I am often asked "where can I go hiking in the south Okanagan where I won't be on private land". A national park will create more safe hiking trails where people can enjoy and learn about the place where we live. The national park reserve would also protect sensitive areas for endangered species so their numbers can increase by connecting these critical migratory paths. There would also be an increase in tourism which would mean more jobs. First Nations would play an important part in the park sharing their culture and history.