Workshop and Survey Invitation Re: Thompson Okanagan Regional Rail Trails Tourism Strategy

UPDATE – August 25, 2015

RE-SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS – Thompson Okanagan Regional Rail Trails Tourism Strategy

It has been a very challenging couple of weeks for many of our stakeholders along the Kettle Valley Rail Trail /Trans Canada Trail Line in the Boundary, South Okanagan and Similkameen as the industry has dealt with extreme fire situations, evacuations and dense smoke that is currently enveloping a portion of the region.

For this reason we have made a decision to re-schedule the Rail Trail workshops that were scheduled to take place next week and are rescheduling them for the beginning of October.

Dates and locations will be announced shortly, in the meantime we apologize for any resulting inconvenience. We hope you will still be able to join us at the workshops in October.


Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) in association with Destination BC, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, Trails BC, Trans Canada Trail Society, British Columbia Cycling Coalition and Cyclo Touring BC Program, is pleased to announce workshop dates for the Thompson Okanagan Regional Rail Trails Tourism Strategy.

This Strategy, scheduled to be complete by October of 2015 will assist our regional rail trail network in creating an internationally export ready tourism product and will further advance the goals presented in the 10-year Regional Tourism Strategy Embracing Our Potential

The centerpiece of this trails strategy will be the Kettle Valley / Columbia and Western Railway rail trails routes that form the basis of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) through the Thompson Okanagan region.

This process is being led by TOTA with support Destination British Columbia (DBC).

Online Survey
If you cannot attend a workshop, consider completing the online survey.

Choose which location you can attend and RSVP by Aug 28, 2015 via email to

Christina Lake
Tuesday, Sep 1, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Christina Lake Welcome Centre
Address: Hwy#3, 1675 Kimura Road, Christina Lake

Tuesday, Sep 1, 3pm-5pm
Location: Community Hall
Address 692 Seventh Ave, Midway

Wednesday, Sep 2, 10am-12pm
Location: Penticton & Wine Country Board Room
Address: 533 Vees Drive, Penticton (Wine centre)

Wednesday, Sep 2, 3pm-5pm
Location: Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre
Address: 2170 Harvey Ave, Kelowna

Thursday, Sep 3, 10am-12pm
Location: Riverside School
Address: 1480 Old Hedley Road, Princeton BC

Thursday, Sep 3, 3pm-5pm
Location: Merritt Civic Centre
Address: 1950 Mamette Avenue, Merritt, BC

Choose which location you can attend and RSVP by Aug 28, 2015 via email to

Ellen Walker-Matthews, Experiences Development Specialist
Tel: 250-860-5999 ext 215 Email:

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