Visitors - Important Notice!
- As of May 30, 2008: BC Parks is currently re-surfacing the Kettle Valley Trail (KVR) Trail within Myra Bellevue Provincial Park. The KVR Trail will remain open during this project, however park users are asked to respect all posted safety signage and give vehicles and equipment the right of way. The estimated completion date for this project is June 19, 2008.
- As of January 3, 2008 - the following trails and road will be closed until further notice during the implementation of an ecosystem restoration and fuel management plan:
- Fairlane between Luxmoore and the powerline
- The Harvard Road access is also closed
park re-opened in May 2005 after the major
forest fire in 2003.
have produced many hazards in the area. You
should be aware of these hazards and the increased
risk of injury prior to entering the area. The
hazards include: unstable
trees, holes and loose rock. The hazards
have been reduced along the main trail system
and campground areas. Travel off the
main trail system
has an increased
level of risk.
you choose to enter this burnt area, you can reduce
your risk by:
on the main trail network;
for favourable weather;
RISK = calm wind conditions with no rain
RISK = windy conditions with rain or snowfall
quickly to reduce your exposure time;
your group out to reduce risk of multiple casualties;
or camp in open flat areas at least one tree
carefully, contact with roots or trees
may cause a
tree to fall;
steep slopes - falling trees and
trees are actively falling, leave
the area or take
picking or harvesting is prohibited
in provincial parks.
Provincial Park was established to provide increased representation
of the North Okanagan Basin and North Okanagan Highlands
by capturing the full elevational range from the outskirts
of Kelowna eastward to the crest of the mountains. The
park has a large exclusion in the centre that locals refer
to as the “donut.” This excluded area is Crown
Land under Forest Tenure Licenses.
Features such as the dramatic escarpment of Little White Mountain,
the scenic Myra Canyon, a number or existing trails and the
historic Kettle Valley Railway, with its trestles and tunnels,
have provincial recreational appeal and provide long term
opportunities for the increasingOkanagan Valley population.
The KLO Creek (Myra) Canyon, Bellevue Creek corridor and the
Kettle Valley Railway are special features with special character,
fragility and heritage values. Angel Springs has mineral deposits
with pools, steps, sink holes and small caves.
Myra Canyon section of the Kettle Valley Railroad (KVR) is very busy in the summer
and used by a variety of groups including hikers, mountain bikers, horses and
accessing parking. Please respect other users.
- Motorized vehicles are
prohibited on the Myra Canyon section of the KVR.
- Do not deposit garbage
in the pit toilets.
area is southeast of Kelowna. It roughly encompasses KLO
Creek to Bellevue Creek and up to Saucier Creek and Canyon
Lake with a large exclusion in the centre that locals refer
to as the “donut.” The upper portions of Pooley
Creek are also excluded. There are two accesses off of McCulloch
Myra (the main access)
Follow McCulloch Road past the golf course to the Myra
Forest Service Road. Use caution since this section of
is narrow with blind corners. Once on the forest service
road, follow it for 8 km to the large parking area. The
road is gravel and can be rough. The gravel parking area
into two lots with a total of roughly 75 spots and lots
of room to turn around. There are two pit toilets here,
of which is wheelchair accessible.
The other access is via the paved June Springs Road. Follow
it for 6 km to the Little White Forest Service Road.
Follow the unpaved forest service road for 4.5 km to
area. This road is also rough and passes through private
property. There is a gravel parking area for roughly
33 vehicles and one pit toilet above the parking lot.
rail bed there is more parking. At kilometre 1 there
are two narrow pullouts, with 11 spots and 21 spots,
pit toilets. There is no parking beyond this point. Use
extreme caution when driving around hikers and bikers
on the road
Stewart Rd East
This road accesses the lower elevation portion of the
protected area popular with mountain bikers. It is
unique in that
it is so close to the urban area of Kelowna. In Kelowna,
Benvoulin Road to Casorso Road to Bedford Road to Stewart
Road East and the parking lot where there are two pit
Any maps listed are for
information only - they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be
used for navigation.
Map (129 KB PDF)
detailed map of trails for the lower region of Myra
Bellevue Provincial Park has been produced by Friends
of the South Slopes (FOSS)
here to view.
Nature & Culture:
are natural hazards along the trail including steep drop-offs
at Crawford Falls and Devil’s Elbow, and falling rock.
Use caution and keep children under adult supervision.
Use of mountain bike stunt features is not recommendedm and
they are not endorsed by BC Parks.
Visitor Safety Information (park
safety, hazards, wildlife safety information, health risks)
parks that accept reservations,
all vehicle accessible campsites (with the exception of
group sites) must be reserved through Discover
No camping at this park.
Parks: Fees, park listings, what
you should know before you go and other useful links.
vehicle accessible camping facilities at this park.
wilderness, backcountry or walk-in camping.
day-use or picnic facilities.
are no wheelchair accessible facilities at this park.
your own drinking water as potable water is not available
in the park.
are two pit toilets located at the Myra trailhead, three at the June
Springs trailhead, and two at the Stewart Road East trailhead. Please
do not put garbage in the pit toilets.
are not permitted.
||There are no electrical hook-ups in this park.
are no regularly scheduled interpretive programs at
your own safety and the preservation of the park,
obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting
trails destroys plant life and soil structure. The
historic Kettle Valley Railway offers hiking and walking
opportunities and is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
The 12km section of trail between the Myra access and
the June Springs access is an ideal day trip by bike
or on foot. The KVR is an important tourist attraction
for the Kelowna area, used by local, regional and international
tourism operators. The area is extremely busy during
the summer months. Little White Mountain is described
as one of the most attractive sub-alpine areas in the
Okanagan and is a significant destination for backcountry
recreation. The forested south slopes provide extensive
hiking opportunities at the urban interface.
to the recent classification of the land base as
a protected area, there are limited facilities and
no maps of hiking trails (which may not meet BC Parks’ standards)
detailed map of trails for the lower region of
Myra Bellevue Provincial Park has been produced
by Friends of the South Slopes (FOSS). Click
here to view.
park does not have a playground.
are no opportunities for canoeing or kayaking in this
park does not have a boat launch.
Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have
an appropriate licence.
Kettle Valley Railway offers opportunities for cycling.
Cyclists are reminded to walk their bikes
across the trestles and be courteous to other users
on the trail. The lower elevation portion of the protected
area between KLO Creek and Bellevue Creek is popular
with the local mountain bike club with many trails
of varying difficulty. Trails do not meet BC Parks’ standards.
Horses and/or horseback riding are permitted. Popular
areas include the Bellevue Creek drainage and Canyon
animals must be on a leash at all times. Uncontrolled dogs in areas of
multiple trail use create safety concerns. You are responsible for their
behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.
Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or
other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential
for problems with bears.
are 14 viewpoint benches located along the KVR Trail and the trestles themselves
offer fantastic views of the Okanagan Valley and the steep, rocky terrain
of Myra Canyon.
White Mountain provides backcountry skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.
There are snowmobiling opportunities in the park. Snowmobiles can
use the KVR and Little White Mountain when snow depth precludes environmental
SCUBA diving or snorkelling opportunities.
is open to hunting. Check the British
Columbia Hunting and Trapping Regulations synopsis for further details.
climbing or rock climbing opportunities.
spelunking or caving opportunities.
cabins, yurts or lodges for public use.