Exploring the Kettle Valley Railway

by Beth Hill

Publisher: Polestar Book Publishers in Winlaw, B.C

Written in English
Published: Pages: 108 Downloads: 465
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Subjects:

  • Kettle Valley Railway -- History.,
  • Railroads -- British Columbia -- Okanagan-Similkameen -- History.,
  • Okanagan-Similkameen (B.C.) -- Guidebooks.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementBeth Hill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHE2809.B7 H56 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination108 p. :
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16036557M
ISBN 100919591442
OCLC/WorldCa20759087

The Kettle Valley Line This song, about the scenic railway line that ran from Hope, at the head of the Fraser valley, along the southern border of British Columbia to . One year I had planned to bike the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) from Brookmere to Midway, a distance of km ( miles). I spent quite a bit of time working on the logistics of the trip especially the accommodation as my husband and I were trying to avoid camping. Easy hike Dogs allowed on leash This highly scenic portion of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) runs along a steep-walled canyon. Originally built by hand at the turn of the last century, this impressive landmark is highlighted by 2 tunnels and 18 trestle bridges that are too spectacular for words. You can hike it, or bike it. Direction to Myra Station: Follow K.L.O. Road to McCulloch Road. The Kettle Valley Steam Railway is a heritage railway near Summerland, British Columbia.. The KVSR operates excursion trains over the only remaining section of the Kettle Valley section runs from Faulder to Trout Creek, running through West Summerland and the Prairie Valley railway line runs through beautiful vistas, orchards, vineyards, and over the foot tall (73 Closed: -

The Kettle Valley Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail located in the Okanagan-Boundary region of southern British Columbia.. The trail uses a rail corridor that was originally built for the now-abandoned Kettle Valley trail was developed during the s after the Canadian Pacific Railway abandoned train service.   Buy the Paperback Book Rails Over the Mountains: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Canada's Western Mountains by Ron Brown at , Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. On my last visit to Hope, the building was sitting empty with a for sale sign on it. I had incorrectly assumed this was part of the KVR based on information from other enthusiasts, but turns out this is a CNR station. There is little of the Kettle Valley Railway to be found in Hope. The city itself has been built over the old right of way. Book now at 40 restaurants near Kettle Valley Railway on OpenTable. Explore reviews, photos & menus and find the perfect spot for any occasion.

  If biking the Kettle Valley Railway isn’t on your bucket list, it needs to be! The Kettle Valley Railway is an abandoned railway bed that runs about kilometres through south-central BC – between Midway and Hope. As is typical for railway beds, the grade never exceeds per cent, making this a great option for easy day riding or casual family : Michaela Ludwig. The book, "Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway" was an excellent resource, and was certainly more than accurate enough for our purposes. Aside from a few typo/spelling errors (which annoy the heck out of the Englsh teacher in me), I've never seen a more detailed or carefully laid out trail guide. Rails over the Mountains: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Canada's Western Mountains by Ron Brown A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. The Kettle Valley Railway officially opened on with the commencement of passenger and freight service. It was nick named the Coast to Kootenay Railway. The KVR was taken over by the Canadian Pacific Railway in

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Genre/Form: Guidebooks History: Additional Physical Format: Hill, Beth, Exploring the Kettle Valley Railway. Vancouver, BC: Library Services Branch,   The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) is an abandoned railbed located in southern British Columbia between Midway and Hope.

Tunnels and trestles are what cyclists remember most Exploring the Kettle Valley Railway book the spectacular km-long Kettle Valley Railway-one of the premier rail trails in Canada/5(18).

The Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail and the Columbia & Western Rail Trail is the longest rail trail network in British Columbia extending from Hope to Castlegar. Once a comprehensive railroad system, the decommissioned tracks are now home to an extensive recreational trail providing almost km ( mi) of connected pathways throughout the region.

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Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Exploring the Kettle Valley Railway: By Car, Foot, Skis, Horseback or Mountain Bike. Newsfrom the Kettle Valley Railway. Map of the Kettle Valley Railway and connecting railway trails. Kettle Valley Railway. CarmiSubdivision - Midway to Penticton, km.

OsoyoosSubdivision - Penticton to Osoyoos, km. PrincetonSubdivision - Penticton to Brookmere, km. MerrittSubdivision - Brookmere to Merrit, km. CoquihallaSubdivision - Brookmere to Hope, km.

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Free shipping for many products. Find the perfect activity. A couple hiking over one of the trestle bridges overlooking Myra Canyon on the Kettle Valley Railway. Support the Kettle Valley Steam Railway Non-Profit Society Donate Adults: $26 Seniors (65+): $24 Youth: $21 Children (): $16 2 & Under: Free (on lap) plus 5% GST Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

The Kettle Valley Railway (reporting mark KV) was a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway that operated across southern British Columbia, west of Midway running to Rock Creek, then north to Myra Canyon, down to Penticton over to Princeton, Coalmont, Brookmere, Coquihalla and finally Hope where it connected to the main CPR line.

It opened in and was abandoned in portions beginning in. The following has been contributed by Dax Justin in partnership with ZenSeekers, exploring the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and #Route #Route97 is a collection of experiences and destinations you will find within the Okanagan Valley and into Washington state.

Adventure and landscape photographer, Dax Justin, recently spent a day exploring Myra Canyon with Monashee Adventure shares his experience on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail in fall.

The drive up to Myra Canyon, just 30 minutes outside of Kelowna, BC, was a bumpy one, so my expectations for our bike ride were that it might get a little gnarly. Support the Kettle Valley Steam Railway Non-Profit Society Donate.

Adults: $26 Seniors (65+): $24 Youth: $21 Children (): $16 2 & Under: Free (on lap) plus 5% GST. Kettle Valley Steam Railway Bathville Road Summerland BC, V0H 1Z8 [email protected] Contact Us. Online Booking. The Myra Canyon Trestle Bridges, located an hour drive from the city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, offers scenic views of the city and Okanagan Lake.

The paths and bridges in located along the Myra Canyon were originally a part of the Kettle Valley Railway and features 18 wooden trestle bridges and two tunnels along a 12 km route end to end. With o copies sold, Cycling the Kettle Valley has proven to be a remarkable resource for anyone interested in the stunning abandoned railbed located in the southern interior of British Columbia.

One of the premier rail trails in North America, it contains spectacular sections through impressive canyons requiring tunnels and trestles to carry the railbed through/5.

The Kettle Valley Railway had a huge influence on the development of the southern Okanagan area. It now offers some of the best views around as well as an easy gateway to the past.

We love the great accessibility to incredible scenery, tunnels, trestles, wineries and more. The Kettle Valley Rail Trail connects the best of Penticton and more.

With o copies sold, Cycling the Kettle Valley has proven to be a remarkable resource for anyone interested in the stunning abandoned railbed located in the southern interior of British Columbia.

One of the premier rail trails in North America, it contains spectacular sections through impressive canyons requiring tunnels and trestles to carry the railbed through rock ridges and across. Gold Trails and Ghost Towns - Kettle Valley Railway West (#): After more than 50 years of operation the railroad line was abandoned.

While the rails no longer exist, the right-of-way is. Kettle Valley Steam Railway, Summerland: Address, Phone Number, Kettle Valley Steam Railway Reviews: /5 there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected.

All reviews train robbery open air open cars kettle valley great ride beautiful scenery all ages train trip trestle bridge rail line switch /5(). Sadly, most of the scenic Kettle Valley Railway line has been abandoned, but a scenic 10 mile section in the hills above Summerland was preserved by local rail enthusiasts.

It is operated as the Kettle Valley Steam Railway, and is well worth a visit for the hour ride. /5(). All our tours are self-guided – we have picked the best of what the Kettle Valley Rail Trail has to offer and help you find your way.

Self-guided tours mean you set your own pace – take your time for a swim, photographs or just taking in the fresh country air. From wild rivers to ranchlands, alpine lakes to vineyards and orchards – the. Building the Kettle Valley Railway to Penticton.

The railway line into Penticton was completed inand the first train arrived on The line was not in full operation until after World War 1. Railway Completion Dates: Midway to Penticton - Completed Oct 2, Princeton to Penticton - Completed April 23rd Kettle Valley Steam Railway.

likes 58 were here. Make today a trip into yesterday with a ride on the only preserved section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway line built during - /5(8).

The Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) travels alongside the Tulameen River and passing the red Ochre Bluffs which provided the red earth ‘paint’ used by the Similkameen people for their pictographs.

– This part of the KVR is one of the few parts that are available for motorized use, and we usually pass many other riders and ATV’s along the way. The Kettle Valley Division of the Canadian Pacific Railway was an interesting and challenging mountain railroad that linked the small and scattered communities of southern British Columbia for most of the 20th century.

It was considered to be a second mainline with several connections to the parent company's Transcontinental line to the north.

A passenger excursion on the CPR Coquihalla Subdivision, in Septembershortly before this section of the KVR line was abandoned. The video starts west of. Once used for the Kettle Valley Railway and built at the turn of the last century, a series of 18 trestles and two tunnels have now been restored and are a popular cycleway or running route.

Adventurous grown-ups and children (aged 3+) will also enjoy the high ropes and zip lines at Myra Canyon Adventure Park. THE KETTLE VALLEY AND ITS RAILWAYS, A Pictorial History of Rail Development in Southern British Columbia and the Building of the Kettle Valley Railway.

Riegger, Hal. Sorry. currently sold out – new stock expected by Ma Set of 6 full size, full colour maps – includes shipping. Kettle Valley Rail Trail maps are large scale, (11″ x 17″) full colour, detailed maps. CYCLING B.C.'S KETTLE VALLEY TRAIL A Two Valley, Two Mountain Loop By Rick Millikan For Travel Writers' Tales Trans-Canada Trail crosses most of southern British Columbia atop the historic Kettle Valley Railway.

Most mountain bikers pedal this popular KVR section one-way from Rock Creek to Penticton, yet our Zen Cyclopath group begins outside.

In the ’s, the CPR set about upgrading the rail lines on the Kettle Valley Railway as it recognized that a second line through the province of British Columbia was a valuable asset.

However, even with the upgrading of the KVR in the 50’s, the building of the Crowsnest Highway in had sounded the end of the Kettle Valley Railway.Beginning at “Mile 0” of the Kettle Valley Railroad in beautiful Midway, B.C.

with a population of residents, in the heart of the Kettle Valley where the Kettle River meets the mountains, you can’t ask for a more hospitable place to start your cycling journey!Book now at 33 restaurants near Myra Canyon Kettle Valley Railway Trestles on OpenTable.

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