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