6.0 Related Trail Facilities

Refer to other manual sections for detailed information on related trail facilities. During trail planning and design, consider:

  • parking
  • toilets
  • bear resistant waste containers
  • water supply
  • self-registration kiosks
  • picnic shelters
  • warm-up huts
  • accommodation huts
  • viewpoints
  • benches
  • campsites
  • bear resistant food storage
  • horse corrals, hitches
  • bicycle racks

  • Match the facility design to the type of recreation setting or park management zone.

  • In wilderness areas, use the least intrusive design approach. In high use area , design facilities to a high standard consistent with the amount and type of use.

  • Avoid developing trail facilities that are inconsistent with the intent of the park management zone. For example, the park management zone should provide guidance on whether trail shelters or campsites are appropriate.

  • Design trail facilities and use building materials that are resistant to damage by wildlife (eg. porcupines or bears).

  • Consider seasonal use of trail facilities, for example winter and summer use of trail huts.

  • Consider maintenance requirements of trail facilities, for example wood supply and storage at warming huts.