Km 0 Gateway

2020-21 Sunflower Campaign

During the years of the Covid pandemic, our communities learned how much our trails and nature meant to their well-being. Trail supporters gave back by donating to the ‘Sunflower Campaign’ to raise funds for the first trail gateway at Km 0.  This campaign, together with grants and funding from the Regional District of North Okanagan will fund site development in spring/summer 2022.


Kilometre 0: Find out what is planned!

Trail gateways set the stage for the trail experience. With a spacious plaza, shade structures and seating, interpretive signs, and an entrance kiosk, the Km 0 gateway will be a showpiece public space befitting this beautiful section of the trail. The area of ‘k’ək’maplqs‘, or ‘Little Head of the Lake’ is significant to the sqilxʷ/syilx, and the Okanagan Indian Band is an important partner in planning for the site and the stories to be shared.

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.