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Creston and Area

A popular hiking trail on the west side of the Creston Valley with expansive views of the valley floor and the skimmerhorn mountains in the distance, this is a must-do...

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Creston and Area

Along with a fully-serviced vacation home rental and RV sites on five acres of rolling hills and backing to a forest, Blacktail Ridge Lodge also offers full and half-day chartered...

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Crawford Bay and Area

The Crawford Bay Wetlands Trail is an easily accessibly trail that meanders through the wetlands and along the beaches at the mouth of Crawford Bay, within the new Crawford Bay Regional...

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Creston and Area
A celebration of birds, art, and the agriculture of the Creston Valley taking place annually, the second weekend in May. This special event hosts presentations, hikes, field trips and tours...
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Creston and Area

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a  lush wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston. Easy, year-round access to kilometrers of flat-top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view...

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Creston and Area
The Creston Valley consists of several thriving communities, Wynndel, Lower Kootenay Band, Erickson, Canyon, Lister, Arrow Creek and Kitchener. Start your journey with a visit to the Creston Valley Visitor...
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Crawford Bay and Area

At the northwest corner of Kianuko Provincial Park, Haystack Mountain Trail is a relatively accessible back-country hike that follows along Sanca Creek before opening up into at a serene...

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First Hike Of The Season On Billy Goat Bluffs - Creston's Newest Trail! by Ilana Cameron As much as I do enjoy a multi-day trek through the mountains, sometimes all...
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Creston and Area

Ka Papa Cedars Trail is a new loop trail located on Highway 3, toward Kootenay Pass. The trail wanders through an old growth Cedar Grove, affectionately named Ralph's Grove.

To get here from...

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Creston and Area

Offering environmental education and awareness programs at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, a 17,000-acre wetland. Naturalists onsite seasonally to deliver guided canoe and walking tours and a variety of...

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Creston and Area

As beautiful as its namesake, the Ladyslipper Orchid, this trail offers a moderately challenging afternoon hike in a mostly shaded environment.

To get there turn off Lakeview-Arrow Creek Rd onto...

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Crawford Bay and Area

The Lockhart Creek Provincial Park Trail follows the north side of Lockhart Creek gaining about 800 metres of elevation over a three-hour hike. An old cabin site about two hours...

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Creston and Area
I find it easy to assume that the vast Kootenay backcountry is a portal to another time. Not even all that long ago, the Ktunaxa peoples roamed the forests, using...
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Crawford Bay and Area

This trail takes you up to Mount Loki, the tallest mountain on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, providing spectacular views of Kooteny Lake and Kaslo to the west, Riondel...

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Crawford Bay and Area

This trail provides access to Plaid Lake, a large lake in an alpine basin ringed with significant ridge systems below Mt.Crawford. Spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the West Arm...

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Creston and Area

Part of the Creston Community Forest’s trail network on Mount Thompson, the Thompson Pack Trail is a 4.7 km (one-way) trail that parallels and meanders along Sullivan Creek. This...

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Creston and Area

The Thompson Rim Trail is the iconic Creston Valley hike, allowing hikers to do most of the hard work from their 4x4s before trekking on foot along the ridge of...

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