Elk Valley Community Trail Update

Once again, it’s great to see the progress that’s happening on the Trans Canada Trail all the way from Round Prairie (just north of Elkford) to Elko. What a great collaboration of the communities in the Elk Valley! Here are some of the highlights, broken down by sections.

Round Prairie to Elkford

Roll & Sole Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to our winner Karen Marshall of Nakusp, BC. The Grand Prize was a 2 night stay at Timberline Lodges courtesy Fernie Lodging Company. A huge thank you goes out to Fernie Lodging Company for their continued support of this event. 


Hiking Trail Maintenance

The crew has been busy this summer tuning up the hiking trails. Here a few of the highlights: 

- Brushing completed on Woody and Happy Gilmar

- Downed trees removed and light brushing to Lizard Lake

- Mt. Fernie to summit bench, downed trees removed, brushing and regrading done from first right hand switch to forested ridge

- South Proctor cleared to first sub summit

Lazy Lizard Connector Completed


The Connector from Stove Trail across Mount Fernie Park to Lazy Lizard Trail is complete! This 10 kilometer trail allows you to avoid riding the road. It can be used when returning from Brokeback, Hedonism, and Lazy Lizard. 

Jemi Fibre Vandalism - $2000 Reward

Jemi Fibre is currently logging on their private land in the Fernie area. You have likely noticed some changes to the trail network. The Fernie Trails Alliance (FTA) has been closely working with Jemi Fibre to make sure their operations run smoothly and cause little disruption to our trails. Jemi has been very observant of the amount of trail usage and is conscious of trail user groups. It’s rare in these circumstances that the logging area is open for recreational use whilst operations are in process. However, Jemi are keeping their land open so we can enjoy the trails.

The Fairy Creek Bike Bridge has lifted off

Over a year of planning and funding work is finally coming together as the final structure for the Fairy Creek Bridge was lifted into place on June 15th. The initial plans for this project go back nearly 10 years.

Kush sign post re-installed by Thursday night work party

Volunteers were busy last week working on Kush and Kushier. They are now ready to ride. Kushiest will be finished at this week's work party on Thursday, May 12th. Meet at the bike park at the Aquatic Centre at 6pm to help finish it off.



Jemi Fibre Logging Upate

Please see the attached map for logging plans along River Road Extension in the Three Kings area. Jemi will be working to respect the trails as much as possible. 

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Fairy Creek Pedestrian Bridge






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