Kettle Valley Railway Trail, Okanagan Falls

(110+ reviews on the web)
Dam Nature / Park
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.
Create a full Okanagan Falls itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Okanagan Falls

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Okanagan Falls by other users

15 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Penticton & Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kelowna & Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Okanagan Falls BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Easy access to the KVR trailhead in OK Falls through Lions Park. The trail starts with the Train Bridge which is a favorite spot for jumping into Skaha Lake with ladder access to climb back up. The tr...  more »
  • Love to go up to the KVR early and enjoy nature. I always see animals, jackrabbit, deer, marmot, gopher, pika and a variety of birds. Plus a big treat in June is all the wildflowers. Go before 9am for...  more »
  • A very leisurely lakeside trail connecting Okanagan Falls to Penticton. The trail is totally flat and follows along the west shores of Skaha Lake. Trail is gravel but good for all ages.  more »
Google
  • Very nice scenery. Went on the first train of the season. I would bring blankets and sweaters because it was very cold.
  • Nice show. Beautiful scenery. Lots of historic info
  • Superb attraction for all ages. One of few remaining steam train rides
  • 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.
  • 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.