Crews carve out a new trail from Lakeview Drive to the Kalamalka Lake lookout. The trail will be part of the Greater Vernon network.

Kal Lake trail on track

Construction has started on a path that will connect Lakeview Drive in Coldstream to the Kalamalka Lake lookout

Greater Vernon’s trail network is expanding.

Construction has started on a path that will connect Lakeview Drive in Coldstream to the Kalamalka Lake lookout.

“This trail will be part of the Greater Vernon sub-regional park trail system shared by all four jurisdictions in Greater Vernon,” said director Bob Fleming.

Money for the construction comes from the Area B community works fund.

“We also have agreement from the college to take the trail from the south end of Jack Shratter Way, through college land to College Drive although this will not happen until the spring,” said Fleming.

“We will be working over the winter to finalize items specified as necessary by the Ministry of Transportation in order for it to issue a permit for the remaining portions of the proposed trail. It is my hope that this will be done and construction on the remaining portions will be completed in the spring or early summer of the new year.”

Once done, the trail will allow people to walk or bicycle from the college to Lake Country without using Highway 97.

 

“In addition, with the rail trail coming into service sometime in the next few years, multiple trail loop options will be possible between the rail trail and the Kal-Crystal Waters trail,” said Fleming.

 

 

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