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Wetyk! 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!


Trail Closures: at Rubberhead Trail System - Canoe Forest Products will begin timber harvesting (CP ER7106-7) adjacent to the Muffin Top, Veggie Delight and Meat Grinder trails at Rubberhead starting May 16th. Therefore, effective immediately the following Rubberhead trails have been signed and closed – Muffin Top, Meat Grinder, Veggie Delight and Tic Shickets down to Upper Rubberhead.  Access is being restricted to ensure the safety of the general public as well as harvesting crews.  Signs have been placed at each access point for the above trails (7 total).  

These trails will be closed for a minimum of 4 weeks. Watch for updates as works progress.  Ravine and other trails are not physically affected, however, it is important that people are vigilant when using the 110.000 forestry road system. Road users are cautioned to drive/bike with care, yield to industrial traffic and obey all posted work site signs. Crew trucks, graders, tracked equipment, low beds and logging trucks may be encountered at anytime Mon – Fri 5am – 6pm for the next several weeks. The posted road channel for the 110 road system is RR20.  Road building and logging crews are aware that this is high public-use area.   That said, individuals are asked to respect the industrial use/nature of the road as well.
 
We thank Canoe Forest Products for their ongoing collaboration with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, Shuswap Bike Club, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, and other trail stewardship organizations - and for their support reopenning trails and reinstalling trail signs following harvest.

The Shuswap-to-Armstrong Rail-Trail Vision took two major steps forward over the last two months - first with the announcement of funding support by the Province of BC to partner with our local municipal and regional governments who have been working with Splatsin Chief and Council to acquire the remainder of the abandoned corridor. And secondly, the subsequent decision by the Municipal/Regional governments of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and North Okanagan Regional District to proceed with the process of assembling the balance of funds needed for acquisition. A Q&A information sheet on the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Corridor Acquisition and the Alternate Approval Process currently underway is now available through the CSRD (view the FAQ here) A similar process will be followed by the Regional District of North Okanagan, following which final purchase of the abandoned rail corridor will proceed with funding support from the Province. Check out the Salmon Arm Observer online for news updates. For an overview of the Rail-Trail vision, including the work underway to link with the Central and South Okanagan Rail-Trail initiatives, check out the presentation here. And be sure to let your local leadership know you support them in this important work of acquiring and maintaining the corridor as an asset for future generations.

 

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


Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser Thank You - a huge huge thank you, again, to everyone who made the February Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser such a success. $37,000 raised to kick off our 12th year working together to create, care-for, and promote trails throughout the Shuswap. The annual February event builds critical funding to support Shuswap Trail projects throughout the region. Check out this year's sponsors here and be sure to give them some love when you see them!


Love Your Trails: Shuswap Trail Alliance Memberships 2017 - support 2017 trail projects with a membership. Get the mail-in member form here, or join online here.

Build. Maintain. Explore. Shuswap Trail Legacy Fund - Help build the Shuswap Trails Legacy Fund, and create stability for Shuswap Trails for generations to come. Click 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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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.
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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?
The Hiking Group Salmon Arm
Sun May 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am
@ Balmoral Trail Head to White Lake
Come join the Hiking Group for this amazing trail from Balmoral to White Lake.
Shuswap Outdoors Club Hike
Sun May 28, 2017
@ Enderby Cliffs
Hike Enderby Cliffs. MODERATE/DIFFICULT. Please contact leaders at least a day ahead!
Connie (250-832-8729).
Province announces funding to grow Shuswap trails
Friday, March 10, 2017
News Release March 10, 2017   Province announces funding to grow Shuswap trails   The Shuswap, British Columbia - "The work partners throughout the Shuswap have done to enhance tourism and grow outdoor recreational opportunities is remarkable," said Shuswap MLA, Greg Kyllo, announcing a funding commitment of $98,061.
Shuswap Trail Alliance grows partnership with Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
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News Release February 21, 2017   Shuswap Trail Alliance grows partnership with Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile   The Shuswap, British Columbia – “This trail is ten times harder than anything we’ve done yet,” says technical trails specialist, Jacob ‘Sutra’ Brett, with the Shuswap Trail Alliance.
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