Hay River begins trail improvement work

Hay River is working to improve sections of walking and cycling paths across the town, including on the Great Trail and Miron Trail.

First up is the Kiwanis Trail, which crews will be brushing and widening throughout July.

This week, crews are working on the section between Diamond Jenness Secondary School and Gaetz Drive. The Town is requesting people respect the “trail closure” signage as the work commences.


The improvement project aims to make the town’s trails more accessible and reduce future maintenance requirements. The work, budgeted to cost $101,000, is scheduled to be completed by September.

Tree removal, surface repairs, and ATV barriers are also on the schedule for this summer, along with path changes made to the Kiwanis trail and the 105th to West Channel trail.

Crews will be putting up trail markers, interpretive signs, trail maps, and bear-proof garbage cans throughout.

The project is funded by the Great Trail – the name of the Trans Canada Trail since 2016 – alongside the Hay River Métis Council and Northwest Territory Métis Nation.