IMBA Trail Building and Assessment Workshop

October 14, 8:30am

The IMBA Canada Trail Building and Assessment Clinic is the perfect trail training opportunity for volunteers and trail managers!

Trail Building School will provide a strong foundation in Sustainable Trail Theory, Design and Construction techniques and is used by organizations across Canada such as; Parks Canada, BC Parks, Ontario Parks and other municipal organizations, clubs and groups. Utilizing proven techniques, participants will learn concepts related to trails including: The Half Rule, Grade Reversals and Outsloping, User Management for Multi-Use Trails, Trail Construction and Maintenance Techniques and more. This course is broken down into a 4 hour in-class theory portion, followed by an afternoon field portion where participants will work on a piece of trail using the techniques discussed in class. The Assessment component will look at different uses and needs of fat-biking, gravel, hiking trails, mountain bike, off-road and multi-use trails. Includes analysis and learning on IMBA Canada's Trail Assessment guidelines created with the Parks Canada Trail Rating and Assessment system, and participants will go through a trail assessment (trail tread, user experience, sustainability, recommendations etc.).

30 Seats available

Workshop begins with registration at 8:30 AM


Parks Canada Planning Workshop

October 15, 8:30am

This one-day learning event led by Parks Canada will focus on planning for sustainable and successful trail systems. Topics covered will include trail planning tools, public and stakeholder engagement tools, and engagement with Indigenous communities. This session will be dedicated to learning these new tools, putting them into practice through concrete examples and learning tips and techniques for facilitating your own trail planning process.

30 seats available

Workshop begins with registration at 8:30 AM

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Ride the Tide

October 15th, 10:00am-12:30pm & 12:00pm-2:30pm

Experience the Petitcodiac and the eco-cultural history of the river through a guided bike tour. Lunch, bike rental, helmet, guide, and small craft are included.


Mill Creek Social

October 15 6:30-11:30

Partners from throughout the UNESCO-designated Fundy Biosphere Reserve have teamed up to help you celebrate the beginning of the Atlantic Outdoor Forum with the Mill Creek Pre-conference Social. There is no better way to get to know your fellow forum-goers than a campfire with maple s’mores, local beverages, and outdoor skill building. This all inclusive, exclusive event is rain or shine and will require an easy, 1km hike into the Mill Creek Look-off. Please dress for the weather, bring a reusable mug and/or water bottle, and headlamp (if available). Shuttle service from Delta will be provided and washrooms are on-site.