Difficulty Level: Easy/Intermediate
Elevation Gain: N/A
Dog Friendly: Yes
Bike Friendly: Yes
Facilities: Washrooms, picnic tables, benches, interpretive signage
Season: Year-round (some sections plowed in the winter)
A large network of trails, which includes interpretive walks along the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. Selkirk College’s Recreation, Fish, & Wildlife students and staff proudly maintain these trails to a high degree of excellence. The Castlegar campus of Selkirk College is the location of over 15 kilometres of walking trails at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers. The college lands are home to a large variety of species, some of which are considered rare, such as the Rubber Boa, Western Grebe, Tiger Salamander and Great Blue Heron. The trails make for ideal early-season walks and a long hiking season due to their low elevation. Interpretive signs installed along two loops link the cultural and natural history of the area with the confluence of the two great rivers. For more ambitious hikers, the campus trails connect to the Trans Canada Trail route to the City of Trail, along the east side of the Columbia River. Washrooms are available in the college and the gym during business hours.
These trails can also be accessed from the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Russian Bistro, and Kootenay Gallery area which is across from the airport.
Selkirk College Access
•Turn off Hwy 3A across from the Castlegar Airport towards the college on Frank Beinder Way
•Users can park at the Rosedale Road/Frank Beinder Way intersection to access the ‘Death Valley’ trails loop
•There are many places to park and access the trails anywhere on campus