Like the Toby Creek Nordic Club’s recent Whiteway Winter Challenge, this will be a month-long challenge. Participants will register individually or as a team and will challenge themselves to set a distance goal for them or their team to cycle, walk, run, or otherwise self-propel themselves along the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail.

Grand prizes will be awarded to the top two individuals and top two teams with the farthest distance traveled throughout the month.

All proceeds will go toward purchasing two Alaska Ice Dragons, portable, propane-fired ice resurfacers to be used for the Whiteway.

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.

Help stop the spread of Covid-19 with the following measures

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 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!


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

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