How long is the Kettle Valley Bike trail?

650 km
The original Kettle Valley Railway opened in 1915. Now, the decommissioned tracks are home to an extensive recreational trail that provides almost 650 km (400 mi) of connected pathways from Hope to Castlegar.

Where does the Kettle Valley trail start and end?

We invite you to explore this site to gain a good idea of the terrain and what to expect along the way. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail extends from Midway in the east to Brodie in the west, with spurs connecting to Grand Forks east of Midway, Merritt north of Brodie and to Hope south of Brodie.

How do I get to Naramata Falls?

To get there drive north towards Naramata and just before swerving left down into the small town of Naramata look for a narrow, easy to overlook, road on the right side. There is a bus stop and park signage at the end of the road. The entrance to the park is very easy to miss unless you know what to look for.

Where does the KVR start in Penticton?

How to find the start of the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail in Penticton. Accessing the walking trail is easiest from Vancouver Avenue, Penticton. Directions: Head up Vancouver Avenue and turn left onto Vancouver Place. Continue to the end of the cul-de-sac and you will see the start of the trail.

Is the Kettle Valley Rail Trail open?

Trail is now open! It has been over 4 years in the making, but we are very happy to report that the trestles have all been completed, and it is now possible to travel over the 12km route between Myra and Ruth trailheads.

How long is the Okanagan Rail Trail?

49.5 km
Once completed, the Okanagan Rail Trail will span 49.5 km from Coldstream to Kelowna’s downtown.

Can you walk the Kettle Valley Railway?

Built in 1915, the Kettle Valley Railway line travelled almost 500km between Midway to Hope in British Columbia, Canada. Since being abandoned in the 1980s, the KVR has become an incredible multi-use (cycling, hiking, horse riding) trail.

How many wineries are there in Naramata?

With over 40 wineries within a 20 minute drive, you’ll find plenty of terroir to swirl, sip and savour. The Naramata Bench is home to some of most highly acclaimed Okanagan wineries to visit, each in a beautiful setting, each offering a selection of award -winning Naramata Bench wines.

How do I get to Christie Falls Ladysmith?

To reach the falls from Ladysmith, drive on Highway 1 to Grouhel Road and turn left. Turn right onto Christie Road. At a stop sign, turn left and drive to the orange TimberWest gate (these are closed during fire season). From there, the hatchery gates should be visible.

What is trail rail?

A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling. The term sometimes also covers trails running alongside working railways; these are called “rails with trails”.

How long is the Cowichan Valley Trail?

67.4 mile
Cowichan Valley Trail is a 67.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cowichan Valley H, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels.

Can you walk the Okanagan Rail Trail?

The Okanagan Rail Trail is a truly unique experience, with a total length of 50 km starting at the north end of Kalamalka Lake and ending at the center of Okanagan Lake, downtown Kelowna. With the trail being a maximum grade of 1.3%, biking or walking the trail is a breeze.

Where is the Kettle Valley Railway in Naramata?

Travel to Penticton via Highway 97, turn east onto Westminster Avenue and follow this road through to Naramata. There are many access points for this section of the trail. The best place to connect with the Kettle Valley Rail in this area is at Smethurst Road located east off Naramata Road, just past the main turnoff down to Naramata.

Where does the Kettle Valley rail trail start?

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail goes all the way from Hope to Grand Forks. Here’s the beginning of the trail in Penticton! Penticton to Naramata is an absolutely beautiful section of the trail, just like so many of the other ones.

Where are the hiking trails in Naramata BC?

From Naramata there are two options for hiking trail routes. The first option is to head south on the KVR, towards Penticton. The second option is to go North towards the Little Tunnel, and connection with the “Trans Canada Trail”.

Where is the Kettle Valley Railway in Penticton?

Penticton is the start of the Kettle Valley Railway’s Carmi subdivision, one of six KVR subdivisions that now provide wonderful trail experiences. From the benchlands on the east side Okanagan Lake, the trail offers up incredible views of the lake and nearby communities.