Parking is limited (and cars should be parked outside the gate), so we always encourage carpooling, bus and bike!
How to get there: Woodhaven Ecoculture Centre is located in Kelowna’s lower mission neighbourhood. The entrance is located 2 blocks south of the entrance to Woodhaven Regional Park and can be accessed via bicycle, bus, or personal vehicle.
Using the address “969 Raymer Road” on a map app will get you there!
If cycling or driving, approaching from Gordon Drive, turn west onto McClure and then south (right) onto Raymer Road. Once on Raymer Road, there are three turns—east (left), south (right), and east (left)—that will take you to the end of the road which, even after all of that turning, is still called Raymer. Where the asphalt ends, Raymer Road becomes an unmarked gravel path navigable by most bicycles.
Parking: While the path is wide enough to drive a small car though the trees, parking at the centre is limited. Please park along Raymer Road (in front of the houses, NOT in the cul-de-sac or against the fence) and walk up the path. If you need to drive into the park for accessibility reasons, please drive in and park at one of the limited places off the side of the driveway.
If you wish to travel by bus, BC transit route 17 begins at H2O Centre and drives south. The stop closest to Woodhaven is 870 Block Gordon Drive, from which you can access a wooden bridge over Bellevue Creek that exits onto Raymer Road approximately 200m west from its end, where the aforementioned path begins. In total, the walk from the bus stop to the Ecocultural Centre is approximately 500m.
There is a park closed sign on the fence at the beginning of the path up to the Ecocultural Centre buildings. Do not let this discourage you! You are in the right place.
Please be advised that there may be a significant amount of botanical debris on the path. Pedestrians and cyclists heed caution. The path meanders approximately 300 metres to the Ecocultural Centre buildings.
Finding the Lab: The FEELed Lab space is located on the second floor of the Ecocultural Centre buildings. To get to our space, go through the carport to find a staircase at the back of the building (next to a small fenced-in garden). At the top of the stairs, the door on the left enters into our office space.