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Popular Okanagan Rail Trail could expand into the lake

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With the Okanagan Rail Trail drawing hundreds of thousands of users since it opened in 2018, an old stretch of Highway 97 has created a unique loop trail circumnavigating Lake Country’s Wood Lake.

Now the community wants to provide something more than a walking and cycling trail in the form of an accessible fishing pier and kayak launch.

The District of Lake Country spent $25,000 to design the project this year.

Council will be asked on Tuesday, Dec. 7, to apply to the province for a Licence of Occupation, 200 metres into Wood Lake next to the old highway renamed the Pelmewash Parkway.

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The Rotary Club of Lake Country and Oceola Fish and Game Club are working with the District to raise money for the project

The design shows the pier reaching out from an existing parking area where washrooms are already in place.

An artist's rendering of the proposed new fishing pier and kayak launch.
An artist's rendering of the proposed new fishing pier and kayak launch.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/District of Lake Country

There's no cost or anticipated date of completion in the report.


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