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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

Total Raised:
$9,200,000

FUNDS RAISED: OVER $7.8 MILLION IN CASH AND IN-KIND DONATIONS SECURED TOWARDS $8.7 MILLION GOAL

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 1,000 donors have contributed over $9.2 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!
don-steedman

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

Canada and British Columbia invest in infrastructure in the British Columbia Central Interior to create jobs and strengthen communities

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canada-and-british-columbia-invest-in-infrastructure-in-the-british-columbia-central-interior-to-create-jobs-and-strengthen-communities-856717558.html

#OurTrail receives a, $879k grant from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

The Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail and Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance is thrilled to receive a grant from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program towards the completion of the Trail.  The grant for $879,000, will be used to complete the paving of the Trail and the creation of the Loop Enhancement, an addition that will […]

Q&A for the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail

July 3, 2020   Q: So does this grant mean you are done fundraising? We are never done fundraising!  That said, we are now confident we will be able to complete the trail this season.   Q:  How much have you raised so far? A:  We have raised over $9.2 Million.  This project was much […]

Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance extends to hug thank you to Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

A huge thank you to the BC Government for supporting the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail! Funds will support construction this summer on segments 6 and 7, and help us complete the trail. “We are thrilled that the provincial government has contributed $500,000 towards finishing this amazing Trail.” Says Lianne Lang, Project Manager. This support is […]

Request for Quotation: 1KM Reroute Construction

Greenways, in cooperation with the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), is seeking to construct a 1 kilometre reroute of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail between the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs, paralleling the Westside Road. We are requesting qualified offers from established organizations which have a proven track record with any and [...]

Request for Quotation: Paving Segments 6 & 7

This RFQ is now closed. Request for Quotation: Paving Segments 6 & 7 Greenways, in cooperation with the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK), is seeking to pave Segments 6 & 7 and an approximately 1 kilometre reroute of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail between the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs, paralleling the [...]

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