PENTICTON - The public is invited to view a concept plan, and ask questions about the proposed development and use of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and associated trails between Naramata and Chute Lake.
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.
Location: Naramata Centre, Columbia Hall
The B.C. government, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and community representatives have been working to develop a consensus-based plan for the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and surrounding area that meets the needs of all user groups.
The proposed plan, to be implemented over the next two years, includes upgrades to the trail surface where use is proposed for non-motorized users, as well as upgrades to the trail head, parking and staging facilities for motorized users. The plan also includes enhanced trail opportunities for motorized users and trail use designations to clarify appropriate trail use, as well as education and signage programs.
The Government o f B.C. is committed to high-quality recreational trail opportunities for all trails users. The provincial rail trails network across southern British Columbia makes up more than half of the 1,600-kilometre Trans Canada Trail. These trails hold significant potential benefits for trail users and communities along the trails.
- Since 2004, B.C. has invested more than $26 million to maintain and rehabilitate B.C.'s recreation sites and trails system, including over $6 million for BC's Rail Trail network.
- The Kettle Valley Rail Trail features numerous tunnels, trestles and bridges dating back to the Kettle Valley railway completed in 1915.
For information on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, visit: http://www.kettlevalleyrailtrail.com/
Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations