|West Kelowna, BC Mount Boucherie Regional
Westbank, Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.
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Kelowna, BC : Mount
Boucherie Regional Park
Mount Boucherie Regional Park is a recreation destination for hiking, mountain climbing, geology and sightseeing located in Westbank, British Columbia, Canada in the Okanagan Valley.The park is centred around a 60 million year old dormant volcano, referred to as Mt. Boucherie.
The hiking trails in the 36.4 hectare park start at the base of the mountain from the Eian Lamont Community Park. The trails are moderately steep and consist of loose rocks and pebbles. The highlights of the park are the summit trails leading to some viewpoints overlooking Westbank, Kelowna and Okanagan Lake.
The volcano, referred to as Mt. Boucherie. once stood at over 2000 metres. Today it stands only at 417 metres in height due to the high winds and the years of glacial drift. The mountain volcano consists of mostly rhyolite, dacite and andesite rocks. The different rocks create the assortment of colors decorating Mt. Boucherie.
The pillars of rock located near the summit are formed from the dacite rocks as it is a harder rock than the rhyolite rock. The rock formations stand tall near the summit of the mountain and some, not so tall, at the base of the mountain as some have broken off and tumbled down to the ground.
There are also five slabs of volcanic rock that attract rock climbers to the region. The climbing routes include pockets and crimps and are well marked. One route, "The Cell", is considered difficult and three routes are for beginners.
Mount Boucherie Regional Park:
Travel to the community of Westbank located south of Kelowna. In Westbank head to the Mount Boucherie Multiplex and the Eain Lamont Community Park. Trailheads are easily spotted.
Westbank, West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
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