Kettle Valley Rail Trail

The first European settlers came to Penticton in the mid-1800’s and by 1907, Penticton had grown to 600 residents.  With the development of the Kettle Valley Railroad the population soon climbed to about 1500 by 1915 and by 1921 was up to 4000.

Today Penticton is acclaimed for its beautiful summers and many wineries.  Settled between the Okanagan Lake to the north and Skaha Lake to the south, it is bordered by sandy beaches and great swimming areas. The Bench as it is known, is the west facing slope alongside the Okanagan Lake from Penticton to Naramata and home to many boutique wineries.  It is here that the Kettle Valley Rail Trail descends from it’s heights in the highlands and passes through tunnels and down switchbacks to arrive literally at the back doors of a winery.

From here you can cycle through more vineyards and orchards right down into town which is bustling with sun seekers throughout the summer months.

It is here that the Kettle Valley Rail Trail descends from it’s heights in the highlands and passes through tunnels and down switchbacks to arrive literally at the back doors of a winery.

From here you can cycle through more vineyards and orchards right down into town which is bustling with sun seekers throughout the summer months.

Elevation & Distances

Elevation:  Midway  581 metres     Rock Creek  603 metres     Westbridge   633 metres     Beaverdell   790 metres     Idabel Lake   1225 metres     Myra Station  1258 metres   Ruth Station 1244 metres      Chute Lake 1236 metres     Penticton  375 metres

Chute Lake to Penticton: 43.6 km

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Penticton with something for everyone – from boutique vineyard stays to camping to hotels and B&B’s and motels.

Casa Grande Inn B&Bcasa-2-house

201-1070 Lakeshore Drive W.
Penticton, BC
V2A 1C1
Ph:  250-276-3030
Email:  info@casagrandeinn.ca

Enjoy a the wonderful ambience of this B&B right by the trail and along the shores of the beautiful Okanagan Lake.  One of our favorites!

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