Sunday, November 7, 2010

Public Input Invited for Naming the Rails to Trails

The Rails to Trails Public Advisory Committee would like to engage the community in identifying a name for the new Cranbrook to Kimberley Rails to Trails. We would like the name to reflect either a cultural or historic or natural aspect of our region.

If you can think of a suitable name to the trail please send your suggestion to . Please include your name and contact information.

If you prefer the Cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley will also accept suggestions that they will forward to the committee for review by mail addressed to

Leisure Services, #3  1777 – 2 Street North, Cranbrook, BC V1C 7G9 Attention: Diane Butz
Or drop off their suggestions at the RecPlex same address at the Leisure Services desk, attention Diane Butz

City of Kimberley
340 Spokane Street, Kimberley BC, V1A 2E8 - C/O Kris Belanger

The committee will review all suggestions and announce the selected name shortly into the new year.

Al Skucas for the R2Ts  public advisory committee

Sunday, September 26, 2010

September 25th on the Trail - a Spectacular Early Fall Day

We are blessed with great weather in the East Kootenay of BC and Saturday, September 25th, 2010 was one of those perfect days that we all look forward to.  A few photos of a ride up and down the trail.....

The Rails to Trails is all of ours to enjoy

This is the first of what is expected to be many comments and blogs on our excellent rails to trails multi-use paved path between Kimberley and Cranbrook.  A rail bed which carried ore and concentrate from Kimberley Sullivan Mine to the main rail line in Cranbrook and onto Trail BC, and supplies to Kimberley, was generously donated by Canadian Pacific Railway to the two cities who's joint efforts, along with financial and organizational support from the provincial and federal governments has made this phenomenal recreation facility a reality. 

In the coming weeks and months, we'll be communicating on how you can become involved in the trail, through events, work parties to improve the trail and generally to make the trail a better recreational resource.  The philosophy is to be inclusive and make improvements that have the best general application for everyone who uses the trail. 

Comments and photographs are welcome.  The smiles on those using the trail demonstrate what a great recreation resource this is and will continue to be to the entire area and for those visiting to enjoy our quality of natural beauty and lifestyle.  Enjoy, and we're looking forward to hearing from you,

John Mandryk on behalf of the Rails to Trails Committee

Send an email to if you want further information, suggestions, or wish to volunteer for future trail projects