New walking and biking trails coming to the Shuswap area

By Vanessa Ybarra
March 11, 2017 - 8:16am Updated: March 11, 2017 - 12:24pm

SHUSWAP, B.C. — New trails are coming to the Shuswap.

In a press release issued Friday, Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo announced the province is investing $98,061.43 to support new trail work in the region through the Shuswap Trail Alliance. 

This includes six new trails totaling 15 kilometers, for hiking, mountain biking, equestrian and snowshoeing. 

Trail names are: The Rubberhead Dickson mountain bike climb trail, the South Canoe Mo Bedda Mo Budda mountain bike trail, the South EQ Trail Loop Extension, the Larch Hills Traverse Top-O-the-Sic and Cedar Circuit trails, and the North Fork Wild Historic Pack Trail (Perry River Trail Big Tree Loop).

The grant is part of the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operation's B.C Rural Dividend Program that works to strengthen rural economic sectors. 

"The work partners throughout the Shuswap have done to enhance tourism and grow outdoor recreational opportunities is remarkable," said Kyllo.

The Shuswap Trail alliance also received a $9800 grant from BCRDF to go towards future trail planning.

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