Grand Forks ATV and West Kootenay Snow Goers sign a MOU to work together in the Paulson.
Grand Forks ATV has been involved in the Regions Outdoor Recreation development for many years, their 100 members have countless hours maintaining amenities and trails in the Region. GFATV holds agreements with Recreation Sites and Trails to maintain 8 Recreation Sites in the North Fork , Grand Forks, and Christina Lake area. They also hold a “Lease of Occupancy” with the City of Grand Forks for the Morrissey Staging area.
Since registering they’re Not for Profit society in 2008, they have successfully completed two Provincial sponsored Job Creation Program, held many trail education and safety events and held accessible historic lunch and rides for seniors and near seniors, oldest participant 94. They’re lates project Franklin Heritage Trail will see 19 km of Historic Wagon Road located in the North Fork registered as a Heritage Trail .
“The Memorandum OF Understanding will create a solid foundation both Societies can build upon. The Paulson area is one of the most significant historic areas in BC. With well-marked safe trails everyone can have fun year-round no matter their accessibility level.” Doug Zorn President GFATV
The West Kootenay SnoGoers Association (WKSG) are a nonprofit society established in the late sixties for the promotion and support of family oriented, safe snowmobiling.
We maintain an extensive, network of 60 kms of groomed trails and a large warming shelter within our tenured area on the north side of Highway 3 near Nancy Greene Lake. Our snowmobiling area is generally referred to as “24 Mile” and extends from Mitchener Creek to the Paulson Summit, to Bulldog, Big Sheep and Shields Roads and to the north towards the Arrow Lake. Our members are families who love snowmobiling and call Castlegar, Rossland, Trail, Fruitvale/Montrose, Nelson, and Washington state home. We host organized, fun snowmobiling events and fund raisers for our members and for the general public throughout the winter season. A trail pass, either through an affordable annual membership cost or day pass, is required to use the WKSG tenured area.