The City of Trail’s Parks and Recreation department had an ambitious goal in mind for Canada’s 150th. The department wanted to create a project that incorporated intergenerational participation, featured activities that were accessible to everyone, and encouraged residents to get out and explore their local community and its history.
On Canada Day, the Parks and Recreation department released its Trail Celebrates Canada 150 Passport. The free passport features 150 unique activities that Trail residents and visitors can participate in over the next six months. Activities vary widely: from hiking the Bluffs Loop Trail, to building your most patriotic snowman, to taking in the sound of bagpipes in Gyro Park, there’s something for all abilities and ages.
To get Canadians engaged, the City of Trail will be running regular contests, and participants are encouraged to document their adventures on social media using #TrailCanada150.
Trail’s celebration of Canada 150 and its passport project was made possible with the help of a Community Fund for Canada’s 150th grant.
“Without it, it would have been extremely difficult to do,” says Trisha Davison, director of parks and recreation at the City of Trail. “A large portion of our grant would have gone toward printing costs and we used a lot of our internal staff time.”
The investment in Trail’s 150 initiative will live beyond the sesquicentennial. The Trail Celebrates Canada 150 Passport will also act as a legacy tourism project, serving as a local guide and providing unique activities to visitors of Trail.