Great Trail Project
Feb 03, 2022 11:45 AM
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Private group leads push for Calgary-Cochrane recreational pathway

Patrick Gibson Publishing date: Dec 01, 2021

COCHRANE — A group including Rotary volunteers, historic ranching and business families, and major landowners are looking to establish a complete recreational pathway from Calgary to Cochrane.
The project is being led by Cochrane’s local Rotary chapter. Many Calgarians will be familiar with the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway path encircling the city, funded in large part by area Rotary clubs.
“The Rotary Club of Cochrane is directing the orchestra, and the orchestra’s all of us: it’s going to take all of us Albertans to get this,” said Alex Baum, who chairs the committee overseeing the project, at a launch event Nov. 30.
“The heavy lifting has been done, and it is now up to the rest of us in this room to connect these parts and finish this world-class trail linking our communities and the parks together, and ultimately join to the longest trail network in world’s history, the Trans Canada Trail.”
Backers of the plan envision a connection between the municipalities along the Bow River over a mix of public and private land. It’s a particularly scenic area, with rolling foothills giving way to vistas of the Bow River valley and Rocky Mountains.