50 kilometres (31 miles)
Trail Start and End Details
Okanagan Rail Trail runs from Kelowna, BC, to Cold Stream, BC, in the beautiful Okanagan region.
Description and Tips
This former CN Rail line starts at the south end in Kelowna, on the shores of Okanagan Lake. The Kelowna section of the trail is paved and features vibrant urban scenery, culture, and opportunities to explore. North of Kelowna, there is a nearly 7 km section that is not yet completed. The trail picks back up just south of Wood Lake, a compact crushed aggregate surface that winds along Wood Lake and then Kalamalka Lake, with few hills and amazing views. It can be quite hot in summer, so plan well. There are bathrooms along the trail, and many restaurants or cafés in Oyama or Vernon in the Lake Country section, or Kelowna in the urban section.