Black Mountain - sntsk'il'ntən Regional Park

Note:  Limited Opening of park for designated trails only  View Map

  • Starting June 1 - No access via Swainson Road park entrance - closed for water line construction.  Please access the park from street parking area along Tower Ranch Drive and City of Kelowna Tower Ranch Mountain Park

Visit our Planning and Resources page for more information about the park management plan.

View Interpretive Presentation Video | View Announcement Ceremony Video

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 the collective efforts of the Regional District of Central Okanagan, Westbank First Nation, and the Province of British Columbia. In September 2018, volunteers from the Black Mountain - sntsk‘il’ntən Society and students from three local schools built the first trails.

  • Beautiful views of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake
  • Hiking trails
  • Conservation area for endangered grassland ecosystem

Park Maps

Interactive Park Map

General

  • Motorized vehicles, overnight camping, open fires, and smoking are not permitted.
  • Please use and properly dispose of garbage or pet waste in containers provided or take home.
  • Dogs allowed on-leash on trails only.  Please pickup and properly dispose of pet waste in containers provided.
  • Bears may be active in this park – be prepared with our Wildlife in Regional Parks brochure.


History

The name sntsk‘il’ntən (sins – te – KEEL – ten) comes from the sylix language and translates to “the place where arrowheads/flint is found.” Over the past hundred years, Black Mountain has been used as a forest fire lookout, a ski hill called the Ski Bowl, and for cattle grazing.

Location

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 an advocate for public stewardship of these protected lands. The Society promotes conservation and informed, responsible use.

For more information about the Society please visit www.friendsofblackmountain.com.

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