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Please practice safe trail use, and continue to update us with Trail Reports on the conditions of the local trails thorughout the Shuswap. This helps us identify work needed, update respective trail managers and partners, and to track trail issues. And if you're interested in helping out by setting out on your own personal or family/friends bubble volunteer adventure to help clean, clear, fix, or finish a local trail, give us a shout. We'll get you set up and ensure the local trail managers know, too.
Make your trail report via email at or on the trailfork app at Or leave a message at 250-832-0102.
Enjoy local trails and be courteous to other users.

Show Your Pride on the Trails Guided Events

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is pleased to be participating in Salmon Arm Pride project and will be hosting three guided events. 

Saturday Oct 23 - 9:30am - guided walk at Little Mountain

Sunday Oct 24 - 10:00am - guided mountain bike ride at South Canoe

Sunday Oct 24 - 1:00pm - guided walk at Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails.

Check out all of the details HERE.

Click HERE to register!

Invitation for proposal:

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is privileged to be administering the Secwepemc Landmarks and Trail Sign Project on behalf of leadership from the Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap Lake, and Splatsin communities. The Secwepemc Landmarks and Trail Sign Project team is seeking proposals from artists to create sculptures that will be situated at key, highly visited areas, which will portray Secwepemc location names, culture, and stories.  Applications are being received for one for Main Secwepemc Landmark Sculpture and another for 6 Medium Secwepemc Landmark sculptures. Deadline to submit applications is Tuesday October 26th, 2021. For detailed project descriptions and application process click here:

Main Monument Artist Expression Interest.pdf and

Sentinel Expression Interest.pdf

2021 Shuswap Trail Alliance ANUAL GENERAL MEETING (May 18, 2021) via Zoom.  If you missed it, check out these links to the 2021 STA AGM Agenda (including 2020 Financial Statements); 2020/2021 STA Coordination Report,  and the Presentation Slides chock full of photos from trail projects in 2020.

See previous AGM documents

Check out the new trails built last year by visiting the online trail guide (click on the Trail Icon above right), and watch for more new additions underway this year. Trail stewards, volunteers, munipcal/regional/and provincial community partners, funding supporters, clubs, school groups, business teams, Rapattack, the STA trail team, and so many others are working very, very hard.

Invest in the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail (Sicamous-to-Armstrong) - your metres matter! Check out the website.

Why not make a lasting contribution to supporting and maintaining Shuswap Trails...contribute to the Shuswap Trail Legacy Fund. Unlike our regular donations, the Legacy Fund builds an endowment trust fund for the future care of trails throughout the Shuswap in partnership with the Shuswap Community Foundation. Click here.

Love Your Trails: Shuswap Trail Alliance Memberships 2021 - support 2021 trail projects with a membership. Get the mail-in member form here, or join online here.

Shuswap Regional Trails Strategy & Shuswap Trails Roundtable Updates - check out the latest news and updates here.

Book the TrailRider - visit the Shuswap TrailRider Adaptive Adventure Society for details.

Plus we're continuing to grow the Torres del Paine, Patagonia partnership Our partnership continues. Click here

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is working to park cars and get people on bicycle and feet. . .and paddles, and skis, and snowshoes, and horses, and. . .

The Shuswap Trail Alliance exists as a collaboration of partners working together to create purpose built, sanctioned and sustainable trails throughout the Shuswap region. The Alliance motto is, "Well-designed, well-signed, well-maintained, well-promoted". We see success as people living actively, enjoying nature, and demonstrating a commitment to sustainability.

15 Successful Years

The Shuswap Trail Alliance has taken on over 300 projects, and written or contributed to over 100 community trail plans, publications, guidelines, research reports and public documents. It’s a team effort that has engaged over 200 groups, organizations and businesses; and involves 1000's of hours of annual volunteer time and the incredible support of a host of regional partners and sponsors. Here's a snapshot:

  • Over 350 greenway trail projects valued at more than $2.25 million in amenity assets
  • 130 documented studies, publications, guidelines, and subsidized community trail plans
  • 11 signature trail systems, 105 regional trails, 10 major upgrades, over 1560 signs, and 6000 route blazes
  • Totalling over 125 km of new trails impacting 15 communities throughout the Shuswap
  • 11 major stewardship plans, 20 adaptive environmental plans, 1 strategic business plan
  • Creation of the environmental adaptive trail monitoring program (T.E.S.T.)
  • A facilitated community-development model for collaboration (being copied by others)
  • Development of accountable working protocols with Secwepemc Nation leadership
  • Research and development of regional trail, sign, and environmental design standards
  • Collaboration with Shuswap Tourism on destination marketing and development
  • Unprecedented provincial attention as an emerging leader in regional development
  • Leveraged National and International film and magazine media exposure for the region
  • Over $2,844,500 in leveraged cash investments distributed throughout 15 regional communities,
  • including over $294,000 raised at the February Fundraiser since 2007
  • Plus an additional matching $2,128,000 in local community in-kind investment and leadership
  • Creation of the regional Trail Stewardship Program and hotline
  • More than 360 volunteer trail stewardship events totalling 24,900 hours valued at over $441,000
  • Assembled equipment valued at over $40,000 to support future volunteer trail work
  • Local employment and work experience training for over 106 people since 2006
  • Over 200 local business sponsors (includes 42 milestone partners donating over $10,000+ each)
  • Establishment of as the regional online trails guide
  • Seventh edition printing of the Shuswap Trails guide with Shuswap Tourism
  • Support for the Shuswap Outdoor Learning Foundation, TrailRider, and Trail Mix Art programs
  • And leadership support for experiential eco-tourism, ecological education, active transportation, recreation, and healthy community planning

The Shuswap Trail Alliance was recognized as the 2012 BC Parks Volunteer Organization of the Year, the Salmon Arm Chamber of Commerce Community Booster of the Year, and is a recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

Check out the most recent Shuswap Trails Background Brief here.

And check out Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo's official statement to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia acknowledging the collective work of Shuswap Trail Alliance partners here.

Partners and Sponsors

Check out our 2020 Shuswap Trails Fundraising Sponsors here. And our Milestone, Landmark, and Legacy funding partners below. . .





What's New
Secwepemc landmarks Project News Release
Thursday, May 20, 2021
 Secwépemc Landmarks Project receives $296,000 in grant funding for Phase II Media Release: May 20th, 2021    The Secwépemc Landmarks project partners are pleased to announce the approval of $296,000 in grant funding for Phase II of the Secwépemc Landmarks project.
Changing roles at the Shuswap Trail Alliance
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The Shuswap, Secwépemc Nation Territory, British Columbia – The Shuswap Trail Alliance is evolving. After 15 years at the helm helping to grow and guide the regional collaborative trail initiative, Shuswap Trail Alliance co-founder and Executive Director, Phil McIntyre-Paul, is passing over the reins to assume a new role with the organization.

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