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Trails Specialist Workshop

  • 03 Oct 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 04 Oct 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • Wilmot Recreation Complex - 1291 Nafziger Rd, Baden, ON N3A 0C4
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  • Available to those taking part in Communities in Bloom.
  • This price is available to current OPA Members only.
  • Consider joining OPA to qualify for Membership Benefits.

Trails Specialist Workshop


The two day workshop has been designed by professionals for all levels of trail builders and enthusiasts. You will receive instruction on how to observe, detect and document potential risk resulting from poor trail design, construction and maintenance. This workshop combines in classroom theory and hands-on experiences. Participants will come away with a valuable Trails Manual and will complete a written test on key elements of the course.

This course will cover:

  • Overview of Professional Trail Building
  • The Science of Trail Building
  • The Art of Trail Design and Construction
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Liability Issues
  • Handwork and Trail Construction Techniques

October 3 & 4, 2017

8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days

Wilmot Recreation Complex -Program Room
1291 Nafziger Road
Baden, ON N3A 0C4

Course Cost:

OPA Member: $395.50

Potential Member: $621.50

Please note: A bagged lunch is required at this course 

Participants are required to have a hard hat, safety glasses, closed toe footwear (CSA rating preferred), and gloves. 

It is recommended that the participant bring with them the following equipment: 
  • pin flags, 
  • clinometers, 
  • pulaskis, 
  • mcloeds 
and/or any other trail building tools/equipment the organization, government agency or participant intends to use for trail design, building and maintenance. 
The idea behind having your own tools/equipment onsite is to allow the opportunity for it to be integrated into the course and suit the specific needs/wants and desires of the participants.

This course is an Ontario Trails Council approved training program.

Ontario Parks Association

7856 5th Line South · Milton · Ontario · L9T 2X8 *

Phone: 905-864-6182 · Toll Free: 1-866-560-7783

Email: shelley@ontarioparksassociation.ca or training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

(*Note: If you are mapping our location, enter Halton Hills, not Milton, as the city)


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