Work has started on the South Courtenay Riverway Extension between Millard and Beachwood Roads.

 The 400-metre-long extension will be built on the site of an old railway corridor that is now owned by the City of Courtenay.

The city says while the new trail will be consistent with other sections of the Courtenay Riverway, this section is unique because the majority of it is bordered by private property.

As a result of this, once construction is complete, trail users will be asked to respect private property and not trespass on the private land. 

The corridor boundary will be clearly marked by a low rail and signage and the nearest beach access will be at Millard Road.

The Courtenay Riverway is one of the Comox Valley’s most popular and scenic attractions. It’s an important recreational connection, encouraging physical activity, active transportation, and well-being for residents and visitors.

The South Courtenay Riverway Extension is the first phase of a project with a goal of eventually connecting the Courtenay Riverway to the Royston Seaside Trail.

Construction is expected to wrap up by mid-November.

For more information visit www.courtenay.ca/riverwayextension