Spruston Road – Horse Trailer Parking Area – Development
The development of the horse trailer parking site has been a huge success thanks to the many volunteers hours, fundraisers and funding from Horse Council BC.
After approval from the Provincial South Coast Recreation District, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, to develop a horse trailer parking area on an old landing site that grew nothing but broom. Read More »
Central Vancouver Island Chapter members logged over 300 hours of volunteer work collecting and hauling garbage, maintaining trails and hand grooming the site, as well as grass seeding the site.
The equestrian community continues to enjoy a highly valued recreational opportunity with direct riding access to the Crown lands and the Great Trail (previously Trans Canada Trail).
As well as improving the site, the original TCT trail at the top of Spruston was on the extreme side of “horse unfriendly”. An old mountain bike trail running parallel with the TCT routing was opened up and the equestrians have enjoyed a safe route through this area. Currently, with easy access to a large parking area and the trails – the Great Trail from Spruston to the Haslam Creek has seen a “significant” increase in horse activity, both during the week days and the weekends. Finally, the equestrians have a safe place to park their large rigs and a safe trail system to enjoy.