Knox Mountain Park
Knox Mountain Park is the City of Kelowna’s largest Natural Area Park. The park spans 367.34 hectares, is located immediately north of Kelowna’s downtown, and is open to the public between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily.
Knox Mountain Park COVID-19 updates:
When visiting the park, be sure to maintain distance between yourself and other park users to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
- Knox Mountain Drive will remain closed to vehicle traffic until further notice. The roadway is currently closed to vehicles to assist with distancing measures.
- The Knox Mountain disc golf course is open for casual (drop-in) use only. Users are reminded to follow all posted signage, avoid gatherings and only play with members of their household.
- Overflow parking is now available on the western side of the base of Knox Mountain, accessible from Poplar Point Drive.
Knox Mountain Park Management Plan Update
The 2021 Knox Mountain Park Management Plan Update will refine park management through the next decade. It is currently being developed and you can learn all about it at getinvolved.kelowna.ca/knox-mountain.
The planning process will be completed by the end of 2021. If you want to receive regular updates on the project as well as future engagement opportunities, follow the project page on getinvolved.kelowna.ca.
More information about Knox Mountain Park
The summit of Knox Mountain rises approximately 300 metres above the high-water level of Okanagan Lake. While the lake shoreline borders almost 1,400 metres of the western park boundary, much of the remaining boundary is surrounded by residential development. Its size, height, central location and natural amenities make this park a landmark and a popular destination for residents and tourists alike.
Knox Mountain is home to several representative Okanagan ecosystems as the park transitions from lakeshore to mountain top, including: riparian, wetland, Ponderosa Pine Bunch Grass, and dry Interior Douglas-fir. These ecosystems are fragile, dry and highly susceptible to erosion and degradation.
The park supports numerous activities including but not limited to walking, running, hiking, pedal biking (road, cross country and downhill), birding, nature appreciation, sightseeing, winter recreation and dogs on-leash.