West Bragg Creek update

by Bob Truman on July 11, 2017

in West Bragg Creek

West Bragg Creek parking lot

Thanks to Alf Skrastins for this information:

Update July 14: 

The rain and other factors have delayed the gravel delivery for the West Bragg Creek parking lot.  The bulk of the gravel delivery and grading will happen during the week of July 17-21 and the paving should happen during the week of July 24-28. Both the parking lots and access road will be closed during both of those weeks.

There will be limited parking on the July 15-16 weekend and again on the July 21-22 weekend.  Regular access and parking should resume after July 29.

The construction work on the expanded West Bragg Creek parking lot is nearing completion.  The access road and parking lot will be closed all of this week (July 10-14) for the delivery and grading of the gravel base, and for paving of the parking lot.  If all goes well, the parking lot should be open again as of July 15.  We are currently working to tie the existing trail network into the new trailheads at the expanded parking lot.

West Bragg Creek

A great deal of work has been done to ensure that the ski trails have well drained tread that is good for easy biking, hiking or horseback riding in the summer.  This compliments the network of intermediate level single-track trails.

 

West Bragg Creek

The Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association is currently constructing the Trans-Canada Trail section from Bragg Creek hamlet to the West Bragg Creek Trails. Plus, we are completing the Trans-Canada Trail linkages with the West Bragg Creek network, all the way to Highway #68.  By the end of this construction season, you’ll be able to follow the TCT from Bragg Creek to Canmore-Banff and then to Elk Pass via the High Rockies Trail!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kurt July 25, 2017 at 12:26 am

my bad I see it now.

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2 kurt July 25, 2017 at 12:25 am

Looks phenomenal,
What a huge bonus for this season!
Don’t see the warming hut though…Is it still there or did we lose that for this winter?

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3 Alf Skrastins July 25, 2017 at 7:26 am

The Trails Centre / warming hut is at the west end of the north parking lot.
It should have a big deck along the south side by fall. All the ski grooming and maintenance equipment will also be at the parking lot, saving volunteer groomers about an hour of transit time each day.

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4 Alf Skrastins July 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm

July 24 update
Here are some photos that show the status of the WBC parking lot as of Monday, July 24. It is getting really close to being finished.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jiWi3aoXgBWK1g1k1
The lot is paved, and lines are painted. The access road is paved from the Bragg Creek bridge. The perimeter trail is being levelled and graded. Trees and shrubs have been planted and some hydro-seeding has been done. Landscaping is now in the fine-tuning phase. Benches, trailhead kiosks, sign posts, etc are being installed. Trash bins arrive this week.
The roofs and final assembly of the washrooms is happening this week.
The new Braggin Rights/Whitetail trailhead and East Telephone/Hostel access trails are useable.
The contractors will monitor the work that is scheduled for the next week and may allow parking along the WBC access road, if conditions permit. The access road will obviously be closed to traffic when it is being paved.
Hopefully, all will be open by July 29!

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5 Alf Skrastins July 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

The good news is that paving is underway at the West Bragg Creek parking lot.
The bad news is that there will be no parking or access via the West Bragg Creek road from now (July 21) until the end of the month (July 31).

It’s been a long process… only about 10 more days to go and you will be able to enjoy the new, expanded parking lot and fabulous trails at West Bragg Creek!

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6 Alf Skrastins July 14, 2017 at 12:06 am

Here’s another update about the West Bragg Creek parking lot and access.
The rain and other factors have delayed the gravel delivery for the West Bragg Creek parking lot. The bulk of the gravel delivery and grading will happen during the week of July 17-21 and the paving should happen during the week of July 24-28. Both the parking lots and access road will be closed during both of those weeks.
There will be limited parking on the July 15-16 weekend and again on the July 21-22 weekend. Regular access and parking should resume after July 29.

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