Box 22, Winlaw, BC V0G 2J0 1-888-683-7878 (SVRT)


Daryl has started clearing off the vegetation on the Rail Trail south of Gravel Pit Road. On our Facebook page you’ll see some photos that give you an idea of how matted the soil has become and how challenging it is for us to maintain. We have found some new tread surface material that we’ll be putting down, which is finer than what we had available last year. It’ll be a few days before they’re done on this segment, so please be patient and cautious if using the Trail.


Our resurfacing program will be resuming in the first week of June. We will be focusing on the north end of the Trail this year, primarily between Gravel Pit Rd in Slocan and Lemon Creek. The smaller aggregate we use is specifically made for surfaces like ours. We know from past experience, that the tread surface material can take a couple of years to settle in. We have heard some concerns about the roughness of what we did last year, and we’re pleased to let you know we are planning to recompact some of those sections of the Trail to help speed up the cycle and make for a smoother ride.
Funding for this project has been made possible by the Columbia Basin Trust, Trans Canada Trail and Community Gaming Grant
The Trail should remain open while the work is underway. Please watch for signs and check this page for updates.Thanks for your patience and understanding


The Annual General Meeting of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society will be held Thursday, June 20th at 7 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall. All members and the public are welcome. 

According to SVRTS policy,  anyone wishing to run for a board position,  must inform the Board at least two weeks ahead of the AGM.  This will be an opportunity to discuss eligibility and expectations. Only nominations for eligible candidates will be accepted at the AGM. 

Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society

Box 22, Winlaw B.C. V0g 2J0



Are you interested in helping out the Slocan Valley Rail Trail? We are seeking members to join the Board of the SVRTS and participate in decision-making and planning on the Trail that connects us all. If you are interested or require more info contact us at .
Our next AGM is being planned for mid-June and we have vacant positions, so contact us as soon as possible. Thanks for your support.

Take a trip along the Rail Trail!

Jeremy at Pique Pictures, shot this great video of their ride down our Rail Trail in the summer of 2023. Jeremy has captured our Trail at its finest. Sit back, relax and enjoy.


OCT. 17TH UPDATE – Resurfacing should now be completed on a segment south of Passmore. Next we will be moving to an area below Kosiancic Hill.
OCT. 19th – we will begin brushing the Trail with a flail mower, starting at Gravel Pit Rd in Slocan and heading south. This brushing will be continuing into next week and should go as far as Crescent Valley.
Please use caution when you’re on the Trail.


On Sunday, Oct. 15th from noon to 3:00 p.m. the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society will be hosting a Fall Colours ‘Batty Bike’ Ride. The event will be based out of the Threads Guild Society building at Perry’s backroad. The two groups are partnering to create a unique Slocan Valley event and the theme is BATS!
When recently replacing the sign on the Threads Guild building, it was discovered that a bat colony was residing there. The group has since put up a new sign and a bat house, and feel this could be a good learning opportunity for everyone.
The Rail Trail puts on a Fall Colours Bike Ride every few years, so it seemed like a great idea to put the two together. Come and have a leisurely bike ride in the direction of your choice and stick around to learn all things batty and have a bite to boot. Who knows what costumes might show up???
The event will feature several information tables. Of course, there will be one hosted by Elodie Kuhnert of the Kootenay Community Bat Project, who will offer a talk at 1:30 p.m. There will be bat houses for sale, made by Everett Reid of Country Dawg in Glade. Slocan River Streamkeepers will have a booth, talking about the important work they are doing to strengthen our valley’s eco-system. Members of the Threads Guild will be there to show you their library, equipment and to talk about what’s happening at the Guild.
The Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society will turn on the barbeque, offering burgers and hot dogs, refreshments and assorted Bat Bite treats made by Threads Guild members.
The Thread’s Guild building can be found at the corner of Highway 6 and the Perry’s Bridge Backroad, aprox 7 km north of Winlaw and 6 km south of the Village of Slocan. For more information

We can use your help!

We’re seeing a large influx of out-of-areas cyclist on the Rail Trail these days. So glad to have you here. The Rail Trail is perfect this time of year.

We’d like to remind folks that we’re a volunteer organization that rely heavily on donations to help cover our on-going operating expenses. Please take a moment and hit the DONATE button on this page. You can either use PayPal ormake an eTransfer. There are also donation boxes along the Trail we urge folks to take advantage of. Help us to help you have a great time riding this little piece of paradise.


TRAIL RESURFACING – Tuesday, Aug.8th. We’ll be doing a stretch of our Trail from the north end of Slocan Park and heading south for about 1 km to Evin Rd. Please use caution or use an alternate route if machinery is working. Thanks

JULY 4TH update

We’ve resurfaced a third section of the Rail Trail north of Passmore for folks to enjoy. The 1.2 km section offers an amazing view of Frog Peak and has a picnic table in just the right spot to take a break. We will be continuing our resurfacing program the week of July 10th in the Slocan Park area. Thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust, the Western Diversification Program, RSTBC and the RDCK for the funding support to make this work possible.