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Explore West Kelowna: Glen Canyon Regional Park

May 21, 2016

Glen Canyon Regional Park is 74 hectares of parkland that follows the flow of Powers Creek all the way to Okanagan Lake. This park is friendly to dogs on a lease but the litter bins seem to be rare and only located in the parking areas. Within the park you will find a few different trails that differ in difficulty. There are three different entry points to Glen Canyon Park. This time we explored 2 different areas, both off of Gellatly Road. Don’t worry, we will definitely be back here to explore the rest!

Glen Canyon, West Kelowna - Okanagan Gals

Throughout this deep canyon you will see the high erosion caused by glacial melt water during the last ice age. It makes for quite the site while walking along Powers Creek.

Glen Canyon, West Kelowna - Okanagan Gals

This section of the path is of moderate difficulty, due to the stairs and elevation gain. While walking on the main trail there is a few other trails that take you closer to the eroded canyon walls. If you wore shoes that can get wet, like Keens, you can walk in the creek through the canyon walls. **side note, in the fall this creek is used for fish spawning so please take notice and do not walk in the creek during this time.**

Glen Canyon, West Kelowna - Okanagan Gals

Glen Canyon, West Kelowna - Okanagan Gals

We ventured up two sets of stairs and down one, walk along a small boardwalk before turning around and heading back to the beginning. From here we drove up the road to the second section of our afternoon adventure. You can choose to park your car at the mailboxes and walk down some outdoor stairs, walking into the park you can in the close distance see a white bridge that crosses over Powers Creek offering a great view of the small waterfalls below.  We were relieved that this access point didn`t have many stairs, just the ones out of the parking lot and on our way back to the car we found a side trail that took us to some wild blackberry bushes! The path was slightly covered with the thorny plants but we were able to pick a few wild berries and they were delicious! Unfortunately we also discovered bur plants which got stuck to the dog’s fur and as usual, are quite annoying to get out (so watch out for you and your dogs sake!).

The Trail Scoop:

Trail difficulty: Moderate
Garbage bins: One in the parking lot
Bathroom facilities: One in the first spot parking lot
Dog Friendly: Yes

Directions:

Coming from Kelowna – First spot: To get to this parking lot coming from Kelowna turn left at Gellatly Road (the lights at the McDonalds). Follow this road to the bottom of the hill and continue right on Gellatly Road. You will hit a T in the road with The Cove Lakeside Resort in front of you, take a right here. From here travel approx. 750m up the road and you will see the parking lot on your right hand side.

Coming from Kelowna – Second spot: The second spot is the closest parking lot to the white bridge. Follow the same directions as before but this time at the T, by The Cove Lakeside Resort, take a right and drive 2.4kms up the road. You will see a set of mailboxes on the right hand side just after Glen Canyon Drive. This is the parking lot for this section.

Coming from Summerland/Peachland – First spot: One km past the exit to Vancouver you will be exiting Highway 97 onto Glenrosa Rd (across from Gorman’s Lumber Mill). At the intersection turn right onto Gellatly Rd and follow this road down. You will pass some residential houses and then Canyon Ridge, continue down around the corner and the park will be a bit further up on your left.

Coming from Summerland/Peachland – Second spot: The second spot is the closest parking lot to the white bridge. One km past the exit to Vancouver you will be exiting Highway 97 onto Glenrosa Rd (across from Gorman’s Lumber Mill). At the intersection turn right onto Gellatly Rd and follow this road down. You will pass some residential houses. You will see a set of mailboxes on the left hand side just after Glen Canyon Drive (if you’ve passed Glen Canyon Dr you’ve gone too far). This is the parking lot for this section.

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