Hangingstone Trail Flood Restoration

Client – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Location – Fort McMurray, AB

Date – Completed in 2016

The June 2013 high water event in Fort McMurray and surrounding areas caused extensive damage to the trail system along the Hangingstone Shoreline. This included erosion at the back of adjacent residences, the Hangingstone shoreline trail opposite Lions park, and the trail between Parkview Drive and Lions Park.

The destruction of the trails and adjacent shoreline reduced pedestrian connections from Waterways and Grayling Terrace into the downtown, and significantly impacted Lion’s Park and the surrounding recreational spaces.



  • 818 studio worked with the RMWB as well as Associated Engineering to create new trail alignments to restore connectivity, shoreline stabilization strategies, and revegetation approaches to the impacted areas.
  • Our team engaged with internal stakeholders, undertook conceptual and detailed design, and undertook contract administration during construction.