team is working to develop options to repair the trail and is currently completing assessments to determine the best solution.

The trail has been closed since July 2020 due to safety concerns and we want to make changes so we can safely reopen it to the public. Thank you for sharing your feedback in our online survey to ensure we are on the right track.

Project Overview

The Capilano Bridge Trail (southwest) project focuses on an approximately 100m stretch of paved asphalt trail running along the North Saskatchewan River that is located approximately 250m west of the Capilano Bridge on the south side of the river (see  map ).

As a result of a landslide that occurred in the area, the trail has been significantly damaged.  The trail is severely cracked and uneven, either raised or sunk, in a number of locations. The landslide was likely triggered by periods of heavy and prolonged rainfall in summer 2020. Timber retaining walls that were installed in the 70s were also damaged and must be replaced.

The trail was closed to the public in July 2020 due to safety concerns.

The goal of this project is to reopen the trail to the public, providing safe access to this area of the river valley. The exact solution will be determined through a combination of City policies and procedures, technical requirements and public input.

Construction is tentatively planned for spring/summer 2022.


Project Timeline - Design Stage

Winter - construction complete
Spring/summer - construction

Fall - detailed design phase  
Summer - concept phase
Winter/spring - site assessment 

Summer - trail is closed to the public 
Winter/spring - trail is damaged due to high water events and a landslide