Trans Canada Trail in
Rails to Trails
History of CARTS
Friends of Trails
(Central Alberta Regional
is a not-for-profit society,
completely run by volunteers, that exists to provide information and
support regarding recreational trail designation and development in
While not a trail development group, CARTS supports
local trail development groups by providing guidance and support
throughout their development process.
CARTS is committed to an inclusive public participation process
in determining trail designation and their development. This includes
seeking endorsement from local municipalities, agencies, trail
development groups and the general public.
CARTS Brochure (pdf)
"To foster & provide
development of a
regional trail network."
The Benefits of Trails
accessible, safe and low cost recreation opportunities so our communities may experience the benefits of recreation
and active living.
2. Sense of belonging and pride in our communities, reducing crime
and vandalism, increasing community involvement and stewardship.
3. Environmental awareness, the preservation of natural green spaces
and special areas for future generations.
4. Opportunities for economic diversification and development.
5. Cultural heritage and promotion of cultural harmony.