This greenway is located midway along the Upper Columbia River Valley, in the village of Radium Hot Springs. In 2002, Greenways began work on restoration of trout and kokanee salmon habitat within Sinclair Creek, with funds from the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Slocan Forest Products Ltd. (SFP), and the BC Ministry of Transportation.
The habitat rehabilitation prescriptions were implemented with the approval of the Province in September 2003. The Village of Radium, Canfor, the Rotary Club of Radium Hot Springs Sunrise, local businesses, and civic volunteers then collaborated with Greenways to establish the Sinclair Creek Greenway trail onsite. This nature trail, completed in 2006, offers recreation, interpretive education and spectacular sight-seeing. Onsite interpretive panels installed in 2008 highlight the importance of this riparian habitat, as well as the settlement history of this region.
A gem of a trail right in Radium with super easy access. The trail from the lower parking lot is relatively flat as it follows the banks of Sinclair Creek in a 2 km loop that crosses the creek with bridges in 2 places. Interpretive signs tell of restoration efforts, salmon spawning and irrigation work in the past. This is an off leash area for dogs. There are 2 picnic tables close to the lower parking lot and several benches along the way. A nice oasis which is perfect for an afternoon picnic. Add another 2 km and 40 - 60 metres in elevation gain/loss by hiking the offshoots that go to Rotary Park or the residential area to the north.More Info
- Partnering with the Village of Radium, Canfor, the Rotary Club of Radium Hot Springs, and local businesses & volunteers
- Funded by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Slocan Forest Products Ltd. (SFP), and the BC Ministry of Transportation