Parks and Recreation

The District of Coldstream is responsible for the care and control of local parks, trails and facilities.

Coldstream Parks Master Plan

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The District looks after the maintenance of local parks including planting and maintenance of flower beds, mowing and weeding of parks and sports fields, repair of damaged playground equipment, and maintenance of parks irrigation systems.

Click here to view a list of picnic shelters, trails and local parks as well as sub-regional parks within Coldstream.

Parks are open daily from 7:00 a.m. to dusk unless otherwise posted.

To make inquiries and comment on Coldstream’s local parks, please call the Public Works Department at 250.550.1505 or fill out the Contact Us form.


Trails and Open Spaces

In addition to its local municipal parks, there are many other parks, trails and open spaces spread throughout the two municipalities and two electoral areas that make up Greater Vernon.

For Regional District managed parks, trails and opens spaces click here.

For an interactive map of the Okanagan Rail Trail, click here.

For an interactive map of the parks, trails and open spaces produced by the Ribbons of Green Trail Society, click here.


Booking a Park, Sports Field or Facility

To book any park, sports field or facility, please call Greater Vernon Recreation Services at 250.545.6035 extension “0”, or visit their website for more information.

The Recreation Complex in Vernon houses two gymnasiums, an ice arena, a curling rink, an auditorium, a seniors’ centre, an outdoor skating rink in the winter and a skateboard park in the summer as well as the aquatic centre.

You can book any of the four arenas in Vernon by phoning 250.542.5623 or visit the Kal Tire Place website.

Rates and regulations for local parks, sports fields and facilities (exception:  see below to rent the Women's Institute Hall) under the District of Coldstream's jurisdiction are contained in District of Coldstream Parks and Public Spaces Regulation Bylaw No. 1651.


Pay Parking at Kalavista Boat Launch Parking Lot and
Car-topper Parking Pass at Kalavista and Kinloch Boat Launches

Beginning May long weekend until Labour Day, there is fee to park at the Kalavista Boat Launch parking lot.

Parking of vehicles with boat trailers, or vehicles with car-top boats, will cost $5 per day (purchased on site) OR $50 for the season.

Click here for more details.  For inquiries regarding parking passes or car-topper passes, please contact the District of Coldstream at (250) 545-5304 or fill out the Contact Us form.


Dog Parks

The District of Coldstream provides areas where dogs may be exercised, either on or off leash.  Dogs must be under control of the owners at all times, and owners must clean up after their dogs immediately.  Signs, bag dispenser and receptacles are located at each of the following dog parks:

  • Coldstream Valley Estates, intersection of Uplands Drive and Ridgemont Place
  • Grey Canal Trail, off Cypress Drive
  • Lavington Park, 6401 Lavington Way
  • Stenquist Park, 9255 Heritage lane off Paisley Drive
  • Vi-Morphet Dog Park, 8309 Buchanan Road
  • McKergow Meadows Park, surrounding Mud Lake on Middleton Mountain
  • Middleton Mountain Park, bounded by Mt. Thor Drive, Mt. York Drive, Mt. Tod Drive and Mt. Ida Drive on Middleton Mountain
  • Lochhaven Park, 30 Lochhaven Court and 11515 Wyatt Court

Click here for the location of other dog parks in Greater Vernon as well as a dog parks map.


Recreation Programs

Visit the Greater Vernon Recreation Services website to view recreation programs for all age groups, from preschool and youth to adults.  Programs range from gym classes to swimming, climbing and kayaking, gardening, fencing, karate, outdoor adventure camps, dancing, skateboarding, sailing, dog training, and numerous other activities.



The District of Coldstream
9901 Kalamalka Road
Coldstream, BC V1B 1L6
Tel: (250) 545-5304
Fax: (250) 545-4733
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed on Statutory Holidays
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