Kelly's Bridge Project

Village of Sayward

Sources of Funding
ICET:$37,600
Province of BC:$46,400
Total Budget: $84,000

Sayward’s attractive location and small town coastal atmosphere provide easy access to an abundant and beautiful natural environment. The restoration of the historic Mary Kelly’s Trail was identified as an opportunity to make an accessible trail experience and support the community’s reputation as a desirable tourist destination for outdoor recreation. Essential to accessing the trail, the old decommissioned wooden footbridge needed to be replaced.

To complete the 1.5-kilometre trail around the perimeter of Mary Kelly Island (a 52-hectare conservation area), a bridge was built connecting the Salmon River Estuary with the Island's shoreline. Kelly’s bridge is an 80-foot long steel structure uniting Mary Kelly’s trail with the component of the trail linking to the Village of Sayward.

The reopening of Mary Kelly's trail contributes to the Village of Sayward's strategy to create an outstanding outdoors experience drawing both tourists and residents. Since re-opening, the Village of Sayward has developed additional tourism amenities, linking the trail and contributing to a wider experiential tourism hub in the Sayward Valley. 

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
ANNUAL REPORT

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