KCTS breaks trail on new website, kiosk signs

Kootenay Columbia Trails Society’s new website has been launched and new kiosks have been erected in and around Rossland

The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society’s new website might be viral, but recent upgrades should put it on the map.

The Rossland-based Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) recently updated its trail descriptions, GPS files and PDF maps. Hikers will find the website upgrades to be an unbelievable new resource.

In addition to aesthetic advancements, internet trolls will be able to manage their memberships like their bank accounts: online. Participants are now able to sign up or re-new memberships through a simple online process.

New memberships will receive a coupon booklet from Revolution Cycles in Rossland as a gift-in-kind for supporting the community’s trail activities.

For more information or to check out the upgrades, visit www.kcts.ca.


There are four new trail kiosk signs installed at locations in and around Rossland.

Tourism Rossland and the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) partnered to install kiosks at the following locations:

• The Railgrade at Warfield

• Railgrade at Gelez Roard

• Centennial Trail

• Columbia Kootenay

These kiosks are designed to provide location details to visitors and locals alike in keeping with the existing Tourism Rossland/KCTS maps.

The signs were also designed using the Tourism Oriented Directional Signage Manual which was created in 2008.

The signs were paid for through funding from the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative program, as well as the Resort Municipality Initiative funding for cost sharing on this project.

Stewart Spooner from the KCTS said that “it was great to have these updated kiosks as they provide a valuable service to all of our different users.”

According to Deanne Steven with KCTS, there are several more signs to be installed in the next few weeks which will provide more information on the internal trails within the city of Rossland.

KCTS maintains a system of over 145 kilometres of non-motorized trails around the area from Fruitvale, Montrose, throughout Trail and into Warfield and Rossland.

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