Mission Creek Restoration Initiative

Enriching historical, ecological, and recreational values.


New MCRI plan aims to preserve and protect lower Mission Creek!

In the works since 2019, the Lower Mission Creek Habitat Conservation & Restoration Plan is complete and ready for your review! Dedicated to the memory of long-time Mission Creek Restoration Initiative (MCRI) member Don Dobson (1947-2021), the plan is intended to restore and protect the creek’s vital ecological, social, cultural, recreational, and economic values.

The creation of this comprehensive document was a collaborative effort involving MCRI steering committee organizations: Province of BC, Regional District of Central Okanagan, City of Kelowna, Westbank First Nations, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Central Okanagan Land Trust, Friends of Mission Creek, and BC Conservation Foundation.

DON DOBSON Wins 2022 City of Kelowna Champion for the Environment Award!

Former project engineer Don Dobson (1947-2021) was nominated posthumously by MCRI colleagues for the City of Kelowna’s 2022 Champion of the Environment Award.

Don was a long-time member of the MCRI, and instrumental in delivering several Mission Creek habitat-restoration projects, and the restoration designs presented in the upcoming Mission Creek Habitat Conservation and Restoration Plan.

His legacy will be long and strong, as he will always be remembered for his wide-ranging expertise, work ethic, professional and respectful approach, and his kind and generous nature.

We miss you, Don!

Real-Time data for Mission Creek

Hydrometric Data Graph for Mission Creek

Snow Water Equivalent data graph for Mission Creek

Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin – January 1st, 2018

Mission Creek Autumn 2016
Mission Creek aerial view from 2016. Photo provided by Jan Vozenilek of Copper Sky Productions.

Phase One Construction Fact Sheet


With Phase-1 construction now complete, we have released a fact sheet outlining the what, why, and how of what was done over the last number of months.

Mission Creek Video

This has been a labour of love for many of our partners, volunteers, and staff at MCRI. Please watch our short video about the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative and share with your friends and colleagues.

Mission Creek

Mission Creek is a major water source for Okanagan Lake and plays an import role in the regions history, and is equally important to its future.

Species at Risk

Mission Creek is home to several threatened and endangered species. Restoration of the creek will rehabilitate additional habitat and support recovery of fish, birds, animals, and plants.

Helping Hands

Get involved and lend a helping hand to the Mission Creek Restoration Initiative!