he region’s newest Provincial Park offers a level grade through the wide open grasslands and dry forest, for relaxed hiking or bike riding. Established to protect the feeding and critical winter habitat for a large population of whitetailed and mule deer, elk and bighorn sheep, the scenery is panoramic, with the Kettle River flowing to the south and rolling hills to the north. The trail winds its way along the valley, eventually passing the historic town site of Billings, before arriving at the trestle bridge over Cascade Gorge.
There are several entry points to the Trans Canada Trail in and around the Gilpin Grasslands. Head west from Christina Lake along Highway #3 and look for the Trans Canada Trail markers to the south.