Trails

New research has spelled out for the first time the gap between official lists of trails in the southern Rockies and the number of trails there actually are, suggesting effects from the growing number of backcountry users may be larger than suspected.The hiking trail on Yamnuska in Alberta’s Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park, part of Kananaskis Country, is shown in June 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Nearly one-quarter of trails in southern B.C., Alberta unmapped and unmanaged: study

Researchers found 24 per cent of all trails in the southern Rockies were undocumented and unmanaged

 

A group hiking near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Outdoor group urges B.C. government to increase support for trails, parks, and volunteers

40 organizations and businesses in B.C. sent a message to Premier David Eby

 

(Ed Henczel/COSAR)

Okanagan search and rescue teams find man lost overnight in Kelowna backcountry

A mountain biker got lost on the Angel Springs trails and had to spend a cold, wet night in the forest

 

Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)

Assault on Kelowna teen that ‘shocked community’ leads to arrest 9 months later

17-year-old suffered life-altering injuries on Rail Trail in November 2021

Kelowna RCMP recently arrested two individuals who combined for a total of 68 recommended charges over two months. (File photo)
Eulachon were once so plentiful they could be scooped up out of the water in sufficient quantities to fill a canoe. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Museum of History - 72-9717)
Eulachon were once so plentiful they could be scooped up out of the water in sufficient quantities to fill a canoe. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Museum of History - 72-9717)
The Government of Canada recently announced funding for upgrades to the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The Government of Canada recently announced funding for upgrades to the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Jenny Brautigam takes her daughter Brooke down a trail at West Fraser Timber Park in a new all-terrain wheelchair on Thursday, June 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Jenny Brautigam takes her daughter Brooke down a trail at West Fraser Timber Park in a new all-terrain wheelchair on Thursday, June 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Get outside and celebrate the second annual BC Trails Day

Events being hosted in 46 communities across the province

Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)

Trans Canada Trail awards grants to 166 organizations across the country

Trans Canada Trail has awarded grants to 166 organizations across the country for projects to improve trail sections and access.

  • Apr 20, 2022
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)
Gloria Weber spent her Monday afternoon walking the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. She, like many others, had been eagerly waiting for it to reopen. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Walkers enjoy return of Quesnel’s Riverfront Trail

The popular trail reopened late last week after it was cleared of ice

Gloria Weber spent her Monday afternoon walking the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. She, like many others, had been eagerly waiting for it to reopen. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The second Iron Dragon Triathlon in Quesnel went really well said organizer Angelo Sia (centre) and was able to raise $300 supporting the Gold Rush Cycling Club. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The second Iron Dragon Triathlon in Quesnel went really well said organizer Angelo Sia (centre) and was able to raise $300 supporting the Gold Rush Cycling Club. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Linkin Novac was one of the first to check out the new trail on Wednesday, June 2. (Cassidy Dankochik - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

3 km of trails now open near Quesnel’s airport

The trail was created inside a fuel management demonstration forest

Linkin Novac was one of the first to check out the new trail on Wednesday, June 2. (Cassidy Dankochik - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Linkin Novac was one of the first to check out the new trail on Wednesday, June 2. (Cassidy Dankochik - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

3 km of trails now open near Quesnel’s airport

The trail was created inside a fuel management demonstration forest

Linkin Novac was one of the first to check out the new trail on Wednesday, June 2. (Cassidy Dankochik - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Gold Rush Cycling Club is asking users of the Wonderland trail network to respect any temporary trail closures that may be necessary during trail construction. Four new trails are anticipated to be constructed this year. (Photo submitted)

New development on the horizon for Quesnel’s Wonderland Trail Network

Construction on four new trails to start soon, says Gold Rush Cycling Club

The Gold Rush Cycling Club is asking users of the Wonderland trail network to respect any temporary trail closures that may be necessary during trail construction. Four new trails are anticipated to be constructed this year. (Photo submitted)
A portion of the Downtown Loop Riverfront Trail which had been closed to accommodate redevelopment work at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital is now temporarily open. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Detours temporarily removed on Downtown Loop trail

The City has fully opened the Riverfront Trail as Phase 1 of G.R. Baker Development Plan complete

A portion of the Downtown Loop Riverfront Trail which had been closed to accommodate redevelopment work at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital is now temporarily open. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Wonderland Trail Network has been closed to the public due to environmental conditions and the potential for increased damage to trails if used by the public. (Gold Rush Cycling Club photo)

Quesnel mountain bikers asked to pump the breaks … for now

The Wonderland Trail Network is closed due to environmental conditions and risks of further damage

The Wonderland Trail Network has been closed to the public due to environmental conditions and the potential for increased damage to trails if used by the public. (Gold Rush Cycling Club photo)
The Province and its partners are seeking the public’s input into its Trails Strategy. (Observer file photo)

B.C. government seeks public input into Trails Strategy

The Province and its partners are holding a review to ensure its trails remain sustainable

The Province and its partners are seeking the public’s input into its Trails Strategy. (Observer file photo)
Over 200 treasure chests holding various prizes are there to be discovered, as well as social media prizes and online loot opportunities for diligent hunters. (Pixabay file).

Channel your inner pirate in epic Canada-wide treasure hunt

200 treasure chests hidden among trails and waterways, lots of prizes to be claimed

Over 200 treasure chests holding various prizes are there to be discovered, as well as social media prizes and online loot opportunities for diligent hunters. (Pixabay file).