Roberts Lake Accessible Trails

Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Association

Sources of Funding
ICET:$50,000
Job Opportunities Program:$34,078
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts:$50,000
Total Budget: $134,077
Quick Facts: 
As a result of the work completed, improvements were made to the Robert’s Lake Resort restaurant and it was reopened.

The North Island area is renowned for its wilderness recreation opportunities.  However most of the existing amenities are geared to a fully mobile, younger demographic.  There were little or no facilities to address the needs of the aging population, physically challenged or families with young children.  Roberts Lake has a reputation of being one of the best fishing spots in the Campbell River area, yet it had become overgrown with vegetation and was not fully accessible and needed a new fishing dock and outhouse.

To address these concerns, the Campbell River Fish and Wildlife Association along with Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts worked on clearing out the overgrowth and improving the infrastructure. Trees were removed and vegetation at the lakeshore was cleared to create a beach area. Landscaping was done and gravel used to create a fully accessible trail with proper grade. A new footbridge and viewing area were constructed and made wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair accessible fishing dock donated by Marine Harvest was secured in place and two outhouses, one wheelchair accessible, were installed. 

These improvements, completed in 2011, have created a prime recreation opportunity for those with mobility challenges or young families with strollers.  Together with the accessible trails at Mount Washington and other recently developed accessible outdoor recreation opportunities in the mid-Island and North Island area, these facilities are attracting a new niche tourism market to the region with great potential for growth as the population continues to age. 

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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