• Welcome 2022

    Wishing all Rail-Trail supporters Happy Trails in 2022, no matter the weather!

    Now is the time to renew your membership,
    and making a donation would be very welcome!

  • “Economic Highway”

    GAP Trail

    A new study for an American rail-trail, the Great Allegheny Passage, demonstrated the economic benefits it brought to the area. The study showed that the trail, which cost an initial investment of $80 million, generated $121 million in tourism revenue in just one year, 2019, causing it to be dubbed the “Economic Highway”. This demonstrates the potential for the Island Corridor if it became a multi-use trail. View the study here.

  • Funding for Rails to Trails

    Funding is available for the conversion of Rails to Trails

     

    Okanagan Rail Trail

     

    Money is available from the provincial government to promote and support Active Transportation, which includes the conversion of Rails to Trails. This story about the rail-trail in the Okanagan shows what is possible on Vancouver Island. Press your favourite politician to convert the E&N to trail!

     

    Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail receives BC Active Transportation grant funding of $500,000