Connect the Quays Pathway Project

Connect the Quays Pathway Project

The City is committed to enhancing the quality of life of residents and taxpayers by creating a vibrant waterfront community. To support this vision, the City is exploring options to connect Victoria Quay on the Somass River in north Port Alberni to Harbour Quay on the Alberni Harbour in south Port Alberni with a multi-use pathway.

Through the City’s 2019 – 2023 Corporate Strategic Plan, Council has identified five strategic priorities, one of which is to foster a community that is safe, healthy and inclusive. To support this, the City is developing  “Connect the Quays,” a project which aims to link Victoria Quay and Harbour Quay with a multi-use pathway.

City staff are currently working  on a conceptual design to better understand the opportunities and constraints of the project in relation to land use and ownership, environmental impacts, engineering options, funding opportunities and budget
implications.

If constructed, this project will:

  • create nodes where the community can recognize and celebrate local Indigenous culture and history;
  • offer looping connections to existing and planned City trail systems;
  • connect citizens and neighbourhoods;
  • encourage recreational activity and non-motorized commuting; and
  • highlight the City’s waterfront and its many uses, past and present.

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For more information, please contact
Katelyn McDougall, M. Urb.
Manager of Planning

City Hall, 4850 Argyle StreetPort Alberni BC V9Y 1V8

Telephone: 
250-720-2808
Mobile: 250-206-3333