GNT Resurfacing

Starting today, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is resurfacing portions of the Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail (GNT), a project that will improve drainage and create a more consistent trail surface for cyclists. The initiative is a partnership between the RDCK, Bike BC and the City of Nelson.

“Resurfacing the Great Northern Trail will make cycling easier and more accessible for everyone,” said Ramona Faust, Chair of the RDCK’s Nelson, Salmo, E, F, G Parks Commission.  “The new granular surface, as well as the drainage work, will greatly improve trail users’ experience.“

The resurfacing/ granular material specified for this project has been used successfully on a number of rails to trails projects in BC. 

Work on this project is expected to take approximately three weeks and is primarily focused on the section of trail between the Svoboda Road and Falls Street/Cemetery trailheads.  Trail users should expect intermittent localized closures during drainage work construction with a full trail closure when resurfacing material is being installed.  This closure is necessary due to the many vehicles which will be required to travel on the trail.

The RDCK will send out more information once the full closure dates are confirmed and will post signage along the trail.

More information about this project will be posted on the RDCK website at and on its Facebook page at RDCK Facebook.


For further information, please contact:

Jeff Phillips, Project Manager, RDCK

The content on this page was last updated October 31 2016 at 10:22 AM