Markin-MacPhail Legacy Trail featured in National Geographic

Many Paths, One Trail

The Westside Legacy Trail is for everyone – we encourage you to enjoy every metre – Make fond memories, make it Your Trail! Bring your shoes, bikes or cross country skis and we will see you out there!

About the Project

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The Westside Legacy Trail is a multi-recreational, human-powered, paved trail that will 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 1,000 donors have contributed over $7.8 Million to date.

Total project cost is $8.7 Million, and 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

Looking for a trail tour via run, walk, or bike this summer? Our Trail Ambassadors would love to show you the trail and all it has to offer!


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.

Supported By

$4M Grants / $3.8 Private

What's New On The Trail

2019 Fat Bike Ride – Thanks for coming out!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from everyone at the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail team! 2019 has been an amazing year for the Trail. Fundraising efforts have had great success, and because of that we’re excited to announce that the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail is fully rideable, start to finish. The paving of the final stretch […]

Annual Fat Bike Ride: Saturday, December 28

Mark Your Calendars for Annual Fat Bike Ride: Saturday, December 28 12:45 – Arrival 1:00 – Ride begins / walkers, snowshoers etc. welcome at any time 2:30 – Riders join the bonfire – treats provided. Join us for an everyone-welcome Fat Bike Ride through the winter wonderland of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail.  Enjoy a […]

$700,000 Last Spoke Campaign a Success

A huge thank you to everyone who stepped forward this summer to help cross the finish line. Our goal was to raise $700,000 in private support to help us lay the last spoke and lever grants to complete the project. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $733,841 in gifts and pledges! The team continues to […]

Now Rideable From Fairmont to Invermere!

Thanks to the amazing construction team, the final two segments are gravelled and ready for use! You will find the southern-most end of the Trail not only beautiful, but fairly flat and easy to navigate. Families will love it! Paving is expected to be completed in the 2020 construction season, along with a new loop […]

Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail is rideable – end to end!

On behalf of the Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance, the board of directors, and most importantly, the thousands of users of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail, we want to say thank you. The community’s support for Our Trail has been tremendous. Thanks to you, we’ve paved an additional 5 kilometres of trail, bringing the total […]


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