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Knox Mountain Park is the City of Kelowna's premier natural park.

The Park comprises 235 hectares (580 acres) of environmentally sensitive Ponderosa pine forest and grassland. It is home to a variety of animal and plant life, some of which are endangered species. Kokanee salmon spawn along the lakeshore adjacent to the park.

Directions - click to enlarge Knox Mountain Park is located north of the City's core, adjacent to Okanagan Lake. The park provides recreational opportunities for people of all ages including scenic vistas of the City, Okanagan Lake, and surrounding areas as well as a variety of trails with a range of difficulty for walking, hiking and mountain bike riding. The park is accessible by road and by hiking in via Paul's Tomb or paths from the Magic Estates subdivision. Please click here to see the map (above) with directions on how to get to the park.

There are several lookout kiosks on the Mountain including the recently constructed Pioneers' Pavilion. Washroom facilities are available near the caretaker's residence which is close to the top parking lot. Caretakers reside on the mountain throughout the open season.

The Park is open to vehicle traffic from March 15 to November 15, dependent on weather conditions. Park open times are posted at the main gate off Ellis Street.

History

The Park is named for Arthur Booth Knox, an early rancher in the area. Most of the land for the Park was given to the City in 1939 by Dr. Benjamin deFurlong Boyce, Kelowna's first physician.
To learn more about the history of Knox Mountain Park click here.

Paul's Tomb - the story of Rembler Paul

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