If you would like to purchase a day pass to the Bear Creek Recreation Area
August 25, 2016 - Ok, everything is open again, but we had a big windstorm in the valley a couple of days ago, so watch out for fallen or damaged trees. Our crew is up clearing trails starting with the slopes that got hit the hardest and nearest to the staging areas.
August 24, 2016 - Bear Creek OHV is not out of the woods yet. According to Castanet news the Bear Creek fire is approximately 60% contained. The Bear Creek OHV area is technically open. However; parts of Westside Rd and Bear Creek Rd are shut down by fire crews. Making for no road access via the Westside to the OHV area. It's been a great summer season let's keep it that way. Spark arrestors are mandatory at the Bear Creek OHV area for a very good reason ;-)
This is the web site of the Okanagan Trail Riders Association, a group of motorcycle and ATV enthusiasts who are protecting your opportunity to ride in the Okanagan Valley. Efforts by club members have secured your access to riding areas that were disappearing fast! The Bear Creek riding area is now designated in the LRMP as motorized recreation, and recognized as a Provincial Recreation Site. Without your club at work, this would not have happened, and there could easily be a ban on riding in the area. Look at the maps section for more details.
The Okanagan Trail Riders Association wants to work with others to ensure that there will always be good, well maintained, safe riding areas for you and future generations of riders. Club members have been working to improve the Bear Creek riding area, and have plans to turn this area into a showpiece on trail management.
OTRA has worked with other stakeholders, including the Lakeview Irrigation District, the Regional District of the Central Okanagan, Recreation Sites and Trails BC, our local MLA, and many others to ensure that the views of our recreational community are heard.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars has been spent in the Bear Creek Motorized Recreation area, and much more is in the planning stage. Without any doubt, this area will become one of the finest motorized trail networks in the world.
Watch a movie presentation on the goals of the Okanagan Trail Riders Association in Bear Creek.