The community of West Vancouver now has improved options that will encourage residents and visitors to get outside to enhance their fitness, health, and overall well-being, thanks in part to funding provided by the Canada Community-Building Fund. Work made possible by this funding include improvements to many of West Vancouver’s popular hiking trails and sport courts.
Tennis courts at Glenmore, Chairlift, and Verdun parks have been resurfaced, repainted, and had new nets installed as a direct result of this funding. Work also included rehabilitation at Wood Creek within Parc Verdun. This has provided additional riparian area habitat, and improved trails.
“Investing in local infrastructure helps build more vibrant and healthy communities,” said Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “The improvements to local tennis courts and hiking trails in West Vancouver will help residents and visitors alike stay active and enjoy the natural beauty that our community is known for. Through the Canada Community-Building Fund, we’re investing in local infrastructure that makes a real difference in the daily lives of Canadians. Our government will continue to partner with municipalities to make important projects like this a reality.”
“Getting outside and enjoying nature is one of the hallmarks of the west coast lifestyle, especially in West Vancouver,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “These upgrades will allow residents and tourists a chance to live an active and healthy lifestyle, while doing it within the beauty of our natural environment.”
“With its forests, unique geography, and stunning proximity to the ocean, West Vancouver offers unique opportunities to enhance health and well-being through getting outside and exploring our incredible natural assets. I am a huge advocate of fitness and activity, and I would like to express my gratitude for this funding, knowing that people will have better experiences on our trails and in our multiple sport courts as a result,” shared Mayor Mark Sager.
The Canada Community-Building Fund provides predictable, long-term and stable funding to local governments in British Columbia for investment in infrastructure and capacity building projects. This program is funded by Infrastructure Canada and administered by the Union of BC Municipalities on behalf of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.