The Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail will be a multi-use, non-motorized, paved trail connecting the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. It will be located on the west side of Lake Windermere paralleling Westside Road, constructed primarily on private land, and within Ministry of Transportation right-of-ways. The total length of the trail will be approximately 25 kilometers long, five meters wide with a three meter paved width and a painted centerline. The planned cost is estimated at $4,000,000.
The Westside Trail will be a dynamic landmark that will have many positive effects on the area including community health, environmental awareness, economic development, and safety for the increasing numbers of non-motorized travellers along Westside Road.
The project goal is to complete the trail with community engagement, encouraging residents, businesses and local governments to participate in unique ways they find meaningful. There will be a strong interpretive signage component to provide environmental and cultural awareness along the trail corridor. Although the immediate project is the first 25 kilometers linking Invermere and Fairmont, the vision is to expand the trail north to Radium for a total length of 51 paved kilometers anchored by two world- class mineral hot springs, Radium and Fairmont.
Parallel to Westside Road from Invermere to Fairmont
The Westside Legacy Trail will be a multi-recreational, human-powered, paved trail connecting the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. It will be a well-planned and meaningful addition to an already active community, and we encourage residents, businesses and local governments to contribute in their own unique way to help build this world-class trail amenity.More Info
- 4 of 5 Million Raised to date (as of March, 2017)
- Only 1 Road Crossing
- 4 Parking Areas
- 5 Picnic Areas
- 16 Benches
- Built on donated land