Evan Thomas Bike Path

Client Alberta Tourism
Location Kananaskis Country | Alberta

The Evan Thomas Bike Path is a paved pathway over 10 kilometres long that parallels Highway 40 in the Kananaskis Valley. The pathway climbs through subalpine forest to terminate at Kananaskis Village in the north, and Wedge Pond in the south, with the majority of the pathway winding along the open meadow floor of the Kananaskis Valley between these two points of interest.

O2 was engaged by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation to map the existing asphalt pathway and prepare construction drawings for the refurbishment and widening of the pathway along its existing route. Using Bluetooth-enabled ruggedized laptop technology, a series of data was gathered mapping the location of the pathway and any infrastructure such as rest areas, culverts, bridges and benches. A photographic survey was also used to record the condition of the existing trail and infrastructure. A full set of construction documents and details was then prepared showing refurbishment and new construction. Construction administration was undertaken by the Province for this project, which was completed in the fall of 2007.