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New trail opens and links Okanagan College Vernon to Rail Trail

The trail links Okanagan College with the Rail Trail
June 06, 2019 - 7:30 AM

VERNON - A new trail connecting Okanagan College's Vernon campus and the Okanagan Rail Trail has officially opened.

The Kal Crystal Waters Trail gives pedestrians and cyclists another route linking Coldstream to Vernon and was approved by The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee in 2013, one year before the Okanagan Rail Trail.

Area B director Bob Fleming said in a news release the trail is more than just a recreation corridor.

"I was inspired to build this trail to give people an option to avoid biking on the highway. I personally know people who, sadly, have been struck by vehicles on the highway while biking, and I think it’s important to offer safer ways to travel," Fleming said. "The view from Kal Crystal Waters and the ambiance of the trail are distinctive but complementary to the Okanagan Rail Trail, and together they create a fantastic way to experience Kalamalka Lake and nature in the North Okanagan."

Construction of the trail was completed this spring.

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