Trailblazers wish to complete the Kaslo River Trail loop by building a
second pedestrian bridge over the Kaslo river. The existing 3 sides of
the loop, including the first pedestrian bridge, were completed in 2008
after the Trailblazers raised more than $200,000. The new bridge will
be wheelchair friendly and provide a pleasant shortcut and alternative
to the highway bridge for pedestrians entering the Village from the
Preliminary engineering has been completed. The
bridge will be approximately 125' long, 6' wide with a 3' arch and 23
feet above the river bed. We are currently fundraising $200,000 for
We would like this to be a UNITY bridge with bridge plaques from all over the world.
We encourage bridge plaque sponsors to include their location on their plaque message.
Please read About Bridge Sponsorship (pdf) for more information.
Your donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. You can donate online at Canada Helps or please send a cheque
to Box 1024, Kaslo, BC, V0G 1M0. All gifts of $20.00 or more, including
bench and bridge plaque donations, will receive a Canadian tax
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Kaslo Lakeview Trail
We are working with the Village of Kaslo to extend the Lakeview Trail from the Highway 31 bridge to Kaslo Bay Marina. This 5 km trail will be wheelchair friendly.
Working on Lakeview Trail
Kaslo River Trail
The Kaslo River Trail is a favourite hiking spot for residents and tourists. With the overwhelming support of the community and visitors, the Kaslo Trailblazers have created a trail system that includes a covered pedestrian bridge with spectacular views over the Kaslo river, a maintained hiking trail for 1.4 km on the south side of the river, and a wheelchair friendly trail for 1.2 km on the north side of the river. The south trail also connects to the Kaslo airport and existing trails at the True Blue Recreation Area.
The Kaslo River Trail provides a pathway where people can take a leisurely walk, exercise, or get from one point to another without having to walk along the highway. Our local K-12 school, J.V. Humphries, uses the trail for environmental and physical education classes instead of major streets and highways.
The trail follows an historic wood stave pipeline from the old dam site that produced power for Kaslo from 1897-1960. Interpretive maps and signs on the trail along with strategically placed benches allow walkers to enjoy magnificent views while contemplating the history of the area.
The Kaslo River Trail
Kaslo Trailblazers Bridge
The Kaslo Trailblazers Bridge spans the Kaslo River and joins the north and south Kaslo River trails. This covered pedestrian bridge is 112' long and 50' high. It is made from local lumber and uses organic stains. Volunteers spent 1090 hours constructing and installing this incredible bridge.
Local businesses donated materials and labour, and contributed to our fundraising efforts. Bridge plaques were sponsored by trail users visiting from as far away as England and Australia. We are proud of the combination of community effort and international support that made this bridge a reality.
The Kaslo Trailblazers Society fundraised more than $200,000 to build the bridge.