Kettle Valley Railway Trail, Okanagan Falls

(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Avid cyclists and beginners alike can experience iconic scenery British Columbian scenery on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Cyclists appreciate this mainly flat and very well-maintained trail. The historic trail was originally built for the now-defunct Kettle Valley Railway and was converted to a trail in 1990 after the Canadian Pacific Railway abandoned the train service. Bring your camera, especially to capture the trail’s ever-popular section through Myra Canyon’s steep and verdant chasms. For Kettle Valley Railway Trail and beyond, use our Okanagan Falls vacation planner to get the most from your Okanagan Falls vacation.
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  • We have been to Penticton many times and I am not sure why we have never been on the KVR before! We went for a little walk with the kids and had a great time. They loved exploring and seeing the clay ...  more »
  • When traveling, it is often difficult to find a great place to walk dogs that is both scenic and safe. This trail is both. It isn't easy to find the access points as the signage is lacking. We had to ...  more »
  • We were a group of 8 using cabins along the way and a group of 2 camping. We loved the biking and amazing views along the way. Kudos to all who volunteer their time and energy. The enthusiasm to bike ...  more »
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  • This was one of the few random fun things we thought of doing while in the area. This Railway is completely run by volunteers and the passion is definitely evident. The Conductor is dressed in full period garb and the train is restored as much as possible. The tickets can be purchased online or direct at the site, although it was quite busy because it only runs 2-3 days a week and only twice a day. The steam engine is remarkable for a time piece. The original bell and whistle are remarkable to listen to. The train itself does not go very fast as they only have 10 original milez left of the track to run on. At the stop half way on the tour, there were ladies selling cherries and dehydrated apples to guests for a small profit. The Conductor poses for candid pictures next to the locomotive for anyone who might want one. And my favorite part was Felix the Banjo Player. He went from Car to Car playing songs on request and even in different languages. He was amazing. Totally worth the price of admission! I wish that we had booked the 2 hour tour with the train robbery, just for something a little different, but they only run on certain dates. So maybe next time.
  • Lots of fun. Great volunteers. Wonderful old train and even the food was good at the bbq
  • Like most kids, my son has an obsession with trains so I've been on quite a few. This one by far had the best value (though really, they're all pricey). Train interior was clean and well kept. Staff was friendly and kept us entertained for the journey.
  • Lots of fun! A must do for all who like history and/or trains. The Great Train Robbery is a really fun train ride, followed by a "robbery" for charity, and lastly a wonderful BBQ dinner. A must see for all, and relatively cheap for what you get.
  • Pretty great little attraction. Get on an old steam train and take a little trip with some beautiful views and good information/commentary from the employees. Takes about 90 minutes and cost about 65 bucks for two adults and a child.