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.


 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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The wed build night this week with be bridge work on crazy merry we will have about 100 boards that will need to packed in and installed. All the bridges are framed up but just need decking on them. We need help to get these in place. Bring all your friends. Meeting at the lower parking lot at 515 See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Crumbs Bakery Cafe, The Biggest Little Fruit Stand and Cycology Bikes Inc. for sponsoring our Merry Creek mega-build bbq on Saturday! See MoreSee Less

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Wasps very aggressive on the Overlook Trail. My husband and dogs were stung multiply times. See MoreSee Less

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Don’t forget the mega build this sat up on the new trail. 10 to 2 There will be a bbq to follow bring your friends See MoreSee Less

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Thinking sat the 27th for the next mega build hope this works for people. Please let me know if your coming. It helps for organizing See MoreSee Less

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