The Great Trail

Come celebrate 25 years on the Trail!

Join us from 10-4 at Farron BC for the celebration on August 26


Columbia Western Trails Society, is celebrating the "Great Trail`s 25th year, Canada`s 150th birthday.
There will be food, beverage supplied, from 10-30 to 2-30.
Flag raising and Canada 150 cup cakes at noon.
There will be two local bands Kootenay Jack and BDR well know in the Kootenay's performing during the day.
Brant tractor will have a mini excavator that all kids, no matter how old you are, can play!
Valley Fire arms, will have an archery shoot, set up
There will be a Geo Cash demonstration by the Salmo ATV Club.
Guest speaks.
Playmor Power Products will be onsite.

Attention With fire regulations in place. No ATV`s are allowed. You can drive your highway vehicle up, and the Castlegar pumphouse gate will be open for the day on Satuarday the 26th for the event.
Please use extra caution during these dry conditions.

All of these activities will take place at historic Farron, located 6 km east on the Great Trail, from the Paulson bypass road. Watch for the signs west and east of the Paulson Bridge
Come out for a blast from the past.

For more information, download our poster & map by clicking here!

Posted 2017-08-15 14:08:23

Welcome to the Official Columbia and Western Trail Web Site

Welcome to the Columbia and Western Trail


The Bulldog Tunnel is Open Again to the Public.






The Columbia and Western Rail Trail is located in Southern British Columbia. The trail rides along the abandon Canadian Pacific Railway from Castlegar, British Columbia to Midway, British Columbia. At Midway it then joins the Famous Kettle Valley Railway line.



The Columbia and Western Trail Society is a non-profit organization based out of Castlegar, B.C. Our vision is to recognize the historical value of the former Columbia and Western rail line and provide a safe experience for all users. Our mandate is the preservation of the vast history of the area, and the promotion and maintenance of a destination trail for the benefit of all users.



The Columbia and Western Trail Society was formed in 2000 to Promote, Educate and Maintain a distance of 80 Km. (Castlegar to Fife.)  It is a Non-Profit organization to work with local and provincial governments for funding, work with interest clubs, to maintain this as a world class Rail / Trail.



The Columbia and Western  Rail Trail is 162 Km long from Castlegar, British Columbia to Midway, B.C. and travels the abandon Canadian Pacific Boundary Subdivision with the last train going thru in 1991. In 2000 the C.P.R. donated the line to the Province of British Columbia for a Recreational trail to form the British Columbia's Trans-Canada Trail network.


Posted 2012-09-30 14:58:21