3. Explore Kelowna’s many Scenic Hiking Trails
You can hike almost anywhere in Kelowna and the surrounding areas. You’ll see the city while exploring forest trails and waterfalls atop a mountain. What better way to experience nature and the surroundings than hiking?
So here are some of the best trails in Kelowna to start your adventure:
Hike the Myra Canyon / Kettle Valley Railway
A visit to Kelowna’s Myra Canyon portion of the Kettle Valley Railway is a must if you’re in town for a few days, located only 45 minutes from the city center it is built along the old Kettle Valley Railway train tracks high in the mountains. If you are a walking and biking enthusiast, you’ll surely enjoy this scenic 22-kilometer round-trip route!
On this trail, you’ll pass over multiple railroad trestles and even through tunnels where trains used to run and get to see some pretty great views! Bicycles can be hired in the parking lot at Myra Canyon Bike Rentals for those who want to ride the whole route. There’s nothing more enjoyable than cycling through the scenery and getting some exercise at the same time! This trestle trail offers a great experience for your family and friends. Get ready to see some beautiful views of Kelowna!
Experience the Breathtaking Views from Mount Boucherie
Once an active volcano, this trail offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Okanagan Valley from a 2000 meter high peak. As a result of erosion, the peak is now just under 800m, with some pretty spectacular views!
You can hike Mount Boucherie’s three trails, which range from moderate to difficult. Most areas are within 6 km of the base camp and are accessible for the whole family. Yet other areas are for experienced hikers only. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned trail runner, Kelowna’s hiking trails have something to offer you!
Get your Heart Pumping on McDougall Rim
There’s nothing easy about McDougall Rim, so if you’re an adventurer that likes challenges, then you shouldn’t miss it! The McDougall Rim hike begins on an uphill slope, but eventually gains level terrain. Although McDougall Rim is not clearly labeled and is challenging to navigate, it is no less beautiful than the other hikes mentioned. The hike is over 20 kilometers long and is more suitable for fit hikers. Therefore, if you intend to go all the way, be sure to bring a lot of water and snacks!
Overall, Kelowna’s McDougall Rim is one of the best-hiking destinations in the area, so prepare for some spectacular scenery.
Next on the list of adventures in Kelowna, is in the waters!