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.


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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7 people out tonight. Plus Rob De Jonge and I framed half of the opening feature for crazy merry. Busy day. Hope to see everyone out for the mega build on sat. See MoreSee Less

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Leanne Reitan shared Cycology Bikes Inc.‘s photo to the group: Castlegar Parks & Trails Society. See MoreSee Less

Momma grizzly and 2 cubs spotted at 3km up Merry Creek Road. Apparently aggressive. Be on the alert.

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Trail building wed tomorrow working on the top of crazy merry. Walk down merry go round turn right in the bush just before the third bridge from the top. You will hear us. No tools needed See MoreSee Less

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Saber Physiotherapy is graciously sponsoring the Oct 1st Mega Build BBQ!!!
There is even more reason to come out. Great people, fantastic food and the chance to leave your mark on an epic trail!
Please confirm you are going on the event link so we know the quantity of food needed.

Also… Let us know if you’re a vegetarian or have have food allergies so we can accommodate. See MoreSee Less

MEGA build & BBQ courtesy of Saber Physiotherapy

October 1, 2016, 10:00am – October 1, 2016, 2:00pm

Meet at the main parking lot for the bike trails by the kiosk. Car/Truck pool to the upper parking lot.
We have digging tools but bring your favorites if you would like and gloves and water.

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12 people out last night. Lots of dirt work done. Many hands make light work when it gets dark at 715. See MoreSee Less

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