Improvements Coming to Todd Creek and Swan Lake Trestles

Sep 05, 2019

Victoria, BC- Two important trestles in the capital region are getting significant improvements. The Capital Regional District (CRD) is undertaking a comprehensive restoration of the Todd Creek Trestle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail starting September 16, 2019. The trestle, near Sooke Potholes Regional Park, remains closed while construction activities are underway. The trestle is anticipated to reopen in February 2020.

On the Lochside Regional Trail, the Swan Lake Trestle wooden decking is being covered with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) panels. This section of trail is anticipated to be closed starting September 16, 2019 and open by October 11, 2019.

There will be increased activity and active construction at both trestles during this time. We ask the public to not enter these areas until the trestles are officially reopened, once construction and safety assessments are completed.

The CRD will spend $1.65 million on these capital projects. The 4-storey wooden Todd Creek Trestle will undergo a $1.5 million restoration which will include replacing timbers, foundation, support posts, stringers, braces, deck planks and guard rails. The remainder of the funds will be spent covering the surface of the ageing uneven deck boards of the Swan Lake Trestle with FRP panels. The Brett Avenue Trestle surface was covered with the same panels earlier this year, which resulted in a smoother and safer surface for trail users.


The Galloping Goose Regional Trail can be accessed north of the closure via Sooke Potholes Regional Park during the Todd Creek Trestle restoration. See attached map.

Trail users are advised to follow the signed detour route during the Swan Lake Trestle construction. See attached map.

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For further info, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030