There are two public entrances to Myra Canyon. The more popular one, especially for pedestrians, is at Myra Station. From this parking lot there is a 1 km hike to the first trestle (trestle #18) and a 2 km hike that crosses 6 trestles to reach the first of 2 tunnels. The largest trestle is a 6 km hike from this parking lot.
A second entrance to Myra Canyon is at Ruth Station. From this entrance the first trestle (trestle #1) is about a 1 km hike and the second is at about 2.5 km. The large metal trestle is close to 5 km from the parking lot. In the fall the larch trees are particularly beautiful from this access.
Either entrance will give you magnificent views of the Canyon and also the Okanagan Valley. To go from one side of the Canyon to the other is about 12 km (24 km round trip). Toilet facilities are supplied adjacent to the parking lots. Myra Canyon is a mountain wilderness area and visitors should be prepared for rapid changes in the weather by wearing/carrying appropriate clothing and carrying sufficient refreshments.
Note: Motorized vehicles are not permitted on the Myra Canyon trails.
Myra Station Parking Lot
Starting from downtown Kelowna make your way to KLO Road and turn left. Follow KLO Road to the “Y” junction of KLO Road and McCulloch Road. Take McCulloch Road and follow the direction signs pointing to Gallagher’s Canyon golf course. Continue past the golf course and you will find the road narrows as it winds its way down to a narrow bridge crossing KLO Creek. Keep going until you see a high voltage power line crossing the road. The next exit on the right is Myra Forest Service Road. Follow this gravel road for 8 km until you come to a cattle guard. Turn right immediately past the cattle guard and you are in the Myra Station parking lot with easy access to the trail leading into the Canyon.
Map Grid Coordinates for Myra Station: (Either of the following two coordinates can be programmed into most GPS units to take you directly to the Myra Station parking lot.)
49° 48’ 07” N
119° 18’ 45” W
Ruth Station Parking Lot
Starting from downtown Kelowna make your way to KLO Road and turn left. Follow KLO Road to the “Y” junction of KLO Road and McCulloch Road. Take McCulloch Road and follow the direction signs pointing to Gallagher’s Canyon golf course. However, before you reach the golf course you will have to take a 90 degree turn to the left and about 50 metres after this turn you should turn right from McCulloch Road onto June Springs Road. Keep on this road until you reach a stop sign then turn left. (You are still on June Springs Road.) Follow the road until it eventually reaches the entrance to a gravel road (Little White Forest Service Road). Follow this gravel road for about 4 km and look for a cross road. This is the abandoned railbed of the Kettle Valley Railroad. Cyclists often park at this junction but you can turn left and drive a further 1.5 km along the railbed to reach the Ruth Station parking lot and entrance to Myra Canyon.
Map Grid Coordinates for Ruth Station: (Either of the following two coordinates can be programmed into most GPS units to take you directly to the Ruth Station parking lot.)
49° 47’ 41” N
119° 21’31” W