Fernie - Sparwood - Elkford

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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)
Paddling/Water Route
Temporary Bypass or Unofficial TCT Route
Trans Canada Trail Closed
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Alternate Route Legend:

Alternate Route for Cyclists & Walkers
Alternate Route for Hiking
Alternate Route for Equestrians
Connection Point to the Trans Canada Trail

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About the Route: 

The trail from Fernie to Elkford remains a gap in the Trans Canada Trail, though the trail through the city of Fernie is considered complete and operational.

Leaving the city, headed north, the trail is proposed to follow the southern half of the Coal Discovery Trail from Fernie to Hosmer - a fantastic novice mountain bike and hiking trail. The official route leaves the Coal Discovery Trail in Hosmer and follows the highway almost all the way to Sparwood - with a short section of trail from the Mountain Shadow campground, through the golf course, crossing the highway and entering Sparwood by the Titan truck, before continuing north towards Elkford - the route is still under development but follows Highway 43 (Elk Valley Highway) and Lower Elk Valley Road for the time being. Some off-highway options are being considered to bring us to the coal mining town of Elkford.

  • City of Fernie
  • Fernie TCT Pavilion
  • Sparwood

About the Gaps: 

This entire area (besides the city of Fernie) is a gap. The southern half of the Coal Discovery Trail is our proposed route - contact the Fernie Trails Alliance or the District of Sparwood Parks Dept for details. From Hosmer to Sparwood, this is mostly destined to be a roadway route. From Sparwood to Elkford, we propose to use mostly roadways, with perhaps a short connector trail south of Elkford. Contact Trails BC about that.