In the early morning hours on New Years Eve, a small group of Greenways Trail Alliance volunteers gathered together to stamp, shovel and scrape out a 500 foot-wide bicycle on the ice just off Fort Point in Invermere to raise awareness for the Westside Legacy Trail. The project, led by Greenways Event Co-ordinator Kim Turgeon, took about 1.5 hours to complete.
Top: The photograph was taken thanks to a drone supplied by Panorama Mountain Resort. Right: A group of children work on clearing the ice for the seat of the bike.
The Westside Legacy Trail (#OurTrail) will be a 25-kilometre paved, non-motorized pathway connecting Invermere to Fairmont. For the entire length of the trail, it crosses Westside Road only once; two Trailhead Kiosks will mark the beginning and end; there will be four parking areas for visitors; and benches, bridges and picnic areas along the trail will further enhance the experience. The project will cost $5 million to complete and the Greenways Trail Alliance is currently fundraising. Visit www.ourtrail.org to learn more.