Entries by Jonathan

The “Canoe Trip” Run

Guest blog by Russell Hodgins What better way to fill in a couple of hours then to explore trails in a new place? Life found me in Moose Jaw on March 2nd with my running gear and time to spare so I parked on Valleyview Drive overlooking the Moose Jaw River valley. A short run down […]

STA publishes 2018 annual report

The key to any successful tail outing is to make a plan in advance. You must plan what equipment you will need, what gear would suitable for the terrain, how much water you will need to pack and what route you will take. Over the past year, the Saskatchewan Trails Association spent considerable effort in the […]

STA AGM scheduled March 30

Our AGM will feature a presentation on the Beaver Flat 50 Trail Run at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park/Photo: Russell Hodgins. Trail builders, administrators and enthusiasts will be gathering at Meewasin Valley Authority on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m. for the STA’s AGM. It’s the ultimate networking event to discuss trails and outdoor recreational activities. […]

Info needed on shovel ready projects for federal funding request

National Trails Coalition (NTC) board members recently met with various Members of Parliament and civil servants about funding for trail projects. One question the board received was, “What shovel ready projects exist at this time?” This is a good indicator of interest and the NTC would like to be able to provide this information as […]

Fat Biking trail takes off thanks to STA support

Photo courtesy of Frank Collins of Danger Dynamite Multimedia Earlier this year, the Fatlanders Fat Tire Brigade received a $1,000 Member Grant from the STA to support their Winter Fat Bike Groomed Trail Network called the St. Barbe Winter Trail Network. A fat bike is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, typically 3.8 in (97 […]

TCT offers funding for signage projects

Through Trans Canada Trail’s The Great Trail Signage improvement program for 2019-2020, groups that are part of the Great Trail network have an opportunity to receive wayfinding signage and financial contribution for eligible signage projects, Trailheads and interpretive signs. The priority of Trans Canada Trail is to ensure that the Trail is uniformly and adequately […]

STA releases 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

The STA’s 2019-2024 Strategic Plan will allow us to focus our efforts to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision. We have developed four strategic priorities: 1. Continue to be an effective and well-governed board. 2. To be a resource for accurate trail location and operational information accessible to the public and the membership. 3. […]

Travel back in time through these Sask historical tours

There are trail outings in Saskatchewan that allow residents to take a walk back in time. Numerous towns and villages have developed walking tours that highlight some of the historically significant features of their neighbourhood. On these walking tours, you’re likely to encounter historic churches, rustic barns or old railway lines that once played a […]

STA helps trail group improve snowmobile trails

Earlier this year, the Timber Trails Sno Riders Snowmobile Club was one of the groups to receive funding through the STA Member Grant program. The community service club is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading the snowmobile trail system in the Big River area. The STA gave Timber Trails $500 toward the upkeep of their trail in Big River. […]