Officially Open!

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!

Engaging in physical activity while outdoors, including on trails is a safe way to maintain health and wellness in response to COVID-19. The District of Invermere has opened many parks and amenities. Please continue to practice social distancing and proper health measures during these difficult times.

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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

Total Raised:
$9,600,000

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

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!
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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.

Supported By

58% Government/Public Grants and Donations / 42% Private Donations

What's New On The Trail

September 18 – The Last Spoke Unveiling

Opening Remarks Gallery Officially Open On September 18, 2020, the Greenways Trail Alliance and many of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail supporters, donors, stakeholders and users socially-distanced together to witness the unveiling of the Last Spoke Sculpture. The event marked the official opening of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail after a long journey totally close [...]

OVER $9.6 MILLION IN CASH AND IN-KIND DONATIONS 

Greetings and comments from the leaders and major funders will be captured online and available on the website and through social media. In-kind support and cash donations totalled over $9.6 Million, with 42% of that support from the private sector. “We are tremendously grateful to the over 1,100 donors, all three levels of government, and […]

Official Grand Opening – All Day September 19

After six years of hard work and incredible support, the Markin MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail will be officially opened this weekend. The Trail is now paved from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs – all 25 KM of it!, with only a handful of finishing touches remaining. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, [...]

Official Grand Opening – Unveiling Live Stream September 18 @ 12:30pm

After six years of hard work and incredible support, the Markin MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail will be officially opened this weekend. The Trail is now paved from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs – all 25 KM of it!, with only a handful of finishing touches remaining. The Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, […]

CHECK YOUR NAME:

A huge thank you to every single person and organization that contributed time, talent, and funding to the trail.  We are incredibly grateful for your support! Anyone who has donated over $200 by August 31 will have their name included on the north and south Trailhead Kiosks if you choose.  We have prepared the draft donor […]

OFFICIAL TRAIL OPENING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 18/19

Thanks to everyone who is making the Markin-MacPhail Legacy Trail a reality, we are pleased to announce that the Official Opening is scheduled for September 18 and 19. While work will continue into the Fall, we are on schedule to be paved from end to end, and with amenities in place by September 18/19. It’s […]

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