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Kelowna Hotels Offer Access to Best Hiking Trails in B.C.

February 27, 2012

Kettle Valley Railway Panorama by Colynn (Flickr) | Best Western Kelowna Hotel
Kettle Valley Railway Panorama by Colynn (Flickr)

We might be biased, but we believe our Kelowna hotel offers much more than a great night’s sleep. We are in close proximity to some of the best hiking trails in all of B.C.

If you are planning an Okanagan vacation, and you love the outdoors, you might want to check out these resources. The Best Western Kelowna Hotel will be waiting for your return after a day in the fresh Okanagan air. Some rooms even have their own hot spa so you can unwind and relax!

Okanagan Trips & Trails
This is a guide book that gives insight into the backroads and hiking trails in BC’s Okanagan-Similkameen Region. With 40 maps and close to 100 photos, the book describes the many routes in kilometre-by-kilometre detail; including the Centennial and Trans Canada Trails as well as many lesser-known trails and routes in the Okanagan-Similkameen.

Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway
The Kettle Valley Railway and its many connectors offer the cyclist everything from easy day-riding to multi-day adventures through the magnificent scenery of southern British Columbia between Midway and Hope.

This world-renowned guidebook includes detailed maps, safety tips, historic information, a listing of accommodations and a kilometre by kilometre guide to each of the Kettle Valley Railway subdivisions.

Hiking in the Okanagan and the Southern Monashees
This book contains over 50 major hikes suggestions and numerous short hikes. It is a valuable guide for anyone who is serious about getting to know the Okanagan area at a depth that few experience.

Backroad Mapbooks: Thompson Okanagan BC
This mapbook includes trail systems information complete with symbols and management units. For GPS users, it has a UTM grid and longitude / latitude information and a comprehensive write up on fishing, paddling, parks, trails, winter recreation info and more.

These resources are a great place to start for hikers. And, our Kelowna hotel is centrally located - in the heart of the Okanagan. Whether you come to our beautiful valley for work or for play, you’ll be able to hop a trail without having to go too far. Experiencing our nature is a unique experience. At Best Western Kelowna Hotel, we have just the right hotel package for you, to make the most of your stay.

Happy hiking!

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