Dingwall Steps

Start: Fall 2023

End: March 2024

Last Updated: March 15, 2024

Project Description:

The City is pleased to announce that the stairs are fully functional and now connect Dingwall Road to Carmanah Drive. With this project complete, it will:

  • improve connectivity for people who walk and bike in and around East Courtenay and beyond
  • support people commuting on foot and by bike and encourage getting active outdoors
  • contribute to a more active and sustainable city
  • benefit pedestrians and cyclists traveling to and from North Island College, Queneesh Elementary School, North Island Hospital – Comox Valley, transit connections, and the commercial centre at Ryan and Lerwick roads
  • provide a scenic viewpoint overlooking Courtenay and the Comox Glacier

Read the full news release. 

The project includes:

  • 145 Structural steel and concrete steps
  • 2 Rest areas
  • Benches and railing
  • Asphalt pavement connecting to steps
  • Bike channel
  • Lighting
  • Trees
  • Landscaping

Construction of the project started in fall 2023, and was completed in early spring of 2024. 

The Dingwall Steps were identified as the top priority for trail development in the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan to increase east-west connections in Courtenay.

This project was made possible thanks to funding from the Province of British Columbia through the BC Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program.

View the photo gallery for completed project photos and photos from the opening event. 

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