Maps and Trails

Photo: Bill Sones
Photo: Bill Sones

Hundreds of kilometres of incredible trails run through Nakusp and Arrow Lakes. Whether you’re hiking, biking, riding, ATVing, or snowmobiling, there’s something for everyone.

Recreation Guides

Elect from the following to view our summer and winter recreation guides in PDF format:

Trails of Nakusp

In 2003 Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce produced a series of trail brochures, titled “Trails of Nakusp”. The brochures provide trail descriptions and access information, GPS coordinates for key features, and detailed maps for ten of our region’s most popular trails. The original maps are below, but a few details may have changed.  Please see the current Summer Recreation Guide or stop by the Visitor Centre for updated information.

The trails that were chosen for this series vary in their rating, distance and modes of use. Effort was also made to document areas that can be accessed at different times of the year.

The above brochures are in PDF format; double-sided printing is recommended, as the brochures are formatted to be folded in a quarter-fold style to easily fit in a pocket or backpack.

The Nakusp and Area Community Forest has recently completed the Jackrabbit Interpretive Trail within the Wensley Creek area, and is already well used by hikers, bikers, horseback riders, cross country skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Visit for more information on the project.

For information on mountain biking, get in touch with the staff at Shon’s Bike and Ski.

Paddling Maps

The Nakusp Paddling Club is a non-profit society, with regular outings scheduled during the summer months, and occasional longer trips and training events. For more information visit their public Facebook group.

Trails Society

The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society is a non-profit society which promotes and organizes healthy outdoor activities. The society develops and maintains many local hiking/biking trails in partnership with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. For more information or to join go to