The Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail and the Columbia & Western Rail Trail is the longest rail trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar. Once a comprehensive railroad system, the decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail providing almost 650 km (400 mi) of connected pathways throughout the region.
Experiences on the trail can be self-guided or part of an organized tour, with sections ranging from family-friendly day-trips to overnight legs for experienced riders.
British Columbia Rail Trails are made up of decommissioned rail beds crossing provincial, regional and municipal jurisdictions. Sections of trails are utilized for more than recreation and can be occupied by motorized vehicles.
The rail-trail corridors are extensive and cross remote terrains. Some sections have experienced washouts and landslides that require navigating around the obstacles. Please check individual trails for further details and refer to TrailsBC for more details on trail conditions.