Myra Canyon Restoration Society
cordially invites you to
the opening of one of the
Kettle Valley Railway’s
1912 Construction Camps
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Morrissey’s Camp #2, just off the KVR railbed, Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park
(June Springs Road to Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park.
Turn left onto the old KVR railbed and
drive approximately 1 km to the gate and parking lot.
The camp will be on your right just before the gate.)
Brief Chronology of the Camp
- 1912-1914 Construction camp, building the Kettle Valley Railway (primarily Italian labourers)
- Post-1914 Parts of the camp may have been used by maintenance crews, then abandoned.
- 2003 Firefighters discovered the camp while fighting the devastating fire which destroyed 12 of the 16 trestles in Myra Canyon.
- 2007 MCTRS and the University of British Columbia Okanagan sponsored an historical-archaeological dig at the camp.
Check it out: 2022 August Newsletter
FOSS Director – Expression of Interest Form
The Friends of the South Slopes Society (FOSS)
FOSS is a volunteer organization dedicated to the promotion of active outdoor recreation by maintaining trails used by hikers, runners, horse riders and mountain bikers in Myra-Bellevue & Okanagan Mountain Provincial Parks and other public lands on the South Slopes.
Volunteers Maintain the Trails in Myra-Bellevue!
Under a Partnership Agreement with BC Parks, the trails in Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park are maintained and improved by:
Friends of the South Slopes Society (FOSS)
If you enjoy these trails, please join FOSS – Last year we had 766 volunteer hours with the adopt a trail program!