The Kinsol Trestle has received another large boost towards its restoration in a grant of $1.885 million from the federal government through the Building Canada fund. While this is a substantial boost, another $1.2 million is required to complete the project.
The restoration once complete will finish off the last portion of the Trans-Canada Trail on the 120km Cowichan Valley route. Presently the scheduled reopening date is set for the spring of 2011.
The Kinsol Trestle is likely the most spectacular wooden rail trestle in Canada (or maybe the world) and located in the Cowichan Valley just south of Duncan on Vancouver Island. It was built in 1921 and is one of the largest and highest in the world. The Kinsol Trestle crosses the Koksilah River.