Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail 10 Year Strategic Development Plan

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail 10 Year Strategic Development Plan

Nov. 30, 2021

Riverland Recreational Trail Society is proud to release the Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail 10 Year Strategic Development Plan. This project commenced in 2019 and we’d like to acknowledge the support we received to see it though to its completion in 2021. A special thank you to the ten municipalities along the trail, five snowmobile clubs and a wide variety of stakeholders and other nonprofit organizations who contributed valuable input and participated in the process. The project was funded by Riverland Recreational Trail Society, Trans Canada Trail, Alberta Snowmobile Association, and a donation from RC Strategies Inc. for a total of $118,000.00.

Our survey consulted many respondents through 336 online public surveys, 20 special interest surveys, (including 18 tourism operators) 26 ideas expressed on Vertisee, 21 stakeholder group interviews including elected officials and staff of all 10 municipalities, N. E. Muni-Corr Board and 5 Provincial bodies.

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail: A Master Plan to Unlock our Potential – 187 pages. The study contains 9 segments covering the purpose for the ten-year strategic development plan, trail and organizational history to support the recommendations and a look at where we are today. The last half of the report outlines our desired outcomes with priorities and actions for Riverland Recreational Trail Society and our partners to work on to further develop the trail over the next decade.

Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail: A Master Plan to Unlock our Potential – Executive Summary – 22 pages.  This short review of the full report includes 10 pages of bullet points condensing the priorities and actions outlined in the plan.

“What We Heard” Engagement Summary document – 46 pages. Detailed information on the results of online public surveys,  in-person and phone consultations with specific stakeholders and user groups can be found in this report.

We look forward to any questions, discussions, or thoughts regarding the development plan.

Sincerely,

Riverland Recreational Trail Society Executive

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