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ACCESS: Travel approx 13 km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 to the west end of the 4-lane section near Malakwa. Turn left onto the north frontage road and drive for approx. 300 m parallel to the highway before turning right into an old gravel pit. The parking area is near the entrance sign and trail map.

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ACCESS: Approx. 9.4 km west of Sorrento on Hwy 1, turn left onto SquilaxAnglemont Rd, and follow it for approx. 5 km towards Scotch Creek. The park is located on both sides of the Adams River. To access the Upper and Lower Adams River Trails during the winter, park at the Rafters Landing trailhead on the left just after driving accross the Adams River bridge.

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The network of trails along the Adams River and Bear Creek make wonderful winter walking (bring your ice cleats), and if snow levels allow, snowshoeing (and even off track skiing). Riverside views: varied cottonwood, ponderosa, fir, cedar, and hemlock forest; and winter wildlife and bird watching.

The Bear Creek Flume Trails parking area is on the southwest side of the Adams River. Turn left/west off Squilax-Anglemont Rd onto Holding Rd just before the Adams River Bridge, and continue along this road watching for the trailhead sign and parking lot on the left just after the bridge. For the Lower Flume Trail, look for the trail across the road.

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DISTANCE: 30 km (Various) DURATION: 1 - 3+ Hours TRAILHEAD GPS: 11 U 317957E 5642209N

Cross-Country Ski Trails - over 160 kms of tracked and untracked nordic ski trails are maintained for all skill levels in both the Larch Hills and Skmana Lake trail systems. And for those experienced in venturing further afield, off trail and backcountry exploration beckons.

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The Shuswap is home to one of the province’s largest nordic centres, enjoys mild winter temperatures, and has exploded with new nordic trails and signage. Here is a starter sample of trails to explore. Strap on your skis, snowshoes, or ice-cleats and get out here!

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Snowshoe Trails - discover the Shuswap winter. Routes throughout the Shuswap are now marked using reflective orange blazes helping trail users find their way in the snow. We’ve included over 100 km of snowshoe trails in this mini-guide. Visit www.shuswaptrails.com to discover the full complement of over 400km of exploration.

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ACCESS: Travel approx. 28 km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1; turn north on Avoca Road (just west of the Perry River bridge). Another 500 m up Avoca Road, turn left onto the Perry River FSR and drive 800 m to the trailhead parking area on your right (east side of the forestry road). If the forestry road is unplowed, park at its junction on Avoca Road and start from here, using the forestry road for access to the trails.

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NEW! A 21 hectare conservation park adjacent to the Perry River in the East Shuswap. The park is a legacy gift entrusted to the CSRD by Peter Jennings to ensure its natural values are conserved for generations to come. It rests within the edge of the interior wet belt, an inland rainforest where unique and often vulnerable plant and animal communities are found.

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NEW! This regional trail is a perfect little out-and-back trail exploring the North Shuswap forest above Anglemont to a hidden waterfall. Experienced snowshoers may want to venture off trail in the upper forest to explore higher up the creek. ACCESS: Travel east off Highway 1 at Squilax along the Squilax-Anglemont Road to Anglemont (North Shuswap). Turn left (north) on Golf Course Drive. Park just past the Fire Hall on the right Flume Lower Trail and walk upBear to Creek the top of the road looking for the trail headLoaki sign just n-Bear Creek ahead on the right. The trail climbs up Rd the bank into the forest.

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ALTERNATIVE ACCESS: (coming from the east) travel north across the Squilax Bridge, then left on Holding Road. Watch for the Skmana Ski signs, turning left/west and following the Loakin-Bear Creek Road to the recreation site.

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ACCESS: Drive west of Sorrento on Highway 1. Turn south onto Elson Road and drive past the famous Crannog Ales, left over the railway track, and then left on South Shore Place to park in the Cul-de-Sac at the Trailhead Kiosk sign. Please be sure to park allowing plenty of room for others to turn around, and avoid blocking local driveways. The trailhead starts here over a short bridge.

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An evolving 14km series of nordic ski loop trails, maintained by the Skmana Ski Club surrounding beautiful wetlands and intimate twin lakes. Plus a system of new snowshoe trails continue to grow and compliment the winter nordic season. A winter warming hut provides a cozy place to gather pre-and-aprés ski. Trail use fee: by donation to the Skmana Ski Club. ACCESS: From Downtown Chase follow Pine Street north to the Neskonlith Lake Road. Travel west along this gravel road for 3 km, where you will come to a fork. Take the right fork and go up the hill. You will be rewarded here with a spectacular view of Little Shuswap Lake, the Villages of Chase and Adams Lake First Nations, as well as the South Thompson River and the farmlands along the VLA road. Stay on this road for another 10 km. until you pass under the B.C. Hydro transmission lines. Watch for the parking lot on your left.

The Mt Baldy trail (built in the fall 2013) is a collaborative project between the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area C Parks Commission, the Sorrento and Area Community Association, and the Shuswap Trail Alliance. It’s an intermediate snowshoe or ice cleat walk (3.3 kms uphill) through mixed forests to a great lookout over the lake. A newer 1.7 km upper loop trail was blazed (Summer 2014) and brushed for more adventurous and experienced hikers to explore. A final addition to a side view part way up the trail was built along with a reroute to the upper ridge (Fall 2016). Combined with the upper loop, the trail to the lookout and back makes a perfect 7.6 km hike through changing forest ecosystems with viewpoint rewards along the way.

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BALMORAL TRAILHEAD ACCESS: Approx 9.3km East of Sorrento, or approx 24 km West of Salmon Arm, turn North on onto Balmoral Rd. Follow for approx 1.5 km and watch for the large trailhead parking lot on the right, just before Alpen Paradies subdivision.

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A network of trails connect Balmoral, Blind Bay Lookout, and White Lake trails systems in the South Shuswap - a great place for shorter loop options up to old growth fir trees, the Balmoral Bluffs viewpoint, or White Lake Lookout. Longer routes exist to Blind Bay Lookout, the Tappen View Lookout, or the through-route between White Lake and Blind Bay. Check snow conditions to decide on snowshoes or ice cleats.

CAUTION: A new forestry road was built in 2016. Watch for unmarked trail crossings on the Blind Bay/White Lake Connector.

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DISTANCE: 0.5 km - 18 km (various) DURATION: 1 - 4+ Hours TRAILHEAD GPS: Balmoral 11 U 334262E 5637686N White Lake (John Evdokimoff Bike Park) 11 U 337688E 5639194N

WHITE LAKE TRAILHEAD ACCESS: Approx 9.3 km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, White Lake Rd forms a loop, returning to Hwy 1 at Carlin 4 km farther east, approx 20 km west of Salmon Arm. Watch for the ‘John Evdokimoff Park’ sign just before the Parri Rd intersection at the west end of White Lake.

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DISTANCE: 4 km (one way to first lookout) 6.5 km (one way to summit) DURATION: 4 Hours (return to first lookout) 7+ Hours (return to summit) TRAILHEAD GPS: 11 U 350993E 5604788N T he iconic Enderby Cliffs Tplaqin Trail climbs high above the Splatsin community and town of Enderby, offering breathtaking views of the Shuswap River valley and the North Okanagan to the south. Snowshoers d oa can make several viewpoints their destination taking a step back in time to the Tertiary age when theRcliffs ot l d were formed. This is a sacred area to the Splatsin. The view point at 4 km provides the most frequented oo nW destination for snowshoers. o s Ol CAUTION: From the 4km viewpoint, take extra care of cliff edges, steep drops, and dangerous conditions. Poles are a must. ACCESS: Turn East in down town Enderby (follow signs to Mable Lake), cross the Shuswap River Bridge onto Mable Lake Rd. Continue for 2 km down Mable Lake Rd. and take a lefthand turn onto Brash Allen Rd. heading north. At 1.4 km Brash Allen Rd. forks - stay right and continue down the unpaved road for 1.6 km until you reach the parking lot in the field on the southwest side of the road intersection. The trail starts at the road intersection and head east along the fence next to the gravel road.

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Check for snow conditions on lower elevation trails during warmer winter weather. Add ice-cleats and poles to your quiver of snowshoes & skis to make every Shuswap Trail accessible all winter long! Go to www.shuswaptrails.com to discover the full complement of winter trails.

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Don’t miss this magical family event the end of December. Kerosene lanterns light 5km of trackset trails for a relaxing night ski followed by a potluck smorgasbord of treats and hot chocolate back at the Chalet. The trail heads up Metford Road, across Bilbo’s Bog through to Reino’s Run, the South Hub and a warm bonfire. Head up Larch Hills Road and back around through Frodo’s Bog before heading down Larch Hills Road to the parking lot. This event is by donation of money and/or food items to local food banks.

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• The Columbia Shuswap Regional District assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the trails listed in this guide. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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A perfect 3 - 4 hour outing complete with a stop at Cec’s Cabin for lunch and a warm fire. Cec’s Cabin is 5km from the parking lot straight up Larch Hills Road. There are a few options to get to Cec’s Cabin from the main parking lot. Option one is to head straight up Larch Hills Road to the South Hub. Once at the South Hub continue up Larch Hills Road along some easy rolling hills with views to Hunter’s Range up to Cec’s Cabin. Option two offers a longer and more scenic tour through some of the popular lower trails. Head up Metford Rd, across Bilbo’s Bog, and onto the Ermine Frolic Loop which meets up with Reino’s Run and brings you to the South Hub.20 For a fun Avenue way out, head out on Alder Lane to Sky Trail for some fast downhill tracks back to the South Hub. Make your way back to the parking area through the lower trails.

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10 Avenue Head up Metford Road and take a left at the top of the hill onto Skyview. Follow Skyview through rolling forested canopy up to Sentinel which will head off to your right. If you have time, ski the extra 2KM to the Lake View viewpoint for a great photo opportunity with Shuswap Lake in the background. Continue back on Sentinel around to Woodlot. Keep an eye out for moose tracks on this section as its a favourite winter habitat for this animal. On Woodlot get ready for a lot of downhill all the way to Sunshine. Once on Sunshine, it is a comfortable 2km ski back to the Chalet.

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DISTANCE: 150 km (various, over 50km trackset) DURATION: 1 - 6+ Hours TRAILHEAD GPS: 11 U 349238E 5619607N Ea gle Vi Arm, in the Larch Hills, is home to some of B.C.’s finest XC ski The Larch Hills Nordic System, 20 km from Salmon e trails. With over 150 km of trails (over 50km trackset;w 100km non-trackset), there is no shortage of variety for the

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ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1, turn south at the Hwy 97B intersection and travel 2 km, then turn left/east onto 10thOkanagan Ave SE.Avenue FollowE.to the end where it turns to gravel and park on the left. Please do not park in front of the gate. It is used by gravel and logging trucks year round. Watch for snowmobile use on FSR roads.

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South Canoe is a busy trail destination for winter walking (ice cleats) and snowshoeing, plus a growing number of winter fat-tire mountain bikers. (Packed snowshoe trails double as excellent winter bike trails.) It also provides access to the Larch Hills trail system above, as well as the Larch Hills Traverse. In the winter, it is sometimes possible to ski to the Larch Hills Nordic trails thanks to tracksetting by the Larch Hills Nordic Society.

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A large year-round network of trails built and used by snowshoers and skiers in the winter; and hikers, local equestrian riders, and mountain bikers when the snow melts. Under the newly developed management plan driven by local trail stewards in partnership with the City of Salmon Arm and the Province, the system has received new trail signage, several reroutes and new trail additions.

Join us for a winter you’ll never forget, and find out why it’s one of our top four favourite seasons. We’ve got an endless variety of terrain - from gentle hills to rugged slopes - and easy driving access to the trailheads.

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