For Immediate Release: Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance announces the grand opening of accessibility trail upgrades at Isobel Lake on June 1, 2018
May 28, 2018, Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance is proud to announce the grand opening of the Isobel Lake Interpretive Trail, which has been upgraded to current accessibility standards. A few speeches and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the day use area on Friday June 1 at 11 AM, followed by snacks and refreshments. The day will also feature a guided walk of the trail.
The Alliance has been working hard since 2013 to upgrade the trail to today’s accessibility standards. The trail is a 3 km loop around Isobel Lake. Accessibility upgrades included benches, picnic tables, pit toilets, picnic shelter, fishing dock, bridges, gates, kiosks, signage and trail surfaces. Over 1,500 volunteer person hours and nearly $80,000 were invested into the upgraded trail. Of the nine financial supporters of this accessibility upgrade, New Horizon for Seniors Program, Thompson Nicola Regional District and Mountain Equipment Co-op were its major contributors.
“We have worked hard over the last five years with so many great supporters to make Isobel Lake one of the few semi-wilderness accessible trails in all of British Columbia” Richard Doucette, President, Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance. “The Trails Alliance chose this accessibility upgrade as its first major project to leave lasting legacies in BC Interior’s trail network and I think we’ve met this goal.“
Isobel Lake is located 20 km northwest of Kamloops north of the McQueen Lake Forest Service Road. In addition to the trail, this location boasts 19 campsites with an accessible pit toilet, a boat launch, and is a youth/disabled accompanied fisheries only from April 1st to September 30th.
For more information, please contact:
Kamloops Thompson Trails Alliance
476 Garibaldi Drive
Kamloops, BC V2E 2A9