Visiting Myra Canyon Trestles was the most important activity of our Kelowna road trip. Biking through the beautiful Myra Canyon where the trains used to run was a fabulous experience.
Kelowna Road Trip Day 2 Itinerary
What We Did
Myra Canyon, a part of Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, is located at the southeast of Kelowna. The Kettle Valley Railway, built in the early 20th Century, went through this area and continued to Othello Tunnels we visited the previous day. The 12-km long railway with 18 trestles and 2 tunnels has now become a walking and biking path.
We drove to the east entrance (Myra) and rent bikes here. Driving from downtown Kelowna took about an hour as I couldn’t drive fast on the unpaved Myra Forest Service Road. Bike rental cost $40 per person and could be used for 5 hours. That was more than enough time to go through the 12-km path and back. $40 might be a lot of money for some people, but I felt that the experience was worth more than that.
The view of the canyon in early October was gorgeous with a mixture of green and yellow.
The entire path was pretty flat. This is because that trains cannot run through steep terrains. I am pretty sure that everyone can bike through the canyon with ease.
We stopped frequently to fully enjoy everything the canyon offers. In the end, we took about three hours to ride to the west entrance (Ruth) and back.
The trail winds through the canyon in a big U shape. It was possible to see trestles and their structures from a distance.
This was the best destination and activity of our 3-day Kelowna road trip. I highly recommend everyone to come here and enjoy the great scenes, the terrain, and the trestles all at once!