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.
South Canoe Trails Finish Days
Sat May 7, 2016 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
@ South Canoe Trail Head
help finish new trail and structures started at the May 1 Blitz
Share the Trails Workshop
Fri May 6, 2016 12:00 am - May 7, 2016
@ Prestige Harbourfront Resort
The annual gathering of provincial trails leadership sponsored by the Outdoor Recreation Council with the Horse Council of BC is hosted this year in the Shuswap by the Shuswap Trail Alliance.
Shuswap Bike Month raises awareness for healthy communities
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
News Release May 03, 2016 Shuswap Bike Month raises awareness for healthy communities The Shuswap, British Columbia – The evidence is becoming too compelling to ignore: how we design our communities for travel has a direct impact on how healthy we are – and, it seems, how wealthy.
Salmon Arm Bay Foreshore Trail Closed to Dogs during critical nesting season
Friday, April 15, 2016
News Release April 18, 2016 Salmon Arm Bay Foreshore Trail Closed to Dogs during critical nesting season The Shuswap, British Columbia – The Salmon Arm Bay is having babies! Visitors to the popular foreshore trail are asked to take extra care this spring – including leaving their dogs at home – to ensure the many birds, amphibians, fish, and mammals that live in the nature reserve have ample space to nest and raise their young.