Creating spaces that can be explored and shared for generations while preserving Earth's natural habitats and wonders.
Driven by the desire to protect natural resources while providing better experiences for outdoor recreation, Hap’s Ecotrailbuilders has been involved with the design and construction of sustainable, shared-use trails for over 35 years. A corporate member of Ontario Trails Council, Ecotrailbuilders believes in the ‘soft’ approach to trailbuilding, lessening the environmental impact of construction by ‘surgically’ placing trails within the natural environment and ensuring all structures are sustainably built.
We take the utmost care to create a trail masterplan that fits both the environment and your budget
Our trail systems are designed to maximize adventure and ensure continued engagement
All trails present risks. Our ‘Duty of Care’ approach includes Risk Management Assessment and detailed User Manual
Hap and Andrea Wilson
Ecotrailbuilders brings over 35 years of experience in trail design, development, and advocacy. From caves to mountain tops, from sand to snow, we’ve traveled the world hiking, biking, and climbing in every environment possible to gather the trail knowledge and experience necessary to make your outdoor dreams a reality.
Specializing in creating sustainable trail design that not only fits the environment but also your budget, our work is a reflection of our dedication to outdoor activity and our commitment to our natural environment.
“Words seem woefully inadequate to describe your wonderful sanctuary and the hospitality you have provided us. Congratulations on creating what is certainly the most representative spot of true Canadiana that we have seen and will likely ever see!” - Rick and Nancy
Hap Wilson has an uncanny blend of wilderness acuity and emotional intelligence. These traits set Hap at the high watermark for explorers and guides, enabling him to create pathways for the feet and soul of all of us that have followed his trails or paddled alongside him. - Jonathan Behar
“In River of Fire, Wilson captures the power, humour, adventure and intrigue…the very essence of adventure on a northern river. In a manner of storytelling worthy of Aldo Leopold and John Muir, Hap Wilson’s River of Fire will indeed light your soul on fire and instill a yearning for still possible wilderness adventure”. Les Stroud, aka Survivorman