Joint TWN and DNV Collaboration on Spirit Trail Eastern Extension Project

Joint TWN and DNV Collaboration on Spirit Trail Eastern Extension Project

News & UpdatesJoint TWN and DNV Collaboration on Spirit Trail Eastern Extension Project

Joint TWN and DNV Collaboration on Spirit Trail Eastern Extension Project

Planning and design work are currently underway for the Spirit Trail’s eastern extension in North Vancouver. This extension aims to establish a continuous active transportation connection, linking key destinations and neighborhoods east of the Seymour River once completed.

The səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) and the District of North Vancouver (DNV) have joined forces to determine the location of the Spirit Trail’s eastern extension, with the goal of serving the entire North Shore community.

In recognition that the land surrounding Dollarton Highway holds deep cultural significance as səlilwətaɬ reserve land and traditional territory, and is home to a thriving community, the options for the Spirit Trail Eastern Extension intentionally avoids Dollarton Highway through reserve land.  

“As stewards of this land for generations, the significance of preserving our cultural heritage cannot be overstated. The decision to avoid Dollarton Highway aligns with our commitment to respecting our ancestral lands and ensuring their preservation for future generations.” – Chief Jen Thomas, səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

The historical context of Dollarton Highway, constructed in the 1930s without compensation to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, underscores the importance of thoughtful collaboration and community-focused initiatives. Moving forward, the səlilwətaɬ and DNV remain dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to enhance safety and accessibility along Dollarton Highway for all residents, cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists.

In a proactive step towards this goal, TWN and DNV are pleased to announce their collaboration on a sidewalk project along Dollarton Highway. This initiative represents a significant stride in improving infrastructure and fostering a safer environment for all road users.

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