Rail trail in all its beauty

The design company behind the Okanagan Rail Trail has released a new video that shows just how awesome the cycling and hiking path is.

Produced by Urban Systems, the video includes drone footage and beauty shots of the spectacular scenery along the 50-kilometre route from Coldstream to Kelowna.

Engineer Thomas Simkins explains the process that led to the trail's creation on the former CN Rail line through the Okanagan. The route follows some of the valley's most scenic vistas along Kalamalka, Wood and Ellison lakes before cutting across Kelowna and winding up in the heart of the city.

If you like a long ride, you could cycle from Kal Beach in Coldstream all the way to downtown Kelowna.

"There are just so many places that people can access it along the way," Duane Thomson of the Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative says in the video.

"I encourage everyone to get out and take at a look at what the potential is for this trail."

The rail trail is a partnership between the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, Regional District of North Okanagan and the Okanagan Indian Band.

It officially opened on Sept. 27.

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