Trails

Village of Lumby staff realized the severity of structural issues along the Salmon Trail in 2019-20 according to a memo. (Village of Lumby photo)

More staff needed to maintain Lumby’s Salmon Trail

Village operations manager says safety improvements are needed for the walking trail and its bridges

 

Public trail access at Adventure Bay is restricted causing conflict and unkind behaviours towards property owner and authorized users. (Laura Kershaw photo)

Clarity trails on Vernon’s Adventure Bay access

Public access restricted, causing conflict and unkind behaviours

 

The multi-use trail that runs through Vernon’s Polson Park will be closed Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 while crews complete upgrades. (Contributed)

One-day closure for Polson Park trail

The pedestrian and cycling trail will be closed Friday Nov. 20 as crews complete upgrades

 

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

Paddlers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Part of the volunteer work put in by members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society in 2020 included clearing the trails in the Thomas Hayes system in Spallumcheen. The society will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails group set for AGM

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society calls 2020 ‘amazing year,’ even through pandemic

Part of the volunteer work put in by members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society in 2020 included clearing the trails in the Thomas Hayes system in Spallumcheen. The society will hold its annual general meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24. (ASTS photo)
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

A bridge has been installed along the Okanagan Rail Trail at Ribbleworth Falls in Lake Country thanks to a generous donation. (Contributed)
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)
Construction on a new multi-use path on Middleton Way is getting underway. (Google Maps image)

More trails paving through in Vernon

Middleton trail on track, motorists asked to slow down during construction

Construction on a new multi-use path on Middleton Way is getting underway. (Google Maps image)
Path improvements push through in south Vernon

Path improvements push through in south Vernon

Multi-use trail on Okanagan Landing Road getting extended

Path improvements push through in south Vernon
Vernon’s Ribbons of Green Trails Society realized a significant accomplishment on the Grey Canal Trail network this summer, as a connection was built linking the Coldstream Valley Estates and Boss Creek trail segments on Vernon Hill, east of Vernon. This photo was taken on the trail above Galiano Road. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society photo)

Vernon trail gets new connection

Connection links the Coldstream Valley Estates and Boss Creek trail segments on Vernon Hill

  • Aug 3, 2020
Vernon’s Ribbons of Green Trails Society realized a significant accomplishment on the Grey Canal Trail network this summer, as a connection was built linking the Coldstream Valley Estates and Boss Creek trail segments on Vernon Hill, east of Vernon. This photo was taken on the trail above Galiano Road. (Ribbons of Green Trails Society 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)