Welcome Greenway Visitors
Greenway is over 17km in length and travels through two distinctively different
environments. The first phase is about 7km from Lakeshore Road to Ziprick
Road, and is a very flat wide pathway with no hills. See maps under Phase
1 and Phase 2 to the left.
Phase 2, from Ziprick Road to KLO Creek, is about 9km and features a canyon
environment, generally narrower trail, bridges, and some steep hills with
switchbacks. This portion of the trail may not be suitable for young children
or those not accustomed to difficult hikes.
Access to the Greenway
is at Lakeshore Drive, Gordon Drive (parking in the Mission Sportsfield),
Casorso, KLO Road, Springfield Road at Durnin Road, Ziprick Road (parking
area), Graham Road, Gerstmar Road (parking area), Tamarack Drive, Creek Street,
Hollywood Road, Pasadena Road, East Kelowna Road, Hollywood Road south Trailhead
and parking area and in Scenic Canyon Regional Park (parking lot off Field
Dogs must be kept
on a leash within park boundaries and owners should clean up after their
pets. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. Overnight camping
or open fires are not permitted.
For more information on trail directions or conditions call the Regional
Parks office at 469-6232.
| Pinch Point Bypass
Trail Improvements Dec 2009
the main construction of Phase Two of the Mission Creek Greenway is completed,
work is still being done to improve the trail and signage of this outdoor
experience. Over the last couple of years Mission Creek has eroded a small
portion of the trail known as the "Pinch Point" to the extent that it is
no longer safe. To correct this problem a number of options are being considered.
One possibility is for a tunnel to be constructed through the bluff blocking
the affected area. At the present time feasibility studies are being done
to determine whether a tunnel could be safely constructed. As well, work
is almost complete on a well developed bypass route up above the creek and
onto a flatland area overlooking the path of the valley. There is a distinct
grassland area which is quite different in vegetation from down along the
creek. As well, from this elevation, you gain a different perspective of
the channel that the creek has cut through the land and how this area has
been eroded and formed over time. The path up the side of the hill has been
virtually rebuilt by Regional District personnel. Machines have been brought
in to widen and deepen the path, stabilize it with wire mesh and ease the
slope of the trail by providing very solid stairs at steeper locations. The
resulting trail is much easier to use and it provides you with different
natural experiences. It is worth seeing!
As you proceed further along the grasslands you will find the trail comes
together with a small road coming down from the Gallagher Golf course area.
Further work has been done on this section to improve the trail. To prevent
drainage issues the road has been sloped into the hillside. On the left hand
side of the road a path has been created which is carefully graded and therefore
more 'user friendly' to the general population as they descend back down
to the valley floor and Mission Creek.
For further information
please contact us.
Phase 2 Campaign Closed
2 campaign is now closed. If you would like to donate to the Phase 3 campaign
you can do so at the Regional District office at 1450 KLO Road Monday to
Friday from 8am to 4pm.
Bypass Trail Reconstruction
Bypass Trail Reconstruction
FRIENDS OF MISSION CREEK SOCIETY
of the "Friends" include the preservation, conservation, and rehabilitation
of Mission Creek and its environment, and to assist in the acquisition of
lands to be dedicated as part of the Mission Creek park
This initiative is a multi-year undertaking intended
to re-naturalize the lower portion of Mission Creek - from the East Kelowna
Rd bridge to Okanagan Lake. It will improve spawning success for kokanee
The project will include setting the existing dykes back, re-establishing
the flood plain, widening some sections, building riffle pools for fish,
and recreating a more natural and meandering creek route.
The integrity of the Mission Creek Greenway trail will be maintained.
The Friends are part of a partnership including the Central Okanagan Land
Trust, City of Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, the Okanagan
Nation Alliance, the Westbank First Nation, and BC Environment to achieve
The Regional District interpretive
kokanee tours take place at Mission Creek Regional Park on Springfield Road
in Sept & Oct Saturdays and Sundays. Also, weekday school
and community tours starting in Sept.
The Kokanee Salmon Festival will take place September 19, 2010 from 11 am
to 3 pm at Mission Creek Regional Park
For more info contact the EECO Centre at 469-6140 or call the Regional Parks
office at 469-6232 or visit
logo describes our goal to ensure that there is a balance between human needs,
and the needs of plants and animals along the creek.