Historic Trail Areas of British Columbia

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - Heritage
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

This dataset contains spatial and tabular data on non-archaeological historic trails in B.C. Some of these trails, or sections of trail, are defined or protected under provincial legislation such as the Heritage Conservation Act. Other trails or trail segments are recorded but not legally protected. This dataset represents polygon feature data (e.g. cleared areas associated with trails).

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

This dataset is intended for general interest. It provides basic information about some of the non-archaeological trails in B.C. that have a historic component, such as the Dewdney Trail in southern British Columbia. The data includes, where known: trail name, location, year of construction, name of builder, legal protection (if any), and historic significance.

Data Quality

This dataset contains a selection of the better-known historic trails in the province, but does not include all known historic trails. Archaeological trails are not included. Data will be updated periodically to include new information as it becomes available. Feature accuracy varies according to the quality of the source data. For detailed information about specific trails, please contact Heritage Branch and/or Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.

Lineage Statement

Source data includes various datasets managed by Heritage Branch and Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.

Contact Information

NameSusan J. Green (pointOfContact)
EmailSusan.J.Green@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationHeritage
NameBill Dowedoff (pointOfContact)
EmailBill.Dowedoff@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationRecreation Sites and Trails BC

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2019-01-25
Record Last Modified 2019-04-03
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.HIST_HIST_TRAIL_AREAS_SVW

Short Name: H_TRL_AREA
Comments: Spatial and tabular data on non-archaeological historic trails in B.C. Many of these trails, or sections of trail, are defined or protected under provincial legislation such as the Heritage Conservation Act. This dataset represents polygon feature data, e.g. cleared areas associated with trails.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
HIST_TRAIL_AREA_ID HST_TRL_ID NUMBER 10 HIST TRAIL AREA ID is a system generated unique identification number.
LEGAL_TRAIL_NAME LGL_NM VARCHAR2 255 LEGAL TRAIL NAME is the legally defined name of the trail, e.g., Athabasca Pass Trail.
LOCAL_SECTION_NAME LOCAL_NM VARCHAR2 255 LOCAL SECTION NAME is the common name of the trail or section of trail, e.g., Blackwater Trail.
TRADITIONAL_NAME TRAD_NM VARCHAR2 255 TRADITIONAL NAME is the traditional name for the trail or section of trail, e.g., Nuxalk-Carrier Route.
LOCATION_DESCRIPTION LOC_DESC VARCHAR2 255 LOCATION DESCRIPTION is a brief description of trail location and extent.
FEATURE_TYPE FTR_TYPE VARCHAR2 20 FEATURE TYPE contains a value that identifies the type of geographic feature, e.g., CLEARING.
CONSTRUCTION_YEAR CONSTRN_YR NUMBER 4 CONSTRUCTION YEAR is the year of the original trail construction, if known. The year may be approximate.
BORDENNUMBER BORDENNUM VARCHAR2 20 BORDENNUMBER is assigned to all archaeological sites using a code by what is known as the "Borden System". It assigns each location a sequence of 4 letters [DcRu] and a number [4] relating to a fixed map code.
LEGAL_PROTECTION_IND LGL_PROT_I VARCHAR2 1 LEGAL PROTECTION IND indicates if the trail has known legal protection status, i.e., Y (protected), N (not protected), U (unknown).
HCA_PROTECTED_IND HCA_PROT_I VARCHAR2 1 HCA PROTECTED IND indicates if the trail is protected under the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA), i.e., Y, N.
FRPA_PROTECTED_IND FRPA_PRT_I VARCHAR2 1 FRPA PROTECTED IND indicates if the trail is protected under the Forest and Range Practices Act (FRPA), i.e., Y, N.
LGA_PROTECTED_IND LGA_PROT_I VARCHAR2 1 LGA PROTECTED IND indicates if the trail is protected under the Local Government Act (LGA) by Heritage Designation bylaw, i.e., Y, N.
LGA_RECOGNIZED_IND LGA_RCGN_I VARCHAR2 1 LGA RECOGNIZED IND indicates if the trail is recognized under Local Government Act (LGA) by Community Heritage Register (CHR) listing, i.e., Y, N.
LGA_GOVERNMENT_NAME LGA_GOV_NM VARCHAR2 255 LGA GOVERNMENT NAME is the name of local government that protects or recognizes the trail, e.g., Cariboo Regional District.
STATEMENT_OF_SIGNIFICANCE_IND SOS_IND VARCHAR2 1 STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE IND indicates is a Statement of Significance exists, i.e., Y, N.
STATEMENT_OF_SIGNIFICANCE_URL SOS_URL VARCHAR2 255 STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE URL is the URL to Statement of Signficance (SOS). These SOS may come from a variety of sources, e.g., Canadian Register of Historic Places, conservation plans, etc.
COMMENTS COMMENTS VARCHAR2 255 COMMENTS are general comments about this trail.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 FEATURE AREA SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters.
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE LENGTH M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters.
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 64 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE. OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA ANNO_CAD BLOB 4000 SE ANNO CAD DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.

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