Perfect Place To Take A Hike!
Andy and I did something yesterday we haven't done in a long, long time! We took a hike up Knox Mountain! The view from up there is absolutely spectacular. At one point along our 45 minute journey, we could see almost all the way to Vernon and back down to the Bennett bridge - at the same time! We really have no excuse for not walking Knox Mountain more, as we live right next to it... but somehow life just seems to get in the way.
Anyway, I was thrilled we got out yesterday. We saw lots of hikers, walkers and even mountain bikers. It felt so good to breath in the fresh air and get the heart and legs moving again. I hope we can make those walks a habit. :)
This leads me to the fact that the road leading to the summit of Knox Mountain Park has now re-opened to vehicle traffic. With the exception of sanctioned event closures, Knox Mountain Drive will be opened to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday during the warm seasons.
As spring arrives in the next few weeks, park users are being reminded that all City parks, including City Park, Waterfront Park and the Parkinson, Rutland and Mission Recreation Parks, as well as Knox Mountain are smoke-free. Smoke-free zones include everything within park boundaries – including parking lots, pathways and the entrances to buildings.
The smoke-free bylaw was established in February 2011 to help reduce the risk of fire and associated littering from improperly disposed cigarette butts in parks and on beaches.
For more information about Knox Mountain and other municipal parks, visit kelowna.ca/parks.