Mile Zero Midway
One of the great places to visit in the Boundary is the peaceful Village of Midway. Located in the heart of the Kettle Valley where the Kettle River meets the mountains and meanders through the Canada/USA border, you will find many historical sites, numerous recreational opportunities and friendly locals. A small border town with a big personality, Midway has something for everyone with its unspoiled environment and sunny skies.
The Kettle River Museum, which displays the Boundary area’s history, is the location of Mile 0 terminus of the Kettle Valley Railroad and the original station house. Built in 1900, it houses exhibits commemorating the steam railway era of Southern BC and the British Columbia Police Force. The museum sits adjacent to the Trans Canada Trail and is a perfect rest stop for visitors exploring the sun-drenched valley.
Midway is a year round recreation destination that offers something for all levels and interests of recreational enthusiasts including a hidden network of trails for everyone to enjoy. Meander along the Kettle River and through the trees on the popular River Walk Loop, or challenge yourself and head into the hills overlooking Midway.
Midway hosts a hidden network of trails for it’s residents and visitors to enjoy. The trails received major upgrades in 2009 by the Midway Trails Society, who maintains the upkeep of the trails. They now meet International Mountain Bike Association standards and are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners.
Casual hikers and walkers can enjoy the popular River walk Trail that meanders along the Kettle River through the trees. Choose to do an out-and-back route or loop back into Midway via the Trans Canada Trail.
The hiker looking for more of a challenge can head into the hills overlooking Midway. A variety of trails and distances are available for all fitness levels. View points are well marked and offer spectacular views of both Canada and the United States so don’t forget your camera. The trails are well marked and trail maps are located at both entrances and at most major intersections. Sign-in boxes are prominent to let us know you were there.
For more information, photos, and trail maps please visit the Midway Trails Society website midway trails
The Village of Midway is now offering an adopt-a-bench program as a permanent fund to maintain and endow the care of village benches along the River walk Hiking Trails that meander through old growth Ponderosa Pine along the north bank of the Kettle River then join with the Trans Canada Trail for a 4.6km loop back into Midway.