Fenced off dirt jump in front of a tree with an eagle's nest in Vanier Park

Vanier Park: Balancing environment and recreation

We're exploring options for integrating a bike pump track into the Vanier Park forest in a way that ensures eagles nesting in Vanier Park may successfully raise their young and make the park their long-term home.

The options we're exploring include:

  • Stewardship strategies for the Vanier Park forest including:
    • Invasive species removal
    • Garbage removal
    • Planting longer lived native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers
  • Improved trails, signs, and environmental education
  • A permanent bald eagle nesting pole located to minimize disturbances

What's happening

Thank you for your feedback

Thank you to everyone who came out to our open house on May 30 and who completed our online survey. Your feedback will help inform the implementation of this initiative.


Here is our progress and planned steps.

  • 2010

    Dirt jumps built in forest

  • 2017

    Expansion project begins

  • 2017

    Project put on hold

  • May 30, 2019

    Open house

  • We are here