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Weytk! (Hello) Welcome to Secwepemc Territory and the Shuswap - a great big welcome to all our guests from out of town and far away. We're stoked you're here. Please stop in at the Shuswap Tourism Visitor Centres to pick up hard copies of the Shuswap Trail Guide, and enjoy those Shuswap trails!Buy Provigil Rx

Current Trail Conditions: Be sure to check the specific trail listing for updated postings on conditions, closures, and any other notices. But please remember - while we try to post notices that come through its a dynamic world out there and things can change quickly on the trails. Always be prepared, let others know where you are going, watch for any update signage on the trails, and report anything new to trailreport@shuswaptrails.com (or the orange Report Button above).


2018 Shuswap Trail Alliance ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (May 15, 2018) Okanagan College, Salmon Arm Campus. 7 pm. (To include adoption of new Bylaws for BC Societies Act Transition.) Link to AGM package here, financial statements, and Executive Directors Annual Progress Report.

HUGE THANKS! The Annual Shuswap Trail Party and Fundraiser (Feb 2nd, 2018, at the Salmon Arm Rec Centre - featuring the Shawn Lightfoot Band, DJ Patrick Ryley, loads of appies, cash bar, Barley Station brews, local wines, silent auction, and Best-of-2017 Shuswap Trails photo footage. ) Raised $36,000 Friday night setting the 2018 Shuswap Trail season in motion. Thank you to everyone who supported the event, including the organizing committee, all the volunteers including the Okanagan College Enactus team, Fire Hall #3, the Shawn Lightfoot Band, DJ Patrick Ryley who once again did double duty as MC for the night, BC Sound for making it all rock, the Barley Station for providing the kraft beer on tap, Larch Hills Winery for providing the wine, Fire Hall #3 for providing the bar, Cook Shack Creations for keeping everyone fed along with support from Farmcrest Foods and Happy Days Goat Dairy, the 146 community event sponsors, and the 475 sell-out guests who came and danced a whole new year of trails into being! Check out the story here.
 
And check out our 2018 Sponsors here, and please be sure to stop by their businesses and show them some love!

Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail just took a giant step forward! the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have successfully concluded the purchase of the the CP Rail Corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. Working in partnership with Splatsin and the regional municipal governments, the corridor will be "used for recreational opportunities, including walking and cycling, while retaining it for future transportation and economic development needs. There is also long-term potetnial to connect this corridor to the Okanagan Rail Trail, which is currently under development, connecting the City of Kelowna to the District of Coldstream." (Check out the full news release here.)

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is pleased to continue to support the efforts of the Splatsin and local RDNO/CSRD regional and municipal governments in the next phases of planning and development. It is an unprecedented opportunity to realize what Splatsin Kupki7 (Chief) Wayne Christian and Council have described as telling the true story of this place.modafinil 100mg buy online
 
There have been inquries on how to contribute funding toward Rail-Trail development, which will be unrolled formally over the next few months - but early contributions to the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail have already been coming in. To respond, the STA has a Rail-Trail Reserve Fund in place to hold early contributions ready to transfer over, and is able to issue charitable tax receipts.
 
As well, the STA will continue to act as a liaison point with community leadership and organizations. We have been priviledged to grow relationships with the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Trails Society and Vernon's Ribbons-of-Green thanks to the Rail-Trail initaitive, as well as the NorthOkanagan Historical Society. We hope to host a joint support meeting shortly, and would welcome hearing from interested organizations that have not yet been in touch.
 
The STA has also been working behind the scenes to build relationships with inter-regional partners toward linking the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail initiative with the Central Okanagan Rail Trail and the Southern Trails-to-the-Okanagans initiative. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has also taken a proactive role in supporting this effort. We look forward to growing these relationships in 2018.
 
In the meantime, please congratulate all the Splatsin, CSRD, RDNO, Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Sicamous, and Salmon Arm leadership and staff - as well as gratitude to our Provincial leadership support - for modelling respectful inter-government collaboration at its very best in the interest of more accountable, healthier, active, and economically resilient communities.
 
And watch for further updates to come as leadership throughout the region work together to establish this unprecedented recreational greenway trail for the Shuswap. A Q&A information sheet on the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Corridor Acquisition and the Alternate Approval Process is available through the CSRD (view the CSRD FAQ here) and the Regional District of North Okanagan (view the RDNO FAQ here). For an overview of the Rail-Trail vision, including the link with the Central and South Okanagan Rail-Trail initiatives, check out the presentation here. And the original info brief here. And be sure to let your local leadership know you support them in this important work of acquiring, building, and maintaining the corridor as an asset for future generations.
 
Also - be sure to send support to the Okanagan Rail-Trail Initiative working on the Rail-Trail between Vernon and Kelowna.  We're all working together to see these two new sections of Rail-Trail link up with similar trail efforts in the South Okanagan (Trails to the Okanagan and the KVR Rail Trail). Imagine: riding a bicycle from Sicamous to Osoyoos...not so crazy an idea anymore!

New Trails Built in 2017 ready for you to explore: despite the crazy wind-flood-wind-fire-wind-snow season we had this year, trail stewards, volunteers, munipcal/regional/and provincial community partners, funding supporters, clubs, school groups, business teams, Rapattack, the STA trail team, and so many others worked very, very hard in 2017. The result is an incredible 10 new trails added (yes 10!), totalling over 12,000 metres. Check out the links below (and be sure to explore the hot new geo-referenced pdf map links c/o CSRD GIS department):


NEW! Geo-Referenced PDF Maps: yes! - They've arrived, and more are getting added all the time, thanks to the spectacular new partnership with the great folks at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District GIS Department. As part of the Shuswap Tourism and Shuswap Regional Trails Roundtable partnership agreements, the CSRD GIS office has taken on acting as the central hub for all final master trail mapping GIS files. That means as we all work together throughout the Shuswap to develop trails and map changes it will all be coordinated in one place and updated to the online Shuswap Trails website guide. You will see the new Geo-Referenced PDF maps as links in the body of each trail description posted here. Not all trails have new maps, but many do, and more are getting created, updated, and added all the time. So be sure to keep checking back. Maps can be printed, or uploaded into mobile apps like Avenzas PDF Maps, which let these pdf's function as a base map with your phone's gps system. Our sincere thanks to all the talented, passionate, and committed GIS folks at the CSRD. And special thanks, also, to the new Salmon Arm MRDT Hotel Tax funding that is also supporting this initiative. Thank you all!


Trail Notices: check www.shuswaptrails.com for update notices on trail conditions throughout the region. But please remember - while we make every effort to keep info postings up-to-date there's lots going on so we may have missed something. Let us know through the trailreport@shuswaptrails.com hotline. Other good sources of current trail info online include the Shuswap Bike Club website at www.shuswapbike.com, Larch Hills Nordic at www.skilarchhills.ca, and trail sites like our good friends at www.trailforks.com
 

Shuswap Trail Alliance Annual Report: if you missed the meeting, check out the report package and slide presentation.

Love Your Trails: Shuswap Trail Alliance Memberships 2018 - support 2018 trail projects with a membership. Get the mail-in member form here, or join online here.

 Book the TrailRider - visit the Shuswap TrailRider Adaptive Adventure Society for details.

For more news and updates from the Shuswap Trail Alliance, the Shuswap Trails Roundtable and Strategy, and the Sicamous-Armstrong Rail-Trail click here.

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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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  • 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.

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What's News on the Shuswap Trails?
Lewiston Ultra Marathon
Sat Sep 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am
@ Larch Hills Traverse
Registration SOLD OUT! Volunteers Needed
Salute to the Sockeye Celebrations
Fri Sep 28, 2018  -  Sun Oct 21, 2018
@ Tsútswecw Provincial Park (Roderick Haig-Brown)
2018 brings us once again to the dominant year of the spawning sockeye and the Adams River Salmon Society will host the Salute to the Sockeye from September 28th to October 21st (Volunteers NEEDED)
Annual party sets substantial year of trail projects in motion
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
News Release: Feb. 5, 2018   Annual party sets substantial year of trail projects in motion   The Shuswap, British Columbia – "We thank all our community sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who came out," announced Shuswap Trail Alliance chairperson, Reg Walters, to the sold out crowd at the annual Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser last Friday night.
Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail takes a giant step forward
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Release: January 16, 2018 (Updated January 31, 2018) Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail takes a giant step forward   The Shuswap, British Columbia – The Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have successfully concluded the purchase of the the CP Rail Corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong.
 

 
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