Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway

Kettle Valley Railway Websites

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Where to get the book - "Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway"

Rocky Mountain Books
Get the book direct from the Publisher  Usually the lowest the price on the internet.


Cordee (United Kingdom)
Deakin Equipment

General Information and Stories about the Kettle Valley Railway Trail

Biking on the Kettle Valley Railway
Kettle Valley Railway Home Page
Hector Turner's Homepage of Kettle Valley Railway. An impressive collection of images and information about the KVR. History, map, links to other KVR and related sites, book list and a list of museums and societies related to the KVR. A very exciting website.
Larry's Mountain Bike Homepage
Mountain Bike Rides around Grand Forks
Tandoming the Twin Tracks
Peter and Mary Freeman's adventure cycling the Columbia and Western Railway and the Kettle Valley Railway from Castlegar to Hope on a Cannondale Tandem bicycle. Very well written with lots of photo's. July 2 1996.
Kettle Valley Railroad Cycle
John Coulthard's travel log of his May 30th - June 4th 1996 trip. Join John, Murray and Nicole as they cycle the KVR from Midway to Merritt. Photo's and a good description of the route.

Kettle Valley Rail Trail Cycle Tour 1999 Elbow Valley Cycle Club of Calgary's tour of the KVR and C&W

Columbia & Western Rail Trail Cycle Tour

Trans Canada Trail - Southwest Region
Connecting to the KVR at Hope the trail will eventually wind it's way through the Fraser Valley and across to Vancouver Island. This website is about the development of the trail through the lower mainland.
Nicola Valley Explorers
A very detailed series of maps of the proposed Trans-Canada Trail / Kettle Valley Railway route from Brodie to Coquihalla Highway 5 Toll Plaza by Murphy Shewchuk of Sonotek Publishing.
Sonotek® Publishing Ltd Books about British Columbia
Sonotek® Publishing specializes in British Columbia Interior outdoor recreation guides, regional histories, and historical biographies. Many of their books cover the areas which the KVR winds through.
Trans Canada Trail
The KVR will be the longest link in the Trans Canada Trail as it makes its way through the rugged landscape of British Columbia. For information about the trails progress in B.C. check out
Trans Canada Trail B.C.
Trails BC
Trails BC is the organization that over sees trails in British Columbia including the Kettle Valley Railway. Lots of info on trails in British Columbia.
  Boundary Subdivision Railbed - Castlegar to Midway
History and images of the C&W (Boundary Pathway)
  Skattebo Reach Trail
The Skattebo Reach Trail runs from Brilliant to Glade, just east of Castlegar and currently is recommended for pedestrians only. Along with the Waldie Island Trail, the Skattebo Reach Trail will form the northern route of the Trans-Canada Trail. Part of
Steven's webpage, member of The Friends of Parks and Trails, who is always looking for volunteers to help in the development, promotion,and maintenance of trails in and around Castlegar.
  Kaslo & Slocan Railway Trail
  BC Mountain Bike Directory
A great resource site for mountain biking in B.C.
  Blakeburn-B.C.'s Forgotten Ghost Town
Web site promoting the self-published history/travel guide to Blakeburn by Terry Malanchuk
 It was mid July when my step sister gave me a copy of “Cycling the Kettle Valley Railway”
  Huffing Along the Steamy Kettle Valley Railway
Our cycling journey would cover 340 kilometres of that historic route between Midway and Princeton.
  The British Columbia Wine Cellar
Website sponsered by some of the winery's along the KVR. Just about everything you wanted to know about B.C. wines. Links to other winery's.
  McCulloch Station Pub - Kelowna
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen's Trail Inventory
Hike & Bike ... Hiking and biking trails extend throughout the rural areas, towns, and villages; providing users the opportunity to explore and experience the stunning vistas, unique topography, and miles of wineries that already draw tourists to the south Okanagan-Similkameen valleys.

Chain Reaction Bike and Board in Grand Forks
Full service repair shop parts and accessories for road, mountain and BMX bikes, bike rentals.

  Riding in South Central British Columbia on the Myra Canyon Section of the Kettle Valley Trail


Tours on the Web

Great Explorations - Formally REM Event Management
Kettle Valley Trail Ride, a 2 week ride following the abandoned corridor of the Kettle Valley Railway and Columbia and Western Railway from Nelson to Hope. These tours are broken into 3 stages to accommadate particapate's time schedules. I've been on the 1998, 1997 and 1996 rides and will be on one of the 5 rides planned for this year. Robbin makes this ride a truly great event. Check this website for more information.
Lakefront Sports Centre out of the Grand Okanagan Resort Kelowna BC
Kettle Valley Railway Tours
Wildways Adventure Sports
Bike Store in Christina Lake offering multiday and day trips on the C&W
  Monashee Adventure Tours
Myra Canyon tours and 1 to 3 day custom tours.
Peddlers Cycle Tours
6 day tours of the KVR
Life Cycle
Part of LifeCycle's vision is to promote cycling through education, travel and self-discovery.
Footloose Outdoor Adventures
Special, fully guided tours, designed for Europeans. Come and join us and experience what British Columbia has to offer you.
  The Great Canadian Adventure Company

Accommodations on the Web

  Virtual Castlegar
Accommodations in and around Castlegar.
  Fireside Inn
Highway 3A Castlegar
  Castlegar Sandman
1944 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar
  Accommodations of the Kootenays: Boundary
A list of accommodations between Christina Lake and Midway.
  New Horizon Motel
Christina Lake
  Vine Vista Family B & B Naramata
The Homebase for Kettle Valley Trail Tours & Shuttle

Chute Lake Resort
An owasis in the wilderness. 171 kilometres from Midway and 44 uphill kilometres from Penticton Chute Lake Resort offers just about every thing a tried cyclist could ask for. Photos and descriptions of every thing Chute Lake has to offer.

  Coquihalla Lakes Lodge
km 28.9 Coquihalla Subdivision, next door to the toll booth on the Coquihalla Highway.
  Christina Lake Vacation Rentals
They offer a wide variety of vacation homes for rent in all price ranges, some are lakefront and some are near the beach.
  Greenwood Motel & RV Park
256 N Copper Street Greenwood
Backs onto the spectacular Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park and is only minutes away from the Kettle Valley Railway Trail (KVR). The perfect place for passionate cyclists, hikers and horseback riders or for people that just love to stroll in a beautiful countryside.
  Vaseux Lake Lodge
Located just off the railway at kilometre 26.7 on the Osoyoos Subdivision between Okanagan Falls and Oliver.
  Hostelling International - Penticton
km 215.0 Carmi Subivision
464 Ellis Street Penticton, B.C. V2A 4M2 Phone: 250-492-3992 E-mail:
Caters to cyclists 3 seasons a year. Bike tools/alarmed bike storage/ private & shared rooms.
  Princeton Castle Resort
km 109.4 Princeton Subdivision, campsite, cabins & restaurant. 4km N.E. of Princeton.
  Osprey Lake Lodge
Km 66.7 Princeton Subdivision, full breakfast provided. Lunch and/or dinner by arrangement.

Laur-O-winn House
One of the few B&B's with in a short distance from the railway. This one's in Summerland.


Rosedale Motel
14001 Rosedale Ave. Summerland

  Heritage House B&B
A stay at the Heritage House is like taking a step back to a simpler, gentler time as we invite you to join us for a gracious mix of 1907 hospitality and comfort at this charming home. Four and a half star B&B c.1907 in Summerland B.C
  Adobe Rose B&B
  Sage Mesa Bed and Breakfast
Stay at the beautiful Sage Mesa B&B, overlooking Okanagan Lake and accessible right from the KVR, between Penticton and Summerland. Private entrance, ensuite, jacuzzi, Internet, non-smoking, speaks Dutch.
  Idabel Lake Cabin
  God’s Mountain Crest Chalet
  Little Dipper Hideaway , B&B and Campground
Lots of Cyclists know already of the Campground and find it's location not quite right for the distance from Rock Creek. With the B&B however, we think that we are filling a need for quality accommodation and are the perfect distance from Midway, where a lot of cyclists start out. If I forgot to mention it before, we will serve dinner upon request. Also, we are excited to announce, that we'll be installing a hot tub later this spring. What could be better, than to relax your trail weary bones in the hot water of an outdoor hot tub.
  Jellicoe Station Inn
  Osprey Lake Retreat
South Okanagan Accommodations - Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
Rent privately-owned chalets, condos and homes and enjoy your South Okanagan Vacation today.
  Myra-Canyon Ranch B&B a short 2.5 mile downhill ride on the Little White Forestry Road
  Lind Valley Guest Ranch

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