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Kenna Cartwright Nature Park

2000 Hillside Dr

  • Trail heads: Hillside Drive past Dufferin Elementary, Pacific Way (north end), Home Depot (near the entrance, Bunker Road (behind the recycling area)
  • Dog friendly (off leash, under control)
  • Trails (easy, more difficult, very difficult, and extremely difficult)
  • Picnic area
  • Wetland
  • Washrooms
  • Parking: free

Kenna Cartwright offers an extensive network of gentle nature trails for hiking or cycling with panoramic views of the city, the Thompson Valley, Kamloops Lake, and the convergence of the North and South Thompson Rivers.

Established in 1996, Kenna Cartwright Park encompasses almost 800 hectares of Mount Dufferin, making it the largest municipal park in the province. The park is named in honour of Kenna Cartwright, former Councillor and Mayor of Kamloops, and long time supporter of parkland preservation.

Over 40 kilometers of gentle nature trails meander through the park. Trail difficulty ratings (largely influenced by elevation change) are indicated on the park map and at trail junctions in the park. There are no technical or extreme rated trails found in the park.

Trails may close during spring snow melt due to prevent compaction and erosion. The park may close during extreme fire hazard risk. Watch for posted signs. Trails remain open in the winter but are not cleared of snow, hikers must wear appropriate footwear.

Please note: There is no water or telephone currently available in the park.


 Trail Map