Crawford Falls

Crawford Falls (located on Bellevue creek in Kelowna BC) can be reached by the following Gordon or Benvoulin to Dehart. Dehart to Crawford Rd. Crawford Rd. to Westridge, and then to Canyon Ridge and finally to Canyon Falls.( it is easier than it sounds) Canyon Falls is a dead end and you will see a Kelowna City Parks trail that you can follow and after approx. 500 metres, when you hear the falls, go towards Bellevue Creek and you will find a beautiful sight!

Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park borders this Kelowna regional park. You can drive to withing 500 metres (or less) of the falls and hike the rest of the way or you can also hike to the falls through the Thompson Ranch off of Gilliard Forest Service Road. (Be sure to respect the private property )

Crawford Trail Wilderness Campsite on Bellevue Creek near the KVR Trestle.

Crawford Trail Wilderness Campsite on Bellevue Creek near the KVR Trestle.

16 years ago I heard of a quality built camp that was created by a youth group somewhere just North of Bellevue Creek Trestle. Today my son and I finally found the camp after embarking on a successful exploratory mission.

The camp was built in 1990 by two Environment Youth Corps crews over the course of 4 months.  I will research the people listed on the map and hopefully get their comments below!  To get to this camp, take the logging road that leads off of the KVR on the North side of the Bellevue Creek Trestle on the KVR which is approx 4 km  north of Gillard Road on the KVR.

Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park map (please read map and cautions listed on it)

Here are other ways to get to the Little White Mountain  Summit

Little White Repeater Upgrade Hike

Crawford Trail Wilderness Campsite-map - click for larger image.

Crawford Trail Wilderness Campsite-map - click for larger image.

Taken right from the Scouters handbook, this bridge is built with the perfection of a craftmans touch.

Taken right from the Scouters handbook, this bridge is built with the perfection of a craftmans touch.

An incredible well built cold storage cellar remains with entrance crashed by windfall.

An incredible well built cold storage cellar remains with entrance crashed by windfall.

If you look close, you can see the hinge to the door that leads to the cold storage.  A little digging and removing of debris and it will be usable again.

A little digging and removing of debris and the cold storage will be usable again.

Some very useable firepits remain for the next backpackers who rebuild the camp.

Some very useable firepits remain for the next backpackers who rebuild the camp.

The Gazebo that covers the picknick table has been crashed by mother nature.

The Gazebo that covers the picknick table has been crashed by mother nature.

Of the six tent sites, one can be used with no brush removal

Of the six tent sites, one can be used with no brush removal

Another of the six tentsites needs a little clearing.

Another of the six tentsites needs a little clearing.

Actually, five of the six tent sites need to be cleared prior to being used by backpackers and campers.

Actually, five of the six tent sites need to be cleared prior to being used by backpackers and campers.

Moose and/or Deer like the area as is shown by this "Moose Rub" where Bucks and Bulls have been rubbing new antlers.

Moose and/or Deer like the area as is shown by this "Moose Rub" where Bucks and Bulls have been rubbing new antlers.

A small stream that feeds into Bellevue Creek above the Bellevue Creek Trestle makes a great water source but needs to be cleared of windfall.

A small stream that feeds into Bellevue Creek above the Bellevue Creek Trestle makes a great water source but needs to be cleared of windfall.

With a little housework the outhouse seems to be usable!

Open Door Policy.

Open Door Policy.

Moose or Deer Rub on the backpacking trail to Little White Summit.

Moose or Deer Rub on the backpacking trail to Little White Summit.

You will have to join the next expedition to Little White Summit to see how many more "moose Rubs" we can find.

You will have to join the next expedition to Little White Summit to see how many more "moose Rubs" we can find.