Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park
Hike and cycle on more than 60 miles (100 kilometers) of purpose-built paths at Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park. Discover historic remnants of the area’s former railway and view animals such as moose, elk and grizzly bears in their natural habitat.
Established in 2001, Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park covers more than 19,000 acres (7,700 hectares) of forest, meadow and lake around the Okanagan Basin. The park was damaged by a major forest fire in 2003, but has largely recovered and continues to provide a vital eco-system in British Columbia.
Jump on a bike and explore the abandoned Kettle Valley Railway. Bring your own bike or find a number of bike rental shops at the park. The former railway bed is nearly 400 miles (650 kilometers) long and offers stunning views of the Okanagan Valley. As you make your way along the path, you will notice wooden trestles used during the construction of the old railway. You may also find old rock ovens where rail workers baked bread while they worked. Stop for a break at 14 different wildlife viewpoints spread along the trail to see various birds of prey as well as moose and elk in the fields.
Explore the park’s four other scenic trails. If you don’t want to walk or cycle, you can join a horse-riding tour of the valley, departing from the stables in Myra Canyon. In winter, explore the park with cross-country skis or snowshoes.
However you get there, the climb to the top of Little White Mountain is worth the effort for the spectacular views over Okanagan Valley. On your way you’ll pass the idyllic Crawford Falls. Make your way to Angel Springs to see the unusual sink holes and caves formed into the rock.
Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park is approximately a 30-minute drive southeast from Kelowna. There is a parking lot at the park’s entrance. Admission is free and the park is open all day throughout the year.