It was a chilly but exciting morning in Colwood on April 17th! The city received a $6M grant from the Canada Community Building Fund to create a multi-use pathway along the water!
The multi-use waterfront pathway will run along the Esquimalt Lagoon. Work will include natural infrastructure to safeguard the peninsula from sea-level rise and the restoration of riparian vegetation in the salt marsh. This will improve local habitats, support biodiversity, stabilize soils, and filter pollutants. The work will guide visitors thoughtfully through sensitive areas while protecting and enhancing important natural resources. In addition to encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for residents of all ages and abilities, this project will also support climate action and clean initiatives that strengthen the local economy and build a resilient community.
The Colwood Mayor and Council were joined by the Federal MP Terry Beech, BC Minister of Municipal Affairs Anne Kang, BC Minister of Childen and Families Mitzi Dean, and UBCM President Jen Ford to make the announcement.