Okanagan Valley, BC

Mission Creek Greenway

Flickr: Ryan Van Veen

The Mission Creek Greenway is a great spot for an off-road run in the Kelowna area. The mainly gravel multi-use trail travels along Mission Creek from Okanagan Lake in South Kelowna east to KLO Creek in Scenic Canyon Regional Park. Much of the trail passes through some sort of parkland — a combination of wooded and open terrain. It’s well-signed and features km markers and facilities. This trail map has details on access and points of interest.

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The Greenway travels through two distinctively different environments. The first phase is about 7.5 km from Lakeshore Road to Ziprick Road, and is a very flatwide pathway with no hills. Phase 2, from Ziprick Road to KLOCreek, is about 9 km and features a canyon environment, generally narrower trail, bridges, and some steep hills with switchbacks.

Essentials
  • 16.5 km (10.2 miles) one-way
  • 289m (950 feet) -- the first 7.5 km heading out of Kelowna are fairly flat
  • South Kelowna: Lakeshore Road. Or anywhere along trail
  • Numerous parking areas and access points