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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!

Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser (February 3rd) - Tickets SOLD OUT - This year’s party features a one-time special reunion with the band, Scarecrow, along with DJ Patrick Ryley, local flavours featuring Village West Urban Market, the Barley Station Brewery, and Larch Hills Winery. Watch for another action packed silent auction featuring Waterways Houseboat's Genesis 66 Houseboat sleeping 24 people, Twin Anchors Houseboats, Shuswap Millwork & Finishing, and a weekend training package with Yamunska Mountain Adventures. The February 3rd party builds critical funding to support Shuswap Trail projects throughout the region. 

Get your tickets now ($35) at Skookum Cycle and Ski in Salmon Arm. (Cash or Cheque Only.)

Silent Auction contributions for the February 3rd fundraiser can be dropped off at Johnston Meier Insurance in Salmon Arm, email, or call Sylvia at 250-832-3435. Check the Silent Auction Sponsorship invitation here

And yes - the Reserve Table Donation Draw is on again! Check out the details here.

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.

Shuswap Trail Alliance Annual General Meeting - March 1st, 2017, 7:00 pm, at Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus (2552 10th Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC) - Join us for an update on progress and projects.

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.


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.
Shuswap Trail Alliance AGM & Progress Report
Wed Mar 1, 2017 7:00 pm  -  Mar 1, 2017
@ Okanagan College - Salmon Arm
The Shuswap Trail Alliance's Annual General Meeting, including progress reporting, volunteer updates, and year-in-review slide presentation.
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.
February party continues to put Shuswap Trails on the map
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
News Release Feb. 07, 2017  February party continues to put Shuswap Trails on the map   The Shuswap, British Columbia - The Shuswap has done it again - kick starting another year of trails and building relationships and helping to get people outside, active, and on their feet - all with one great big party.

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