In December 2016, the Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society completed a master plan for a network of interconnected trails, integrating many existing routes which have fallen into disrepair or disuse. The plan was completed through the donation of time and services by Urban Systems Ltd. and McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

The mission of the Kaien Trails society is composed of four priorities:
Development of a recreational trail network

Guided by the Kaien Trails master plan, existing and newly-built trails will be integrated into a linked systems of routes that connect Prince Rupert’s waterfront to its mountain peaks.

Maintenance of trails and facilities

Drawing on sponsor funding, volunteer labour and money raised through society activities, a comprehensive program of trail maintenance will ensure accessibility and safety.

Promotion of trail recreation and safety

Through events like the Kaien Trailblazer trail run, the Society raises money for trail development and encourages residents to explore the rainforest on our doorstep.

Engagement of other like-minded organizations

Collaborating with local Search and Rescue agencies, civic organizations and back-country groups further inland helps make us resilient and innovative.