Directions to Kelowna Mountain

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I have been up to Kelowna Mountain several times. I am always asked how you get to the Kelowna suspension bridges.
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Directions
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There are approximate directions from Lakeshore to Kelowna Mountain and the Kelowna suspension bridges.
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Get on Pandosy/Lakeshore
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Follow Lakeshore until it turns into Chute Lake Rd
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Continue on Chute Lake (Lakeshore takes a right at the lights)
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Take a “left” on to Upper Mission Drive (this is one of the strangest intersections. Yield to traffic coming towards you on Chute Lake. You actually go straight at the intersection across Chute Lake and onto Upper Mission but ensure cars aren’t coming around the corner as they have right away).
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Turn left on Gilliard-Forestry Road (there’s a small road that will be on your left about 300-400 metres after you ‘turn’ onto Upper Mission Drive. It is somewhat paved. Currently it is right in front of a house under construction).
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Continue on Gilliard-Forestry Road. It is narrow and broken pavement so watch for oncoming traffic.
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The road takes a 90 degree turn to the left (if you go straight, there will be a white metal fence blocking access to what seems to be a rock pit) and the entrance to Kelowna Mountain (and the Kelowna bridges) is about 600 metres up the gravel road. You can’t miss the large sign that says Kelowna Mountain, and there are usually many vehicles parked at the bottom of the main gate to Kelowna Mountain.
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Park along the gravel road, walk past the gate and stay on the road until you get to the ‘Kelowna suspension bridges.’

Alternatively, they have paved the road and you can drive to the top of Kelowna Mountain and use the bridges.  Previously, there was no road access to the top and you were required to walk up the mountain.
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Go When Sunny
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If this is your first time, go when it is sunny. There will be lots of traffic to follow up to the Kelowna Mountain sign.
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Enjoy
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Enjoy the Kelowna suspension bridges on Kelowna Mountain! Bring a camera, some water, sunscreen, and some fun. It is a great time.
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Kelowna Mountain website
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Check out the location map on the Kelowna Mountain website.
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Time
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If this is your first time, give yourself about 2 hours to explore Kelowna Mountain and the Kelowna suspension bridges. It will take you about 20-30 minutes to get to the first suspension bridge, and the climb can be pretty easy of you go up the main road. Each suspension bridge provides some fascinating areas to explore on top of the mountain. This is if you park at the bottom of the mountain and walk up.

They now have open access up the road to the top of the mountain.  This saves having to walk up/down the mountain.
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Admission
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Currently, there is no admission charge. However, a reminder, Kelowna Mountain is private property. You are really a ‘guest’ of the owner.

For an update about admission charges and waiver forms, visit the updated blog post by clicking here.
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Kelowna Mountain Hours
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Kelowna Mountain and the Kelowna suspension bridges are still in development. They’re not even fully open, yet, per my understanding. The owner just allows people to use the bridges so the people of the Okanagan could have a fun and cool place to explore. As such, there are not really any ‘hours.’ I highly recommend giving yourself adequate time so you are back to your car well before the sun goes down.
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Disclaimer
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Kelowna Mountain is a privately owned parcel of property. I have no affiliation with Kelowna Mountain or any of its staff, owners, or agents. I do not and cannot promise the accuracy of the directions and have provided them solely as a courtesy. I cannot and do not take responsibility for any actions, injuries, deaths, consequences, fines, fees, dues, or any thing else that may arise from using the information contained on this blog post, or any post on this blog.

In plain language, if you use the information on this blog and get hurt, injured or killed, I am not responsible.
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