During his visit to Bonshaw Provincial Park on Tuesday, the Prince of Wales gave his royal dedication to a new system of pathway trails which span across the park.
The new trail that Prince Charles visited is one of a series of pathways which have been created in order to connect Bonshaw Park and Strathgartney Park together. These pathways have been named the ‘Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Trail System’.
When commenting on the Prince’s visit, Brian Thompson, who is co-chairman of Bonshaw Hills Public Lands Committee, said: “It was an honour to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to Prince Edward Island, and we were deeply honored to have The Prince of Wales be the first official visitor to the new trail system”.
Thompson continued by saying: “The story of how these trails were created – and His Royal Highness being here to help name them – will be retold by future generations of Islanders who will use and enjoy them”.
Prince Charles was guided around the trail by Premier Robert Ghiz, and the Prince got the chance to meet members of the committee who managed the creation of the park, along with kayakers, athletes, fly fishermen, Earth Rangers and a Mi’kmaq elder as he walked around the park.
The park was created not just to add natural beauty to the Island, but it also poses as an area where members of the public can join in with more recreational activities outdoors. The park allows people opportunities for hiking and mountain biking, along with snowshoeing and and cross-country skiing in the winter months. A number of the athletes that met the Prince of Wales stated that the park allows them to keep up with their training for Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth competitions.