Trails

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)
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)

Grant funding grows for pilot section of Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Local government rail trail partners have recieved more than $700,000 in grant funding

  • Jul 30, 2021
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)
The Grey Canal trail in Coldstream is closed due to wildfires in the area. (RDNO map)

Becker wildfire closes North Okanagan trail

Grey Canal section near Galiano closed due to fire east of Vernon

The Grey Canal trail in Coldstream is closed due to wildfires in the area. (RDNO map)
Someone or something is vandalizing birdhouses built and erected along Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Trail, much to the chagrin of a Shuswap biologist who looks after the houses. All but one of 32 along the trail are occupied. (Facebook photo)

Ongoing birdhouse vandalism rocks Shuswap trail, groups

Eight more boxes were destroyed Saturday, May 15

Someone or something is vandalizing birdhouses built and erected along Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Trail, much to the chagrin of a Shuswap biologist who looks after the houses. All but one of 32 along the trail are occupied. (Facebook photo)
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail pilot project to start this year

Grant funding received for section of trail in Enderby, Splatsin territory

  • May 10, 2021
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail pilot project to start this year

Grant funding received for section of trail in Enderby, Splatsin territory

  • May 10, 2021
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)

Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)
The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)

Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Okanagan man arrested after chasing women with baseball bat

Vigilante thought the women were involved in a theft from his home

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance’s Lori Schneider Wood, centre, receives help from Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus students in decommissioning a trail in Salmon Arm’s Pileated Woods park. (File photo)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance’s Lori Schneider Wood, centre, receives help from Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus students in decommissioning a trail in Salmon Arm’s Pileated Woods park. (File photo)