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About the Project

Westside Legacy Trail. Many Paths. One Trail.

The Westside Legacy Trail will be a multi-recreational, human-powered, paved trail connecting the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. It will be a well-planned and meaningful addition to an already active community, and we encourage residents, businesses and local governments to contribute in their own unique way to help build this world-class trail amenity.


People will feel inspired to support the initiative for different reasons – be it for safety, health, economic impact, a stronger community, or the lifestyle it will provide, to name a few – but whatever your motivation, our diversity can converge on a single trail.

Follow the Westside Legacy Trail


0 Road Crossing

For the entire 25km length of the Westside Legacy Trail,
it crosses Westside Road only once. This paved trail will bring
many new safe opportunities to enjoy being outside.


0 Trailhead Kiosks

Two Trailhead Kiosks will mark the beginning and end of
the Westside Legacy Trail. The trailheads will honour our Donors
and their Legacy, starting with the One Meter of Trail donation level.


0 Parking Areas

There will be four parking areas for visitors to enter
the Westside Legacy Trail, located along Westside Road.


0 Picnic Areas

Enjoy a snack as you travel along the Westside Legacy
Trail at one of the five scenic picnic areas.


0 Creek Crossings

The Westside Legacy will feature one interpretive walkway dubbed “Nature’s Walkway”. In addition the Trail will span four small creeks with environmentally friendly, low-impact, bridges.


0 Interpretive Areas

Pause your trek and enjoy some nature, punctuated by seven
interpretive signs along The Westside Legacy Trail.


0 Benches

Fifteen benches, or rest areas, will dot the Westside Legacy
Trail on particularly beautiful sections. Sit back and enjoy!


0 Flagstones

Around each Trailhead Kiosk will be up
to ten engraved steel flagstones embedded
in the concrete, each one unique to the donor.


0KM of Land

The Westside Legacy Trail is made possible by generous
landowner donations, allowing this paved trail to be an
uninterrupted 25km long. To be built in seven sections, you will
be able to use each section as construction is completed.


$5 Million Target

The project will cost $5 Million to complete, made up of
grants, cash, in-kind, and landowner donations. This is a
local, community driven fundraising campaign to bring us close
to nature through our trails in the Columbia Valley.


Unlimited Memories

The Westside Legacy Trail is for everyone – we
encourage you to enjoy every metre – Make fond memories, make
it Your Trail! Bring your shoes, bikes or cross country skis
and we will see you out there!


Over $100000 Raised

Work has already begun, this is our Current Progress:

25km of land donated
Surveying complete
Regional District of East Kootenay adoption as regional park
Construction Permits Issued
Over $2,400,000 in cash and in-kind donations secured
Construction planned for April 1st 2017

Get Involved

The success of this project depends on public support

All donations over $50 include a charitable tax receipt.  Donations over $200 include a meter of trail in your name on our Donor Walls

Thank you Gordon & Robyn Ritchie for your donation!
Volunteer Newsletter Fundraising Amenities


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What’s Happening

Latest events and news around the Trail
Thanks trail enthusiasts, Over $300k raised over Christmas break!

11 Kilometers of Trail sold, and only 13 remain. The entirety of donations during the holidays are eligible for the Rural Dividend Fund and BikeBC funding (grants to encourage healthy living, and safe cycling infrastructure, which fits the mandate of the WLT completely). We have applied for $1.5 Million in donation matching funds, and this […]

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Westside Legacy Trail Bench Design Sneak Peak

You’re invited to come by the Greenways Trail Alliance Office (above Columbia Cycle, Athalmere), and have a seat in our new demo bench! Created locally, these log benches are designed to stand the test of time, and look (and feel) good doing it.

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