Miracle Beach Provincial Park is slated to receive $100,000 in infrastructure improvements, including efforts to increase its accessibility and the addition of a bicycle flow track.
The work is part of $21.5 million BC Parks will be investing over the next three years to expand outdoor recreation, including new campsites, trails and facility upgrades. In an Oct. 4 announcement, the province listed 10 parks that will receive upgrades under this program, but said other projects will be included.
The work at Miracle Beach will enhance the accessibility of multi-use trails throughout the park, by connecting the day-use area with the campground. This work will build on recent work done in the day-use area.
Another change at Miracle Beach will be the construction of a bicycle flow track, as response to increased user demand for cycling infrastructure, said David Karn, Ministry of Environment public affairs officer, in an email. This system will be a small, single-track trail accessible to different ages and abilities.
“It’s a learning tool that promotes cycling skill development that’s fun for all ages,” said Karn.
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“This year has been another exceptionally busy season for BC Parks with more people than ever seeking the benefits to their health and well-being that nature and open spaces provide,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
“Caring for and expanding BC Parks is an investment in a healthy future. These new projects provide even more people with the opportunity to explore and experience British Columbia’s spectacular beauty and retain the vitally important connection to nature.”
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