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Mission Statement - About Us - Shuswap Trail Alliance

The Vision. . .

To foster a healthy, engaged community in the Shuswap Region – economic/environmental/social – through well designed, maintained, and promoted trails connecting people, culture, and landscape; and to do so through collaboration, stewardship, fiscal responsibility, and economic development. (Updated: January 2014)

And the Mission. . . 

THE PURPOSE OF THE SHUSWAP TRAIL ALLIANCE IS to develop, operate, maintain, and promote a network of non-motorized trails, waterway and hut-to-hut routes throughout the Shuswap watershed region in the Province of British Columbia for educational, recreational, economic, and environmental benefit to the public, and to do so collaboratively through community partnerships.

Shuswap Hut and Trail Alliance - Full Mission Statement and Strategic Goals

And our Shuswap Trails Hut-to-Hut Vision... 

(Here's one of the founding concepts that got the region motivated to work together. Its ambitious, but little by little the connections are being made) ... to create an internationally recognized land and marine trail system that provides an experience comparable to the Appalachian Trail in the United States or the Bruce Trail in Ontario. Characterized as an “Appalachian style” network of cross-country hiking, biking, ski, snowshoe, and equestrian trail routes – overnight facilities are envisioned that link existing accommodations, bed and breakfast operations, campgrounds, and resorts with a series of discrete backcountry wilderness cabins – creating opportunities for a point-to-point (or hut-to-hut) style outdoor travel experience immersed in the natural landscape of the Shuswap.

 

 


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What's New
CANCELLED - South Canoe Annual Volunteer Day and BBQ
Sun Apr 19, 2020   8:30 am - 3:30 pm
@ South Canoe Trail Head Parking Lot
Come join Us, the South Canoe Trail Advisory and Skookum Cycle & Ski for this annual South Canoe Spring Voly Blitz to get the trails ready for the Salty Dog on the May 11/12th weekend. BBQ lunch provided by Skookum Cycle & Ski.
POSTPONED, CHECK FOR UPDATES - Salty Dog
Sat May 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am
@ South Canoe Trail Head Parking Lot
Riders from near and far gather for the annual spring classic at our very own South Canoe Trail System for what has become one of the largest mountain bike events in BC, and certainly one of the most anticipated. Hosted by our good friends at Skookum Cycle and Ski!
Information Session for all South Canoe trail users
Sat Feb 20, 2021   7:00 pm - 12:00 am
@ Salmon Recreation Center in Room 1
For all south Canoe trail users, come and learn about one of our beloved trail systems!
Annual party propels us forward into another year of trail projects
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The Shuswap, British Columbia – The sold out crowd at the annual Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser last Friday night were among the first to hear about the Shuswap Trail Alliance’s (STA) exciting new sponsor. 500 guests and volunteers filled the Salmon Arm Rec Centre auditorium to celebrate dancing to the Shawn Lightfoot Band and DJ Patrick Ryley with support from BC Sound, and raise more than $50,000 setting in motion another ambitious year of trail projects throughout the Shuswap.
Secwépemc Landmarks Project proceeds with release of Expressions of Interest for Artists
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
The Shuswap – North Okanagan, Secwépemc Territory, British Columbia – Planning is well underway for the design and installation of 14 Secwepemc landmarks and 100 trailhead posts under the guidance of the Secwépemc Cultural Tourism Elders Committee (made up from the four local Bands) for the Secwépemc Landmarks project.
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