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.


Dove Hill Open House

Posted March 23, 2016.
Castlegar Recreation Centre – March 29, 2016 at 7 pm.

Dove Hill trail expansion proposal /  Dove Hill trail network


Posted March 2, 2016.
Castlegar Recreation Centre – March 30, 2016 at 7 pm

 Take your kid mountain biking

Posted October 3rd, 2015.


CPTS Facebook Group

The Mel Deanna Trail bridge has been replaced and the full loop is once again open. A big thank you to the volunteers that helped us with this project, and to the crew for their excellent work. See MoreSee Less

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Wed trail build continuing on the new trail above merry go round. We Are making great progress. Come out and help us get a new trail done. See MoreSee Less

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Miral Heights hike in Trail, short half hour one way. Some steep rocky areas for biking,as a beginner I could tackle it slowly, but easy for the experienced! See MoreSee Less

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Hi I just moved to Trail and would like to do some bike trails, but nothing too crazy. Are there some maps or can you direct me to or a starting point in Castlegar? Thanks. See MoreSee Less

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5 people out last night. Making progress but sure could use some extra hands. This trail will benifit all levels of riders. We need you!! See MoreSee Less

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