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.

When you make a donation to the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail fundraising campaign, you are helping to build this greenway legacy for generations to come. We are proud to be partnered with the Shuswap Community Foundation, and the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan.

Donations can be made through the Shuswap Community Foundation PayPal account clearly earmarked for the Rail Trail and are held in a special reserve fund. You don’t need a PayPal account.

A gift of publicly traded securities can be an attractive option. The Income Tax Act provides that capital gains on securities donated to a charity are exempt from tax, but the donor will receive a tax receipt for the full appreciated value. 

Send a cheque (clearly marked “for Rail Trail“) to the Shuswap Community Foundation:
PO Box 624, 102 – 160 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N7 Canada

Send an e-transfer (preferred for larger donations) to [email protected] clearly marked “for Rail Trail“.

*All contributions over $20.00 will receive a charitable tax receipt.

You can help build the trail without lifting a shovel!

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.