Who we are

Our mission is to develop the East Shores trail infrastructure to accommodate the increased interest in local and visiting mountain bikers and hikers. With effective marketing, we have the opportunity to join the ever-growing number of regional trails initiatives and share in the social and economical benefits of a highly popular, low-impact and sustainable tourist attraction. ESTBA promotes a healthy lifestyle where trail users have access to well signed and mapped recreation trails.

The vision of the East Shore Trail and Bike Association is to have:

  • A collaborative and sustainable process to review and coordinate trail management annually;
  • Identified and empowered trail groups as champions to guide strategic location and selection of new trails and growth areas;
  • Identified and empowered trail groups as champions in the protection and maintenance of existing areas while aiming to formalize legal status of trails;
  • Support from all stakeholders, including water-user groups, for a managed trail network
  • Identified areas for growth and trail development.

Download our complete vision and mission statement

Our team

Sandy Oates

Klaus Plaumann

Farley Cursons
Executive Director

Luke Lewis

Taz Archambault
Trails Specialist

Cam Stokes
Finance Manager

Cam is passionate about biking, hiking, and finance.

Geoffroy Tremblay
studio ponnuki
GIS, Graphic and Web Design

Lorna Robin
Contact person for the “Trailheads” hiking group on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.  She teaches short courses on animal tracks and animal sign interpretation upon request.

We acknowledge that the recreation trails which we enjoy are the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa First Nation. We honour their connection to the land, lakes and rivers and respect the importance of caring for our shared environment.