Together, with your help, we are building a world-class rail trail corridor and investing in healthier communities, resilient economies, and active lifestyles for generations to come.
You can help build the trail without lifting a shovel!
Make a donation to the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail Capital Campaign
and help build this greenway legacy for generations to come.
WATCH THIS SPACE – we will soon be accepting donations through the Shuswap Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan. In the meantime, we welcome all donations by credit card, cheque or e-transfer through the Shuswap Trail Alliance as below…
Donations can be made through the Shuswap Trail Alliance PayPal account clearly earmarked for the Rail Trail and are held in a special reserve fund. HINT: You don’t need a PayPal account, simply choose “Donate with a Card” after clicking the button below
Send a cheque (clearly marked “for Rail Trail“) to
Shuswap Trail Alliance
PO Box 1531, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6
Send an e-transfer (preferred for larger donations) to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marked “for Rail Trail“
*All contributions over $20.00 will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Your support will unfold the true story within the Secwepemc Nation territory focusing on sharing culture, values and relationships. The Splatsin are a leading partner in the Rail Trail initiative, and we are grateful to be working alongside them. This project has brought both government and first nations together to work collaboratively towards a common goal of uniting communities and connecting with the land. You are invited to help write this story!
Incredible progress has already been made in securing the land, designing the rail trail, and writing the development plan. It is very technical work and extensive consultation has already been completed regarding laying down the trail surface, keeping erosion at bay, channelling flood water, taking care of the environment, addressing safety at road crossings, rock-scaling cliffs, creating parking areas, and designing signage.
One metre of hard-packed aggregate trail surface costs about $160, and with 50,000 metres to go, our fundraising goal is $8,000,000. If we can raise funds to surface the trail, those funds can help leverage government funding to address all the other layers.
As we secure sufficient blocks of funding, we then work with the Rail Trail inter-jurisdictional partners to apply for provincial and federal grants and start building the trail – one step at a time.