The Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation will begin construction on a portion of the Calgary to Cochrane Trail (C to C Trail) this fall thanks to overwhelming donations. The campaign goal was $100,000, but donors far exceeded that by giving $194,732.48. The money enables Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation to construct Bearspaw Trail, phase one of the C to C Trail through Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. The Bearspaw Trail will stretch for 2.2 km and connect to the City of Calgary’s Haskayne Park (projected to be developed in 2016).
The completed C to C Trail will connect northwest Calgary to Cochrane through Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. It will also be part of the Trans Canada Trail, one of the world’s longest networks of trails. When completed, the Trans Canada Trail will provide Canadians and International visitors across the entire country with opportunities to explore Canada’s landscape by foot, bicycle, horseback, canoe, snowmobile, and ski. The trail will also link communities in nearly 1,000 communities.
The excess funds will be applied to future phases of the C to C Trail. Donations to the campaign are still being accepted, and they will also go to future phases of the C to C Trail. Donations of $50 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt. All donations will be recognized on the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation website and social media. Donations of $100 or more will be listed permanently on various donor signs along the C to C Trail. Click here to learn more about donating.
View the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation’s press release to learn more about the successful campaign and the plans for construction.