Trails

A bridge has been installed along the Okanagan Rail Trail at Ribbleworth Falls in Lake Country thanks to a generous donation. (Contributed)

Okanagan pioneer reconnected to rail through trail enhancements

Lake Country, Kelowna and North Okanagan sites get big boost

 

The cycling and pedestrian trail in Polson Park is closed for upgrades Thursday, Nov. 5. (City of Vernon photo)

North Okanagan trail closed for upgrades in Polson Park

Pedestrian and cycling trail nearing completion

 

Debris covers part of the boardwalk leading to one of the lookouts along the Salmon Arm foreshore trail. The structure was damaged during this year’s high water. (File photo)

Lookout damaged on Salmon Arm’s foreshore may be fixed before winter

High water in the spring of 2020 created considerable damage along the foreshore trail.

 

A new hiking/biking loop is now open for use as part of the Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails along 20th Ave. SE. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Volunteers step up during pandemic to work on Shuswap trails

New Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails loop ready to hike and ride

A new hiking/biking loop is now open for use as part of the Shuswap Memorial Cemetery Trails along 20th Ave. SE. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail

Completed extension on Kal Crystal Waters trail uses historic highway

Travel from Coldstream to Lake Country along Kal Crystal Waters trail
Erosion and engineering consultants with Urban Systems and Waters Edge work with the rail trail technical team and the Shuswap Trail Alliance to assess recent flood damage to the Shuswap-North Okanagan rail trail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

North Okanagan rail trail costs skyrocket

Project estimate ramped up to $10 million due to erosion and flood stability

Erosion and engineering consultants with Urban Systems and Waters Edge work with the rail trail technical team and the Shuswap Trail Alliance to assess recent flood damage to the Shuswap-North Okanagan rail trail corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
Technical experts from Waters Edge Limited assess rising waters and erosion on the rail trail along the Shuswap River this spring for the Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail development plan. (Waters Edge Ltd. Photo)

Erosion, flooding push Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail estimate to $22.9 million

Portion of trail flooded this summer during extended period of high water

Technical experts from Waters Edge Limited assess rising waters and erosion on the rail trail along the Shuswap River this spring for the Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail development plan. (Waters Edge Ltd. Photo)
Dog poop raising a stink on Okanagan trails

Dog poop raising a stink on Okanagan trails

LETTER: Pick up after your pooch

Dog poop raising a stink on Okanagan trails
Inasive weeds spread out along the hillsides next to the Grey Canal Trail. (Submitted Photo)

Weeds taking over Okanagan hillsides

LETTER: Doesn’t anyone care anymore?

Inasive weeds spread out along the hillsides next to the Grey Canal Trail. (Submitted Photo)
Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar

Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar

Gnome Roam no longer following vandalism, but search for new gnomes is on

Gnomes smashed, stolen from SilverStar
CLIF Crankworx Summer Series returns to SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, for the riders-only event which will be live-streamed for fans. (Crankworx photo)

SilverStar cranks out mountain biking race

CLIF Crankworx Summer Series in Vernon, as well as Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse

CLIF Crankworx Summer Series returns to SilverStar Mountain Resort, along with Sun Peaks and Kicking Horse, for the riders-only event which will be live-streamed for fans. (Crankworx photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue aids injured Okanagan Rail Trail cyclist

Group’s Utility Terrain Vehicle proving to be a valuable asset on the popular trail

Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)
The Sicamous Creek Falls Trail has reopened with some notable safety improvements. (CSRD Image)

Sicamous Creek Falls trail reopens with safety improvements

Trail had been closed after two men fell to their deaths in separate incidents in 2019

The Sicamous Creek Falls Trail has reopened with some notable safety improvements. (CSRD Image)
Crews are at work repairing damages to a lakefront pathway in Summerland. The pathway had been damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Crews repair damaged lakefront walkway in Summerland

Flooding in 2017 and 2018 took toll on popular walking path

Crews are at work repairing damages to a lakefront pathway in Summerland. The pathway had been damaged by flooding in 2017 and 2018. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
An agreement has been signed for the upkeep of the Summerland portion of the Trans Canada Trail. (File image)

Agreement signed for Summerland trail maintenance

Municipality and Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen enter into agreement

An agreement has been signed for the upkeep of the Summerland portion of the Trans Canada Trail. (File image)
A newborn feral foal sustained injuries from a fall on the Kettle Valley Railway trail near Penticton. The foal was later euthanized. (Contributed)

Newborn feral foal euthanized after fall

Incident on Kettle Valley Railway trail near Penticton occurred Sunday morning

A newborn feral foal sustained injuries from a fall on the Kettle Valley Railway trail near Penticton. The foal was later euthanized. (Contributed)
Middleton Mountain Trail access limited in North Okanagan

Middleton Mountain Trail access limited in North Okanagan

Full closure of entrance at Mt. Ida Drive by staircase for one month

Middleton Mountain Trail access limited in North Okanagan
Ticks can attach themselves to pets or humans, particularly during this time of year. (Pixabay image)

Warm dry temperatures in the Shuswap much-loved by people and ticks

Shuswap Trail Alliance encourages you to check your clothing, hair if you’ve been out hiking

Ticks can attach themselves to pets or humans, particularly during this time of year. (Pixabay image)
MacArthur Heights in the South Shuswap. (Adrian Bostock photo)

Heavy snow means much work on Shuswap trails in preparation for hiking season

Shuswap Trail Alliance offers guidelines, appreciation for assistance with trails

MacArthur Heights in the South Shuswap. (Adrian Bostock photo)
The group of people who signed, or witnessed the signing, at Pierre’s Point on Jan. 31 of an historic memorandum of understanding between the City of Salmon Arm and the Adams Lake and Neskonlith bands to create the West Bay Connector Trail between Salmon Arm Bay and Tappen. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Historic agreement sees First Nations and City of Salmon Arm work on connector trail

Long-requested West Bay Trail to be built after many lives lost on railway tracks

The group of people who signed, or witnessed the signing, at Pierre’s Point on Jan. 31 of an historic memorandum of understanding between the City of Salmon Arm and the Adams Lake and Neskonlith bands to create the West Bay Connector Trail between Salmon Arm Bay and Tappen. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)