Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

Rotary Club of Campbell River

Sources of Funding
ICET:$325,000
BC Hydro:$150,000
West Coast Community Adjustment Program:$86,650
BC Hydro In Kind Contribution - Parking Lot and Connecting Trail:$2,000,000
Rotary Club of Campbell River:$129,314
BC Parks:$49,036
Total Budget: $2,740,000
Quick Facts: 

The 60 metre long Elk Falls Suspension Bridge is one of the highest pedestrian suspension bridges in Canada, hanging more than 60 metres above the canyon floor.

Completed in 2015, the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge in Campbell River spans 60 metres and, along with a cantilevered viewing platform, provides spectacular views of Elk Falls that were never before possible.

The bridge was the vision of the Rotary Club of Campbell River and was developed in partnership with BC Parks and BC Hydro. With funding from community, government, business and ICET, it is a demonstration of the important role non-profits can play in rallying support for economic development.The Bridge provides opportunities for new target markets, including bus tours, mobility challenged visitors, more adventurous thrill seekers, as well as other new hospitality and business opportunities to service and grow these new markets.

Since opening on in May 2015, the 83-stall parking lot is full on most weekends. In the first few weeks of early season operation, it is estimated that more than an average of 2000 daily visitors have been enjoying the new amenity. In the summer months, those numbers increase, and project proponents have seen their projections around economic impact come to fruition.

The Elk Falls Suspension Bridge project is a successful pilot for infrastructure development that can be replicated around British Columbia, bringing together non-profit groups, government, business and other stakeholders to help realize a community vision.

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

2,750
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$246
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$52.3
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$55.2
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

230
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

210
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

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

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2020-2021
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