Public Input Opportunity for Okanagan Rail Trail

Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Inter-jurisdictional Development Team is preparing a planning and design process to create a continuous corridor on the recently acquired rail route.

Input will be gathered for the initial phase of trail development and additional feedback collected from the engagement process will be retained for future reference, for use in any future planning and development of the trial corridor.

Residents are invited to review the concept and give their feedback. Staff will be on hand to answer questions regarding the design and provide an opportunity for input at the following public information opportunities:

Monday Mar. 14
4 – 6:30 p.m. Oyama Community Hall, 15710 Oyama Rd.
District of Lake Country
Tuesday Mar. 15
4 – 6:30 p.m. Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
City of Kelowna
Wednesday Mar. 16
4 – 6 p.m. Winfield Memorial Hall, 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd.
Okanagan Indian Band
Thursday Mar. 17
4 – 6:30 p.m. Coldstream Municipal Hall, 9901 Kalamalka Rd.
District of Coldstream

Residents unable to attend can also provide feedback through an online survey at getinvolved.kelowna.ca . Online input will be open between Monday, March 14 until Sunday, March 27 and the trail development plan is anticipated to be submitted to respective councils and board for consideration later this spring.

The City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, Regional District of North Okanagan, and the Province of B.C. have invested $22 million in the purchase of the discontinued CN railway running from Coldstream to Kelowna recognizing the joint value the route could have as a continuous multi-modal transportation corridor connecting all the communities.

Refer to kelowna.ca/OKRailCorridor for the most up-to-date information.