Biking & Cycling
Vernon is quickly becoming one of the best bike touring and off road hubs in British Columbia.
Adventure Bay links up to more than 100 kilometers of mountain and road biking trails through Ellison Provincial Park, the recently completed Okanagan Rail Trail along spectacular Kalamalka Lake, the Kettle Valley Rail-to-Trail conversion for an extraordinary vehicle free ride to Penticton and the lightly traveled farm roads surrounding the town of Armstrong. A more challenging ride with a bit of gradient, from Enderby to the marina at Mable Lake, is attracting more bikers every year.
Okanagan Rail Trail
The Okanagan Rail Trail is a 48.5km new trail running on a discontinued rail corridor beginning in Coldstream and ending in Kelowna. The trail boasts 24 kms of lakefront, creeks and truly unique natural habitats with 43 cultural and recreational points of interest. The trail has a 1.3% maximum grade on its smooth gravel surface, making it accessible for bikers of all skill levels.
Ellison Provincial Park
Nestled on the northeastern shore of Okanagan Lake, Ellison Provincial Park includes 40km+ of hiking and biking trails on 220 hectares of forested bench lands above a rocky shoreline of scenic headlands and sheltered coves. Paved City bike trails connect Adventure Bay to Ellison Park. Ellison Park is a fifteen minute drive from Adventure Bay along the lakeshore, with an opportunity to stop off for lunch at the Pub on Okanagan Landing Road next to Paddlewheel Park.