Trails

Paddlers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Safe paddling corridor considered for Kalamalka Lake next year

Greater Vernon Advisory Committee recommends adding the $100K project to the RDNO’s 2021 budget

 

A bridge has been installed along the Okanagan Rail Trail at Ribbleworth Falls in Lake Country thanks to a generous donation. (Contributed)

Okanagan pioneer reconnected to rail through trail enhancements

Lake Country, Kelowna and North Okanagan sites get big boost

 

The cycling and pedestrian trail in Polson Park is closed for upgrades Thursday, Nov. 5. (City of Vernon photo)

North Okanagan trail closed for upgrades in Polson Park

Pedestrian and cycling trail nearing completion

 

Grey Canal Trail: Turtle Mountain. (Contributed)

Vernon trails society celebrates 20 years

The Ribbons of Green Trails Society has contributed to a growing network of local trails since 2000

  • Oct 31, 2020
Grey Canal Trail: Turtle Mountain. (Contributed)
A new trail in Lake Country provides a safer and more convenient link the downtown centre for residents in the Eva Road and Pretty Road area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

New Lake Country trail provides faster, safer access to amenities

The 800-metre trail connects Newene Road with Eva and Pretty roads west of Highway 97

A new trail in Lake Country provides a safer and more convenient link the downtown centre for residents in the Eva Road and Pretty Road area. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The northern section of the Okanagan Rail Trail is set to reopen Oct. 10, 2020 following erosion mitigation work. (RDNO photo)

Work on Okanagan Rail Trail to wrap up before Thanksgiving

Kickwillie and Westkal entrances will be closed Oct. 5-10 for additional work

The northern section of the Okanagan Rail Trail is set to reopen Oct. 10, 2020 following erosion mitigation work. (RDNO photo)
The Okanagan Rail Trail will be closed from the 4 km to 12.5 km points while fall erosion mitigation work is completed from Monday, Sept. 21 to mid-October 2020. (RDNO photo)

Northern section of Okanagan Rail Trail to close for repairs

Erosion mitigation work will begin Monday and continue until mid-October

The Okanagan Rail Trail will be closed from the 4 km to 12.5 km points while fall erosion mitigation work is completed from Monday, Sept. 21 to mid-October 2020. (RDNO photo)
Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Completed extension on Kal Crystal Waters trail uses historic highway

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail
Erosion and engineering consultants with Urban Systems and Waters Edge work with the rail trail technical team and the Shuswap Trail Alliance to assess recent flood damage to the Shuswap-North Okanagan rail trail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

North Okanagan rail trail costs skyrocket

Project estimate ramped up to $10 million due to erosion and flood stability

Erosion and engineering consultants with Urban Systems and Waters Edge work with the rail trail technical team and the Shuswap Trail Alliance to assess recent flood damage to the Shuswap-North Okanagan rail trail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
Dog poop takes away from Vernon trail

Dog poop takes away from Vernon trail

LETTER: Pick up after your pooch

Dog poop takes away from Vernon trail
Inasive weeds spread out along the hillsides next to the Grey Canal Trail. (Submitted Photo)

Weeds taking over Vernon hillsides

LETTER: Doesn’t anyone care anymore?

Inasive weeds spread out along the hillsides next to the Grey Canal Trail. (Submitted Photo)
Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar

Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar

Gnome Roam no longer following vandalism, but search for new gnomes is on

Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar
CLIF Crankworx Summer Series returns to SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, for the riders-only event which will be live-streamed for fans. (Crankworx photo)

SilverStar cranks out mountain biking race

CLIF Crankworx Summer Series in Vernon, as well as Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse

CLIF Crankworx Summer Series returns to SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, for the riders-only event which will be live-streamed for fans. (Crankworx photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue aids injured rail trail cyclist

Group’s Utility Terrain Vehicle proving to be a valuable asset on the popular trail

Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)
Construction on a washroom building for the Okanagan Rail Trail between Westkal Road and Kickwillie Loop is set to begin Monday, July 13. (RDNO design photo)

Building to begin on Okanagan Rail Trail washroom

Project starts Monday, July 13, in Coldstream between Westkal Road and Kickwillie Loop

Construction on a washroom building for the Okanagan Rail Trail between Westkal Road and Kickwillie Loop is set to begin Monday, July 13. (RDNO design photo)
The Sicamous Creek Falls Trail has reopened with some notable safety improvements. (CSRD Image)

Shuswap trail which was site of two fatalities reopens with safety improvements

Trail had been closed after two men fell to their deaths in separate incidents in 2019.

The Sicamous Creek Falls Trail has reopened with some notable safety improvements. (CSRD Image)
Crews are at work repairing damages to a lakefront pathway in Summerland. The pathway had been damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crews repair damaged lakefront walkway in Summerland

Flooding in 2017 and 2018 took toll on popular walking path

Crews are at work repairing damages to a lakefront pathway in Summerland. The pathway had been damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
An agreement has been signed for the upkeep of the Summerland portion of the Trans Canada Trail. (File image)

Agreement signed for Summerland trail maintenance

Municipality and Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen enter into agreement

An agreement has been signed for the upkeep of the Summerland portion of the Trans Canada Trail. (File image)
A newborn feral foal sustained injuries from a fall on the Kettle Valley Railway trail near Penticton. The foal was later euthanized. (Contributed)

Newborn feral foal euthanized after fall

Incident on Kettle Valley Railway trail near Penticton occurred Sunday morning

A newborn feral foal sustained injuries from a fall on the Kettle Valley Railway trail near Penticton. The foal was later euthanized. (Contributed)
Middleton Mountain Trail access limited in North Okanagan

Middleton Mountain Trail access limited in North Okanagan

Full closure of entrance at Mt. Ida Drive by staircase for one month

Middleton Mountain Trail access limited in North Okanagan