New trail links Westbank town centre and waterfront

An important trail connection between downtown Westbank and the waterfront will be officially opened Sunday.

  • Wed May 23rd, 2012 7:00am
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An important trail connection between downtown Westbank and the waterfront will be officially opened Sunday.

Mayor Doug Findlater and members of the Gellatly Bay Trails and Parks Society will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Old Okanagan Highway South—next to Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre.

The Gellatly Bay Trails and Parks Society provided $13,721 and volunteer labour toward the building of the trail, which includes a section of stairs and gravel pathways. The district added directional signage.

The new trail travels from the southern end of Old Okanagan Highway along a gravel pathway to Cindy Road, which connects to Harding Road.

Newly constructed stairs connect Harding and Angus Roads. Once on Angus Road, pedestrians can either turn right to go to Willow Beach or turn left to go to Rotary Beach. The walk takes approximately 15 minutes.

The trail will be maintained by the district as part of its parks inventory.