Donate Now Construction Update

Posted on October 21, 2019

Kelowna:

The section of the Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna from Gordon to Manhattan has now been paved.

Lake Country:

Ribbleworth Falls interpretive site:

  • Bridge abutments are now installed
  • Grading and topsoil installation adjacent to the creek is now complete
  • Plant installation for the entire site and around the creek is now complete (Native seed on order and will be installed)

Regional District North Okanagan:

KM 3.7 interpretive site:

  • Plant installation for the entire site is now complete (Native seed on order and will be installed)

Erosion:

The areas on the Rail Trail that received the erosion repairs were graded and packed but not fully finished due to the fact that additional erosion work is planned for eroded slopes this winter. Once all of the erosion work is complete in 2020, we will re-grade the site and ensure the surfacing is consistent with the other areas that were not worked on.

Parking:

The painting of the parking lines and a shoulder will occur shortly at the Westkal Parking Area (Kickwillie). We will also be installing signage on the chain-link fencing to instruct trail users to walk their bikes to the trail entrances to encourage safe trail use.

North Extension:

The north extension is expected to be completed before the end of 2019, weather conditions permitting. The trail on the north extension will be using the same material, and final the product will match the other sections of trail.

Open House:

Everyone is welcome to come out to the Regional District North Okanagan Open House on November 27 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Vernon Regional Library. Staff from multiple departments will be available to speak with the public about various planned projects and initiatives including those related to the Okanagan Rail Trail.