Trans Mountain and the District of Hope are pleased to announce a Community Benefit Agreement that will see a $500,000 investment from Trans Mountain towards the multi-use pathway project on Flood Hope Road from Silver Creek to downtown over Richmond Hill.

“Trans Mountain is committed to providing local and direct benefits to the communities the Expansion Project may impact during construction. We are proud to be involved in this multi-use pathway that will create an accessible and active transport asset for residents of Hope,” says Rob Van Walleghem, interim President, Trans Mountain Corporation.

Trans Mountain’s commitment will help to build a future multi-use pathway planned by the District of Hope for Flood Hope Road and will span from west of Beacon Road and tie into the existing pathway at the Hope Lookout trailhead. It will provide a safe and accessible corridor for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users. 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.

“The District of Hope is very appreciative of the contribution from Trans Mountain towards our new multi-use pathway. This will increase our community’s connectedness and safety, along with supporting healthy living in the district,” said Peter Robb, Mayor, District of Hope.

Future site of Richmond Hill Multi-Use Pathway.

The District of Hope is part of Trans Mountain’s Coquihalla-Hope construction spread that includes approximately 85 kilometres of pipeline construction between the Coquihalla Summit to Popkum, BC. Pipeline construction within the community is underway.

Trans Mountain values the relationships it has built with communities along the pipeline corridor over its almost 70-year history. We have negotiated agreements with local governments across BC and Alberta dedicating more than $16 million to community legacy projects such as trails and recreational infrastructure improvements that will have positive and lasting impacts on the lives of thousands of Canadians.