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 is asking all residents and visitors to avoid using public playgrounds and recreation areas throughout the town. This includes playgrounds, ball diamonds, the skate park and picnic areas. Trails remain open…

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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:
$7,800,000

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

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!
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

$4M Grants / $3.8 Private

What's New On The Trail

Interior Reforestation Hydroseeds the #OurTrail

A big thanks to our friends at Interior Reforestation Co. Ltd. for hydroseeding sections of the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail this spring. We look forward to some lush greenery as we ride this summer!

Garner Family begins hammering out the iron for their personal brand

The Garner Family joined Bob Shaunessy, owner of the SRL-K2 Ranch, at his on-site heritage blacksmith shop to begin work on their hand-hammered family brand. As part of the SRL-K2 Gate Sign amenity, donors have the opportunity to take advantage of one-on-one blacksmithing lessons with Mr. Shaunessy as they heat, bend and hammer-out a steel [...]

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

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 is asking all residents and visitors to avoid using public playgrounds and recreation areas throughout the town. This includes playgrounds, ball diamonds, the skate park and picnic areas. Trails remain […]

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 […]

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