ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee): the new multipurpose track (2023)

Pacific Rim National Park Preserve

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii lies within ḥaḥuułi, the traditional territories and homelands, of the Tla-o-qui-aht and YuułuɁiłɁatḥ First Nation. The name ʔapsčiik t̓ašii means 'to go in the right direction on the path'. Working with First Nations and local communities is a priority in building ʔapsčiik t̓ašii.

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ʔapsčiik t̓ašii is a 25 km multipurpose trail through the Long Beach Unit of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

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ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee): the new multipurpose track (1)

about the name

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee): the new multipurpose track (2)

Parks Canada is honored that the Elders of Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ and the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation have officially named the new multipurpose trail.

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee) translates to "going in the right direction on the path". The name has many levels of meaning, depending on how the phrase is used.

Individually, it can relate to the paths of our personal life: going in the right direction. Remembering that we are on the tašii (path) and walking in the right direction means paying attention to the environment and all living beings.

Together, the elders say: “The land we walk on is made from the dust of our ancestors; on our path of life, we walk with care, respect, humility and dignity”.

Wow(meaning hill) is the name chosen by the senior task force for the bluff overlooking Long Beach.

Once the trail is built, it will also have other Nuu-chah-nulth place names to ensure that the cultural significance of the area the trail passes through is recognized and appreciated.

Quick Facts

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii (pronounced ups-cheek ta-shee): the new multipurpose track (3)

  • The approximately 25 km trail will enrich the network of regional trails.
  • The road is 3.2 m wide with 1 m wide shoulders, which allows safe passage for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • For most of the ride, this forest experience provides a buffer between the people and the road.
  • The trail provides access to new and existing lookouts and facilities.
  • The terrain primarily avoids steep inclines (except at Wayii and the S curve at Wick Road) and minimizes freeway intersections (except for two intersections at Wick Road and one at Highway #4 near Radar Hill).
  • Parks Canada uses best practices and innovative strategies to minimize environmental and cultural impacts.
  • Signage helps visitors discover the area's wildlife, environment and indigenous heritage.
  • This project is being carried out in consultation and partnership with Tla-o-qui-aht and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nations.

information events

Public information sessions were held in the Tofino, Ucluelet, Yuuʔiłʔatḥ and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations communities in November 2016, June 2017 and March 2019. Click on the links below to learn more about the content of these sessions:

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March 2019

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  • Press release -Parks Canada is making additional investments in the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii multipurpose trail in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve to protect the environment and cultural heritage– November 2018
  • background -Pacific Rim National Park Reserve: ʔapsčiik t̓ašii multipurpose trail project– November 2018
  • Calendar – Summer 2017 to 2022
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questions and answers

About the apsčiik t̓ašii
Why is Parks Canada building ʔapsčiik t̓ašii?

A trail through the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve has long been a desire of local communities and visitors to the region and will provide Canadians of all ages and abilities with a safe, sustainable and affordable way to experience the National Park Reserve. This project will also bring short- and long-term financial benefits to the region and leave a lasting legacy for future generations of Canadians.

What will ʔapsčiik t̓ašii offer visitors and locals alike?

We all know that getting out of the car and traveling on foot or by bicycle greatly enriches people's experience with nature. Smelling the forest, tasting the sea breeze, seeing rare species and hearing the sound of the sea is an incomparable experience. As visitors and locals learn and experience the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve with ʔapsčiik t̓ašii, they also discover reasons to support the long-term protection of Canada's flora, fauna and wildlife both inside and outside the park system. Canadian nationals.

When is ʔapsčiik t̓ašii open?

We anticipate that ʔapsčiik t̓ašii will open to the public in 2022. We will have a better idea of ​​when the road might open as construction progresses. As land managers, we are responsible for ensuring that construction does not exceed our legal, environmental and social obligations.

The 2022 completion date allows us to better accommodate the unique building conditions and requirements at this location within a national park reserve. These include respecting the breeding season for migratory birds, minimizing disturbance to visitors where possible, and tackling the challenges posed by the wet conditions common to this coastal region.

In addition, Parks Canada will have more time to work with local First Nations within the national park reserve to identify potential short- and long-term economic benefits and ensure we respect treaty rights and affirm indigenous rights within the national park reserve. National Park.

Ensuring visitor safety is a priority for Parks Canada. The area will be closed during construction and access is restricted to Parks Canada contractors and employees.

In the summer there is a lot of activity in the region and in the national park reserve. Does the area need another attraction?

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii will be a year-round attraction, allowing visitors to experience the national park reserve at any time of the year. It also promotes a greener, healthier and safer way for people to visit and travel through the national park reserve.

Who is involved in the project?

We advise and work in partnership with Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (Ucluelet First Nation) in the planning, development and construction of ʔapsčiik t̓ašii. Your support and commitment are essential to the success of this project and your contributions will ensure that the trail provides a rich cultural experience for all visitors to the national park reserve for years to come.

We also spoke with the communities of Ucluelet and Tofino, the regional unit Alberni Clayoquot and local communities, stakeholders and visitors.

Do I have to pay to use ʔapsčiik t̓ašii?

Regular park entrance fees apply to all visitors to the Pacific Rim National Park Preserve, with no additional fees to use the new trail.

Fees are collected at most national parks and national historic sites, with proceeds retained to support visitor services and facilities. This means that every time you visit a park or site, you are investing in the future of these important places and a legacy for future generations.

Will there be any impact on visitors during the construction period?

We will do our best to minimize inconvenience to visitors and local residents, but we expect that there will be some inconvenience to visitors and people traveling through the national park reserve during the construction of ʔapsčiik t̓ašii. Regular updates on any work that may affect visitors will be posted on Facebook and Twitter.

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii building
Where will ʔapsčiik t̓ašii go?

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii will be approximately 25 kilometers long, stretching from the south to the north boundary of the Long Beach Unit of the national park reserve between Ucluelet and Tofino, with a short loop connecting the Kwisitis Visitor Center with the road.

Most of the ʔapsčiik t̓aši will be located close to the road, with a wooded buffer zone between trail users and vehicles to ensure visitor safety, provide a natural feeling of use for existing and new facilities, avoid steep climbs or slopes and minimize the number of times the trail crosses the road.

How was the route determined?

Before planning and designing the route, a series of studies were carried out, including a detailed impact analysis. In addition, advice was sought from experts, local First Nations and Parks Canada officials. Based on this information, we select a route that has the least impact on the environment, ensures visitor safety and provides a pleasant user experience.

The detailed impact analysis has been updated to reflect the latest information, so this document can continue to be a valuable tool as the road is built. The Detailed Impact Analysis Annex is publicly available at the Parks Canada Administration Building in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve and in Ucluelet and Tofino Districts. An electronic copy can also be requested by email atpc.pacrim.info.pc@canada.ca.

All of this additional information contributed to trail design, routing decisions, and construction techniques that balance the goals of minimizing environmental and heritage impacts, ensuring visitor safety, and providing exceptional and meaningful visitor experiences.

What work has been done so far? (autumn 2020)

As of September 2020, the roadbed is nearly complete. Major projects were completed during the environmental windows, including the installation of three amphibious highway crossings, three clear span bridges and 63 amphibious trail crossings.

After environmental, archaeological and geotechnical studies and a rigorous planning process, the trail went from project to reality in 2017.

Work to clear the trail began at the northern end of the national park reserve and included creating a new parking lot on Radar Hill Road. Between 2017 and 2018, the route from Incinerator Rock near Long Beach to the southern boundary of the national park reserve was cleared and felled trees and shrubs were removed.

Parks Canada also worked with engineers and specialists in the environment, archaeology, amphibians and wetlands. By being flexible and adaptable throughout the trail construction process, we refined the trail layout and design to reduce the risk of negative impacts on the national park reserve.

All work has been and will be planned around the migratory bird breeding season to avoid periods when fish are in streams and to minimize the building's impact on our visitors.

What's the next job? (autumn 2020)

In autumn 2020, most of the trail will be paved, but more work needs to be done before ʔapsčiik t̓ašii opens to the public.

The last major section of trail we need to build, the Long Beach Embankment, will be built in 2021. Parks Canada contracts with Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation to clear the small section of forest needed to complete the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii. Work will take place on the west side of Highway 4, north of the Green Point Campground. The impact on visitors is expected to be minimal.

We are working on many final aspects of ʔapsčiik t̓ašii that will ensure a safe and positive visitor experience, such as B. Safety signage, line painting, rest stops, crosswalks and other minor construction projects.

What happened to the trees removed by ʔapsčiik t̓ašii?

Parks Canada is guided by the Elder Task Force directive: "What is taken from the cleanup of ʔapsčiik t̓ašii goes back to ʔapsčiik t̓ašii." Under this guidance, Parks Canada will use the cedars to build wood resources along the trail and will make the remaining trees removed and those removed in the future available to Tla-o-qui-aht and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation for use in their communities.

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii be paved?

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii was built with long-term sustainability in mind. Paving the path will increase its service life and significantly reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance and repairs. A paved path will also create opportunities to meet the needs and interests of a wider range of park reserve users, including cyclists, people with strollers and visitors with limited mobility.

As local communities hope to expand their trails to connect to the multipurpose trail in the national park reserve, paving the portion of the trail that crosses the park reserve boundary will ensure a seamless connection with local communities.

Why is a controlled crosswalk being built on Radar Hill instead of a pedestrian crossing?

Visitor safety is a priority for Parks Canada. We evaluated several options to help visitors safely cross Highway 4 at Radar Hill and found that building an accessible pedestrian walkway is very expensive and requires ongoing long-term maintenance.

A pedestrian-controlled crosswalk is an inexpensive way to cross, accessible to pedestrians of all levels, built in a location on a busy street that would otherwise be unsafe to cross without assistance due to vehicle speed or traffic count. vehicles.

New infrastructure will be installed on Radar Hill to improve pedestrian and motorist safety by warning them in advance to slow down and stop so pedestrians can cross the road safely.

How can I stay up to date on the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii building?

We will post regular updates on Facebook and Twitter as we build ʔapsčiik t̓ašii and this website as needed.

protect the environment
How is Parks Canada protecting the environment while the trail is being built?

Before the trail was designed and construction commenced, a detailed impact analysis was undertaken to ensure that Parks Canada had a clear understanding of the project's potential impacts and to provide a roadmap for dealing with any risks or adverse consequences. The detailed impact analysis comprises a series of environmental, archaeological and visitor safety assessments and is the reference document for this project. As work on the trail progresses, we are deepening our knowledge of the ecology of the national park reserve and the areas where we need to apply mitigation measures. We continually review and revise the information in the detailed impact analysis in the form of annexes, so these documents remain invaluable tools in road construction.

What is being done to avoid conflicts between humans and wildlife along the trail?

Parks Canada is committed to protecting the wolves, bears, cougars, deer and other wildlife that inhabit the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve by providing visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience.

ʔapsčiik t̓ašii's design incorporates current best practices to minimize and effectively respond to wildlife encounters along the trail, including:

  • Make sure the route is not near caves or heavily used wildlife areas;
  • Provide clear lines of sight where animals can be on the new path to: give visitors and animals time to react in the event of an encounter;
  • Installation of overhead gates at entry points to allow for instant security locks; Y
  • Exchange with visitors about safety and prevention practices around wildlife.

Additionally, our wildlife experts are currently surveying the trail to better understand the area while planning for long-term human-wildlife conflict prevention. They also seek advice from the Elders Working Group, which is also part of another working group on managing human-wildlife conflict across the region.

What is being done to find and protect culturally sensitive areas?

The west coast of Vancouver Island has a long history of human occupation, going back many thousands of years. We work with archaeologists and local First Nations communities to conduct studies to assess cultural resources, both indigenous and historical. When a cultural asset is found, we will continue to work with First Nations to assess the best next steps, including redirecting the trail if necessary.

How is restoring the environment of ʔapsčiik t̓ašii handled?

To ensure the long-term sustainability of ʔapsčiik t̓ašii, Parks Canada will investigate further restoration options once the trail is complete. As a first step, the successful contractor will need to restore disturbed areas along the trail after work is completed in 2022 and manage invasive species for two years after trail completion.

How is garbage managed in ʔapsčiik t̓ašii?

Over the coming months, Parks Canada will work closely with Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ, as well as the communities of Ucluelet and Tofino, to develop a visitor experience plan for ʔapsčiik t̓ašii. This plan will include signposting and waste management approaches to ensure that all aspects of a quality visitor experience are addressed.

How do you prevent visitors from leaving ʔapsčiik t̓ašii?

To ensure that every visitor has a safe and enjoyable visit, Parks Canada will install signage along ʔapsčiik t̓ašii and fences at Green Point Campground and Esowista. We will also implement a robust restoration plan to keep visitors on track.

contact us

Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions? Parks Canada invites you to contact us atpc.pacrim.info.pc@canada.ca🇧🇷 We will be happy to talk to you and give you more information about this project.

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Birthday: 2001-01-17

Address: Suite 769 2454 Marsha Coves, Debbieton, MS 95002

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