Surprise Friday Reopening For Shuswap's Battered Margaret Falls

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It's been more than two years, but the Shuswap's Margaret Falls is back.

The nearby trail system was reopened on Friday.

2017 flooding had wiped out 95% of the local trails and infrastructure.

The Shuswap Trail Alliance's Phil McIntyre-Paul has the good news, saying "They actually just did the inspection on Thursday, and said that yes this can open, so Friday was kind of a soft opening."

He's elated to have the area back in play "We're super delighted. We've been working closely and monitoring with B.C Parks, and they've been updating us, so they've been really great. It's a huge piece of work that they've had to do to re-establish a trail in there, they literally had to rebuild the trail and all of the structures."

As for what's new, McIntyre-Paul says "The viewing platform is in the same spot, but it gives you a bit of a different angle on the waterfall, so you almost see the waterfall with fresh eyes."

He says that this long weekend will be a good time to go visit "What a great opportunity for folks to get out and go for what is essentially a 15 minute walk to the falls, and a chance to celebrate a spectacular part of our area."

In 2018 the hope was to have this work completed by this past June.

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