Mile 0 - Kettle Valley Railtrail - Midway, British Columbia
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N 49° 00.707 W 118° 47.156
11U E 369406 N 5430302
Quick Description: The Mile 0 - Kettle Valley Railtrail "You Are Here" sign is located behind the Kettle River Museum on Hwy. 3 in Midway.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 3:03:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMGNYH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
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Long Description:
Midway, Mile 0 of the Kettle Valley Railway began in 1910 when Andrew McCulloch began engineering the Kettle Valley Rail line to link up Midway with the West Coast of British Columbia. The first passengers departed in 1915 and the last in 1964.

This once thriving town boasted five hotels, a bakery, sawmill, stagecoach company and shops. Midway was also the western terminus for the Columbia & Western company and you can still cycle along that trail.

Today, this sleepy little town basks in sunshine and the shelter of two ranges – the Kootenays and the Okanagan Mountains. Be sure to visit the Kettle River Museum while in Midway – built in 1900 it houses exhibits about the steam railway era and you can even climb aboard a Canadian Pacific Railway caboose!

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Location Name: Mile 0 - Kettle Valley Railtrail - Midway, British Columbia

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