Columbia and Western Rail Trail Bike Ride in Castlegar BC Canada

I heard there was an abandoned CPR rail trail to bike ride in Castlegar BC so I loaded up my bike and headed west! This trail is about 90km long running from Castlegar BC to Christina Lake BC. We did about half of the route before turning back to...
I heard there was an abandoned CPR rail trail to bike ride in Castlegar BC so I loaded up my bike and headed west! This trail is about 90km long running from Castlegar BC to Christina Lake BC. We did about half of the route before turning back to Castlegar. The day started out sunny and beautiful, but quickly turned into a windy rainy bike ride. That was completely okay though because we brought our rain gear with us! Highly recommend a trip to Castlegar to check out this awesome biking trail!
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11 June 2023 at   Castlegar, BC, Canada
After a long push, we finally arrived at the 1st tunnel from Castlegar!
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
The strong history of this trail is intriguing, the beauty of the surrounding area will keep you smiling and the feeling of the air in BC is different and like a warm hug!
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
I now know the difference between 29" tires vs 26" tires! Definitely easier to cover more ground with the larger wheels! Love my new bike
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
The rain may have made this ride even better actually, the scenery changed and the temperatures dropped to a nice cool temperature
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
No turning back now! Rain clouds are rolling in, but I haven't made it to a tunnel yet!
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
Once the rain came, I pulled under a tree to put my rain gear on, including my backpack cover in an attempt to continue on enjoying the ride! Success
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
One of the many bridge crossings along the Columbia and Western Rail trail
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
Biking beside this lake was a lot safer than the boat trip I went on! Arrow lake is a large body of water, and the wind and weather can change quickly! Luckily made it off the lake safely to enjoy my bike ride.
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Arrow Lakes, Central Kootenay, BC, Canada
Happy little adventure seeker heading into the dark tunnel to explore!
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
Once the rain came, the tunnels were an even more welcome site to see on our bike ride!
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
The rock cliffs made for some wonderful shade before the rain came
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
After riding by this bear 3 times, I was feeling pretty comfortable with her. Still kept my bear spray close in case she had a change of heart.
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
Do you see the black bear tucked into the treeline on the right? Do you also see the family stuck down the trail a little? They were too scared to ride passed the bear, which is completely understandable. 2 parents with 2 small children. We...
Do you see the black bear tucked into the treeline on the right? Do you also see the family stuck down the trail a little? They were too scared to ride passed the bear, which is completely understandable. 2 parents with 2 small children. We didn't feel threatened by the bear, so we rode down and escorted them safely passed the bear. With 6 of us passing by with the kids in the middle, we got the family to the other side safely. Only for us to turn around and ride passed the bear again. Making 3 trips passed this patient black bear in Castlegar BC.
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11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
Once the rain started, it was nice to stop for little breaks and enjoy the scenery of Arrow Lake BC
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
The absolute coolest bike ride I have ever been on. I was ecstatic to find the tunnels!
11 June 2023 ·   5 months ago taken in   Castlegar, BC, Canada
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