Spirit Trail

NOTICE: December 14, 2023

The District is aware that six streetlights on the Capilano Pacific Trail, between the Marine Drive underpass and the Welch Street Bridge underpass, are currently non-functional. Electrical planning work is underway, and power is anticipated to be restored to these lights in early 2024, pending funding and contractor availability. An update will be posted here when available.

The Spirit Trail is a collaboration between the three North Shore municipalities, the Tseil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, and the Federal and Provincial Governments.

Trail Core Values

  • Multi-use – Encouraging all ages, all abilities and all modes of self-propelled transport, including wheeled mobility aids.
  • Safety – Instilling a sense of security and well-being.
  • Connectivity – Building a continuous recreational and transportation link from Horseshoe Bay to North Vancouver.
  • Sustainability – Promoting a healthy lifestyle and reducing our carbon footprint.
  • Community – Creating a vibrant backbone through community and fostering a sense of civic


Funding for the Spirit Trail has come from the following sources, as well as from private sponsorships and donations:

  • $2 million from the Provincial Local Motion program, including $490,503 in Provincial and Federal funding  for the construction of a 1.4-km paved trail connection between Park Royal Shopping Mall, the Lions Gate Bridge and the District of North Vancouver
  • $700,000 from TransLink
  • $500,000 from Park Royal Shopping Centre


Donations to the Spirit Trail have led to the following enhancements:

  • Squamish Nation gateway and artwork at Taylor Way and Capilano River Bridge to Park Royal
  • Park Royal gateway and entry features
  • Capilano River interpretive vista
  • Ambleside Pond bird sanctuary interpretive signage
  • Navvy Jack Point improvements on the Seawalk
  • Dundarave Park informative map board
  • Altamont Beach Park rest stop
  • Map board kiosk for Phase 1 at 31st Street & Marine Drive

Opportunities to Donate

If you would like to donate to the Spirit Trail, there are a number of options available to you, including:

  • Tribute Trees and Tribute Benches
  • Displays of public art and sculptures along the greenway
  • A community information kiosk at the foot of 14th Street
  • Greenway signage and wayfinding
  • Trail lighting Bike parking racks
  • Drinking fountains
  • Water features
  • Special feature areas (rest stops, and plazas)
  • Interpretive displays for heritage, ecology, and cultural information


Please contact us for more information: 604-925-7020