- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.
About the Journey:
Okanagan Lake is a fantastic place to paddle, with calm, warm waters and view of desert-like valleys and pine-covered mountaintops. The lake can be paddled virtually its whole length, with many campsites and launches in the southern portion between Penticton and Kelowna.
This route is a concept and the information provided has not been provided by a local paddler. We welcome and appreciate any advice or verification you can provide - please help us improve and enhance this trail information!
We have developed a concept map displaying possible campsites, launch sites and rest stops.