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 paved trail to 16 kilometres. And thanks to you, we’ve cleared the final 10 kilometres, meaning the whole Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail is now rideable. Fairmont Hot Springs and Invermere are now connected.
our support has been truly outstanding. In the past year, we raised $2.0 million dollars, bringing our total amount of funding raised to $7.8 million. Thank you! We still have a ways to go to finish the project ($900,000) but we are confident that together, we can finish the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail in 2020.
We would not have been able to be so successful without your kindness, your readiness to get your hands dirty, and your enthusiasm and openness to participating in events that bring profile to this trail. And thanks to you, we have also benefitted from a number of high-profile events that have brought people to our area. These events include the Trans Rockies Classic, the Mountain Film on Tour, and our own First Ride Celebration of segment 5. And, our third annual Fat Bike Ride will be held on December 28 this year. We also joined the National Geographic Crown of the Continent, an initiative that highlights truly special areas in our mountain ranges. Thank you for nominating us to become part of this initiative!
The most important thing, the one that matters most, is seeing how the Columbia Valley communities have embraced this new amenity.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the completed trail from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs in 2020.