Great Northern Trail: Annual Closure (April 15 to June 15)

Ongoing, originally posted in 2013 -- Annual closure in effect April 15 to June 15 (approx), No update/change as of Mar 1, 2017 -- Due to grizzly bear foraging each spring, the Salmo Great Northern rail trail is normally closed annually for 10 kilometres between Cottonwood Lake and Hall Siding (northern section, about 8 km south of Nelson) from April/May to mid June. The trail operator, the regional district of Central Kootenay, is responsible for this closure. Users are asked to use the highway as a bypass route. Read more on the Regional District's trail page.