Trails

A federal grant worth $12.5 million will help Splatsin develop almost all of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. (Jacob Brett file photo)

Major federal funds for Splatsin to develop rail trail

First Nations band near Enderby receives more than $12 million to develop almost all of old rail corridor

 

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Adaptive Amazing Race coming to Kelowna, Vernon

Teams will use adaptive equipment like trail riders while racing the clock and other teams

  • Jul 27, 2022

 

Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)

Okanagan man collecting cans in support of building wheelchair-accessible trails

Bob Richards is on a mission to make Okanagan trails accessible for all

 

Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Get outside and celebrate the second annual BC Trails Day

Events being hosted in 46 communities across the province

Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
A section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail within Splatsin te Secwépemc territory with a view of the Enderby Cliffs in the background. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Splatsin pursuing $12.5 million grant for Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

If approved, funding would cover development of 42.6 kilometres of trail

  • May 30, 2022
A section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail within Splatsin te Secwépemc territory with a view of the Enderby Cliffs in the background. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)

E-bike restriction on Okanagan Rail Trail to be reviewed, following complaints

A petition has been launched opposing a bylaw banning two classes of e-bikes on the trail

The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)
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Old rules, new signs, never-ending complaints for North Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO bylaw no. 2834 banning class 2 and 3 e-bikes was adopted in July 2021

  • May 11, 2022
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Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas (centre), Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board (CSRD) chair Kevin Flynn and Regional District of the North Okanagan Board director Brian Schreiner (third and second from right) accept a cheque for $50,000 from SASCU board of directors chair Dave King for construction of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail on April 20, 2022. (Contributed)

SASCU supports Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail with $50,000 donation

Money will go to construction of new rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong

Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas (centre), Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board (CSRD) chair Kevin Flynn and Regional District of the North Okanagan Board director Brian Schreiner (third and second from right) accept a cheque for $50,000 from SASCU board of directors chair Dave King for construction of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail on April 20, 2022. (Contributed)
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)

Trans Canada Trail awards grants to 166 organizations across the country

Trans Canada Trail has awarded grants to 166 organizations across the country for projects to improve trail sections and access.

  • Apr 20, 2022
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)
Urban Systems Ltd is currently studying active transportation in Salmon Arm to determine what works well and what barriers exist. (File photo)

Your input wanted on making active transportation in Salmon Arm better

Safety can be key to preventing residents from embracing cycling, walking, other active pursuits

Urban Systems Ltd is currently studying active transportation in Salmon Arm to determine what works well and what barriers exist. (File photo)
The Reinecker Creek Trail System above Margaret Falls has been closed temporarily for logging. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap trail system closed for logging, removal of trees infested with bark beetle

Closure of Reinecker Creek Trail System expected to last two weeks

  • Apr 6, 2022
The Reinecker Creek Trail System above Margaret Falls has been closed temporarily for logging. (CSRD photo)
The Hillcrest Heights greenway was completed by the Shuswap Trail Alliance in May 2021. (File photo)

Shuswap Trail Alliance grateful following successful auction fundraiser

Funds raised help grow trails throughout the region

The Hillcrest Heights greenway was completed by the Shuswap Trail Alliance in May 2021. (File photo)
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails society honours late president with mountain bench

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society erects bench to honour Peter Rotzetter on Mt. Rose Swanson

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society has erected and dedicated a bench on Mt. Rose Swanson in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)
Shuswap Trail Alliance has announced its new, improved website which has an easier-to-use trails database with a new search option. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Trail Alliance announces new, improved website for finding area trails

Just one site now for all trail information and maps plus details on the organization

Shuswap Trail Alliance has announced its new, improved website which has an easier-to-use trails database with a new search option. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s Greenways Liaison Committee considers the creation of a trails and parks guide specific to Salmon Arm. (File photo)

Trail and parks guide with focus on Salmon Arm pondered

Greenways Liaison Committee discusses collaboration to create more city-specific information

Salmon Arm’s Greenways Liaison Committee considers the creation of a trails and parks guide specific to Salmon Arm. (File photo)
The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)

Multi-use trail proposed for Vaseaux Lake area

Proposed trail would be part of Trail of the Okanagans project

The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)
Trails at Joss Mountain have been reopened as the danger of wildfires in the area has subsided. (Jim Cooperman image)

Trails reopen in Shuswap areas where wildfire danger diminished

Hikers are advised to check closures on Recreation Sites and Trails BC website

Trails at Joss Mountain have been reopened as the danger of wildfires in the area has subsided. (Jim Cooperman image)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)

‘Beyond belief’: Decision made to remove unauthorized work at historic Shuswap fire lookout

Salvageable material at Eagle Pass lookout to be saved for possible future restoration project

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)
The Hillcrest Heights greenway, completed in May, loops around Hillcrest Elementary, from 20th Street SE south of the school, to 10th Avenue SE, not far from the 30th Street SE intersection. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Trail Alliance talks summer successes and projects delayed by wildfires

Hope remains work delayed on some projects can begin again in the fall

The Hillcrest Heights greenway, completed in May, loops around Hillcrest Elementary, from 20th Street SE south of the school, to 10th Avenue SE, not far from the 30th Street SE intersection. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The North Shuswap Lions Club has launched a 50/50 raffle to support the development of trail systems connecting local communities. (File photo)

North Shuswap Lions launch lottery for development of local trails

50/50 draw to help build trail system connecting communities

The North Shuswap Lions Club has launched a 50/50 raffle to support the development of trail systems connecting local communities. (File photo)