(Q) How can I become a member of the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society?
(A) A 1 year membership in the Society is $10.00. See the “Membership” page for more details.
(Q) Is the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society a non-profit society?
(A) Yes, MCTRS is a government registered non-profit society. Tax receipts are provided for donations of $15 or more.
(Q) What are the objectives of the Society?
(A) Quoting from our Constitution, the Society’s objectives are:
(a) To upgrade trestles in the Myra Canyon to improve safe public passage;
(b) To improve and maintain the former Kettle Valley Railway right-of-way between Little White Forest Service Road, at approximately Mile 90.5, and Myra Forest Service Road, at approximately Mile 84.5, including, but not limited to, tunnels, access, parking facilities and trailways.
(c) To preserve, protect, and promote the heritage, historical and environmental features of Myra Canyon.
(Q) What was the impact of the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park fire on the Society?
(A) After the fire the Society was kept busy with several members being on the Reconstruction Committee. In addition to replacing the burned trestles the Society has funded the installation of information kiosks, benches, information signs and resurfacing of major portions of the trail. Also, as the area is now part of Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park we have worked closely with Parks staff to produce a Volunteer Group Agreement. The Myra Canyon was again open for public use in the spring of 2008 and the opening was celebrated with a Grand Opening event held on June 22, 2008 and attended by close to 5000 people.