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 trail and are working together as the Okanagan Rail Trail Committee. 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 trail in your area, please contact your local representative:

Lake Country: Matt Vader, [email protected], 250-766-5650 Ext. 221
RDNO: Keith Pinkoski, [email protected], 250-550-3700
OKIB: Victor Rumbolt, [email protected], 250-542-4328 Ext. 221
Kelowna: Andrew Gibbs, [email protected], 250-469-8836

The Central Okanagan Foundation and the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan collaborated to receive donations and provide tax receipts. The Foundations will hold the money in trust and will reimburse the municipalities to costs to construct the trail.