Heritage River Trail System

Fraser Fort George Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Heritage River Trails in Prince George, follow the shores of the Nechako and Fraser Rivers. The trail is used for recreation and community transportation. The 11 kilometre route connects the community and all of the riverside parks plus provides an interpretive tour of the regions history.

Walkers, bikers, joggers and roller bladders enjoy the trail route in the summer. In the winter, after the snow falls, the trail is used by cross country skiers and snowshoers. From the Cameron Street Bridge to Cottonwood Island Park the trail follows the Nechako River. From Cottonwood to Carrie Jane Gray Park the route follows the Fraser River. The rivers merge in Cottonwood Park.

Parts of the trails are on city sidewalks and cross roads. The trails themselves are paved with exceptions along various parts of the route. Although there are some steep entries off streets they are a pleasant walk between three parks. The paths beside the river need maintenance and are subject to erosion in high water years.

Heritage River Trail System

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

Access routes - from parking lots were comprised of gravel and were unmarked. Entry and exit points along parts of the Heritage trail did not meet the standard with running slopes that exceeded 10 degrees. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

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Goods & Services

The 11 kilometre route connects the community and all of the riverside parks plus provides an interpretive tour of the regions history. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

The outhouses at Cottonwood Island and the Kiwanis boat launch are the accessible style but require some improvement. Both could use grab bars that meet the standard. The access routes to the washrooms need to be improved. The Cottonwood island location has a 7 degree slope to get to the door and then a 40 mm lip to get over. The Kiwanis location has a 6 degree running slope path and a 50 mm lip to get over. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

There are a number of excellent viewing areas along the Heritage trail. There are beautiful views of the Nechako and Fraser River as well as marsh and wetland areas. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

Cameron Street Bridge to Cottonwood Island Park - Access is through a gravel lot under the Cameron Street bridge with a small road in, which is not well marked. This section of trail is 2 kilometers in length and is generally firm and stable comprised of asphalt. Most of the trail is gentle and flat and does not exceed a 3 degree running slope. However there are some sections of the trail where detours are required due to erosion. These short sections of trail exceed 5 degrees in slope and are soft and uneven and difficult to traverse. While the trail is generally an easy walk, a person using a mobility device would not be able to travel the length without encountering barriers that would require turning back or extreme difficulty pushing through these inaccessible sections. Cottonwood Island Park to Lhiedli T'enneh Park - Access is from an unmarked gravel lot at the south end of Cottonwood Island Park. There are a lot of tree roots on older sections of the trail however the typical running slope is 1 degree for 90% of the trail. This is a nice easy trail for wheelchairs and strollers. Anyone with low or no vision will need to watch out for the boundaries of the path as there is often a drop off. There are also some sections with high tree roots which pose a trip hazard. Overall though, this is a nice easy trail connecting the two parks. From Carrie Jane Gray Park to Lhiedli T'enneh at 17th Ave: this trail length is approximately 2 kilometers. The trail surface is asphalt except from Oak St to Queensway St which is gravel. The trail is between 2.5 and 3 metres wide. There are certain spots along this route which do not meet accessibility standards such as steep portions at entry points, which exceed 5 degree slope on and off from the city streets. Watch for tree roots and overhanging branches in some areas. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Water Access

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