Although the rail trail remains open (so far), the response to COVID-19 has changed the way that users can safely access the northern section of the trail.
The District of Coldstream has closed parking lots, including the access area on Westkal Road, and porta-potties have been removed from this location. (See: Info News) The District of Coldstream urges trail users to walk or cycle to the trail rather than park on residential streets, and not gather in large groups. RCMP and bylaw officers will be patrolling this area. Kekuli Bay Provincial Park is also closed at this time. The District of Lake Country parking areas remain open.
As an alternative to the rail trail, you are encouraged to explore trails and routes in your own neighbourhood. Check out your community trails maps, such as Ribbons of Green Trails Society (Greater Vernon) to find local trails, and walking/cycling routes.