- IMPORTANT INFORMATION
RE: SAFE DISTANCING OPERATIONS
There are a few changes that people will have to follow:
People not feeling good should stay home
We will space ourselves during the walks and when stoppages occur – people can switch off to talk with others
Coffee afterwards may not be possible – leader to decide
Meet at the Parkinson Activity Centre (PAC), 1700 Parkinson Way, at 8:30 AM unless otherwise indicated. Wear hardy hiking shoes or boots, and bring water, hiking sticks and suitable clothing for weather. Most hikes will be under 2 hours in length and a stop for refreshments will be indicated if possible. Please note, these hikes are not easy strolls as most participants come to get the exercise. There will be hills and a moderately fast pace, and hikes are subject to change as conditions change.
Those wishing to meet at the hike start should phone the leader to get the exact location.
For more information on any of the hikes call the leader.
Monthly Schedule of Dates & Destinations below
August 5 – Rails for Trails: Start at the PAC at 8:30 AM and walk up the Rails for Trails from there and back. Coffee to follow outside the PAC. For more information contact Chris Bischoff at 250 470 7038.
August 12 – Hardy Falls and Renfrew Rd walk: Meet at the PAC at 8:30 AM or at the trailhead. Take Hwy 97 past Peachland and turn right on Hardy Rd just before Antlers Beach. Park at the end of the street close to the Hardy Falls Regional Park sign. This is a flat, short, and shaded walk to the falls. To make it a bit longer, I have added an additional walk along Renfrew Rd next to the falls. This a gentle uphill paved walk. Approx. 1 ¼ hr. Please bring a chair and your coffee to enjoy after the trek. For more information, please call Jan Appleton at 778-215-0312.
August 19 – Wilden Hills: Meet at PAC at 8:30 AM. Car pool from PAC (if comfortable) to end of Union off Glenmore, trail head at 8:50 AM. The trek is moderate with some hills. Good hiking boots, poles and water are recommended. Past several ponds and lots of nature. Approximately 1.75 hours. Coffee to follow at PAC. Bring your lawn chair. For more information call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869.
August 26 – Mission Creek Regional Park: Meet at 8:30 at PAC or the EECO centre on Springfield Road. Our hike will take us on the trails around the park. Easy with some short climbs. Coffee to follow at the PAC. If you want to stay and chat afterwards bring a chair. For more info please call Martyn at 250-862-8753.
Friday August 28 – K.L.O. Creek to Angel Springs: Meet at PAC at 8:30, Carpool from PAC (if comfortable) or meet at K.L.O. Creek trailhead at 8:50 AM. Take Benvoulin, left on K.L.O. to McCulloch, past Field Road and park just east of the bridge on McCulloch Road. Please carpool if comfortable as limited parking. You must have poles, good hiking boots. We will Trek along and cross the creek many times, very scenic difficult hike with a steep hill to Angel Springs. Bring lunch and extra water Approx. 3.5 hours. For more information call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869.
July 1 – Bellevue Creek, Woodhaven Park, Lower Mission Ridge at 8:30 AM: We will walk from Bullock Road. Park on Frederick and Bullock off Raymer Road which is Gordon Drive south of DeHart, left on Raymer Road, left on Bullock. Coffee small groups of your choice, Urban Fair, Tim’s etc. The walk is easy, Approx. 1.5 hours. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information. It’s Canada Day so wear Canadienne!
July 8 – Johns Family Nature Conservancy (formally Cedar Mountain Regional Park) at 8:30 AM: To reach the trailhead, drive south on Lakeshore Dr. Continue straight onto Chute Lake Rd and then straight onto Upper Mission Drive. Continue to drive uphill another 2.1 km once you are on Upper Mission Drive, past Seton House of Prayer turnoff until you reach the City Limit sign. From there the road is gravel for 1.4 km where you will see the parking lot on the right. This area offers stunning views of the city and Kelowna Crags. There is some up and down to the trail including some stairs. This moderate walk will be about 1 ¼ hours. There is an outhouse along the path and little shade. Please bring a hat and wear sturdy footwear. Coffee/ice cream to follow at Kettle Valley Coffee & Scoops. For additional information call Jan Appleton at 778-215-0312.
July 10 – Special Friday Trek – Wilden to Fire lookout at 8:30 AM: Meet at Trail head on Summer Wood. Directions – Clifton, right on Rio to Upper Canyon Drive, left on Echo Ridge Drive, left on Summer Wood, Park on Summer Wood by Skyland Drive.This hike is advanced from moderate to difficult as climbing several hills. Good hiking boots, poles and extra water are recommended. Please pack your lunch with extra water as we will have lunch at the fire lookout cabin. The views are incredible at the top and along the trail. Approximately 2.5 hours. (For more information call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869).
July 15 – Shannon Lake circumnavigation at 8:30 AM: Meet at Shannon Lake Golf course entrance. Turn right off Hwy 97 on Bartley Rd (near Bylands nursery), then left on Shannon Lake Rd. Drive through the Shannon Lake golf course entrance and immediately park on the right hand side of the parking area. This is a lovely walk through Shannon Lake Golf course, and along the shoreline of Shannon Lake. There are a couple of short hills; and some steps down, otherwise it is mostly flat. (1hr 15 mins) Coffee or lunch at the Shannon Lake golf course restaurant. ( For additional information call Jan Appleton at 778-215-0312. )
July 22 – Knox Mountain Trek at 8:30 AM: Directions: Clement, Clifton Road, left on Rio, right Magic Drive, left on Avonlea Way. Park by the sunken park on Avonlea Way. We will hike to Kathleen Lake and across Knox Mountain. The trek is Approx. 1.75 hours, some moderate hills. Coffee will follow behind IGA on Kane Rd. Bring your lawn chair. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.
July 29 – Okanagan Centre Lake Front at 8:30 AM: Meet at Okanagan Centre Park (address 11255 Okanagan Centre Rd, Lake Country). Travel north on Glenmore Rd. Left onto Seaton/Dick Rd (becomes Chase Rd). Left onto Camp and pass Grey Monk Winery. At the end of Camp turn left onto Okanagan Centre Rd. Travel for 500m and you will see a sign on the left ‘Okanagan Centre Park’ parking area which is where we will park (right next to the little museum). This is a flat 1.5 hour walk. Coffee to follow at the OK Patio Cafe. Contact Henning or Amanda at 250-868-2459 (c) 250-878-2383.
June 3 – Quail Ridge woods walk at 8:30 AM: Take Hwy 97 to Airport Way and turn left. Head to the traffic circle at the end of the road…then right along Quail Ridge Blvd. Left at the stop sign. Left at Quail Run Dr. Right on Quail Lane, left at Quail Cres. …park at the end of road. We will do a loop thru the woods .. Approx 1 – 1/4 hrs. We can do a tailgate coffee at Tim’s next to Nesters , following walk. Leaders: Ken and Deb 778-363-1950.
June 10 – Brand’s Creek Linear Park at 8:30 AM: Head North on Glenmore Rd. and park on the outskirts of the IGA parking Lot on Kane Rd. This is an easy, flat 1.5 hour walk. To follow: Pick up coffee and snack at Tim Hortons, Kane Rd. Bring lawn chairs and gather at the Park behind IGA. Leaders: Henning and Amanda Jacobsen (H) 250-868-2459 (Cell) 250-878-2383.
June 17 – Mission Ridge/ Crawford at 8:30 AM: We will trek from base Mission Ridge at Bullock Road. Meet at the Trail Head – Directions: Gordon Drive south past DeHart, left on Raymer Road, left on Bullock. Park on Bullock and Fredrick off Raymer Road in the Lower Mission. We will have a chit chat on the sand dune over looking the lake for 20 minutes. Bring your water, coffee and a snack. The walk is moderate with some hills. Approx. 1.5 hours. Leader: Ed Letkeman 250-808-7869.
June 24 – Rotary Park at Gellatly Bay at 8:30 AM: Head out on Highway 97 to West Kelowna. Turn left into Gellatly Rd. At the end of Gellatly Rd turn left onto Boucherie Rd and immediately right into a little slip road leading to the parking lot at Rotary Park. This is an easy, flat 1.5 hour walk along the lake to the Gellatly Nut Farm and back. To follow: Bring your own coffee, snack and lawn chairs. We will have coffee together in the park back at the starting point of the hike. Leaders: Henning and Amanda (H) 250-868-2459 (Cell) 250-878-2383.