Celebrating the full completion of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail!
September 10, 2022 9am – noon • on the trail
Dear donors and friends of Greenways and the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy TrailThe final documents are being signed and the trail is about to be declared fully completed and transferred to RDEK for care and management. And we want to celebrate with you!
Please join us on September 10, 2022 on the trail to celebrate! Come walk, bike, run, wave to your friends and neighbours, and stop at the Parking Area by Grey Wolf Pond to say hello, have a snack, get a photo, and say HIP HIP HOORAY! The event will run rain or shine from 9 – noon.
The Parking Area is located approx 10 KM from the North Trailhead, and 15KM from the South Trailhead. Washrooms are available.
We’d like to thank everyone who joined us on September 18 and 19th to celebrate the official opening of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail. The Trail is open and rideable end to end; we invite everyone to go out and enjoy the great Fall weather!
Many Paths, One Trail
About the Project
FUNDS RAISED: OVER $9.2 MILLION IN CASH AND IN-KIND DONATIONS SECURED TO COMPLETE THE TRAIL
The Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized, paved recreational trail that will join 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.
Over 1,100 donors have contributed over $9.6 Million to date.
Volunteers are hard at work to secure grants and donations to complete the final phase and reach the finish line. For more information or to make a donation, please click here.
Your Trail Ambassadors
TRAIL AMBASSADOR DON STEEDMAN
Keep an eye out for Don Steedman in his new trail ambassador shirt! Don rides the Westside Legacy Trail nearly every day, and might even know the path better than those who work on it.
58% Government/Public Grants and Donations / 42% Private Donations