SNT Engineering has decades of experience specifically related to the backcountry environment.

SNT has worked closely with BC Parks, trail societies, and numerous other government agencies with innovative and cost-effective outcomes. SNT Engineering has developed many solutions for recreational areas including vehicle bridges, footbridges, cycle bridges, boardwalks, backcountry cabins and campground facilities. We are knowledgeable and familiar with the specific constraints related to remote, sensitive park settings.

Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Project Management
  • Construction Supervision and Inspection
  • Remote Backcountry Footbridges Inspection and Design
  • Optimize Route Location
  • Backcountry Cabin Design & Retrofit
  • Backcountry Campground Design
  • Universal Accessibility
  • Emergency Damage Assessment and Funding Applications
  • Hydrotechnical Design
  • Working in Remote Helicopter Access Environments
  • Working in Sensitive Habitats
  • Cost Estimates
  • Boat Launch Design
  • River Bank Erosion Protection Design
  • UAV Aerial Imagery and Survey

SNT has experience in the managing funding applications for floods and fires:

  • Damage Assessment Reports
  • Engineering cost estimates
  • Optimize solutions fit for purpose

SNT can provide the role of Design Engineer and Project Manager, taking projects from start to finish:

  • Initial assessment and field review
  • Concept design, cost estimates, detailed design
  • Contract tender, material procurement
  • Construction supervision and final completion reports

Sample Recreation Projects

Rail Trail Footbridge

Columbia Western Rail Trail, Christina Lake, BC

Swan Lake Boat Launch Replacement

Swan Lake Provincial Park

Footbridge Replacement & Trail Repairs for DFAA Flood Recovery

Elk Lakes Provincial Park

Kokanee Boardwalk & Footbridge Design for Universal Accessibility

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

Rover Creek Footbridge, Trans Canada Trail

Castlegar, BC

Boardwalk Design

Winlaw Regional & Nature Park

Backcountry Campground Replacement for DFAA

Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park

Footbridge Replacement and Trail Repairs for DFAA

Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park

Provincial Park DFAA Fire Recovery - Ranger Cabin Replacement

Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park

Provincial Park DFAA Fire Recovery - Footbridge Replacements

Akamina-Kishinena Provincial Park

Vehicle Bridge Replacement

Moberly Lake Provincial Park

Summit Creek Footbridge

Kootenay Pass, near Creston, BC

Gyro Park Footbridge Replacement

Nelson, BC

Mt Abriel Cycle Boardwalk

Nakusp, BC

Bank Erosion Protection & Bridge Repairs for DFAA Flood Recovery

Gwillim Lake Provincial Park

Hardy Falls Footbridges Flood Damage Assessment

Peachland, BC

Simpson River Suspension Bridge Assessment & Concept Design

Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, BC

Galena Trail Boardwalk Replacement

New Denver, BC

Paulson Cross Country Ski Bridges

Paulson Summit, BC