There’s something special about the Columbia Cascades that makes for some breathtaking trails. It could be the fresh mountain air or the history steeped deep into the land. Follow in the footsteps of dreamers, prospectors, pioneers and First Nations people. Breathe in the fresh air as you explore this transfixing landscape. Strap on your snowshoes or cross-country skis and come back in the winter for a totally new experience.
Kettle Valley Rail and Trans Canada Trails
The Kettle Valley Rail Trail portion of the Trans Canada Trail in the Okanagan runs between Kelowna and Penticton. It will take you over 18 trestles and two tunnels in the Myra Canyon. There are several places to connect to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail that are accessible from the Similkameen as well. Explore the trail by taking a short walk, a week long adventure, or something in between.
Shuswap Trail System
The Shuswap Trail System includes approximately 400 km (249 mi) of shoreline, as well as mountains with trails for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking and hiking.
Pacific Crest and Pacific Northwest Trails
The Pacific Crest Trail is a wild and scenic pathway from Mexico to Canada, where you’ll experience breathtaking terrain. The Washington section has several high passes and ridges, so pack and dress accordingly.
The Pacific Northwest Trail is 1900 km (1200 mi) of exhilarating exploration that runs from the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean. The Route 97 accessible portion includes vast expanses of wilderness as well as recreation destinations.