Canadians from coast-to-coast are blessed having a wide variety of trail networks readily available year round. Without a whole lot of work it’s easy to be off in the back country on a lazy afternoon or for a weekend adventure. However, getting off the paved path sometimes requires a little extra knowledge and know-how. Unlike regular highways and streets it often takes a community of users to maintain a trail system. The rules are different and… Read the rest
What is Low Impact Outdoor Recreation?
The concept of Low Impact and No Trace has been used by many groups for a long time. Some groups included are Girl Guides, Scouts, and Outdoor Enthusiasts. This principle has been put into place to limit the impact to the environment, and help it make a favourable place for everyone to enjoy.
Pre-planning is a major part in low impact or no-trace outdoor recreation. When you are pre-planning,… Read the rest
Kootenay Rockies BC: Wragge Beach Rec Site (Map 18/C5)
On the western shores of Slocan Lake, this popular site is reached off the narrow Wragge Beach Road. The beautiful site offers 5 campsites next to the lakeshore, 3 set in the heavily forested shoreline and 5 walk-in tent sites in the woods away from the beach. Boaters and backroad travellers both use the site, which offers a nice, pebble beach and… Read the rest