Donate Now Our Trail
When local governments, with financial support from the Province of British Columbia, stepped forward to purchase the discontinued CN rail corridor, they provided an unparalleled opportunity to create a legacy for our communities. Beginning in 2016, a two year community fundraising campaign and several grants raised the $7.8 million to develop the trail.
A Pathway of Connections
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- $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...