Pick up the Greater Vernon Hiking and Biking Routes brochure, BX Creek Trail brochure, or Grey Canal Trail brochure from one of the following locations:

  • Vernon Recreation Centre – 3310 - 37th Avenue, Vernon
  • Regional District of North Okanagan - 9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream
  • The District of Coldstream - 9901 Kalamalka Road, Coldstream
  • Vernon Visitors Centre - 3004 - 39th Avenue, Vernon
  • Kal Tire Place - 3445 - 43rd Avenue, Vernon

You can also download a copy from the Vernon Area Ribbons of Green.

McKergow Meadows

McKergow Meadows is a shorter and steeper hiking option, but the views from Middleton Mountain into the valleys and down to Kalamalka Lake below make this trip well worth your efforts. Mud Lake a small pond within this park, provides habitat for ducks, geese, toads, and salamanders. Please stay on the designated paths.

Becker Park Community Trail

Becker Park, located behind the Recreation Complex is a relatively short, but steep trail up Community Hill. Parking is available in the Curling Rink parking lot at 3500 - 39th Avenue. Look for the trail entrance here, and get ready to enjoy the reward of a beautiful view of the Vernon City Centre from the east face and a peek down the valley to Okanagan lake on the west. You can bring your dog to this park. Doggie refuse bags are available at the trail entrance.

Cools Pond

Cools Pond is a small pond/natural area located at the intersection of L & A Road and Rimer Road. A viewing platform with interpretive signs are provided.