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Named after the prospector John L. (Jack) Seaton (1858-93) who, along with fellow prospector Eli Carpenter, discovered a silver-lead ore deposit in the Selkirk Mountains and staked the Payne mine in 1891. This sparked the Silvery Slocan mining rush and a myriad of mining boom towns sprung up as hopeful prospectors flooded the area. This historic discovery was instrumental to the settlement and development of British Columbia and Western Canada.
Situated only a few minutes from the main highway, this small network of trails provides a scenic hike that is suitable for all skill levels. The park also has baseball diamonds, playground, and ample opportunities for bird watching as there are birdhouses along the trail.
The first loop consists of easy terrain with one short ascent that leads to a clearing with a collection of Inuksuit. Continue onwards and the terrain gets slightly more difficult with more short ascents. The trail takes you to a viewpoint with log benches that overlooks Okanagan Lake.
After looping back to the baseball diamonds you will end at the park’s Art Bench. It was made as a way to create community through art. There are cubbyholes in the sides of the bench with papers and supplies that invite you to contribute your own art!
26 min from Downtown Kelowna
3.14 km (round-trip)
40 minutes solo | 52 minutes group round-trip
0 meters elevation (round-trip)
Easy difficulty: An easy trail with a few short ascents
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