2015 North Shore Trailbuilder Academy

The NSMBA is proud to announce our 2015 dates for the North Shore Builders Academy presented by Arc’teryx.  

The theory session teaches modern techniques to assess, build and maintain trails focused on long term sustainability and a positive user experience. Each class is followed with a practical day in the forest for hands on learning.
To attend, you must be a member of the NSMBA.  Click here to join.  Your membership supports our trail efforts and allows programs like this to continue.
Classes are limited to 20 participants and free to NSMBA members.  
Online registration is now open...


To sign up for one of the below evening sessions (7pm start), please click on the date below.  
The course is free for all NSMBA members.

Feb 26th
March 18th
April 21st
To be waitlisted for any of the above dates, please email: mark@nsmba.ca 

Above dates will will be followed by a practical building day, location TBA.

The North Shore Builders Academy wouldn’t be possible without the partnership and support of Arc’teryx, an international company based here on the North Shore specializing in designing and producing performance outdoor apparel and equipment. 

The philosophies of the North Shore Trail Builder Academy:

Respect for the environment.

Long term care and development of our trails through sustainable practices.

The forest is a shared resource.

Positive User Experience.

The curriculum covers the following topics:

How to build sustainably - trail assessment & repair - bench cut - reroutes - reclamation - rolling contour - speed & flow - drainage 
 alignment & line selection 
Trail Triage