A magnificent Rail Trail opportunity may be alive in the Okanagan. With the bankruptcy of the Kelowna Pacific Railway it appears that there is no longer the economic viability to maintain a commercial rail line between Kelowna and Vernon. If that turns out to be the case then the Okanagan Rail Trail Society hopes to turn the line into a unique cycling and recreational corridor.
The rail line travels north from Kelowna, past UBCO, through Lake Country and passes Ellison, Wood and Kalamala Lakes ending at Coldstream just south of Vernon.
You can support this project and get more information by visiting the Okanagan Rail Trail Society website.
CBC Radio interview with Brad Clements of Vernon (more...)