Priest Creek Linear Park
Note: due to 2017 spring flooding, areas of Priest Creek Linear Park are closed until further notice.
Consisting of a trail and three bridges which allow for pedestrian, cyclist and equestrian access, Priest Creek Linear Park offers access into Myra Bellevue Provincial Park. This area is rich in western red cedar and cottonwood trees, alongside plants such as the devil's club, skunk cabbage and red raspberry. A unique riparian (creek-side) ecosystem is apparent when trekking through the area.
The south end of the region was burned during the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Park Fire and there is a unique beauty surrounding the regeneration of plants, trees and shrubs. The wooden bridges in the area were constructed with the help of the Friends of the South Slopes Society (FOSS).
How to get there: Located at 315 Balldock Road. From the Lower Mission, follow Casorso Road south, turn left on Bedford Road, go left on Saucier and then right on Wallace Hill Road. Continue on Wallace Hill until you reach Balldock Road. There is limited parking at the trailhead off of Balldock. Dogs on-leash only.