About Westbridge

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Westbridge lies near the fork of the West Kettle and Kettle Rivers, just south of the road bridge crossing the West Kettle River.  This small community is mostly home to ranchers and although there was once a store here,  it is no longer operating.

However, you can get supplies from nearby Rock Creek to the south, or just up the trail at The Old Cowboy Ranch.  Westbridge trail access is on the south side of the bridge off a gravel road.

This area has become very popular for “tubing” and “floating” on those hot summer days!  Most local services in Rock Creek carry float tubes you can purchase, or just watch for a good swimming hole and jump in!

Watch for Paul Lautard’s War Memorial heading north just 7 km from Westbridge.  You will see the caboose on Blythe-Rhone road on your left – ring the bell and Paul will come say hello and regal you with stories of the trail.

Kettle Valley Rail Trail

Elevation & Distances

Elevation:  Rock Creek  603 metres     Westbridge 633 metres     Beaverdell   790 metres

Westbridge to Rock Creek:  14.8 km

Westbridge to Beaverdell:  35 km

Accommodation

There is camping and guesthouse accommodation in the Westbridge area.

Old Cowboy Ranch & Guesthouse

Contact:  1-888-299-0592
Hosts:  Johni De Groot
Email:  johni@vip.net
Website:  www.oldcowboyranch.com
Location:  3 km north of Westbridge
Sites/Rates:  $24/night campsite  Ranch 2 bedroom Guesthouse:  $150+
Special Notes:  Watch for the sign on your right heading north/north west on the trail –  easy creek crossing to the Ranch

Little Dipper Hideaway

Contact: (250) 446-2213
Hosts: George & Frauke Delisle
Email: littledipperhideaway@gmail.com
Website: www.littledipperhideaway.com
Location: 10 km north of Westbridge
Sites/Rates: camping or B&B + cabin rental available

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