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We have a trail for every explorer and you don’t need to trek deep into the wilderness to reconnect with nature when you do some hiking in West Kelowna. When it comes to natural landscapes, we have you covered. From hillside hikes scented with ponderosa pine, to breathtaking waterfalls with steep-sided gorges, we have some of the prettiest landscapes in the Okanagan Valley.

What these trails all have in common is that they can whisk you away from reality, into a world of discovery and all of them have fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing and picture taking moments. Here are some suggestions for experiencing some of the best that our natural playgrounds have to offer, no matter what your activity and skill level.

 


Mountain Biking

West Kelowna is one of the most popular areas in the Okanagan for mountain biking for two main reasons. The first is that the trail heads are close to the town centre with many of them being next to major hotels. What does this exactly mean? It means more time for hitting the trails and less time trying to get there!

The second reason is that the area is one of the only areas that has untouched pine forest – it hasn’t been hit by wildfires like some other areas in the Okanagan. The trails will take you on steep climbs for views and fast flows descents, but you can also find ones that cross the mountain and others that offer jumps and tricks.

The best way to experience the trails is to stop by one of the local bike shops and join in one of their group rides.

 

Bear Creek Provincial Park Hiking Trails

BEAR CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK HIKING TRAILS Distance/Duration: various routes; Canyon Rim Trail 2.5 km/2 hrs – Loop Trail 15 minutes Elevation Gain: 90 metres maximum Difficulty Level: moderate – trail is well maintained Note:...

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Bear Creek Provincial Park Hiking Trails

Boucherie Rush Trail

BOUCHERIE RUSH TRAIL Duration/Distance: 6 km round trip/1-3 hours Elevation Gain: 275 metres Difficulty Level: moderate to difficult   Access Points: From Hwy 97 turn South onto Bartley Rd. This road turns into East Boundary...

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Boucherie Rush Trail

Flora and Fauna

FLORA & FAUNA Did you know that the bark of the ponderosa pine tree smells like vanilla? Rather than stopping to smell the roses, we like to suggest that people stop...

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Flora and Fauna

Glen Canyon Regional Park (North)

Glen Canyon Regional Park ( North)   Distance/Duration: various routes; over 4 km/2 hours or less Elevation Gain: 70 metres Difficulty Level: moderate to difficult GPS: 49.835192, -119.647489 or 49.848037, -119.663503 Access Points: The Aberdeen Trailhead...

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Glen Canyon Regional Park (North)

Glen Canyon South Regional Park

GLEN CANYON REGIONAL PARK (SOUTH) Distance/Duration: 2.2 km one way/2.25 hours for the Glen Canyon Green Way Trail Elevation Gain: 80 metres Difficulty Level: moderate (stairs) GPS: 49.825429, -119.642256 or 49.827054, -119.636830 Access Points: Three access...

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Glen Canyon South Regional Park

Hiking & Biking Maps

Many of these hiking and biking maps have been produced by the Regional District of the Central Okanagan. These are GPS-enabled maps that allow you to track where you are...

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Hiking & Biking Maps

Kalamoir Regional Park

Kalamoir Regional Park Distance/Duration: 1-3 km loops/1-2 hrs Elevation Gain: 200 metres Difficulty Level: moderate/difficult (hillside trails) Access Points: There are four different access points, depending on the trail you would like to take....

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Kalamoir Regional Park

Rose Valley Regional Park

ROSE VALLEY REGIONAL PARK Distance/Duration: 6 km (round trip)/2-4 hours Elevation Gain: 80 metres Difficulty Level: moderate to difficult GPS: 49.884459, -119.560079 Access Points: There is a small parking lot on Westlake Road right across...

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Rose Valley Regional Park

Smith Creek Trails | West Kelowna

Smith Creek Trails Duration/Distance: 15 km (various routes) /1-4 hours Elevation Gain: 400-700 metres (depending on route taken) Difficulty Level: moderate Access Points: From Hwy 97 follow Elliott Road to Smith Creek Road. Turn...

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Smith Creek Trails | West Kelowna

Sovereign Cycle

At Sovereign Cycle we strive to be the best period. We know our gear, bikes and suspension inside and out, the attention to detail in our shop is second to...

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Sovereign Cycle

Waterfalls

Waterfalls in and around West Kelowna Just blocks from downtown West Kelowna is a secret gem of a waterfall in Glen Canyon Regional Park (South). This 24 foot fall is viewed from...

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Waterfalls