Kirkstone Park multi-use path

Illustration of a new multi-use path leading to Kirkstone Park
Artist's interpretation of a new multi-use path between Emery Place and Kirkstone Park

We are building a multi-use path (a path shared by people walking and people on bikes) to connect Kirkstone Park with Emery Place. The pathway and landscaped area will be approximately 140 metres long, and 6 metres wide (3 metres for the pathway, and 3 metres for a planted boulevard).

To the north of the path, there will be a new local road that includes two travel lanes for vehicles, a parking lane (on the north side), and a landscaped boulevard and sidewalk.

News and updates

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November 26 to December 10, 2019 — Share your thoughts

We want to build a multi-use path that works for everyone! Please take a few minutes to review the design details, and then tell us what you think. Our online survey will be open until December 10, 2019.

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Drawings and photos

This graphic shows the location of the new path, and includes a potential extension to Mountain Highway. It also shows new park space that has been added to Kirkstone Park.

Map showing placement of new multi use path

This photo shows the path between Emery Place and Kirkstone Park as it appears now (end of 2019).

Path to Emery Park, 2018


In early 2018, Council used an Alternate Approval Process to seek approval to remove a strip of Kirkstone Park (6 metres wide and 140 metres long). This strip of park, on the north eastern side, is an unpaved pathway adjacent to a paved road, and leads to Emery Place from the park.

About the Alternate Approval Process

An Alternate Approval Process is rarely used, and only when timing is critical and there is an appreciable benefit to the community at stake.

As part of this process, Council were able to vote to remove the piece of land from park dedication, as less than 10% of District electors signed and submitted elector response forms by the March 12, 2018 deadline.

These illustrations show the area as it was previous to the Alternate Approval Process, as well as the change that was proposed.

(left) Illustration of the piece of Kirkstone Park proposed to be removed during the 2018 Alternate Approval Process; (right) Changes that were proposed during the process

Alternate Approval Process timeline

July 23, 2018 — Adoption

Council voted to approve the changes proposed under the Alternate Approve Process.

April 4, 2018 — Public meeting

We hosted a public meeting for residents, to answer questions about potential impacts to Kirkstone Park. District staff were on hand to answer questions and take comments.

March 12, 2018 — Last day for public input

The deadline for a resident to submit an elector response form indicating they did not wish the piece of land to be removed from park dedication was 4pm on Monday, March 12.

February 1, 2018 — Elector response forms available

As part of the Alternate Approval Process, we made elector response forms and details of the proposed change available online. Residents were invited to complete and submit a response form if they did not wish this piece of land to be removed from park dedication.

January 29, 2018 — Alternate Approval Process

Council passed a motion to use an Alternate Approval Process to remove a sliver of Kirkstone Park from park dedication.

Documents related to the Alternate Approval Process

Notice of alternative approval process

Elector response form for Bylaw 8303

Related Council documents

Council adoption of the proposed changes, July 23, 2018

Agenda report from the January 29, 2018 Regular meeting of Council

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