The Arrowleaf Balsamroot, our ‘Okanagan Sunflower’, once bloomed heavily on this hillside. The sqilxʷ/syilx harvested these plants, fished in these waters, hunted in the hills, travelled extensively, and set up winter homes or temporary encampments. In more recent times, this corridor was part of the rail line running between here and Kelowna.
Much has changed, and with the conversion of rail to trail comes an opportunity to walk, run, or cycle along a beautiful route, and take time to learn about the places along the way.
Here at Km 0, you can learn about k’ək’maplqs (Little Head of the Lake) and the lakeshore route that lies ahead.