Walking, Biking, Hiking

A new health unit to serve our communities better – We are working to update the information on this page to reflect our new organization as Southwestern Public Health. Currently this information reflects Elgin St. Thomas area only. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For information about Oxford County area programs and services, please call 1-800-922-009bicycle friendly community logo6.


St. Thomas Trail Map


On April 11, 2017, the City of St. Thomas received a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award from Share the Road Cycling Coalition. This is the result of several community partners working together on five key elements of the application including engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. The City of St. Thomas Engineering Department, Citizens 4 Active Transportation, Railway City Cycling Club, St. Thomas Police Service, Railway City Tourism and others have contributed to this success and their efforts are to be commended. Congratulations St. Thomas!


Active Transportation comes in many forms:

Active Commuting: Active Recreation, Destination Oriented Trip, Commuting and Workplace Travel Photo

  • Using Active Transportation to get to and from work and school.

Active Destination Oriented Trips: 

  • Using Active Transportation modes for shopping, visiting friends, attending sporting events, running errands etc.

Active Recreation:

  • Using Active Transportation modes for fitness and recreation (e.g., hiking, walking, cycling, etc.

      Active Workplace Travel: 

      • Using Active Transportation modes during the business day to attend meetings make deliveries etc.

      Check out Active Elgin for more information!

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      For more information contact