Kelowna consultation today for proposed Okanagan Rail Trail

Kelowna residents can view plans from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Parksinson Rec. Centre on Tuesday

  • Mar. 15, 2016 4:00 p.m.

A view of the Okanagan Rail Trail corridor near Coldstream. Public consultations are being held this week.

Kelowna residents can get up to date on the proposed first phase of design and provide input today to the the Inter-jurisdictional Development Team in charge of developing a planning and design process to create a continuous trail from Kelowna to Coldstream.

Input is being gathered for the initial phase of trail development and additional feedback collected from the engagement process will be retained for future reference, for use in any future planning and development of the trail corridor, which will run along the old CN Rail corridor from Kelowna, through Lake Country and close to Vernon.

Residents are invited to review the concept and give their feedback. Staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding the design and provide an opportunity for input at the following public information opportunities.

Tuesday Mar. 15

City of Kelowna – 4 to 6:30 p.m. Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

Wednesday Mar. 16

Okanagan Indian Band – 4 to 6 p.m. Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd.

Thursday Mar. 17

District of Coldstream – 4 – 6:30 p.m. Coldstream Municipal Hall, 9901 Kalamalka Rd.

Residents unable to attend can also provide feedback through an online survey at

Online input will be open until Sunday, March 27 and the trail development plan is anticipated to be submitted to respective councils and board for consideration later this spring.

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