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Mission Statement - About Us - Shuswap Trail Alliance

The Vision. . .

To foster a healthy, engaged community in the Shuswap Region – economic/environmental/social – through well designed, maintained, and promoted trails connecting people, culture, and landscape; and to do so through collaboration, stewardship, fiscal responsibility, and economic development. (Updated: January 2014)

And the Mission. . . 

THE PURPOSE OF THE SHUSWAP TRAIL ALLIANCE IS to develop, operate, maintain, and promote a network of non-motorized trails, waterway and hut-to-hut routes throughout the Shuswap watershed region in the Province of British Columbia for educational, recreational, economic, and environmental benefit to the public, and to do so collaboratively through community partnerships.

Shuswap Hut and Trail Alliance - Full Mission Statement and Strategic Goals

And our Shuswap Trails Hut-to-Hut Vision... 

(Here's one of the founding concepts that got the region motivated to work together. Its ambitious, but little by little the connections are being made) ... to create an internationally recognized land and marine trail system that provides an experience comparable to the Appalachian Trail in the United States or the Bruce Trail in Ontario. Characterized as an “Appalachian style” network of cross-country hiking, biking, ski, snowshoe, and equestrian trail routes – overnight facilities are envisioned that link existing accommodations, bed and breakfast operations, campgrounds, and resorts with a series of discrete backcountry wilderness cabins – creating opportunities for a point-to-point (or hut-to-hut) style outdoor travel experience immersed in the natural landscape of the Shuswap.

 

 

 
What's New
Shuswap Outdoor Club
Sun Sep 28, 2014
@ Shuswap River at Ashton Creek bridge
CANOE Shuswap River from Ashton Creek bridge to Enderby.
Mt Baldy Lookout
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:15 am  -  Sep 27, 2014
@ Mt Baldy Lookout Trail
Shuswap Trail Alliance partnering together with Shuswap Hospice Society, and Active Salmon Arm are pleased to present fully GUIDED FALL HIKES. Join us in the outdoors for some enjoyable friendly hiking.
Raising a toast at the new Mount Baldy trail opening
Saturday, August 23, 2014
News Release August 23, 2014  Raising a toast at the new Mount Baldy trail opening  The Shuswap, British Columbia – Partners gathered from around the Shuswap Thursday to celebrate the official opening of the new Mount Baldy hiking trail just west of Sorrento.
Search for the Becca Beacon during weekly Summer trail challenge in the Shuswap
Monday, July 21, 2014
News Release July 21, 2014  Search for the Becca Beacon during weekly Summer trail challenge in the Shuswap The Shuswap, British Columbia – There are more good things underfoot out on Shuswap Trails this summer. Following up on the success of last year’s weekly summer trail challenge, this year’s Shuswap Trail Alliance summer student, Rebecca Howes, has reactivated another round of the weekly prize-filled outdoor motivational challenge.
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