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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!

We're Hiring for the 2017 Season: Hard working and motivated Team required for the 2017 trail development and maintenance season. Two job postings are available (pending funding): Trail Crew Positions and Summer Student Positions. (Click on the links for the full posting and application instructions.)

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.


TRAIL CLOSURE: Salmon Arm Bay Raven Foreshore (SABNES) Trail Closed for Extensive Sanitary Sewer Maintenance - The City of Salmon Arm is closing the foreshore trail between December 27th (day after boxing day) and March 31st, 2017 (or earlier, if completion is quicker than expected) for construction & maintenance of city infrastructure, including the sanitary sewer and the trail. Parts of the trail will need to be widened in order to allow for the access of heavy equipment, but upgrade of the trails is included in the work. For further information contact the City of Salmon Arm at 250-803-4000.

TRAIL UPDATE: Feb. 23, 2017 - BCTS late winter logging above the Balmoral Trails and along the Blind Bay White Lake trail is almost finished. BCTS staff will be out with STA/CSRD Parks leadership to assess trail clean-up/rerouting needs in order to get the trails ready for spring use. Stay tuned. Continue to watch for forestry traffic when crossing Forestry Roads.


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



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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  • 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?
Social Responsibility Day
Thu Apr 27, 2017
The Shuswap Trail Alliance hosts one of the volunteer sites for the Annual Student Social Responsibility Day. Watch for more details to come.
Trail Building Workshop (Shuswap Cycling Club)
Sat Apr 22, 2017
The Shuswap Cycling Club is excited to host a Level 1 Trail Workshop April 22nd and 23rd, sponsored by Rec Sites and Trails BC.
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
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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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