Kelowna Wildfires – Hiking Trail update.

Kelowna area has experienced several wildfires.  I searched for details to pass on to hikers but the advice is simply to stay out of the affected areas until further notice.  Links to Maps of the exact areas where the fires were are listed below. View the fire boundaries via the links below and then view […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On July 25, 2009
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Kelowna area has experienced several wildfires.  I searched for details to pass on to hikers but the advice is simply to stay out of the affected areas until further notice.  Links to Maps of the exact areas where the fires were are listed below. View the fire boundaries via the links below and then view trail maps to see if your favourite trail is affected in any way.  Post any news in comments below if you have info!

Of the three fires, the popular hiking areas that are affected are, McDougall Rim on Mount Hayman above Rose Valley Dam and the Goat’s Peak area in Glenrosa.

Some residential areas are still on evacuation alert. Some residents have had their homes robbed while they were on evacuation. There is still investigations going on that are related to the fires or crimes committed while evacuations were ordered.

Do not go into closed hiking trail areas or areas that are under evacuation.  The fines will be quick and costly!

Glenrosa Forest Fire. – mop up stage.

Here is a map – pdf version – that shows the boundaries of the Glenroas Fire.
Guide that shows where Regional Parks are so you can first view the maps above to see where the fires are and then view this link to see where major Regional Parks and trails are.

Glenrosa Forest Fire in July 2009

Glenrosa Forest Fire in July 2009

Rose Valley Forest Fire – mop up stage.

Pdf map showing Rose Valley fire boundaries.
Guide that shows where Regional Parks are so you can first view the maps above to see where the fires are and then view this link to see where major Regional Parks and trails are.

Rose Valley Fire on McDougall Rim Trail 2009

Rose Valley Fire on McDougall Rim Trail 2009

Terrace Mountain Fire – downgraded to stage one and two – still active – Westside Road Closed – stay away from Bear Creek trails for now.
Pdf that shows exact boundaries of the Terrace Mountain Fire. As you can see from the map, Terrace Mountain summit is unafected.
Drive BC map showing road closure due to the Terrace Mountain Fire.
Fintry Provincial Park Map and information.  (unharmed by the fire to date)

Guide that shows where Regional Parks are so you can first view the maps above to see where the fires are and then view this link to see where major Regional Parks and trails are.

Terrace Mountain Fire 2009

1 Comment

  1. Courtney O

    I live in kelowna, and the wildfires are crazy! Word is to stay out of the back country areas! It is so beautiful here-hope the fires get put out soon!

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