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Stewards of Kelowna’s South Slopes

The Friends of the South Slopes Society advocates for – and provides access to – connected, well-maintained recreation areas across the South slopes of Kelowna and the Kettle Valley Railway by constructing and maintaining public facilities, trails, and signs; and working with government partners to protect and expand natural areas.

Your support ensures our natural areas can be sustainably enjoyed now and for our future generations.

updates, closures, events

Trail updates

Find out the latest trail maintenance updates, closures, and upcoming events in Myra-Bellevue and Okanagan Mountain Parks and the Myra Canyon Trestles.
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Recreation Areas
& Trip Planning


We maintain a wide area of responsibility from Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park on the west, to the McCulloch Lake chain on the east, south to Little White Mountain and north to the Mission and KLO creeks and the Myra Canyon Trestles.

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200+ kms of trails
There's something for all skill levels
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Incredible views
Experience nature on foot, bike, or horseback
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Trestles & Tunnels
Explore the rich history of the Kettle Valley Railway
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Unique Flora & Fauna
Tour the diverse ecosections of the region

Projects & Strategic Initiatives

We work collaboratively with BC Parks and other land managers in an environmentally responsible manner to create a legacy of sustainable and accessible trails on the South Slopes of Kelowna for the benefit of our community.

Working with these various decision-making agencies, FOSS serves as an umbrella organization, fully representing, supporting and collaborating with other stakeholders - the many recreational user groups and engaged private businesses - with whom we share the South Slopes.
  • 3000 volunteer hrs/yr
  • Trail maintenance
  • Government partnerships
  • Trail improvements
See Projects & Initiatives
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Projects & Strategic Initiatives

We work collaboratively with BC Parks and other land managers in an environmentally responsible manner to create a legacy of sustainable and accessible trails on the South Slopes of Kelowna for the benefit of our community.

Working with these various decision-making agencies, FOSS serves as an umbrella organization, fully representing, supporting and collaborating with other stakeholders - the many recreational user groups and engaged private businesses - with whom we share the South Slopes.
  • 3000 volunteer hrs/yr
  • Trail maintenance
  • Government partnerships
  • Trail improvements
See Projects & Initiatives
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make a difference

Join FOSS & Give Back

There a many ways you can help protect and maintain the trails and trestles in the areas under FOSS' stewardship. An active and engaged membership equals a louder voice representing conservation and preservation of our beloved natural parks!

Meet the volunteer board behind FOSS.
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Join the Trail Crew

Help maintain 100s of kms of trails across Kelowna's South Slopes and the Myra Canyon Trestles.
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Become a Member

Help conserve and preserve Kelowna’s South Slopes natural environment for only $20/yr.
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Donors & Sponsors


We deeply appreciate the generosity of those who support our efforts to maintain and preserve our natural environment.