Regional Parks & Trails

The parks systems consists of 23 Regional Parks and 3 Regional Trails. We manage over 525 hectares (1300 acres) of parkland for the public to enjoy.



We would like your feedback so that we can continue to improve the quality of your park experience!


Parks & Trails Status:

Unless noted here, all of our Regional Parks and Trails are open.



If you see our park workers and contractors, please respect COVID-19 physical distancing and stay back at least two (2) metres.

Sunshine Bay Regional Park

March 22, 2022: Partial closure of dock due to safety concerns.

The boat launch is still open and accessible.

Repairs to be made once water levels allow for floating of entire dock.

Taghum Beach
Regional Park

June 1, 2021: NEW - No dogs on beach during the period
June 1 - September 15. Dogs must be on a leash and under
control at all other times.

Waterloo Eddy

Regional Park

May 13, 2021: Boat launch access has been modified.

Please follow signage on site.

Regional Park

April 27, 2021: Continuation of park development is occuring 
this Spring. Park is open during this work, car parking may be
limited to complete the work.

Rosebery to Three

Forks Regional Trail

(Galena Trail)

October 14, 2020:  Partial closure due to cable car closure.

Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail

September 20, 2021: Drilling and blasting operations are occurring South of Cottonwood wood lake South to the crossing of Hwy 6 at Busk.  Flaggers will be on-site closing the trail during blasting. Closures could be up to 15 minutes occurring one or two times a day during weekdays.

Cottonwood Lake Regional Park 

November 29, 2021: The road to Cottonwood will be closed intermittently starting November 29, 2021 for parking lot upgrades. Park users are asked to please park at the Great Northern trailhead and walk into the park if the road is barricaded. 

Let's keep our Parks open by staying safe

Currently our Regional Parks and Trails remain open. If you feel sick or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, stay home. Our park staff are evaluating the current COVID-19 situation daily and will continue to do so over the coming weeks. Additional signage may be posted in parks.






If you are sick,

stay home

Cover your mouth when you cough

Please practice

physical distancing recommendations

Bring sanitizer to clean your hands

Stay out of 




Park Amenity Donations

Contributions to the Regional District of Central Kootenay's (RDCK) Amenity Donation Program enhances the enjoyment of regional parks and trails. Celebrate friends, family and memorable events with an inscribed plaque on a donated bench or picnic table.

How to reach us:

Regional Parks 

Regional District of Central Kootenay
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson V1L 5R4
Phone: (250) 352-1574


The content on this page was last updated March 31 2022 at 3:34 PM