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Kettle Valley Rail Trail

1. Several historic Mining towns on the route.
2. Wildlife viewing along rivers.
3. Vistas over Okanagan valley.
4. Bike packers - aggressive experience.
5. Week long trip experience.

Castlegar — Christina La..

1. Sweeping views coming down into the valley.
2. Christina Lake is Canada's warmest tree-lined lake.
3. Day trip from Christina Lake which offers sandy beaches and watersports.
4. Guided experiences.
5. Perfect for families.

Christina Lake — Grand F..

1. Perfect family experience.
2. Bridge experience.
3. Grassland park and waterfall views.
4. Along the river.
5. Great wildlife to see on this experience.

Grand Forks — Greenwood

1. Adventurous terrain loose rocks.
2. Granby Tunnel (11 km east of Eholt Station).
3. Beautiful vistas (of Grandforks).
4. Amenities near the trail.
5. Day experiences.

Greenwood — Midway

1. Very family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash)
2. Historic downtown Greenwood.
3. Historic Museums and sites at both ends of the trail.
4. Unique landscape.
5. Amenities along the trail - Unique cultural and historic experiences.

Midway Town Trail

1. Very family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash).
2. Explore the history and culture and Mile Zero Rail Trails Museum.
3. Leisurely trail with stunning views along the 49th parallel.
4. Epic hiking nearby for adventurous souls.
5. Key bird watching location during spring and early summer.

Midway — Rock Creek

1. Kettle River Recreation area easily accessible from the trail.
2. Combine a cycling trip with a river float or swimming with easy access to Kettle River.
3. Replica caboose in Rhone (Cyclist's Rest).
4. Kettle River Museum.
5. Plentiful ecology - Wild life & agriculture

Rock Creek — Westbridge

1. Backcountry experience.
2. Mile 0 Motel - Go-to cyclists rest stop.
3. Family-Friendly.
4. Guided experiences available.
5. Wildlife trail.

Westbridge — Arlington L..

1. Family-friendly
2. One of the longer trails
3. Slow incline
4. Wildlife Viewing
5. Camping and Accommodation at both ends of the trail
6. End at Arlington Lakes Recreational Park
Arlington Lake   —   Myra Canyon

Arlington Lake — Myra Ca..

1. Family-friendly, pet-friendly (on leash) - be aware it is a longer stretch
2. Steady upward slope
3. Amenities and camping at both ends of the trail
4. The trail is maintained making it accessible
5. Wildlife viewing

Myra Canyon

1. Ride over 16 man-made trestles, 2 steel bridges & through 2 tunnels.
2. Equipment rentals in the parking lot (Can book ahead of time).
3. 1265 ft above sea level, Connects through to South Okanagan (Penticton) section.
4. Family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash)
5. Two entrances, Myra Station & Ruth Station.

Myra Canyon — Chute Lake

1. Family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash)
2. Ride along 19 Trestles
3. 2 Tunnels
4. Ride Along steep walled canyons
5. Flat path, but watch for potholes

Chute Lake — Naramata

1. Explore the Adra Tunnel on foot.
2. Chute Lake Lodge Accommodation and Restaurant.
3. Extended expedition of the Naramata Bench.
4. Rock Ovens - Historical ovens still in place from railway days.
5. Family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash)

Naramata Bench

1. 4-hour roundtrip w/ shuttle service.
2. Naramata Little Tunnel.
3. Connects with Trans Canada Rail Trail.
4. 20.6 km (12.8 mi).
5. Amenities along the way: wineries, cideries.
6. Rock Ovens Regional Park

Naramata — Penticton

1. Enjoy the surrounding wineries of Naramata Bench.
2. Amenities along the trail.
3. Family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash).
4. Vista views of Lake Okanagan lake.
5. Bike rentals available for this experience.

Penticton — Okanagan Fal..

1. Penticton former headquarters of KVR.
2. Very family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash) - easy cycle.
3. Land on the Indigenous Syilx Nation.
4. Hugs Skaha Lake.
5. Accessible beaches to explore and swim.

Okanagan Falls — Oliver

1. Some of this route is on the highway
2. Amenities throughout the trail
3. Family-friendly - flat terrain, but be aware of the highway
4. Wineries in the Oliver section of the trail
5. Ride beside Skaha Lake

Oliver — Osoyoos

1. Family-friendly
2. Easily accessible - mostly paved
3. Option to stop at Osoyoos Oxbows – a great birding site.
4. Free parking at the Oliver Visitor centre at the beginning
5. Ride along Okanagan River Channel

Princeton — Tulameen

*Trail is closed due to Flood Damage*
1. Travel across the Trout Creek Bridge (73 metres above Trout Creek Canyon).
2. Views of Otter Lake, Osprey Lake, and Tulameen River.
3. Ride along bridges and through tunnels.
4. Great wildlife to be seen on this trail.
5. Family-friendly - Great family experience and adventure.

Cold Stream — Kekuli Bay

1. Views/access of/to Kalamalka Lake.
2. Day hike or cycle.
3. Swimming available along this route.
4. Camping area - easily accessible.
5. Very family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash).

Kekuli Bay — Lake Countr..

1. Dual lake experience - Kalamalka Lake and Wood Lake
2. Family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash).
3. Option for Day or overnight experience - Camping options.
4. Amenities along the trail.
5. An accessible experience for all explorers.

Wood Lake Circle Route

1. An accessible experience for all explorers.
2. Dual Lake experience, combining both Kalamalka Lake and Wood Lake.
3. Easy hike, cycle or simply take a break and have a swim.
4. Very family-friendly and pet-friendly (on leash).
5. Amenities along the trail.
Lake Country   —   YLW (Currently Closed)

Lake Country — YLW (Curr..

This Trail is currently CLOSED due to construction
YLW   —  Downtown Kelowna

YLW — Downtown Kelowna

1. Family friendly and Pet friendly (on leash)
2. Flat trail making it appropriate for beginners and accessible to all.
3. Ending at Okanagan Lake Waterfront Park.
4. Amenities along the way: Wineries, cideries restaurants, cafes.
5. Enjoy riding along the mountains through Kelowna.

Nakusp & Slocan Rail Trail

1. Visit the lovely Nakusp Hot Springs just north of the village.
2. This trail is ideal for hiking, biking, trail running, Nordic skiing.
3. The quaint village of Hills is home to the popular Hills Garlic Festival every September.
4. Rosebery Provincial Park offers camping adjacent to Wilson Creek.
5. Connect to the Galena Trail featuring a cable car ride over Carpenter Creek.

Slocan - Slocan Valley Rail Tr..

1. Hike, bike, horseback ride, Nordic ski or snowshoe.
2. Interpretive signage along the way depicting history of the area.
3. Excellent birdwatching at The Walter Clough Wildlife Sanctuary.
4. Slocan River and lake offers fishing opportunities.
5. Perfect for families, the trail can be done in sections with 7 trailheads.

New Denver/Sandon - Galena Tra..

1. The trail is ideal for hiking, biking, trail riding, Nordic skiing.
2. The quaint town of New Denver is set alongside Slocan Lake.
3. Spectacular mountain views.
4. Pass by the many relics of the mining boom.
5. The heritage ghost town of Sandon is just south from Three Forks.

Kaslo - K&S Rail Trail

1. Bicycles, horses, ATVs, vehicles and hikers share portions of this trail.
2. The village of Kaslo is filled with shops, galleries and attractions.
3. Much of the trail follows the 1892 wagon trail.
4. Sections of the trail follow the historic K&S Railway.
5. Fishing at the Fish Lake Rest Stop.

Nelson - Great Northern Rail T..

1. Hike, bike, horseback riding, Nordic ski, snowshoe.
2. The village of Salmo showcases 6 unique flagstone murals.
3. White sandy Troup Beach at Five Mile Point.
4. You will cross three wooden bridges.
5. Stunning views and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Cranbrook - Chief Isadore Trai..

1. Hike, bike, horseback ride, Nordic ski or snowshoe.
2. Cranbrook's Community Forest is located just off this trail.
3. Wardner Provincial Park is a lovely day-use area on a riverbank.
4. Rampart Rest Area Loop.
5. Breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

Kimberley - North Star Rail Tr..

1. Hike, bike, stroller, inline skates, skateboard, Nordic ski or snowshoe.
2. Interpretive signage along the way depicting history of the area.
3. Outstanding Rocky Mountain views.
4. Massive bridge over the St. Mary River includes viewpoints.
5. Picnic tables and benches along the way.

Invermere - Westside Legacy Tr..

1. Three road crossings and 3 creek crossings.
2. Two trailhead kiosks and interpretive areas.
3. Benches and picnic tables dot the trail.
4. Enjoy a snack at one of the 5 scenic picnic areas.
5. Visit the therapeutic Fairmont Hot Springs mineral pools.

E&N Rail Trail - Humpback ..

This trail that runs along railway, snakes its way through urban, industrial, and along waterways from Victoria west toward Western communities ending in Langford.

The Lochside Trail

This picturesque multi–use trail, formerly a railway line, stretches from Swartz Bay to Victoria, traveling past beaches, farmland, and wetlands, down country lanes and beside suburban backyards.

Galloping Goose Regional Trail

This picturesque multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55-kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke.

Cowichan Valley Rail Trail

The Cowichan Valley Trail is a spectacular 122km multi-use trail that is an integral part of the Trans Canada Trail route on Southern Vancouver Island.

Okanagan Trestles Tour

You are invited to come ride the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail starting at the famous Myra Canyon, Kelowna to Penticton 80km. We have added a 40km option starting at Chute Lake Resort and a 20 km option starting at Glenfir.

All distances finish at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. The 80km ride is the most popular.

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