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2016 Shuswap Trail Party & Auction tickets - SOLD OUT! (Friday, Feb. 5th) Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. Check out the preliminary silent auction list hereThe annual Shuswap Trail Alliance party launches a new decade of Shuswap Trails! 2016 Shuswap Trails Party & Fundraising Auction - Live Music with the Whiskey Danglers, DJ with Patrick Ryley, Dance, Buffet Appies featuring locally grown & prepared foods, Cash Bar, Silent Auction, & the Best-Of Shuswap Trail Photo Footage. At the Salmon Arm Rec Centre.

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Shuswap Trail Alliance ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - March 2nd, 2016, 7 pm at Okanagan College, Salmon Arm Campus. Featuring progress reports on 2015 and the 2016 season to come. Plus special report on the Torres del Paine, Patagonia partnership. All welcome!

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PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION:

Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail concept needs your support! Send your expressions of support to regional leadership. Check out the info brief here.
Additional background information from CP Rail here.
A sample email/letter of Expression of Support including key contact names and email addresses here
And be sure to also send support to the Okanagan Rail-Trail Initiative working on securing the abandoned CN line to the South. 

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Be sure to report trail needs: enjoy trails throughout the Shuswap. And remember to report any issues you see to trailreport@shuswaptrails.com.

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Welcome

The Shuswap Trails website is dedicated to helping people from around the world find their trail in the Shuswap. Whether it be by foot, by mountain bike, by horseback, or by canoe, this site will guide you towards amazing trail experiences in the sunny Shuswap.

Use our new interactive Trail map to help you find trails by their region within the Shuswap.


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Caution!

  • Always go prepared and use your common sense
  • Always tell someone when and where you are going
  • Many trails are not maintained - use at your own risk
  • Many trails are accessible only by active logging roads requiring 2-way radio communication, or deactivated logging roads requiring four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles.
  • Watch for wildlife and avoid areas showing recent signs of black bears, grizzly bears and cougars.
  • Before heading out, check with local contacts to make sure the trails and roads are safe.

Tips for Safety

  • Bring applicable maps, along with a compass or GPS device.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring sufficient food and water.
  • Carry identification (including name, phone number and pertinent medical information), and record your bicycle serial number
  • Bring a portable phone or other communication device, along with pertinent phone numbers (ie. emergency numbers)
  • Travel with a partner when possible
  • Stay alert, be observant about your surroundings, avoid areas where visibility is poor, and don't wear headsets.
  • Avoid unfamiliar areas when on the trails alone and follow your intuition about unfamiliar people.
  • Trails are shared by a variety of users at the same time. Please be courteous to all users, and remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way. Stay to the right of the trails.
  • Cyclists should pull off the trail when stopping, give a voice, bell, or horn warning when passing others, wear helmets and ride at reasonable speeds.
  • Wear reflective material and carry a whistle or a noisemaker.
  • Where pets are allowed, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.


The Shuswap Trail Alliance assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the trails listed in this website. Use at your own risk.

Respect

 
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What's News on the Shuswap Trails?
Share the Trails Workshop
Fri May 6, 2016 12:00 am  -  May 7, 2016
@ Prestige Harbourfront Resort
The annual gathering of provincial trails leadership sponsored by the Outdoor Recreation Council with the Horse Council of BC is hosted this year in the Shuswap by the Shuswap Trail Alliance.
Shuswap Trail Alliance AGM & Progress Report
Wed Mar 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
@ Okanagan College - Salmon Arm
The Shuswap Trail Alliance Annual General Meeting includes progress updates on last season and the 2016 season ahead, plus the always anticipated annual photo review of trail projects throughout the Shuswap.
Shuswap Trails Ready to Rock!
Monday, February 1, 2016
Shuswap Trails Ready to Rock! Friends, you've done it again...the Annual Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser tickets sold out last week! And the auction sponsor line-up is out of this world! Well actually. . .its totally in this world - with lots of cool auction features to get you outside.
Shuswap Trail Alliance makes international connections
Monday, February 1, 2016
News Release February 01, 2016  Shuswap Trail Alliance makes international connections as annual fundraiser gets ready to rock The Shuswap, British Columbia - The idea of "thinking globally and acting locally" found new meaning this week with the annual Shuswap Trail Party and Fundraiser set to rock Friday.
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