Myra Canyon kelowna

The Myra Canyon trail in Kelowna has breathtaking views from over 3,000 feet up in the air

Myra Canyon trail in Kelowna is easily the most scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway. It comes with 18 wooden trestle bridges, two tunnels  and incredibly picturesque mountainous terrain as your view.

Built by hand in the early 1900s, the Myra Canyon trail in the Okanagan-Boundary region of British Columbia was originally a rail corridor built for the now-abandoned Kettle Valley Railway.

It had to be built with the bridges and tunnels in order to traverse the steep-walled canyon.

The railway carried freight and passengers through the Myra Canyon until the last scheduled train went through in 1973.

Now the abandoned section of rail line is a beautiful mountaintop trail, noted attraction and a hiker and cyclist haven, due its relatively gentle grade. It was also designated a National Historic Site in 2002.

Whether you choose to hike or bike this impressive 24-kilometre landmark, you won’t come up short on spectacular views.

Located over 3,000 feet up in the air, the Kettle Valley Railway reaches its highest point within the Okanagan region during its travels through the Myra Canyon.

The trail is breathtaking any time of the year, but is best used from March until November. Dogs are also welcome on the trail.

Lead photo by

Laurel Robbins

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