Donate Now Project Partners

It took great cooperation between local governments, the Okanagan Indian Band, the Province of British Columbia, CNR, and local residents to secure this rail corridor for future use. Below are the partners now involved in developing the corridor into a multiuse trail for the benefit of our communities.

The municipalities of Kelowna, Lake Country, Regional District of the North Okanagan and the Province of B.C. invested $22 million to purchase the discontinued CN railway running from Coldstream to Kelowna. The 3 municipalities and the Okanagan Indian Band have jointly identified the value the rail line as a continuous multi-modal transportation corridor connecting all the communities and are working together as the Inter-jurisdictional Development Team. This team is acting as a common voice for local governments to work collaboratively in achieving common goals for the mutual benefit of the valley's residents.

For questions regarding the corridor in your area, please contact your local IDT representative:

Lake Country: Micheal Mercer, [email protected], 250-766-0200
RDNO: David Sewell, [email protected], 250-550-3700
OKIB: Jenelle Brewer, [email protected], 250-542-4328
Kelowna: Derek Edstrom, [email protected], 250-469-8820

The Community Foundation of the North Okanagan and the Central Okanagan Foundation teamed up to collect all donations and provide tax receipts. 

For questions regarding making donations, please contact your local Foundation:

Community Foundation of the North Okanagan
Central Okanagan Foundation


The Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative is facilitating the campaign by supporting the Trail Ambassadors, Campaign Partners and Business Partners to raise awareness of the project and encourage donations to the development of the trail.

Now this project now needs you. Individuals, business, clubs, groups and non-profits can support this project by visiting the Get Involved page to become a part of this amazing project to create legacy for our communities.

Campaign Progress

It will take a community to build a legacy.

Current Target

9% Complete

9%George's Matching Campaign - $150,000

48.5 km Funding Goal

57% Complete

28.13 (57%) total kilometres funded

3353individual
donors

35trail
ambassadors

15campaign
partners

39business
partners

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