Round 2: Draft Recreational Trails Plan Review

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THANK YOU, WEST KELOWNA!


Phase 2 of the community engagement period to review West Kelowna's Draft Recreational Trails Master Plan is now closed.

Now, we will review the feedback received as we refine the plan for Council review later in 2024. Feedback will be considered as we shape an updated Draft Master Plan that will guide how we plan and invest in our recreational trails network over the next decade and beyond.

Please stay tuned for an engagement summary outlining what we heard during Phase 2 of the engagement process and anticipated next steps in the process.

Read the Recreational Trails Master Plan Executive Summary

Read the Full Draft Recreational Trails Master Plan


Key Dates

  • April 24 to May 31: Round 2 Engagement period
  • May 15, 2024: Community Open House (drop-in between 3:00 to 7:00 pm at West Kelowna Yacht Club, 4111 Gellatly Road)
  • Spring 2024: Plan refinements based on community feedback
  • Summer 2024: Recreational Trails Master Plan brought forward to West Kelowna Council for adoption consideration

About the Project

The focus for the Recreational Trails Master Plan is recreational trails managed by the City of West Kelowna's Parks Department. Recreational Trails are distinct from Active Transportation Routes which provide safe, reliable transportation between City neighbourhoods and destinations and are managed by the City's Engineering Department through the Transportation Master Plan. Trails managed by others like the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO), Westbank First Nation (WFN), non-profit organizations, or others are also outside the scope of this plan, though they are considered in planning as part of the broader network. View a map of existing trails in West Kelowna.

Why are we Updating the Plan?
It has been a decade since West Kelowna’s first Recreational Trails Master Plan was developed. Now, we want to update it to reflect the changes we have seen in our community such as increasing demand, changes in activities, growth in our city, and more. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality recreational trails network that will serve community members of all ages and abilities, while respecting the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Parks Master Plan

Since parks and recreational trails are closely linked, we are updating the Parks Master Plan and the Recreational Trails Master Plan together. We’d love to hear your feedback on the Draft Parks Master Plan as well by May 31, 2024. Learn more at ourwk.ca/parks

Project Timeline


Defining Recreational Trails

In the 2013 Recreational Trails Master Plan, the City was in the early stages of defining the interconnected scope of trails. There was little distinction between recreational trails and active transportation routes. Since then, these networks have become increasingly distinct.

The table below summarizes key differences between Recreational Trails and Active Transportation Routes. These networks have separate plans, but are coordinated through ongoing collaboration.


Stay Informed, Stay Involved!

Subscribe for project updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe to stay informed of Parks Master Plan and Recreational Trails Master Plan updates.

THANK YOU, WEST KELOWNA!


Phase 2 of the community engagement period to review West Kelowna's Draft Recreational Trails Master Plan is now closed.

Now, we will review the feedback received as we refine the plan for Council review later in 2024. Feedback will be considered as we shape an updated Draft Master Plan that will guide how we plan and invest in our recreational trails network over the next decade and beyond.

Please stay tuned for an engagement summary outlining what we heard during Phase 2 of the engagement process and anticipated next steps in the process.

Read the Recreational Trails Master Plan Executive Summary

Read the Full Draft Recreational Trails Master Plan


Key Dates

  • April 24 to May 31: Round 2 Engagement period
  • May 15, 2024: Community Open House (drop-in between 3:00 to 7:00 pm at West Kelowna Yacht Club, 4111 Gellatly Road)
  • Spring 2024: Plan refinements based on community feedback
  • Summer 2024: Recreational Trails Master Plan brought forward to West Kelowna Council for adoption consideration

About the Project

The focus for the Recreational Trails Master Plan is recreational trails managed by the City of West Kelowna's Parks Department. Recreational Trails are distinct from Active Transportation Routes which provide safe, reliable transportation between City neighbourhoods and destinations and are managed by the City's Engineering Department through the Transportation Master Plan. Trails managed by others like the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO), Westbank First Nation (WFN), non-profit organizations, or others are also outside the scope of this plan, though they are considered in planning as part of the broader network. View a map of existing trails in West Kelowna.

Why are we Updating the Plan?
It has been a decade since West Kelowna’s first Recreational Trails Master Plan was developed. Now, we want to update it to reflect the changes we have seen in our community such as increasing demand, changes in activities, growth in our city, and more. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality recreational trails network that will serve community members of all ages and abilities, while respecting the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Parks Master Plan

Since parks and recreational trails are closely linked, we are updating the Parks Master Plan and the Recreational Trails Master Plan together. We’d love to hear your feedback on the Draft Parks Master Plan as well by May 31, 2024. Learn more at ourwk.ca/parks

Project Timeline


Defining Recreational Trails

In the 2013 Recreational Trails Master Plan, the City was in the early stages of defining the interconnected scope of trails. There was little distinction between recreational trails and active transportation routes. Since then, these networks have become increasingly distinct.

The table below summarizes key differences between Recreational Trails and Active Transportation Routes. These networks have separate plans, but are coordinated through ongoing collaboration.


Stay Informed, Stay Involved!

Subscribe for project updates at westkelownacity.ca/subscribe to stay informed of Parks Master Plan and Recreational Trails Master Plan updates.

  • Phase 2 of the community engagement period is now closed. Thank you for your feedback! Please stay tuned for an engagement summary and anticipated next steps in the process.

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