Sturgeon County cut the ribbon on their first formal trail today (August 26).
The Lamoureux and Fort Augustus trail is ready to run, with over two kilometres of paved pathways for all to enjoy.
"We have over 10 million people per year using the capital river valley park," said Larry Wall, executive director of the River Valley Alliance.
When the trail is complete from top to bottom, Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon County will be connected with Devon and Parkland County by over 88 kilometers of pathways. This trail will also tie into the capital region's River Valley Park.
"You want to know how important the river valley and the river valley trail system is to the people in the capital region? They speak with their feet, they're on the trails," added Wall.
Total costs for the Lamoureux trail system are around $1.4 million, with contributions coming from all levels of government. The Fort Augustus trail came in at just over $400,000.
The area will be part of Trans Canada Trail, which has been 25 years in the making.
Next step for the trail is connecting it to the Fort when the pedestrian portion of the bridge crossing is complete.

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