About the Park

At only 8.7 hectares, Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park is one of the most diverse parks in Kelowna, having four distinct zones, each with a different set of geological, climatic, and biological elements. At the north-east of the park is the ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) zone, with the ecosystem of the dry interior of British Columbia. The north-western zone's climate is that of the wet interior, populated largely by Western red cedars (Thuja plicata). Much of the park is inaccessible to the south-west, where the western screech owl makes its nest in black cottonwoods (Populus trichocarpa). Finally, to the south-east, is the Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) zone.

Woodhaven is one of the few places in BC where the endangered western screech owl (Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei) can be found. Sections of the park are closed to the public to allow room for this red-listed bird to nest. Dogs and bycicles are not allowed in the park; there is a bike rack available in the parking lot. Bears are often active in the park and caution is always advised.

Woodhaven Nature Conservancy Regional Park is located at
4711 Raymer Rd, in the Mission area of Kelowna, BC.
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