The Kettle Valley Railway cycle track

7 September 2016 | 0 comments

An early 20th century railroad running from to move the silver and copper from the west Kootenays to the west coast by a direct southern route. Finally closed in the 1970’s. Now this Myra Canyon section has now been transformed into a unique and spectacular cycle way with 18 trestle bridges and 2 tunnels in a 10 km section.

In 2003 disaster struck: forest fires destroyed 14 of the 18 trestles, but thankfully tireless volunteers and public money ensured it’s been fully restored to former glory. 50,000 people year now visit it.  And such lovely happy people too, including our new friends Leslie and Richard.

IMG_9380The cycle way winds through volcanic rock formations, high in the mountains with fabulous views, and remains of the old building works, a wonderful outing for engineering enthusiasts and geologists as well as the cyclists. Tim was delighted.  This ride was so interesting, I felt it needed it’s own blog entry, and if you are anywhere near Kelowna in British Columbia DO IT!!!

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