Rail Trail

2021 08 31 | Host: Dave Hoyte | Brad Ackerman - Vernon Area Parks & Trails

Dave Hoyte welcomed Brad Ackerman, Manager, Parks, Recreation & Culture for the Regional District of North Okanagan, who spoke about parks and trails.

The success of the Okanagan Rail Trail, particularly within the context of Covid-19, has led to an overall increase in hiking trail use. RDCO is currently working on or helping with other trails, such as the Grey Canal, from Adventure Bay to Noble Canyon -- 50 km in total.

BX trail may eventually be extended from Vernon to Silver Star, plus a connector trail may eventually join Predator Ridge to the Rail Trail.

There may also be another Rail Trail in the works from Armstrong to Sicamous.

These trails will all take years to complete, depending on funding, cooperation of stakeholders such as private land holders, First Nations, all levels of government, and so on, but the future looks very bright.