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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.

 

 


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What's New
West Bay Trail Working Group Memorandum of Understanding Signing
Fri Jan 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
@ Pierre's Point Log Building
A safe connection between the City of Salmon Arm and neighbouring Indigenous band lands takes a giant leap forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the West Bay Connector Trail in January.
Annual Shuswap Trail Alliance Fundraiser/Dance
Fri Feb 7, 2020   6:30 pm - 1:00 am
@ SASCU Community Centre
The Tickets for our Annual Shuswap Trails Party & Fundraiser on Friday, February 7th, 2020 are now ON SALE! You can pick up your tickets exclusively at Skookum Cycle & Ski in Salmon Arm, while supplies last! Tickets are $45, cash or cheque only. Reserve tables are also available for $100 donation plus a group of 10 tickets purchased. Every dollar raised goes to supporting trail projects throughout the Shuswap.
Information Session for all South Canoe trail users
Thu Feb 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
@ Salmon Recreation Center in Room 1
For all South Canoe Trail users, come and learn about one of our beloved trail networks.
Salty Dog
Sat May 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am
@ South Canoe Trail Head Parking Lot
Riders from near and far gather for the annual spring classic at our very own South Canoe Trail System for what has become one of the largest mountain bike events in BC, and certainly one of the most anticipated. Hosted by our good friends at Skookum Cycle and Ski!
West Bay Trail Working Group Memorandum of Understanding Signing
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Shuswap, British Columbia, Secwepemc Territory - A safe connection between the City of Salmon Arm and neighbouring Indigenous band lands takes a giant leap forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the West Bay Connector Trail in January.
Give the gift of Shuswap Trails for Christmas
Thursday, December 12, 2019
News Release Updated: December 12, 2019   Give the gift of Shuswap Trails for Christmas   The Shuswap, British Columbia, Secwepemc Territory – They’re here! Those coveted Shuswap Trail Party tickets have arrived just in time to continue giving the gift of trails this Christmas! Who knew going outside for a walk or ride would turn into one of the hottest sell-out items of the season in the Shuswap?    15 years ago regional leadership launched the what-if idea of Shuswap communities working together to support each other in the creation of trails and pathways.
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