Rail trail 'test section' to be built in Enderby this year | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions


Kamloops News

Rail trail 'test section' to be built in Enderby this year

Image Credit: Pexels.com/Roman Pohorecki
May 02, 2021 - 7:00 AM

A small section of a proposed rail trail has been approved for construction.

The two-kilometer "test section" of the proposed Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail will run through Enderby and the Splatsin First Nation.

A rail trail committee is still finalizing the details, but trail construction is scheduled to begin this year, according to a news release from the Shuswap Trail Alliance.

READ MORE: Work on first stage of Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail to start this year

The proposed trail is part of a plan to eventually connect Armstrong to Sicamous, and a larger vision of a connected trail stretching from Sicamous south to Osoyoos.

The test section has been estimated to cost $600,000, and grant funding can be applied for since going through the approval process.

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is campaigning to raise $8 million in funds for the proposed 50 km trail, an estimated $160 per metre.

The Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail remains closed from all traffic — powered and non-powered — while construction is underway, and any alterations to vegetation along the corridor should be authorized with land owners beforehand. 

To contact a reporter for this story, email Levi Landry or call 250-819-3723 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2021

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Okanagan Lake nearing its lowest level in at least 20 years
    Okanagan Lake is now only about one centimetre higher than it was at this time in 2003 – which was one of the driest years on record. As of July 26, it sat at 341.87 metres above sea l
  • Kamloops woman comes face-to-face with thief in her home
    When Bev Rogers came home from a night shift at the hospital and found a bike mysteriously laying on her front yard on Kamloops' North Shore on Wednesday morning, she was surprised. What was m
  • Kelowna highrise sells out within 48 hours of going on sale
    The first of three residential highrise towers in the Water Street by the Park development in downtown Kelowna sold out almost as soon as they came on the market. The sales started on Friday
  • Young woman fends off attacker in Kamloops
    Kamloops RCMP responded to a North Shore volleyball court after hearing a young woman scream. On July 28, around 10:20 p.m., police found the youth uninjured after she fought off an attacker
  • Foreign student drowns in Shuswap lake
    A 27-year-old foreign exchange student has drowned in the Shuswap's White Lake. On July 28, the Salmon Arm RCMP, White Lake Fire Department and Shuswap Search and Rescue responded to a r
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile