Trans Mountain and the City of Surrey are pleased to announce a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $500,000 investment from Trans Mountain towards enhancing the local trail network in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey.

Pipeline construction in Surrey will include the installation of 11.5 kilometres of pipeline routed along the South Fraser Perimeter Road and across the Fraser River into Coquitlam. Preparation work is anticipated to commence later this fall on the Surrey side of the Fraser River. This agreement is part of Trans Mountain’s commitment to ensure the Expansion Project benefits as many people as possible. The Community Benefit Agreements program is in addition to local economic activity generated by construction, compensation to landowners and taxes paid to local governments, and is designed to support local initiatives for the benefit of the entire community.

“Trans Mountain values our more than 65 years of operating in the City of Surrey and we are proud of the direct and lasting legacy the Expansion Project will bring to the community,” said Ian Anderson, President and CEO, Trans Mountain. “The enhancements to the local trail network in the Fraser Heights neighbourhood are an accessible asset for local families and the residents of Surrey and fits with our commitment to ensuring as many people as possible benefit from the Expansion Project.”

Trans Mountain’s commitment will help to build a future multi-use pathway planned by the City of Surrey for parkland areas in Fraser Heights. The pathway will overlie portions of the new Trans Mountain pipeline right-of-way for a total length of approximately 2.2 kilometres and will be up to four metres wide. This enhancement will help to grow the local trail network and will be an important addition to the community. 

“With more than 100 kilometres of nature trails within Surrey parks and surrounding areas, we know that getting outside and being active greatly contributes to our residents’ overall health and wellness,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “This investment will further enhance our existing trail network, and we thank Trans Mountain for its partnership in creating additional outdoor opportunities for residents to enjoy for years to come.”

Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor that span our more than 65-year history. We have signed Community Benefit Agreements along 95 per cent of the pipeline route, which help with initiatives from education and training opportunities, to investing in infrastructure and park and trail improvement projects.