Hikers and cyclists to travel historic Fur Brigade Trail

On Mothers Day The Trail of the Okanagans Society is organizing Tea at the Top of the Fur Brigade.

On Mothers Day The Trail of the Okanagans Society, along with the Okanagan Historical Society, is organizing Tea at the Top of the Fur Brigade, a celebration of the recently announced Heritage BC award for Summerland’s Fur Brigade Park.

The park is located on Antlers Saddle at the end of Garnett Valley.

Hikers from Peachland, departing from Hardy Falls, will meet cyclists from Summerland, departing from Priest Camp. Those participating in the hike will meet at 10:30 a.m. while those on the bicycle ride will meet at 11:30 a.m.

Hikers are urged to wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather and bring a bag lunch, water and optional hiking poles. Cyclists are urged to bring a bag lunch, water, a helmet and a sturdy bike (a mountain bike is preferred.)

The Trail of the Okanagans Society wants to redevelop the Fur Brigade Trail section that connects Priest Camp with Hardy Falls which means Summerland with Peachland.

“By having cyclists and hikers approach the park from both directions we want to show how the trail used to connect these locations,” said Henry Sielman, president of the Trans Canada Trail Society.

David Gregory, historian and founder of the park, will talk about the history and significance of this area.

Please register by e-mail to trail.of.the.okanagans@gmail.com.  Participation is free but donations will be accepted to help improve the trail to the park.  Visit their FB page https://www.facebook.com/The-Trail-Of-The-Okanagans-209875692383599/  for details.