When local governments, with financial support from the Province of British Columbia, stepped forward to purchase the discontinued CN rail corridor, they provided us with an unparalleled opportunity to create a legacy for our communities.
A Pathway of Connections
- $22 million – purchase price of discontinued rail corridor.
- $50 million – asking price.
- $7.8 million - cost to construct the first phase of the trail.
- 48.5 km – length of trail when completed (17.8 km in Kelowna, 2.3 km in Okanagan Indian Band, 16.3 km in Lake Country, 12.1 km in Regional District of North Okanagan).
- 24 kms - total distance of lakefront, creeks and truly unique natural habitats along the trail.
- 1.3 % - maximum grade of the trail.
- 212,000 – combined estimated population of communities along the trail.
- 588,000 – estimated # of annual uses by year 5.
- 43 – number of cultural and recreational points of interest within 500 metres of the trail.
- 1 – number of international airports along the trail.
1. Information taken from 'Okanagan Rail Trail Impact Assessment Report', this report is available at https://okanaganrailtrail.ca/g...