Km 0 Gateway

Phase 2 Now Complete

Trailheads set the stage for the trail experience, and now the rail trail has its first gateway thanks in part to community generosity.

In 2020-21, trail supporters donated to the ‘Sunflower Campaign’ and this together with grants and contributions from the Regional District of North Okanagan funded site development in 2022.



With an informative entrance kiosk, and plaza with shade sails and seating, Km 0 is a great place to start out, or rest along your trail journey. A large panel acknowledges the 5000+ donors to the trail building campaign (2016-2018).

Site planning and design has been a collaborative effort between Regional District of North Okanagan, Okanagan Indian Band, and Friends of Okanagan Rail Trail.

Phase 1 (Native Plant Restoration) was complete in 2020. The plaza and kiosk (Phase 2) were planned and developed in 2021-22.  Phase 3, installation of interpretive signs is scheduled to be complete in 2023.


Welcome Kiosk

Graphic & Interpretive Signage

At gateway kiosks, we’re adding interpretive signage with additional wayfinding information. The signage focuses on the Nature, Culture and History of the area. Plus you’ll be able to read more information on how to volunteer or donate to this great trail as well as highlight trail etiquette. Our trail user community is diverse and it’s so important to respect others, know and follow the rules and always be alert!

Future Trail Improvements

Km 0 is just the beginning!

With your support, our beloved trail will only get better!  Watch this site for for the next approved projects for fundraising.

If you simply like what you see so far, and want the work to continue, please consider a donation for trail improvements. We have a growing group of Friends who donate on a regular basis, and this helps back grant applications and our ongoing project planning.

Several families have chosen to memorialize lost loved ones through a donation to the Okanagan Rail Trail, or to encourage donations in lieu of gifts for birthdays or special occasions.  All gifts give back for current and future generations.