Dedicated to the Outdoors. Committed to Our Community.

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to managing and preserving local recreational trails and promoting an active outdoor lifestyle in the beautiful Arrow Lakes region. 

Our community of passionate volunteers is dedicated to maintaining our ten diverse trails which cater to a variety of users. Whether you’re interested in a half-hour stroll or a full-day adventure, our trails offer something for everyone.

We are a point of connection and information in the community and provide:

  • Digital and printable trail map brochures
  • Trail condition information
  • Trail signage
  • Links to our partner’s trails, GPX Tracks & AllTrails
  • Historical information on the significance of our trails
  • Volunteer days & maintenance work bees
  • Info on group hikes
Get Involved

Trails are the heart of our community, connecting residents and visitors alike with the natural beauty of our region. We aspire to be inclusive; welcoming those with diverse interests and abilities to enjoy our trails. Join us in exploring the great outdoors, and experience the magic of the Nakusp area trails for yourself.

Our Story

The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society (NACTS) was incorporated as a non-profit in 2011, in partnership with the Ministry of Forests, Lands & Resource Operations, and Recreation Sites and Trails BC. We currently manage and maintain nine local recreational trails. 

The idea for our society, and taking over this important government service, began in the spring of 2011 when a small, enthusiastic group of locals met informally to discuss our area’s trails. 

Our focus was on continuing the excellent work and good spirit of those who had worked hard to create, improve and maintain some of the great trails in our area. Our early meetings brought the community together to plan the future of our trails and celebrate our love for the outdoors. 

We continue to encourage locals and visitors to use our trails and support other community groups in the area who manage trails for mountain bikers, ATVers, horseback riders, cross country skiers, and other users. 

We take pride in our history and the success of our initiatives. Today, our dedicated team of volunteers works to maintain these trails by clearing brush, removing fallen trees, maintaining and replacing bridges and built infrastructure, and improving signage and access roads. As our society grows, we are committed to improving existing trails and building new ones, and to providing the best outdoor experience for our community and visitors.