gabriola sands park trail

Park Trail Work Feb 20th 2021

In 2020, the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) teamed up with the Gabriola Lions to work together and make the Gabriola Sands Provincial Park more accessible to all Gabriolans with mobility challenges.   That summer, GaLTT applied for and received an initial funding grant of $4,500 for Phase #1 and approval from BC Parks to start work on creating an enlarged Picnic Table area, a Viewing Stand, and a Wheelchair-Friendly Outhouse.  The Lions agreed to prepare a path that connects these points to the two parking lots. On 20 Feb 2021, in less than an hour’s worth of hard work (using lawn tractors, wheelbarrows, rakes and shovels), 31 Gabriola Lions, family and friends moved 30 tons of gravel to create a 100 yd long and 5 ft wide path that meanders through the woods alongside Pilot Bay. The very fine gravel will now be packed down into a wonderful trail that will be accessible to wheelchairs and overlooks one on the most beautiful beaches on Gabriola Island.  It was an amazing response by all of our members and it was nice to get together in person once again – albeit in a very respectful, COVID-friendly way.

twin beaches trail feb 2021
Lions Paul and Betsy guard the gravel
twin beaches trail feb 2021
Lions Dixon and Graham discuss how trees tend to grow upwards
twin beaches trail feb 2021
Lion Dixon eventually finds the keys to his tractor

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