Thank you for your support!

Because of your financial support, we are accumulating the capital funding needed so the Rail Trail inter-jurisdictional partners can continue to apply for provincial and federal grants to start building the trail – one step at a time. There are … Read More

April 2021 Update

Although the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail remains closed to all traffic, both motorized and non-motorized, progress is being made! A portion of the trail within the City of Enderby and Splatsin has been approved to develop as a pilot … Read More
The Agricultural Land Commission gives go-ahead for rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong (Photo Credit: The Shuswap Trail Alliance)

Agricultural Land Commission gives go-ahead to Rail Trail

Splatsin, Regional District of North Okanagan, and Columbia Shuswap Regional District ownership partners received formal decision from the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) allowing a change of use for the former CP Rail Corridor to public greenway trail. It is another … Read More

Calling all cycling clubs!

Okay cyclists, here’s an opportunity to rally your club and gather your friends to support building the rail trail – AND trigger matching funds. Recently, the Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society reached out to us to offer a pledge to … Read More

Work on first stage could start as early as this year

Infonews.ca published the following story on February 02, 2021 Construction of a two-kilometre section of a proposed rail trail linking Sicamous to Armstrong could start this summer with plans afoot to create a short piece of the trail in Enderby. … Read More
Three generations of the Askew family, Claire and her son Joseph on the left and David on the right, are joined by Phil McIntyre-Paul, Project Manager and Alex de Chantal, Fundraising Strategy Coordinator of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail as they show off the specially commissioned winter greeting cards available at all four locations of Askew’s Foods.

Rail Trail Fundraising Campaign Launch

The community fundraising campaign for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail launches with a splash of colour as Askew’s Foods steps forward to be the first community partner offering up to $20,000 in matching funds! The launch features a specially … Read More
Photo: Technical experts from Waters Edge Limited assess rising waters and erosion on the rail trail along the Shuswap River this spring for the Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail development plan. Technical planning includes archeological, cultural, geotechnical, environmental, agricultural, storm water, erosion control, steep slope, and structural bridge assessments by local experts. More information at www.ShuswapNorthOkanaganRailTrail.ca. (Photo Credit: Waters Edge Ltd)

Planning proceeds on Rail Trail

Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, technical planning for the new rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong has moved ahead over the past two months.  As part of the commitment to tell the true story of the region within the Secwepemc Nation … Read More
Splatsin, Regional District of North Okanagan, and Columbia Shuswap Regional District Governance partners remind everyone the rail trail remains closed for all motorized and non-motorized use until safely developed for walking and cycling. (Shuswap Traill Alliance photo)

Rail Trail restrictions address unauthorized use

Sunny days are seeing more people heading outside on local trails as a recreational option during the COVID-19 pandemic.  But the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail is not one of the trails that is currently open for use. The Rail Trail Governance … Read More
Members of the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee in discussions at a meeting held March 15, 2019 at the Splatsin Community Centre. (Tracy Hughes/CSRD photo)

CSRD, RDNO, SPLATSIN make progress on the Rail Trail Initiative

The opening words from Kukpi7 Wayne Christian of Splatsin accurately summed up the spirit of the entire Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail Corridor Interjurisdictional Governance Advisory Committee at a meeting held March 15 at the Splatsin Community Centre. Kukpi7 Christian, who was … Read More

Purchase of CP Rail Corridor finalized

Purchase of CP Rail Corridor between Armstrong and Sicamous has been finalized The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) have successfully concluded the purchase of a section of CP Rail corridor that runs … Read More

Public assent achieved

Public assent achieved to purchase sections of the abandoned Canadian Pacific Rail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) have both successfully concluded an Alternative Approval Process (AAP), … Read More