Mission Creek Regional Park

Mission Creek Regional Park

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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,225 contributions
May 2022
Great place to walk. Yet so close to town. Distances well marked so can be a short or long walk, pity it's not circular. Shared with bikes. If you want to get away from people and wine this is the perfect place to do it.
Written June 15, 2022
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Yvonne B
Penticton, Canada330 contributions
May 2022
While searching for a five-part adventure lab cache located in this park, we also discovered other interesting features. As we followed the trails and pathways, we walked along a marsh and grooves of huge, mature trees. We heard birds and insects and saw many memorial benches as well as picnic tables. There was also a playground with slides and swings and a dog park with areas for small and large breeds. Dogs are allowed on leash in most areas of the park. A fitness centre, hockey rink, softball field and Library (a real one with books!) are also part of the park. Restrooms, a restaurant and lots of visitor parking are available. We also viewed the Michaelbrook community garden.
Written May 4, 2022
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Brenden B
Kelowna, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Friends
Krista was so informative and Cailan was knowledgeable. We had so much fun. I didn’t even know they had a speakeasy downstairs which is sick !!!
Written July 29, 2021
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836eldent
Calgary, Canada730 contributions
Nov. 2020
We had a great day here just walking along the pathways, Others walking were very friendly, and the path was in great shape. It was worth going to check out.
Written November 24, 2020
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Honest Betty
Milan, Italy76 contributions
Nov. 2020
It's accessible, gorgeous and quiet, and pretty easy to forget you are in a city. Today on my run they were actually using a ride on mower to blow leaves off of the trails - talk about attention to detail!
Written November 17, 2020
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Sue K
Strathmore, Canada12 contributions
Sep. 2020
I was thrilled to see salmon spawning , and jumping the rapids in the creek. Went on a lovely hike with the dog.
Written September 23, 2020
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Alan K
Kamloops, Canada234 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Solo
On our first day visiting Kelowna I took a solo walk down a part of the Mission Creek walk I hadn’t visited before. But...like anything in life you have to pick your spots! Do NOT start your hike late morning just as the heat settles. Very few people on trail, no birds singing and my shirt was drenched with sweat after an hour. I’ve done this walk early in the morning and it was gorgeous. Lots of people walking dogs, cycling etc. Only mad dogs and Englishman were out in the mid-day sun. Do it early morning....you’ll love it!
Written July 25, 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
Mar. 2020
I visited Mission Creek primarily to gold pan which is entirely legal if you only use a spade and a gold pan (no heavy equipment etc.) As this was so close to our families house and seeing as they'd never heard about the possibility of finding gold here I was skeptical; I associate gold bearing rivers with more remote locations in the middle of nowhere! Alas, I bought a small gold pan for $10CAD from a local shop (Fred's shop) and within my first pan I found gold flakes! I spent 2 days of my trip here panning and it was awesome fun, even though the river was thawing and it was absolutely freezing. We would've spent more time if given the opportunity. Other than the gold panning aspect, it was an amazing park, with facilities located along the stretch of river, a bike park that was very well maintained (i.e. not randomly built and unregulated) and nice paths to run/cycle/walk-dogs on. Apparently there are bears around so beware. Overall I would definitely spend a day or 2 here if visiting Kelowna, especially with family.
Written May 12, 2020
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ileannkneel
Kelowna, Canada1,034 contributions
Apr. 2020
As the name implies, Mission Creek is the centerpiece of this park with the ability to walk along its banks from near the mouth up into Gallagher's Canyon and beyond if one is daring. And while the possibility of running into bears and other wildlife is slim nearer to the lake, once you trek upstream from the main parking lot on Springfield Rd., be very bear aware as it is not uncommon to run into these omnivores. And while it is generally a non-issue, as Spring comes into full force it is possible to meet a mama bear and cubs; stay clear as much as possible.

Back to the park. Features other than the Creek include:
1) a wheel chair accessible playground structure
2) a children's fishing pond
3) an Eco-centre
4) a covered picnic area
5) two pedestrian bridges that cross the creek... also numerous road bridges cross downstream and one crossing upstream. After Hollywood Rd S, there are no more crossings.

A pleasant amble, anytime of the year.

Note: my sons like to river surf during Spring runoff. Not only is this dangerous and can lead to death it is also illegal. But try telling that to young men who have not fully developed their prefrontal cortex.

4 stars.
Written April 12, 2020
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calgaryguy
Kelowna, Canada444 contributions
Mar. 2020
We hike this pathways system regularly, ranging from easy 45 minute walks to more challenging hikes in different sections. The scenery is lovely year-round, and we particularly like the fall when we can watch the salmon on their way to spawn.
We were last out last week, enjoying the fine spring weather. Perhaps we'll see you there the next time.
Written March 10, 2020
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