There has been further erosion in the area of Capilano Pacific Trail where a landslide occurred on January 6.
A landslide occurred on January 6 on the Capilano Pacific Trail in West Vancouver, near the Capilano Suspension Bridge, in the area of Moyne Drive.
A smaller landslide occurred at the same location in December 2019, and the trail had just been repaired.
The January 6 slide was much larger and remains active, and further erosion has been observed on January 12, said the District of West Vancouver.
The cause appears to be unrelated to the recent repair work and is part of a larger slope instability that is now occurring. Staff are monitoring the slope and working with geotechnical engineers to reduce the risk from further slides.
No residential properties are at risk from the slide. However, people mustn’t go past the safety fencing restricting access to the Capilano Pacific Trail.
West Vancouver is recommending that people access the trail via a detour.
The recommended detour is to use Moyne Drive to Rabbit Lane to Stevens Drive to Hadden Drive to Mathers Avenue to 3rd Street to the new path along the Upper Levels Highway to Keith Road.
There was a landslide at the same location in December 2019. That slide was much smaller, and the damaged area was roped off, allowing trail users to bypass it. The trail was then closed for repairs in early November 2020 and reopened on December 16.
The new slide is much larger than the 2019 slide, and cause remains unknown.
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