Trails

Brett Bandy (from left), City of Vernon; Akbal Mund, Chair of Greater Vernon Advisory Committee; Mayor Victor Cumming; Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society and Brad Akerman, RDNO, are standing near the newly dedicated park space and trail connection for the Grey Canal Trail. (Contributed)

Land dedication ties in North Okanagan trail connection, new park

Grey Canal Trail extension made possible with land purchase from Westco Properties

 

Two members of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society enjoy the view on Mt. Rose Swanson from the newly erected bench in memory of former society president Peter Rotzetter. (ASTS photo)

North Okanagan trails society honours late president with mountain bench

Armstrong Spallumcheen Trails Society erects bench to honour Peter Rotzetter on Mt. Rose Swanson

 

Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail have released new designs for kilometre zero of the trail, featuring shade structures, seating and interpretive signage. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail photo)

New designs released for Okanagan Rail Trail’s northern gateway

The designs feature shade structures, seating and interpretive signage at kilometre zero of the trail

 

The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)

Multi-use trail proposed for Vaseaux Lake area

Proposed trail would be part of Trail of the Okanagans project

The Trail of the Okanagans project is intended to connect communities throughout the region. (Graphic submitted)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)

‘Beyond belief’: Decision made to remove unauthorized work at historic Shuswap fire lookout

Salvageable material at Eagle Pass lookout to be saved for possible future restoration project

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)

Grant funding grows for pilot section of Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Local government rail trail partners have recieved more than $700,000 in grant funding

  • Jul 30, 2021
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)
The Grey Canal trail in Coldstream is closed due to wildfires in the area. (RDNO map)

Becker wildfire closes Coldstream trail

Grey Canal section near Galiano closed due to fire east of Vernon

The Grey Canal trail in Coldstream is closed due to wildfires in the area. (RDNO map)
Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at kilometre zero. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail/Contributed)

Okanagan Rail Trail revamp gets big boost in funding

Cyclists of the Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail receive two big grants to spruce up the trail

Cyclists from Lake Country celebrate reaching the north end of the Okanagan Rail Trail at kilometre zero. (Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail/Contributed)
Geoff Mulligan, left, receives a Ribbons of Green Commendation award from Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society president. (Ribbons of Green photo)

Volunteer puts Vernon trails on the map

Geoff Mulligan earns commendation from Ribbons of Green Trails Society for volunteer work

Geoff Mulligan, left, receives a Ribbons of Green Commendation award from Harold Sellers, Ribbons of Green Trails Society president. (Ribbons of Green photo)
Someone or something is vandalizing birdhouses built and erected along Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Trail, much to the chagrin of a Shuswap biologist who looks after the houses. All but one of 32 along the trail are occupied. (Facebook photo)

Ongoing birdhouse vandalism rocks Shuswap trail, groups

Eight more boxes were destroyed Saturday, May 15

Someone or something is vandalizing birdhouses built and erected along Salmon Arm’s Foreshore Trail, much to the chagrin of a Shuswap biologist who looks after the houses. All but one of 32 along the trail are occupied. (Facebook photo)
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail pilot project to start this year

Grant funding received for section of trail in Enderby, Splatsin territory

  • May 10, 2021
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail pilot project to start this year

Grant funding received for section of trail in Enderby, Splatsin territory

  • May 10, 2021
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail ownership partners were awarded a grant for $250,000 to support construction of a pilot section of trail. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
The changing course of BX Creek in recent years has caused the Regional District of North Okanagan to close the original BX Creek Trail from the BX Dog Park to Haynes Road. (Photo courtesy of David Thomas)

Change of creek course closes popular Vernon trail

The original BX Creek Trail from the dog park to Haynes Road is no longer passable says RDNO

The changing course of BX Creek in recent years has caused the Regional District of North Okanagan to close the original BX Creek Trail from the BX Dog Park to Haynes Road. (Photo courtesy of David Thomas)
The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)

Options presented for future of former Eagle Pass fire lookout in Shuswap

Stakeholders met in 2020 to discuss the restoration, or possible removal of the cabin

The future of the Eagle Pass Lookout cabin is being discussed. (File photo)
RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Oyama man arrested after chasing women with baseball bat

Vigilante thought the women were involved in a theft from his home

RCMP did not commit offense in arrest which seriously injured Lake Country man, finds IIO. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
The Agricultural Land Commission has given the go-ahead for a rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (The Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail crosses agricultural hurdle

Trail partners seek to establish crossing agreements with owners of farm properties along route

The Agricultural Land Commission has given the go-ahead for a rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (The Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
The Agricultural Land Commission has given the go-ahead for a rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (The Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail crosses agricultural hurdle

Trail partners seek to establish crossing agreements with owners of farm properties along route

The Agricultural Land Commission has given the go-ahead for a rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (The Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
The City of Vernon is in the bidding stage for a project that will restore the shoreline of Okanagan Lake at 8130 Tronson Road, to make it more accessible for recreational use. The bidding period closes March 30, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon adding new public access point to Okanagan Lake

The city is seeking a contractor to conduct shoreline restoration off Tronson Road

The City of Vernon is in the bidding stage for a project that will restore the shoreline of Okanagan Lake at 8130 Tronson Road, to make it more accessible for recreational use. The bidding period closes March 30, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
The Vernon Outdoors Club has published maps and route descriptions for hikes and cycle rides enjoyed by VOC members as part of the club’s programs. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Outdoors Club publishes trail guides

Information to local hiking and cycling trails can be found on club’s website under resources

The Vernon Outdoors Club has published maps and route descriptions for hikes and cycle rides enjoyed by VOC members as part of the club’s programs. (Facebook photo)
The Regional District of North Okanagan is cautioning residents to watch for rock slides along the Okanagan Rail Trail during freeze-thaw season. (RDNO photo)

Residents urged to watch for rockfalls on Okanagan Rail Trail

RDNO reminds rail trail travellers to heed rockfall warning signs during freeze-thaw season

The Regional District of North Okanagan is cautioning residents to watch for rock slides along the Okanagan Rail Trail during freeze-thaw season. (RDNO photo)