Fintry Provincial Park Hikes – Waterfall
Fintry Park is one of the undisputed gems of West Kelowna renowned for its scenic hikes and extensive preservation efforts. With over two km of waterfront, the park’s nestled in the bosom of the surrounding mountains which seem to rise out of the lake to the heavens above. Shorts Creek flows through the park, passing cheerfully through fiords and canyons creating a series of picturesque waterfalls and deep, cool pools for photographers, and those brave enough to take a dip.
We’ve not camped the park but have enjoyed its sandy beaches, using them to launch our kayaks for the paddle from Fintry to Kalamor Park. You’ll find recreational enthusiasts ranging from hikers, paddlers and swimmers vagabonding the park, poles and cameras in tow. You’ll want to pack a picnic lunch for this stop as it takes the better part of a day to explore the heritage buildings, wetlands and take the steep steps up to the popular triple waterfall with access just behind the barn.
Valley Vagabonds Inside TipThere is a lot of wildlife in this park so be prepared to encounter deer, mountain goats and an abundance of birds. There are eagle nests in both Fintry and Kalamoir Parks so it’s not uncommon to catch these majestic birds in flight.
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