Myra-Bellevue Park was established to provide increased representation of the North Okanagan Basin and North Okanagan Highlands ecosections 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 licences.
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 recreational opportunities for the increasing Okanagan Valley population.
Travel off the main trail system has an increased level of risk. If you choose to enter this burnt area, you can reduce your risk by:
For 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.
The historic 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.
Bike rentals, concessions and tours are available at the Myra Station parking lot through Myra Canyon Bicycle Rentals, and shuttle services and bicycle/hiking tours are offered with Kettle Valley Railway Cycling Company. Mountain bikers are asked to yield to hikers and horses.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia. For details on e-biking within Myra-Bellevue Park, see the e-biking section.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Myra-Bellevue Park, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.
Horses and horseback riding are permitted. Popular areas include the Bellevue Creek drainage, Canyon Lakes and Crawford Creek.
Myra-Bellevue is open to hunting. Check the BC Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for further details.
Note: There is a large population base using the Crawford Trails network, and hunters are urged to be cautious when hunting in this location.
The protected 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 Road.
Follow McCulloch Road past the golf course to the Myra Forest Service Road. Use caution since this section of paved road is narrow with blind corners. Once on the forest service road, follow it for 8km to the large parking area. The road is gravel and can be rough. The gravel parking area is divided into two lots with a total of roughly 75 spots and lots of room to turn around. There are two pit toilets here, one of which is wheelchair-accessible. There is no parking beyond this point. Motorized vehicles are prohibited past this access to Myra Canyon.
The other access is via the paved June Springs Road. Follow it for 6km to the Little White Forest Service Road. Follow the unpaved forest service road for 4.5km to the parking 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. Further along the rail bed there is more parking. At kilometre 1 there are two narrow pullouts, with 11 spots and 21 spots, and two pit toilets. There is no parking beyond this point. Motorized vehicles are prohibited past this access to Myra Canyon. Use extreme caution when driving around hikers and bikers on the road in.
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, follow Benvoulin Road to Casorso Road to Bedford Road to Stewart Road East and the parking lot where there are two pit toilets.
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