Westbridge lies near the fork of the West Kettle and Kettle Rivers, just south of the road bridge crossing the West Kettle River. This small community is mostly home to ranchers and although there was once a store here, it is no longer operating.
However, you can get supplies from nearby Rock Creek to the south, or just up the trail at The Old Cowboy Ranch. Westbridge trail access is on the south side of the bridge off a gravel road.
This area has become very popular for “tubing” and “floating” on those hot summer days! Most local services in Rock Creek carry float tubes you can purchase, or just watch for a good swimming hole and jump in!
Watch for Paul Lautard’s War Memorial heading north just 7 km from Westbridge. You will see the caboose on Blythe-Rhone road on your left – ring the bell and Paul will come say hello and regal you with stories of the trail.
Elevation & Distances
Elevation: Rock Creek 603 metres Westbridge 633 metres Beaverdell 790 metres
Westbridge to Rock Creek: 14.8 km
Westbridge to Beaverdell: 35 km
There is camping and guesthouse accommodation in the Westbridge area.
Old Cowboy Ranch & Guesthouse
Hosts: Johni De Groot
Location: 3 km north of Westbridge
Sites/Rates: $24/night campsite Ranch 2 bedroom Guesthouse: $150+
Special Notes: Watch for the sign on your right heading north/north west on the trail – easy creek crossing to the Ranch