We are grateful to be living and working within the territories and ancestral lands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc speaking peoples.
The spectacular landscapes of the Columbia Valley offer locals and visitors unparalleled opportunities for a wide range of outdoor recreational pursuits.
Yet, a steadily growing demand for recreation experiences is placing increased pressure on the land, and negatively impacting wildlife habitat and ecosystems, cultural values, recreation experiences and existing land users.
A community-led initiative
Recognizing the need for a shared vision of recreation management and stewardship for the Columbia Valley, local communities, recreation groups and land users, with support from representatives of local and provincial government, have joined together in a community-led process to develop a Recreation Strategy for the Columbia Valley. It is recognized that a successful community-led process will include the involvement of and engagement with First Nations.
An over-arching goal of the Columbia Valley Recreation Planning Initiative is to help safeguard this region’s recreational assets while ensuring that environmental, cultural and agricultural values are both respected and protected for future generations.