Building Diverse Resilient Communities

One Trail At A Time...

Why Wandering Path?


Whatever the motivation; fitness, escape, personal growth. Outdoor recreation is at it's heart passionate engagement with the natural landscapes that surround us.


Creating trails and facilities that meet the diverse needs of those utilizing them requires finding the confluence of science and art; It's about being willing to color outside the lines when necessary while always remaining cognoscente of where those lines were in the first place.


A wandering path is often times the most enjoyable way to arrive at a destination.

Owner / Principal Consultant
Justin "Jay" Darbyshire

Born on the coast and raised in the Kootenays Jay possesses a deep passion for exploring our shared physical and cultural landscape through outdoor recreation. He has been involved in the mountain bike industry for over 20 years through both employment and advocacy work. Coupled with his academic background in Adventure Tourism and International Tourism Development he carries a heavy toolbox packed with personal experiences and community recreation development strategies.


During his time at the helm of Friends of the South Slopes and Mountain Bikers of the Central Okanagan he left a lasting impact in the Okanagan, helping to establish the Gillard MTB Trails Recreation Site and developing strong relationships between recreation advocacy groups, local government and external stakeholders.


Having returned home to the Kootenays Jay has recently joined the board of directors of the Kootenay Adaptive Sports Association and become an active member of Grand Forks Search and Rescue.