Trails

A federal grant worth $12.5 million will help Splatsin develop almost all of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. (Jacob Brett file photo)

Major federal funds for Splatsin to develop rail trail

First Nations band near Enderby receives more than $12 million to develop almost all of old rail corridor

 

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Adaptive Amazing Race coming to Kelowna, Vernon

Teams will use adaptive equipment like trail riders while racing the clock and other teams

 

Bob Richards wants to form a local group that would help build wheelchair-access trails in the South Okanagan. (Facebook)

Okanagan man collecting cans in support of building wheelchair-accessible trails

Bob Richards is on a mission to make Okanagan trails accessible for all

 

Spring melt and rain caused flooding at the Casorso Rd. underpass of the Mission Creek Greenway last month.(RDCO/Submitted)

Mission Creek trail accesses reopen after Kelowna flooding

High waters closed much of Mission Creek Greenway throughout June

Spring melt and rain caused flooding at the Casorso Rd. underpass of the Mission Creek Greenway last month.(RDCO/Submitted)
The Gateway of the Okanagan Rail Trail will be closed June 30 as additional features are added. (RDNO photo)

Okanagan Rail Trail addition results in closure

Decorative concrete feature being added to Gateway at KM0

The Gateway of the Okanagan Rail Trail will be closed June 30 as additional features are added. (RDNO photo)
E-bike regulations could be streamlined along the Okanagan Rail Trail to ensure a smooth ride for all users. (HelloBC photo)

Lifting of Okanagan Rail Trail e-bike ban gains traction

Class 2 electric bikes closer to being allowed on North Okanagan portion

E-bike regulations could be streamlined along the Okanagan Rail Trail to ensure a smooth ride for all users. (HelloBC photo)
Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Get outside and celebrate the second annual BC Trails Day

Events being hosted in 46 communities across the province

Hikers getting outside in Martha Creek Provincial Park near Revelstoke. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
RDCO chair Loyal Woolridge addresses the crowd about the trail addition to the Mission Creek Greenway (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

New trails to Mission Creek Greenway open in Kelowna

The addition is 2.3 kilometres long

RDCO chair Loyal Woolridge addresses the crowd about the trail addition to the Mission Creek Greenway (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)
The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)

E-bike restriction on Okanagan Rail Trail to be reviewed, following complaints

A petition has been launched opposing a bylaw banning two classes of e-bikes on the trail

The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)
The lakefront pathway along Gellatly Road in West Kelowna is a popular spot to bike and stroll. (Photo/Capital News)

Get out and active for the long weekend in West Kelowna

Municipal offices are closed Monday, May 23.

The lakefront pathway along Gellatly Road in West Kelowna is a popular spot to bike and stroll. (Photo/Capital News)
Myra Canyon trestle, part of a network of trestles creating a trail system that has become an iconic tourist attraction for hikers and cyclists alike. (Tourism Kelowna photo)

Society that saved Myra Canyon trestles could be disbanded

Lack of new members impacts Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society

Myra Canyon trestle, part of a network of trestles creating a trail system that has become an iconic tourist attraction for hikers and cyclists alike. (Tourism Kelowna photo)
(Jacob Brett/Contributed)

Okanagan Rail Trail access point to close while upgrades are installed

KM0 Gateway in Coldstream to fully close May 16, expected to reopen in time for long weekend

(Jacob Brett/Contributed)
(Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)

Old rules, new signs, never-ending complaints for North Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO bylaw no. 2834 banning class 2 and 3 e-bikes was adopted in July 2021

(Hoodoo Adventures Instagram)
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)

Trans Canada Trail awards grants to 166 organizations across the country

Trans Canada Trail has awarded grants to 166 organizations across the country for projects to improve trail sections and access.

  • Apr 20, 2022
Cyclists ride on the Trans Canada Trail in Capilano River Regioanl Park in North Vancouver. (Trans Canada Trail photo)
Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, are standing near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail. (Contributed)

Land dedication ties in North Okanagan trail connection, new park

Grey Canal Trail extension made possible with land purchase from Westco Properties

Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, are standing near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail. (Contributed)
Two members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society enjoy the view on Mt. Rose Swanson from the newly erected bench in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails society honours late president with mountain bench

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society erects bench to honour Peter Rotzetter on Mt. Rose Swanson

Two members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society enjoy the view on Mt. Rose Swanson from the newly erected bench in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)
Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail have released new designs for kilometre zero of the trail, featuring shade structures, seating and interpretive signage. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail photo)

New designs released for Okanagan Rail Trail’s northern gateway

The designs feature shade structures, seating and interpretive signage at kilometre zero of the trail

Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail have released new designs for kilometre zero of the trail, featuring shade structures, seating and interpretive signage. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail photo)
The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)

Multi-use trail proposed for Vaseaux Lake area

Proposed trail would be part of Trail of the Okanagans project

The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)

‘Beyond belief’: Decision made to remove unauthorized work at historic Shuswap fire lookout

Salvageable material at Eagle Pass lookout to be saved for possible future restoration project

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)

Grant funding grows for pilot section of Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Local government rail trail partners have recieved more than $700,000 in grant funding

  • Jul 30, 2021
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)