The Rotary Trail within the City of Courtenay
The City of Courtenay, in partnership with the Island Corridor Foundation and the Courtenay Rotary Club, with additional funding from the Government of Canada through the Gas Tax Fund, has constructed a cycle and pedestrian route along the E & N rail corridor.
Five Phases of the trail are now complete connecting 5th to 29th Street along the railway line. The trail now stretches over one kilometer, and connects neighborhoods, schools and businesses.
The Rail with Trail concept is not unique to Courtenay. One of the goals of the Island Corridor Foundation is to expand multi-purpose use within the E & N Corridor. The foundation is actively involved with other local governments bordering the corridor to develop similar projects.
Phase One – 5th Street to Cumberland Road, completed in 2011. This part of the trail includes the historic Courtenay Train Station
Phase Two – Cumberland Road to 17th Street, completed in 2012
Phase Three – 17th Street to 21st Street, completed in 2013
Phase Four – 21st – 26th Street, completed in 2014
Phase Five – 26th Street – 29th Street, completed in 2015