Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails Society is a non-profit charitable, volunteer organization that maintains trails and builds new trails for hiking and biking in the Castlegar area for non-motorized use. We hire a small seasonal crew to undertake trail maintenance. We encourage the use of parks and trails while respecting the natural environment and the area’s cultural heritage.

Members of our organization assist our endeavours by voluntary contributions of labour and/or financial donations in excess of the basic membership. We produce and distribute a Newsletter on the Society’s activities and related interests. The production and distribution of the Newsletter is covered by the Basic Membership fee of $10.00. Voluntary premium memberships bring in revenue for the other aspects of our operations.

If you want to report concerns about the condition of our trails or our activities, you may do so here.


News

March 17, 2017

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday April 18th at 7 PM at the Castlegar Complex.  Hope to you see you there.

November 18, 2016

Columbia River Trail is closed for drainage upgrading until further notice.

September 18, 2016

The Castlegar Parks & Trails general meeting is set for Wednesday, October 26th at the Castlegar Community Complex starting at 7 pm. Hope to see everyone there!

August 17, 2016

Message from: Trails to the Boundary Society

Just so you are all aware, there is no water at the Cyclists Rest Stop on the Kettle Valley Railway in Rhone, BC.

The owners are keen to have cyclists and hikers stop by. However, the water is not working there for people expecting it. They had a pump malfunction and it’s not going to be repaired. They don’t welcome overnight camping, it’s just a “rest-stop” and “no camping” sign is posted.

Tap water is in short supply throughout the 155 km between McCulloch and Eholt. We strongly recommend travel with a water filter or purification tablets. Greenwood has tap water at Lions Park and at the Assay Office next to the Greenwood Museum, The Midway Village Campground has spigots, Kettle River Rec Area – the KVR rail trail follows the Kettle River for a significant length. However, faithful tap water is a problem when needing to hydrate on the really hot days we are expecting in the upcoming week.


 Take your kid mountain biking

Posted October 3rd, 2015.


 

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I know everyone is super stoked to ride the Bike Park in Castlegar but we ask that you hold of riding the features for a couple weeks to allow the features to set up. The ground is soaked and riding it when wet will cause damage.

Your patience will pay off big time and you will be riding a solid park in no time! See MoreSee Less

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We are starting up trail building Wednesdays again. Currently working on an up trail at the bottom of grand to open up more riding opportunities in that area. 5 pm at the old tennis courts up mcdiarmid road See MoreSee Less

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Views from Sentinel Overlook Trail. See MoreSee Less

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Think BO might good to go yet? See MoreSee Less

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Sad to see Stacked Films figures their gift(?) to the world is ripping up the ‘no motorized vehicles allowed’ Columbia River Trail with a dirt bike. See MoreSee Less

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