The BC Rail Trails works closely with a number of partners that are integral to the success of the goals and objectives to nurture, preserve and enhance the rail trails, connecting communities, attracting visitors and motivating new business opportunities to deliver a world-class trails experience.
We applaud these organizations and the ongoing collaboration, innovations, and resources they dedicate to supporting a strong and vibrant BC Rail Trail recreation network.
The BC Rail Trails are pleased to recognize the Corporate Partners that have strategically aligned their organizations to nurture, preserve, and enhance the historic trails, trestles and tunnels that form a 492 km segment of the Trans Canada Trail.
Through their efforts we are collectively able to enhance the rail trail tourism experience for locals and visitors with improved navigation tools and trip planning resources, recognition of the history and heritage of the railway, and advocacy and preservation of the trail and its infrastructure.
Provincial & Regional Trail Managers
The BC Rail Trails are owned by the Province of BC, managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC under the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is the Partnership Agreement holder for the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail maintaining the KVR sites and trails across the Thompson Okanagan region.
Trail Advocacy & Preservation
The KVR Trail Preservation Alliance (KVRTPA) was formally established in 2022 utilizing a stakeholder model to bring forward the collective voice on behalf of all stakeholders (trail users, communities, business) to collaboratively work with government to advocate for the repairs and maintenance needed to restore and preserve the KVR trail to realize the maximum recreation, tourism/heritage, and economic potential for the neighbouring communities, businesses, residents and visitors.