About Midway – Mile 0 of the KVR

Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Welcome to Midway, Mile 0 of the Kettle Valley Railtrail.  If you want to start at the beginning, Midway is your place.  This is where, in 1910, Andrew McCulloch began engineering the Kettle Valley Rail line to link up Midway with the West Coast of BC.  The first passengers departed in 1915 and the last in 1964.  This once thriving town boasted 5 hotels, a bakery, sawmill, stagecoach company and shops.

Midway was also the western terminus for the Columbia & Western company and you can still cycle along that trail if you want to venture east or start your Railtrail adventure further afield in Greenwood or Grand Forks. (see options in Cycling the KVR).

Today, this sleepy little town basks in sunshine and the shelter of two ranges – the Kootenays and the Okanagan Mountains. Be sure to visit the Kettle River Museum while in Midway – built in 1900 it houses exhibits about the steam railway era and you can even climb aboard a Canadian Pacific Railway caboose!

Distances & Elevation

Distances & Elevation

18.2 km >> Midway to Rock Creek

Midway 581 metres   >>  Rock Creek  603 metres


Accommodation ranges here from campgrounds, provincial parks to motels.  For stocking up on groceries/supplies see the Food and Refreshment page.

Please note – prices given are the most recent available and may be  subject to change – please contact the provider directly for confirmation of current rates and availability.


Mile 0 MotelMile-0-Motel-Midway-400

Contact:  Bob (250) 449-2828
Location:  622 Palmerston Ave  Midway, BC


Frank Carpenter Riverfront Park

Hosts:  Steve Stewart (250) 449-2467
Contact:     (250) 449-2467
Email:        stewartstemon@yahoo.com
Website:    www.midwaycampsite.bc.ca
Sites/Rates:   11-19 sites            $15-$18

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