Wrap Around Nakusp Trail

For more information contact the Nakusp & District Visitor Centre.

Phone: 250-265-4234

Email: nakusp@telus.net

Website: nakusparrowlakes.com/

This four-season trail circles the picturesque village of Nakusp, providing a 5 kilometre circuit for strolling, dog walking, jogging, or biking, with portions also accessible to wheelchairs, rollerblades, and baby carriages. The circuit includes the paved Waterfront walk, extending along the top of the soil erosion protector for 1 km from the Marina to the beach. The Walk is renowned for its handsome landscaping, including Spicer’s Garden in the middle and the Japanese Garden near the beach. At the other end of the beach, the gravel Greenways extension begins.

The groomed gravel path winds through the shade along the lakefront for 800 metres, providing benches for repose and nature watching and some hills for exercise. As the trail joins the 4th Street cul -de-sac, follow 4th Street to 10th Ave and travel up 10th Ave to Hwy 6. Then follow Hwy 6 to the junction with Hwy 23 to access the Railway Trail. The Railway Trail is a reclaimed railway bed that stretches to Rosebery, 46 km to the south. About 300 metres past the junction with Government Road, a path branches off the railway trail to head back downtown. From the corner of 1st Ave and 1st St., the path continues along streets back to the Marina.

Detailed map and trail info can be found here.

Getting Here

Although there are many access points along the trail, the Nakusp Marina is a nice place to start your Waterfront Walk. Located at the bottom of Nelson Ave., the Marina has ample parking space and a covered picnic area with luscious arbour gardens .