It’s a sure sign that spring has sprung.
As a result of recent warmer spring weather, the City of Kelowna has announced Knox Mountain Drive’s first lookout gate and the road leading up to it will open for vehicle traffic as of Friday. But the the upper portion of the road will remain closed to vehicles until the weather permits a full opening, says city hall.
Park users are able, however, to continue exploring the upper portions of the park on foot or by bike.
The upper portion of Knox Mountain Drive is anticipated to open within the next few weeks after higher altitude temperatures are consistently above zero, says the city.
For the safety of all park users and wildlife, dog owners are reminded dogs must be on-leash when in the park. An owner of a pet that comes into conflict with a wild animal could be liable for a $345 fine under the Wildlife Act if their dog is off-leash.
Residents are also reminded that smoking is prohibited in all natural areas.
Knox Mountain Drive will be open to vehicles from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Knox Mountain Park is open daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.