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Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park

Mountain lakes, rugged trails, secluded marine campgrounds

Above the lakeshore are over 10,000 hectares of rugged landscape with mountain lakes, grasslands and spruce-fir forests accessible only on foot, horseback or bicycle. Trails and rustic campsites are the only facilities in this area of the wilderness. A wonderful setting for hikers – a climb to the top of Okanagan Mountain will lead you to beautiful scenic lake views to the west and the Monashee Mountains to the east. A boater’s paradise, this wilderness park dominates the east side of Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Penticton. Six marine campgrounds and secluded bays and sheltered sandy beaches tucked into the 33 km of undeveloped shoreline make water exploring a true adventure.
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How To Get There

There is a parking lot with a public washroom at the trailhead for the park trail system.
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Use these apps to navigate the trail system

Download either of these apps to access the intricate trail systems across the park. Click on either of the logos to go to the app webpage.
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Once you have the app installed, click on the relevant link below to access the trail systems.

History


Rich History


Long before European settlers came to the region, the park and surrounding area held a rich history to First Nations. The people of the Syilx tmixx nation would use Wild Horse Canyon as a way to trap wild horses, which later gave way to its English name. Trails in the region date back to the late 1800s with some of the first trails passing through Wild Horse Canyon and Good’s Creek Canyon.

There are still signs of the various pack trails traversing the park from the days when the trapping and selling of furs was a part of everyday commerce.

In 1944, Chinese-Canadian soldiers trained in commando skills at Commando Bay and in Wild Horse Canyon.
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