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Recreation Sites and Trails of BC- Kootenay Boundary District

  • Recreation sites and trails are managed through service contracts or partnership agreements with recreation groups, First Nations, forest companies, regional districts, private organizations, etc. In addition, many individuals and groups volunteer their time and services to help maintain recreation sites, trails and facilities across the province.

    Recreation sites and trails are public campgrounds and trails located on Crown land outside of parks and settled areas. They provide enjoyable recreation experiences generally within an integrated resource management setting. This means that the land base is managed for a variety of land uses, which may include forestry, cattle grazing, mineral extraction, oil and gas exploration, recreation, fish and wildlife management, watershed protection, etc. While visiting recreation sites and trails, you can expect to encounter a number of different land management activities across the landscape.

    Recreation sites and trails were formerly known as Forest Service recreation sites and trails, and were once the responsibility of the BC Ministry of Forests and Range. They are now the responsibility of Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) of the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations.