Trails & Nature

Be Good to Our Natural Areas

Natural Environment Trail Code of Conduct

Natural surface (dirt) trails are planned to balance a variety of recreational experiences while protecting wildlife habitat, rare plants and tree species.

Follow this code of conduct when exploring unpaved trails in natural areas:


Use at your own risk. Recreational trails are not regularly maintained and can be steep and slippery. Do not enter or cross railway corridors. Cyclists should wear helmets at all times. Report hazards or maintenance issues to 311.

Carry Out What You Carry In

Put garbage in bins. Do not damage, cut or remove any vegetation – alive or dead.

Stay on the Trails

Dogs, people and bikes must stay on trails. Do not widen or cut new trails. Respect trail closures and do not disturb restoration areas.

Weather warning signRespect the Weather and Trail Conditions

Avoid trail usage during and after rainfall or windstorms. Using wet and muddy trails can lead to unnecessary trail erosion and widening that may result in long-lasting damage. Windstorms may cause trees or branches to fall, please be aware of your surroundings.

Share the Trail

Trails are multi-use and bi-directional unless otherwise posted. Cyclists must yield to pedestrians - slow down, communicate, and be prepared to stop. Give trail users going uphill the right of way.

Control Your Pet

Keep dogs on-leash and on the trails at all times. Pick up after your pet. Do not allow your dog to disturb wildlife or trample vegetation.

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