The best ice cream shops along the CVKL route

The best ice cream shops along the CVKL route

When summer temperatures soar, nothing brings relief from the heat better than an ice cream cone. If you are visiting the Creston Valley Kootenay Lake Route, you are in luck for your choices are ample.

2 Scoop Steve
8707 Johnson Road, Yahk, BC

Tucked away in the quiet town of Yahk sits a wonderfully creative ice cream shop with unique flavors such as Beaver Butt, Salmon Slobber, and Bear Breath. Who wouldn’t like a bit of Salmon Slobber on a hot summer day? In addition to these flavors (relax, no beaver bears or salmon were included in the making of this ice cream) 2 Scoop Steve has an additional 23 flavors of delicious ice cream. Famous for their big scoops and beautiful surroundings a visit to 2 Scoop Steve’s is a favorite destination for many not only for ice cream but also for the experience. You can relax in the enchanted forest along the Moyie River as you enjoy your cone, or take in the crazy antics of Walter, Too, and Buttin, the famous goats on the roof of the Yahk Soap and Gift Shop. The café also offers delicious foods such as homemade bread, treats, and soups with locally sourced ingredients. 2 Scoop Steve ice cream shop and café is a must stop along your Kootenay Lake Route adventure.

Dairy Queen
1804 Canyon Street Creston BC

Dairy Queen is one of the most well-known ice cream establishments in North America with the first store opened for business in 1940. You’ll find all of your favorites including Blizzards, dipped cones, Sundays and more, available year round. The Creston Dairy Queen is one of the backbones of town life, supporting many worthy causes including Miracle Treat Day, Thursday, August 9th. Proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating Dairy Queen locations will be donated to BC Children’s Hospital, one of 14 Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada. Always awesome, the Creston Valley Dairy Queen will never disappoint.

Happy Trails Ice Cream Parlour
1213 Canyon Street Creston BC

Located in the heart of Creston sits a blast from the past. Very reminiscent of Ice cream Parlours of the 1960’s, this quaint shop will always bring you back for more. Whether it’s their generous cones or their creative Sundays, your curiosity will get the best of you. Described as “coconutty chocolatey deliciousness” the Son of a Sasquatch feature Sunday is goosebumpy good. Take in the town while you enjoy your cone with their outdoor seating, or cool off inside the parlour. You’ll be in ice cream heaven when you visit Happy Trails Ice Cream Parlour.

Stone Cold Ice Cream
6255 Highway 3-A Wynndel BC

As you journey up the scenic lake road, just past the Wynndel Store is Stone Cold ice cream. They boast 32 Island Farm flavors including vegan options and a beautiful park-like setting that can occupy your time for hours. Very family and pet-friendly children enjoy the playhouse, toys, and cooling off with their cone in the bubbling stone or sprinklers set up for the youngsters and young at heart. Whether it’s classics such as bubble gum, or unique flavors such as raspberry sorbet you’ll find it at Stone Cold Ice Cream. Stop in. Chill out, and Rock on at Stone Cold Ice cream in Wynndel BC.

But wait! There’s more! These are only a drop in the ice cream bucket if you’re craving Ice cream in the Creston Valley. More ice cream treats can be found at various locations throughout the valley.

For Screamers (soft ice cream and slushie) visit Highway Cabins Convenience Store and gas bar, Paul’s Superette, and the Wynndel Store offer screamers. Additional ice cream cones can be found at Mountain Park Resort (hard ice cream) and Crawford Bay R.V. Park.

The sky’s the limit for ice cream choices along the Creston Valley Kootenay Lake route, so bring your appetite and chill out in one of the most naturally spectacular areas on the planet.