CVKL Boating, Lakes and Rivers, Canoeing and Kayaking

Boating

Escape the heat on a hot, summer day by enjoying time on the unrivalled Kootenay Lake, stretching along the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake Route. Along the road find numerous access points to lake, whether its for boating, canoeing, kayaking, wildlife viewing or simply to spend the day on the beach.

Applies to all regions

One of the few remaining public launch sites on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, this popular harbour and launch is a free-of-charge public recreational facility.

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a  lush wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston.  It stretches for 7,000 hectares (17,000 acres) from the southeast tip of Kootenay...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

Part of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area, Duck Lake area consists of a 1,500 hectare lake (Duck Lake), the Kootenay River, a series of nesting areas and a...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

From it's headwaters in Kianuko Provincial Park, the Goat River rises in the central Purcell Mountains just west of Mallaindane Pass and flows largely south until meeting Kitchener Creek. From...

Nature and Recreation
Crawford Bay and Area

Just south of Kootenay Lake ferry on Pilot Bay Road, this public boat launch is well sheltered from the winds that can come from the south and north on Kootenay...

Nature and Recreation
Applies to all regions

The incredibly peaceful and scenic Kootenay Lake is a long, narrow and deep fjord-like lake located between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges and is one of the largest...

Nature and Recreation
Crawford Bay and Area

Part of the larger Kootenay Lake park, the Midge Creek site is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) south of Balfour, on the southwest shore of Kootenay Lake across from Sanca...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

High in the Rocky Mountains, the Kootenay River begins its journey, carving a route through the Rocky Mountain trench into Montana before making a wide loop through Idaho and then...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

The closest boat launch and marina to Creston, the site is maintained by the Kuskanook Harbour Society, which sells annual memberships for the marina as well as one time launch...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

Located along the waters of likely the calmest section of the Kootenay River, the old ferry landing site has for a long time been a launching point for all sorts...

Nature and Recreation
Crawford Bay and Area

This park is the safest harbour on Kootenay Lake where boaters often gather to weather out the summer storms. The water is warm in the bay for swimming and some...

Nature and Recreation