A Partnered Initiative for a Trails Database
History: Back in the early 2000’s, longtime member Jack Breaks worked tirelessly to create a database of trails in BC, which was located on the original BCHBC website. Around 2012 the decision was made to transfer the records to Horse Council BC, which had a more secure website. Read More »
HCBC worked on the database, integrating the zone mapping and improving the product, followed by maintaining the improved and robust trail database. Fast forward to 2018 when Central Vancouver Island Chapter created the first geo-referenced map of the Spruston trails. BCHBC presented this to Horse Council BC and they agreed that providing geo-referenced maps to users was a great addition to the online database.
Members are encouraged to continue the support & maintenance of the HCBC TRAILS DATABASE in two important ways:
- Confirmation on the existing database where and when possible – any member visiting a site or trail on the database can provide additional information such as condition of the site or trails, if the site still exists or possibly was lost due to forest fire, flood, logging, etc. Are there any new conditions that others should be aware of? The new & current information will then be uploaded into the database by HCBC.
- Mapping new trailheads and trails with either a GPS unit or utilizing the Avenza mapping program along with other pertinent information and/or photos can be submitted to be uploaded into the HCBC database.
Find information such as nearby cities, photos, length, directions, water, parking, camping, maps and comments from users.
Geo-Referenced Maps: free maps can be downloaded to your phone. HCBC has partnered with Canadian company Avenza , who offer a free Smartphone App that tracks your position without using data or cell service. The App allows you to create and save GPX tracks of your trails, which you can upload to HCBC and they will be added to the trail listing in the Online Database.
Click here for more Avenza information & tutorials