West Bragg Creek update

by Bob Truman on July 11, 2017

in West Bragg Creek

West Bragg Creek parking lot

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this information:

Update July 14: 

The rain and other factors have delayed the gravel delivery for the West Bragg Creek parking lot.  The bulk of the gravel delivery and grading will happen during the week of July 17-21 and the paving should happen during the week of July 24-28. Both the parking lots and access road will be closed during both of those weeks.

There will be limited parking on the July 15-16 weekend and again on the July 21-22 weekend.  Regular access and parking should resume after July 29.

The construction work on the expanded West Bragg Creek parking lot is nearing completion.  The access road and parking lot will be closed all of this week (July 10-14) for the delivery and grading of the gravel base, and for paving of the parking lot.  If all goes well, the parking lot should be open again as of July 15.  We are currently working to tie the existing trail network into the new trailheads at the expanded parking lot.

West Bragg Creek

A great deal of work has been done to ensure that the ski trails have well drained tread that is good for easy biking, hiking or horseback riding in the summer.  This compliments the network of intermediate level single-track trails.

 

West Bragg Creek

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association is currently constructing the Trans-Canada Trail section from Bragg Creek hamlet to the West Bragg Creek Trails. Plus, we are completing the Trans-Canada Trail linkages with the West Bragg Creek network, all the way to Highway #68.  By the end of this construction season, you’ll be able to follow the TCT from Bragg Creek to Canmore-Banff and then to Elk Pass via the High Rockies Trail!

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