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The hillside above Gray Creek, with The Lakeview Store on the shorelineRaspberry Hill is set amidst a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty: forested mountains, rushing creeks and a spectacular, large lake. It's a wilderness area with glacier-capped peaks, endless miles of forests, rushing creeks tumbling down the mountainsides, and the central jewel of Kootenay Lake - a 144 km long body of clear, clean water pure enough to drink straight out of. Far from the bright lights of the city, the stars and Milky Way rule the night skies here. You can learn more about Kootenay Lake from our local Chamber of Commerce's Kootenay Lake Visitors Guide website. They also have a nice Image Gallery with lots of great pictures of the area.

The beach on Kootenay LakeFrom the house it's a short walk to beach access, next to The Lakeview Store, where you'll also find groceries, a liquor store, gasoline, video rentals, a marina and the Post Office. From here you can access the Tipi Camp, a wilderness retreat you can only get to by boat ... or a long hike!

The area has many year-round recreational opportunities waiting for you, such as hiking, biking, boating, golfing (we offer a Golf Package for Kokanee Springs Golf Course), take a guided boat tour with Kootenay Lake Heritage Boat Tours, snowboarding and skiing (cross country locally and downhill at Whitewater, near Nelson), snowmobiling, site seeing, or just Catching some snowboarding airrelaxing and soaking up the peace and quiet. Check out the Activities Guide for to see what's awaiting you!

We have a vibrant Artisans Community living and working here, producing a wide range of crafts out of their public shops, including metal working, glass blowing, enamelling, pottery, broom making, wood carving and soap making

Take a break and enjoy something to eat at the Local Restaurants.

See what's happening in east shore community life by checking out the local Events Calendar.

The winter view from the ridge above Raspberry Hill, looking down the west arm of Kootenay Lake towards Nelson, BCIf you like touring the drive south down the lake is a scenic delight as it winds it's way along the shoreline to Creston, an agricultural community. Here you'll find the renowned Creston Valley Wilderness Management Area, a reserve teeming with protected wild birds, otters and other animals.

Take a day and catch a ride on the Kootenay Lake ferry, the longest free ferry in the world, from where you can explore the heritage towns of Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo and the city of Nelson.

Learn more about the many things to see and do here by visiting the Kootenay Lake Visitors Guide.

Our course, the best way to discovering Kootenay Lake is by coming here and seeing it for yourself! We look forward to seeing you and know you'll have an unforgettable time here.