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.
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.
June is Paddle Month
Wed Jun 1, 2016 - Thu Jun 30, 2016
@ The Shuswap Paddle Centre and other locations
A full month of Blueways and Paddle Trails! Once you’ve got in the habit of daily walking and biking, it’s time to add a little paddling to the mix.
June 30 (Thursday) – Trail Mix Art Exhibition Opening Reception
Thu Jun 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
@ Salmon Arm Art Gallery
Join the over 45 participating artists, trail guides, and photographers who have been working in 15 teams to feature 15 unique Shuswap trails and their stories.
Trail Mix Art Exhibition - All Summer!
Thu Jun 30, 2016 - Sat Aug 27, 2016
@ Salmon Arm Art Gallery & Various Off-Site Locations
The celebration of Shuswap trails, art, and story continues all summer long at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery, three satellite exhibition sites at Prestige Inn, Prisa Lighting, and the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe, and two on-trail installation sites on the Foreshore Raven Trail (Salmon Arm) and Mt Baldy Lookout (South Shuswap).
The Shuswap Outdoor Learning Foundation Dance, Fundraiser, Silent Auction, and Gear Swap
Fri Sep 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
@ SASCU Recreation Centre
How about a fun evening of dancing and socializing while supporting the
growth of outdoor learning in the Shuswap?
Supervised Bicycle Parkade & Bike-Bucks for Bike-to-Work week in Downtown Salmon Arm
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 19, 2016 Supervised Bicycle Parkade & Bike-Bucks for Bike-to-Work week in Downtown Salmon Arm The Shuswap, British Columbia – Shuswap Bike-to-Work Week organizers really want to make it easy for you to bicycle to work next week.
Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails
Friday, May 20, 2016
News Release May 20, 2016 Brand new Pocket Park gets kids out on bikes and trails The Shuswap, British Columbia - It's official! The brand new CSRD Mt Tuam Community Bike Park is open in Blind Bay. The pocket park, funded and built by CSRD Parks in collaboration with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, is the perfect play spot for novice mountain bikers to practice riding on trails with a short easy green loop and a slightly more challenging but still short blue loop, plus an up trail to get you back to the start to try again.