Fintry Provincial Park near Vernon to get $1.5M in upgrades

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VERNON - An Okanagan heritage site, provincial park and protected habitat to California bighorn sheep is set to receive more than one million dollars in provincial funding.

The Fintry Provincial park and the Fintry Manour House will see upgrades and additions to the tune of $1.5 million from the province, according to a B.C. Government media release.

Fintry Provincial Park was created from 360 hectares of the former Fintry Estate.

According to the release, $700,000 dollars is budgeted for the reconstruction of the interior of the Fintry Manour. The house commemorates Captain James C. Dun-Waters known as the Laird of Fintry. Additions include a new meeting room, caretaker suite, office space and an accessible washroom. The province says updates should be completed this year.

Upgrades to the park include waterfall trail staircase repairs and fencing, a new sani-station, new water system reservoir.

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