Membership in STMS is a way of supporting the sustainable development and maintenance of hiking trails we all love, as well as a way to meet like minded people.

Trail maintenance work bees need all levels of help, from technical use of chain and brush saws to shovelling, raking, clearing branches and posting directional trail signage; tasks for all sorts of capabilities and enthusiasms. Volunteer for a single work bee and feel the rewards.

General meetings are a great place to hear interesting presentations and discuss backcountry activities and issues.  They are an excellent opportunity to add your thoughts and mingle with fellow hikers. When you become a member you will receive emails about opportunities to join a work party and any notices about meetings.

STMS directors work closely with government agencies bringing forward concerns in supporting the rights of hikers, including responsible, sustainable access and respectable use in the backcountry.

STMS membership is a worthwhile investment for all hikers living and visiting in the Columbia Valley.

Memberships run from January 1st – December 31st.

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Individual $15/year

Family $20/year

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Mail a cheque payable to Summit Trail Makers Society:

Summit Trail Makers Society
PO Box 2437
Invermere, BC  V0A 1K0