Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park



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Kelowna


Park Size: 7,829 hectare

Difficulty: Easy - Family
Park Amenities:
Birding
Dog Walking
Hiking
Backpacking
Jogging
Mountain Biking
Wildlife Watching


Myra Bellevue Park is a 7,829 hectare recreation destination and historical park. The trail system in the park, the historical artifacts found along the trail system and the wilderness scenery attracts many people to the park every year.

Kelowna Photo Gallery - Myra Bellevue Provincial ParkThe Myra Bellevue Provincial Park is 7,829 hectares of wilderness. The park protects the Okanagan Basin and Highlands of the Okanagan Valley. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is the main trail in the park but not the only trail. Beside the KVR, there is the Crawford Trail, Pink Hwy, Lost Lake Trail and Bellevue Access Trail.

The trail system in the park, the historical artifacts found along the trail system and the wilderness scenery attract many people to the park who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, sightseeing and horseback riding in the summer. In the winter months, the trails become cross country ski and snowshoe routes.

The Myra Bellevue Provincial Park is home to many historic artifacts dating back to the railway days. There are "rock ovens", built by the railway workers, hidden in the bush away from the trails that were used for baking bread. Irrigation flumes, water towers, building foundations, railway station sites and train wreck sites are located in various parts of the park - most are located near the KVR.

There is an 8 kilometre stretch on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in the Myra Bellevue Provincial Park that some say is the most scenic part of the entire trail. The 8 kilometre section of the trail includes 16 wood trestles, two mountain tunnels, a few steel bridges and lots of scenery.

Some of the other "Points of Interest" to take note in the park include Little White Mountain, Bellevue Creek Corridor, Crawford Falls, Devil's Elbow and the sink holes and caves near Angel Springs.

In 2003 there was a major forest fire in the park leaving some parts scared and many of the KVR trestles destroyed. Today, the trestles are rebuilt and nature is making a big come back. However, evidence of the fire is still visible in the burnt black trees still pointing skyward.

Wildlife in the park provides an opportunity for birdwatching and self guided wildlife tours. Some of the wildlife visiting and living in the park includes the cougar, elk, moose, mountain goat, grizzly, woodpecker, owl and bat.

How to Get to Myra Bellevue Park :

There are three access points into the Myra Bellevue Provincial Park - Myra, June Springs and Stewart Road East access:

Myra Access: This is considered the most popular access point into the park. Travel Hwy #97 into the community of Kelowna. Near the main bridge that crosses over Okanagan Lake take Richter Road. Travel south on Richter to KLO Road. Then travel east on KLO to McCulloch Road. Continue driving on McCulloch, over KLO Creek, and take a right onto the Myra Forest Service Road (FSR). Continue on the rough gravel road for 8.5 kilometres to the large parking lot and two pit toilets.

June Springs Access: Travel Hwy #97 into the community of Kelowna. Near the main bridge that crosses over Okanagan Lake take Richter Road. Travel south on Richter to KLO Road. Then travel east on KLO to McCulloch Road. Continue driving on McCulloch Road for a short distance to June Springs Road which will be on your right. Take a right on June Springs Road and continue for 6 kilometres to the Little White FSR. Travel the rough gravel road for 5 kilometres to a parking lot and one pit toilet.

Stewart Rd East Access: When in Kelowna travel down Benvoulin Road to Casorso Road to Bedford Road to Stewart Road East. Continue on Stewart Road East to a parking lot and two pit toilets.

Address:

Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park
Kelowna
Canada

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