Kettle Valley rail-to-trail

Kettle Valley rail-to-trail

Amazing rail trestles high up above Kelowna in Myra Canyon tell two compelling stories.

First in 1915, the vision and incredible hard labour needed to create the Kettle Valley Railway linking Central British Columbia with the Pacific Coast.

Then in 2003, just after this stretch had been opened up to hikers, the decision to rebuild the wooden trestles after a devastating forest fire destroyed so many.

We walked the perfect 12km round trip; through two tunnels and crossing 15 trestles – the longest at 220m was converted to steel in 1931.

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