Ellison Provincial Park, a popular 220-hectare park located along the east shores of Okanagan Lake, has recently undergone several upgrades. Known for its diverse outdoor activities including hiking, climbing, swimming, camping, boating, and fishing, the park has enhanced its facilities to provide an even better experience for visitors.
The campground has received a significant facelift, including new campsite furniture, fire rings, water-line improvements, and a repaved road. Accessible furniture has also been added at the beach, making the park more welcoming and inclusive for all visitors.
These upgrades are expected to enhance the camping experience, providing more comfort and convenience for campers, as reported by KelownaNow.
In addition to the campground upgrades, a new three-kilometer trail, named the Loopy Campers Trail, has been created. This trail, designed for both hikers and mountain bikers, connects the campground to the upper parking lot. The downhill portion of the trail is now open, with the uphill section set to open in the next two weeks.
To further enhance the visitor experience, the Province has added 30 new parking spaces and a bike pump track in the upper parking lot. These additions are expected to cater to the increasing number of visitors, providing more convenience and promoting outdoor activities.
The upgrades at Ellison Provincial Park were made possible through a CA$635,000 investment. This investment is part of a larger CA$21.5-million initiative to expand and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities throughout British Columbia.
The park’s upgrades are a testament to the commitment of the local government and park authorities to enhance outdoor recreation and promote tourism in the region. By improving the facilities and creating new recreational opportunities, Ellison Provincial Park continues to be a favorite destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
For more information about Ellison Provincial Park or to inquire about the upgrades, visit https://bcparks.ca/ellison-park/.
Featured image from BC Parks.