Vanier Park ground and trees

Vanier Park: Balancing environment and recreation

We're installing a new bike pump track in the Vanier Park forest in a manner that ensures eagles will continue to nesting in the park.

The work currently taking place includes:

  • A new bike pump track
  • A permanent bald eagle nesting pole located to minimize disturbances to the birds
  • Stewardship strategies for the forest include: 
    • Invasive species removal
    • Garbage removal
    • Planting longer living native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers
  • Improved trails, signs, and environmental education

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

  • Summer 2020

    Completion of pump track construction and installation of new eagle nesting site

  • Fall 2020

    Invasive species removals and garbage removal

  • December 2020

    Installation of cedar split rail safety fence by Park Board Operations staff

  • We are here
  • On hold

    Trail upgrades and signage pending additional community consultation. Contact for additional information.