Values and Programs

Local volunteers who support the trail call themselves Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail, or FORT for short. FORT is a volunteer, non-profit organization and the official non-government partner to the rail trail owner jurisdictions.

The values of Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail are aligned with this treasured community amenity. The user experience is key, but also important is protecting and restoring natural areas along the trail, telling the stories that enrich the trail experience, and engaging trail supporters.

FORT programs and activities are coordinated with owner jurisdictions and include:

  • Trail Ambassadors, Trail Stewards and other volunteers
  • Trail Improvement and Input to Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Communications

The Okanagan Rail Trail is a place of legacy, connections, discovery and enjoyment. It is a public space with the potential to be world class. Every person who uses or appreciates the trail has the opportunity to be a friend to the trail – to use the trail respectfully, and to give back to make the trail the best it can be.

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