Lake Country - Life. The Okanagan Way.

British Columbia, Canada

Okanagan Rail Corridor

Check out the Construction Status map (find out about active constructions sites, trail closure points and construction progress)

Read  the Rail Trail development/construction newsletters “Talk on the Trail”.

August 2017 Talk on the Trail

July 2017 Talk on the Trail


Want to participate in funding the development of the Rail Trail?

Rail Trail Showcase: July 29, 2017 (9am-noon) Come experience the 1 km test section of the Rail Trail in Lake Country (McCarthy Rd to Lodge Rd) and visit the display kiosks to learn more about what is involved in developing the basic trail for public use.  













Please remember that the Rail Trail is not yet developed.


The Okanagan Rail Corridor is an undeveloped recreational trail and is not routinely maintained.

CN contractors are still working on removing the railway infrastructure.  Do NOT park on the rail corridor as it may impede ongoing clean up work.

NO motorized vehicles.
No Camping.
No Campfires.


If you’d like to donate to trail development:
The online donation system is easy to use.  If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make arrangements with the foundations directly:

Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
#304 – 3402 – 27th Ave Vernon BC V1V 1S1
Phone: (250) 542-8677 Website

Central Okanagan Foundation
#225-1889 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V5
Phone: (250) 861-6160 Website

If you are considering a gift of securities (stocks or bonds), please contact a Foundation to make arrangements.

Download the Development Plan and Fundraising Plan presented to Councils and Board the week of April 18, 2016. 


Open House events planned for week of March 14, 2016.

Have your say on Opportunities for the Okanagan Rail Trail.  Complete the online survey March 14 to 27, 2016.  Read the FactSheet distributed at the Open House events.  See the presentation boards and maps.



Okanagan Rail Corridor Update: December 17, 2015

The Okanagan Rail Corridor gives people more reasons to choose to live, do business and visit Lake Country and  can play a fundamental role in enhancing the local business and lifestyle options.

A continuous, minimal grade corridor with some of the valley’s most scenic features and waterfront access that connects communities across the Okanagan.

This purchase of the corridor affects the entire region (map of entire corridor). Kelowna, Lake Country (map of corridor in Lake Country), North Okanagan Regional District, Coldstream and the Central Okanagan Regional District are all working together to protect a legacy that will benefit everyone… now and into the future.

View information about the Okanagan Rail Corridor purchase which was available on this website during the 2015 Referendum.


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