Interactive Park Map (park is not open)
September 19, 2018 - volunteers from the Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Society and students from the Academy of Indigenous Studies at Mt. Boucherie Secondary School have started building the first trail in this park. Over six weeks, they will see volunteers from Rutland Senior Secondary and Dr. Knox Middle schools involved with this project. The Friends received grants to assist with the work from Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) and TD Friends of the Environment. View News Release
Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Regional Park is 640 hectares on the eastern slopes of Kelowna and the peak of Black Mountain. The park was created in 2014 through a collective effort between the Regional District of Central Okanagan, Westbank First Nation and the Province of British Columbia. It expanded to its current size with the addition of almost 127-hectares announced in September 2017. View News Release / View Map / View Announcement Ceremony Video / View Interpretive Presentation Video
A park management plan has been developed and adopted by the Regional Board. It is anticipated that the official park opening will take place in 2 to 3 years. Visit our Planning and Resources page for more information about the plan.
During winter 2017, fuel modification work was completed on a five hectare section of the park. View Site Map
- Beautiful views of Kelowna, the Okanagan Valley and Okanagan Lake
- Hiking trails
- Conservation area for endangered grassland ecosystem
The name sntsk‘il’ntən (sinch-KEEL-en-tin) comes from the sylix language and translates to “the place where arrowheads/flint is found”. Over the past one hundred years Black Mountain has been used as a forest fire lookout, a ski hill called the Ski Bowl and for cattle grazing.
More information on the ski hill history…
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Regional Parks interpretive programs are available by donation for school and community groups who would like to learn about our local environment and cultural history.
The park is currently closed to the public while the Park Management Plan is completed and park improvements are made. It is anticipated that the park opening will take place in 2017-18.
Help protect Regional Park vegetation and wildlife by using only designated trails. 'Leave only footprints and take only pictures'.
Bears may be active in this park. Please be bear aware when in this park.
Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Regional Park is located north of Highway 33. Park access points will be developed in the Park Management Plan.
The Friends of Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Society
The Friends of Black Mountain / sntsk‘il’ntən Society is a advocate for public stewardship of these protected lands. The Society promotes conservation and informed and responsible public use of the new regional park area.
For more information about the Society please visit www.friendsofblackmountain.com.
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