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Syringa & Yellow Pine Trails

Syringa & Yellow Pine Trails

The trails above Syringa Provincial Park meander through an open forest of towering ponderosa pine. This is easy, pleasant walking with excellent views of Lower Arrow Lake. SUMMARY Trailhead:Deer Park Road, Syringa Provincial Park Map: Syringa Provincial Park Distance: 6.6km Elevation: 200m

Gibson Lake

Gibson Lake

The trail circling Gibson Lake is short and splendid, wrapping along the lakeshore and crossing tributary streams. Most folks will want to venture onwards and upwards into Kokanee Glacier Park, but if you’re looking for an easy hike or something to pair with the Old Growth Trail, […]

Rail Trail to Five Mile Point (Troup Beach)

Rail Trail to Five Mile Point (Troup Beach)

All aboard the Great Northern Rail Trail! It’s not the most exciting hike, but the rail-grade is easy, gentle walking. The destination of this hike is white sandy Troup Beach at Five Mile Point – a great picnic spot with shallow water, sandbars, and solitude. SUMMARY […]

Idaho Peak

Idaho Peak

Hiking at the top of the world has never been easier! Idaho peak is a short ridge-line trail offering spectacular panoramas and endless wildflowers. SUMMARY Trailhead: 12km up from Sandon Distance, Round Trip: 3.3km Elevation: +163m

Kokanee Lake Trail

Kokanee Lake Trail

The Kokanee Lake Trail is the main access into beautiful Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. The trail starts in the forest at Gibson Lake and winds up to the sub-alpine realm of meadows, lakes, waterfalls and marmots. Kokanee Glacier Park is great place to spend a […]

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

Songbirds, snakes, ducks, dragonflies! The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area offers easy walking on a network of trails around the Corn Creek Wetlands. With boardwalks, bridges, bird towers, and the Wildlife Center, there is plenty to do! Bring your binoculars – the bird watching is […]

Kokanee Old Growth Cedars

Kokanee Old Growth Cedars

The old growth trail up Kokanee Creek is a short and spectacular hike. The cedars are ancient and massive, reaching up towards the sky and back across the centuries. SUMMARY: Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Road Distance, Round Trip: 2.4km Elevation: +100m

Kaslo River

Kaslo River

Kaslo River is a fairy tale of a trail, winding along the burbling river and mossy banks. The main loop arcs over the river on two covered bridges, both painted an enchanting shade of red. SUMMARY Map: Kaslo & Area Trail Map Trailhead: multiple, we […]

Sproule Creek

Sproule Creek

A walk in the woods, a bubbling creek, nine bridge crossings! What could be better? SUMMARY Trailhead: Sproule Creek Road Distance, Round Trip: 10km Elevation: +262m

Pulpit Rock & the Flagpole

Pulpit Rock & the Flagpole

Pulpit Rock is the most popular Nelson hike. Locals treat the trail like an outdoor gym and sometimes it feels like half the town is out hiking! The Pulpit trail offers a solid workout over switchbacks, ending in a scenic overlook of town. Hiking further to […]