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Trans Canada Trail Legend:
|Trans Canada Trail Pavilion|
|Multi-Use Route (Cycling & Walking)|
|Hiking Only Route (No Cycling)|
|Equestrian Route (May Allow Cyclists/Walkers)|
|Temporary Bypass or Unofficial TCT Route|
|Trans Canada Trail Closed|
|Obstacle or Warning (click it for details)|
Alternate Route Legend:
|Alternate Route for Cyclists & Walkers|
|Alternate Route for Hiking|
|Alternate Route for Equestrians|
|Connection Point to the Trans Canada Trail|
Google Maps Legend:
|Map menu to access highlights, campsites, grocery stores, parking areas, toilets and more!|
|Click the grey star at the top of the map to favourite it in Google Maps, so you can pull it up later in your Google Maps app's "My Places".|
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- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colour and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead of GPX if possible.
The files below include data for only this specific area. For all of our Trans Canada Trail data for the entire province (including features, campsites and alternate routes), download our BC.kmz master file (1.2 MB)
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About the Route:
The mountain views get bolder as TCT travelers move form the eastern edge of the Purcell mountain range at Kimberley, down through the Rocky Mountain Trench beyond Cranbrook, and up toward the western fringes of the Rockies at the community of Wardner.
Kimberley is BC's highest city at 1113 meters and is known as the Baverian City of the Rockies. Close to the downtown center of KImberley at the Platz, the TCT emerges onto the new NorthStar Rails to Trails.
The route from the southern end of the NorthStar to Rotary Way in Cranbrook is in development, but Rotary Way itself is fully designated as Trans Canada Trail and includes a pavilion.
Trail Highlights and Developments:
- A 100% Trans Canada Trail designated loop in the city of Kimberley
- NorthStar Rails to Trails, Canada's new rail trail, a paved 25 km pathway - a highlight of the TCT in Western Canada!
- Trans Canada Trail Pavilion in Cranbrook
Trail Stewards and Volunteers:
Kimberley Nature Park Society (Kimberley Nature Park and within the city of Kimberley)
This group maintains the 800 hectare(1800 acre) Kimberley Nature Park which is one of the largest municipal parks in Canada. Located entirely within the City boundaries, its varied terrain and diverse ecosystems provide endless opportunities for recreation and education. Several dozen kilometres of multi-use trails, criss-cross the forested hillsides, linking small ponds and panoramic viewpoints into a unique soft-wilderness experience for residents and visitors alike. Hiking and Biking within the park.
- Northstar Rails2Trails (Facebook page) (Northstar Rail Trail, entire length)
Other Regional Trail Groups:
- Cranbrook Community Forest Society maintains the Cranbrook Communmity Forest. The Communmity Forest area encompasses 2000 hectares of crown forest land on the east and north boundary of the City of Cranbrook. With over 30 kms of trail here, there is a wide variety of trails for mountain bikers and hikers to enjoy. To obtain a more detailed trail map of the CF refer to this link.