Approximately 88 KM (55 miles) from Penticton, British Columbia. Biking time round trip- 3 to 4 hrs allowing for stops. Round trip roughly 20 KM (12.4 miles), elevation gain-37M (122 feet). Best time is usually May to September.
Directions: From Penticton drive north on highway 97 to Kelowna. In Kelowna turn right onto Pandosy Street. Next turn left onto KLO Road. At the junction of KLO Road and McCulloch Road turn onto McCulloch Road. Follow McCulloch Road which will eventually join into Gulley Road. Turn left onto Gulley Road and after a short distance turn right onto June Springs Road. Follow June Springs Road to a gravel road called Little White Forest Service Road. Follow Little White Forest Service Road which steadily climbs to a parking area about 4 KM (2.5 miles) distant. One can park here or turn left and drive down the KVR rail bed roughly 1.5 KM (0.9 miles) and park at the Ruth Station parking area. One can walk or bike on the Kettle Valley Railway rail bed through Myra Canyon. To get through Myra Canyon the railway went into the canyon on one side and came out on the other side making a U. The canyon has 18 trestles originally built 1912-1914. Putting a railway through this canyon was considered such a feat engineers from around the world have come to see it. Many of the original trestles were destroyed in the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park forest fire but by 2008 had been rebuilt to their original specifications. Besides the trestles, tunnels and historical information the route through Myra Canyon provides great viewpoints.
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Kettle Valley Railway Myra Canyon 2010/08