Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway

Columbia & Western Railway

(Boundary Pathway)

Castlegar to Midway, 162.3 km

Trail Updates

Changes since the 1st edition are shown in black 12.8
Changes since the 2nd edition are shown in red 14.6



0.0 Castlegar - Accommodations

8.8 - 14.9 The loose ballast from the gate to the washout has been plowed off the railbed greatly improving the cycling surface.

14.9 Washout, Has been improved.(Craig Hunt, Aug. 98)

31.2 Rock Fall. A narrow path leads through this 40 metre long rock fall.

36.6 Washout, Has been improved. (Craig Hunt, Aug. 1998)

50.7 Dog Creek Trail. Incorrectly indicated at km 49.9. Small washouts are at km 49.9

53.0 Monument to Peter Verigin

60.9 Highway #3 Overpass. There are now 2 small rock falls under the bridge (Craig Hunt, Aug. 98)

61.3 Paulson Tunnel, Rock fall at exit. (Craig Hunt, Aug. 98)

61.8 2 small rock falls. (Craig Hunt, Aug. 98) a few small rocks still passable.

73.0 Lafferty watertower. Washout. Has been repaired. (Craig Hunt, Aug. 98)

82.2 Christina Lake - Wildways Adventure Sports

86.8 Just south of the Santa Rosa Road crossing is the Old Dewdney Trail. It is at this point that the Trans Canada Trail connects with and follows the C&W and KVR Rail Trail on it's way to the Coast.

89.1 Kettle River Bridge. Trenched both sides. (Craig Hunt, Aug. 98)

111.3 Grand Forks - Silver Barn Bike and Board

Doing the Grand Forks area without a car is now possible. The Thimble Mountain, Spooner Creek, and Deer Point trails are best to access with a car unless you don't riding out along the highway. Well for those of you without a car and wanting to visit the Sunshine Valley the Grand Forks paratransit allows bicycles on board it's service. To quote Margo, the operator of the service, "it's a glorified taxi service" which operates in the Grand Forks area Monzday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Essentially it's a dial-a-ride service that picks you up at a specific time, at a house or business. Then drops you off right at the door of you destination. On Thursdays it heads to Christina Lake in the morning, coming back to Grand Forks in the afternoon. This a distance of 21 km east of Grand Forks. While Fridays it heads to Greenwood, 40 km west of Grand Forks. There is no service on weekends and holidays. The cost of the service is $1.25 one way within the Grand Forks area. To head to Christina Lake or Greenwood the charge is $1.75. Margo says the best for cyclists is the one way downhill tour she offers. She'll take you and your bike from Grand Forks on Fridays to Eholt, about 20 km west. There you cycle the abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway downhill into Grand Forks. This takes about an hour and a half. She prefers if you call her the day before to make arrangements but she'll try to accommodate you on the day if she's got time and space. If you are heading to Grand Forks and want to use it give Margo a call at 250-442-8169. Ken Wuschke

147.5 Greenwood
Greenwood Museum
214 S. Copper
Greenwood, BC
V0H 1J0
Phone and fax is 250-445-6355
The Greenwood Heritage Society-Museum/Archives/Tourism is the Group responsible from East Boundary of Midway to the Highway #3 crossing before Eholt.

162.3 Midway

Columbia & Western Railway, Phoenix Subdivison

Eholt to Phoenix, 15.6 km

Trail Updates


Vancouver Victoria and Eastern Railway, Phoenix Subdivison

Eholt to Phoenix, 15.6 km

Trail Updates


34.2, 34.5 The text at these two distance markers are reversed.

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