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Trails Specialist Workshop

  • 30 May 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 31 May 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • Barrie Operations Centre - 165 Ferndale Drive North, Barrie, ON
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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 Art of Trail Design and Construction
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Liability Issues
  • Handwork and Trail
  • Maintenance Techniques

May 30 & 31, 2017

8:30 am to 4:30 pm both days

In Class portion:
Barrie Operations Center
165 Ferndale Drive North
Barrie, ON L4N 9V9

Outdoor Practical Portion: Approx 5 mins away
277 Sunnidale Rd
Barrie, ON L4N 5P1

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 brings with them the following equipment if possible: 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.

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