Rail Trails

Rail Trails


A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway into a multi-use path, typically for non-motorized use like walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding, snowshoeing and nordic skiing. The characteristics of former tracks — flat, long, low gradient, frequently running through historical areas, is perfect for families to discover scenic landscapes in a safe, fun manner.

Columbia & Western Railway Trail: The 85km (53mi) trail rides along the abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway from CASTLEGAR to Fife. Cyclists can pursue their trip towards Midway, where the trail then joins the Famous Kettle Valley Railway line.

Galena Trail: 
A 13km (8mi) trail between Rosebery and Three Forks. This trail includes an extraordinary cable-car ride over Carpenter Creek.

Great Northern Rail Trail: 
The trail covers approximately 48 km (30mi) between Salmo and NELSON.

Nakusp to Summit Lake Trail: 
Formerly the railway for the NAKUSP Line, the 46km (29mi) trail climbs gently from Nakusp to Summit Lake and then descends to Rosebery, where it connects with the Galena Trail.

NorthStar Rails to Trail: 
The 25km (16mi) long NorthStar Rail Trail links KIMBERLEY and CRANBROOK.

Cranbrook to Wardner Destination Trail (C2W Trail): This section of the TransCanada Trail is approximately 40km (25mi) and links CRANBROOK to WARDNER via the Isadore Canyon.

Slocan Valley Rail Trail: The Slocan Valley Rail Trail covers approximately 50 km (31mi) between the Village of SLOCAN and Slocan Junction. It begins at the intersection of the beginning of Highway 3 and the end of the Slocan Subdivision.

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