The West Kootenay has some great clubs and trail societies. Joining a club is a great way to meet new folks, discover new trails, and learn hiking or mountaineering skills!
Kootenay Mountaineering Club
The Kootenay Mountaineering Club organizes activities year round including hiking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking trips, week long climbing/skiing/hiking camps, and various courses on basic outdoor skills. KMC volunteers also maintain four cabins in the Bonnington Range and are involved in trail development and maintenance.
Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society
The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society maintains local trails and organizes hiking events.
Kootenay Columbia Trails Society
The KCTS manages, maintains and develops a regional network of recreational trails for a variety of non-motorized trail users.
Castlegar Parks and Trails Society
The Castlegar Parks and Trails Society maintains trails and builds new trails for hiking and biking in the Castlegar area for non-motorized use.
East Shore Trail and Bike Association
ESTBA develops hiking and biking trails on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.
Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society