Monday, September 14, 2020

Hide and Seek

 There is something special happening along the Kaslo River South Trail these days!…..visitors are coming to Kaslo to see the newly installed “Hide and Seek” Koots Sculpture(s). Yvonne Boyd (one of the sculpture artists) gave a great interview with CBC last week and its spreading far and wide. Yesterday on the trail I encountered a couple from Squamish who are on a “local BC” tour staying in Nelson who came to Kaslo for the day specifically to see the Koots Sculptures. They said that while they have great trails around Squamish……..they don’t have anything like this!!

Several other trail walker visitors commented on the sculptures, describing them as “fun to encounter” and “lively”.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

KORTS trail work party Saturday Sept 12 9am - noon

 Our work party this Saturday will be a repeat of a previous one…..carrying wood bridge treads into the Serenade trail and hammering them in place. We will meet at the first wind sock at the Kaslo airstrip at 9am. 

For tools…..a hammer and a large..ish pack to haul the 2’ long pieces of wood.
Happy Trails  Stu

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Work party Saturday Aug 29 9am to noon

  The work party this Saturday will focus on the new section of the Lettrari Loop trail recently built by the KORTS trail crew. We will move the bench and change signage to direct hikers on to the new trail and bikers away from the new trail (temporary until next spring after the trail has settled and stabilized suitable for bike use) and have bikes continue to use the Lettrari Loop Detour route.

Meet at the yellow ribbon on the north side of the road to the transfer station (see map below).
All tools provided.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

KORTS Kids to Camp

Children who are permanent residents in the Village of Kaslo, age 7 to 18 and will be attending school in the fall are eligible to apply for funding.
Funding level depends on the number of applicants.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Work party Saturday August 15 9am - noon

Our work party this week will consist of several tasks:

- weeding the entrance landscapes at the Unity Bridge
- brush sawing invasive weeds (burdock and Scotch broom) along the Kaslo River trail
- re-locating the trail You Are Here signs to the new sign posts where possible

We will meet at the Unity Bridge initially at 9am. For tools, a dandelion-type weeder or similar, a battery powered drill or impact driver with a Robertson bit. KORTS will provide brush saws and PPE for them

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Work Party July 11

 I am leading the KORTS work party this coming Saturday, July 11th
We'll be brushing the upper Wardner trails.
Bring loppers and/or pruning snips.

We will meet at 9 AM at the Wardner parking area.
I will bring 2 brushcutters.
Ken Butt   

Friday, June 26, 2020

Request for Help at Work Parties

Hello friends of Kaslo Outdoor Recreation & Trails Society especially hikers, runners, bikers, walkers and cross-country skiers. With the shortened season for maintenance work on our local trails, due to COVID 19, KORTS is seeking some extra help from our Members and the community at large, to assist with mostly light but important tasks at our weekly Saturday morning 9am-noon work parties. Each week prior to Saturday we will send a notice regarding the work party meeting location, the projected tasks to be accomplished, and any tools or materials (only if you have them handy!)  to bring.

If you would like to be on the email list for work party notices, please email KORTS at and we will add your name.

Please join us if you can assist.

Happy Trails

Friday, June 12, 2020

Trails re-open

The Kaslo River has lowered and trail flooding has stopped so both the Kaslo River South and the Lettrari Loop trails are now open. Please continue to be cautious and observant to bank undercutting and stability where the trail is close to the river. Please report any new erosion or hazardous areas. The first bridge on the Lettrari Loop trail has been pushed off its base but it is useable with caution. This will be repaired at a work party this Saturday.

Happy Trails


Thursday, May 14, 2020

New benches at Wardner Trail Viewpoint

Two new benches were recently installed at the Wardner Trail Viewpoint…..check them out! One is donated by Val Koenig and one is a sponsored bench. COVID spacing between the benches. ENJOY!

New trail signage

Hi Everyone and hope you are out enjoying our Kaslo trails (respecting COVID spacing and appropriate protocols).

If you have been walking the trails recently, you will no doubt have noticed new signage along the routes. KORTS is implementing the Kaslo Trail Alliance Signage Plan that was developed as part of a 2018 BC Rural Dividend grant trail planning contract with Marie-Ange Fournier-Beck (see attached document). The idea is to provide Kaslo trail signage that is uniform across all local trails and that is similar to other trail systems across British Columbia.

Sign infrastructure was purchased last summer as part of several grants: RDCK CIP/AAP, Columbia Basin Trust Trail Enhancement , and Kaslo Municipal grants. We were unable to install the signs at that time, so that is happening this spring thanks to Steve Doucet's efforts.

Happy Trails