Lebanon Lake on the Kettle Valley Railway near Kelowna and Chute Lake

You can have a great picnic at Lebanon Lake on the Kettle Valley Railway.  Coming from Kelowna, take Gillard Forest Service Road to the KVR intersection which is about 9km up the Gillard FSR and turn right (South) towards Chute Lake.  You will see Lebanon Lake on the west side.  It is several km down […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On August 24, 2009
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You can have a great picnic at Lebanon Lake on the Kettle Valley Railway.  Coming from Kelowna, take Gillard Forest Service Road to the KVR intersection which is about 9km up the Gillard FSR and turn right (South) towards Chute Lake.  You will see Lebanon Lake on the west side.  It is several km down the KVR after you turn off of Gillard and if you like to spend a night there that would be fine as well since it is on crown land and you can camp for free on Canadian Crown Land.

Please respect the memorial for Ronald Frank Richardson. If you have information on this individual please leave a comment with the details below.

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  1. Ana Bautista

    My fathers name is Ronald Frank Richardson born 1927, not sure if this is the person you are referring to. My parents divorced when I was age 3 so I have never had contact with him but would like to know if this is the person you are speaking of and what occured. Please any info would be highly appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Ana

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    • Clayton

      Hello Ana, I don’t know anything about the memorial on this little lake but I spent some time looking for more pictures (I had a few but I can’t seem to find them yet) and if I do find them I will upload them. Maybe a good place to try and find out more info would be to ask at Chute Lake Resort – just down the trail a few km from the above location. I will try to help with your research and post it here if I find anything.

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  2. Dwight

    There are two graves visible there and there may be more under the stump of the fallen tree. The markers are very old and no names can be discerned. How did you get a name? This site would most likely have been a crew camp during the building of the KVR. Could these be killed railroad workers?

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