Mark Wood, principal of Trail Holistics will be offering the following course to those registered for the Full Symposium.


This 2 day course provides the foundation to build, assess and improve sustainable trails. A half day theory and two half days in the field teach participants the holistic approach to build trails that are creative, progressive and FUN! We cover best practices and professional standards, introducing participants to key concepts including Duty of Care, Limits of Acceptable Change and theTrail Triage system, forming a holistic approach to trail care. Critical thinking is encouraged during field sessions, empowering participants to identify issues and creative solutions while reading the ‘lay of the land’. A half day build project puts theory into action, fostering the spirit of working together. An overview of Provincial standards is provided including Whistler Trails Standards and IMBA guidelines. Participants receive a detailed chart of trail classifications and guidelines currently applicable in BC.  This course is intended for volunteer trail builders looking to gain a greater understanding of trail-building concepts and techniques.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Day 1 / April 30th: 9am – 12 noon classroom session (Naramata Centre), 1 – 4pm in the field (location TBA)
  • Day 2 / May 1st:  8:30am – 12 noon dig day (location TBA)

Maximum number of participants is 25.  Please indicate your interest when you register for the symposium online or contact to inquire about space availability.