Swimming Kootenay Lake

Swimming

The natural beauty of the Kootenay Lake will entice you throughout your journey along the Route. Make sure to carve out some time to enjoy the sandy beaches and invigorating water.

Crawford Bay and Area

This is a lovely, uncrowded and rare sand beach just five minutes within Crawford Bay itself.

The wide, shallow beach boasts the warmest water on the East Shore of Kootenay...

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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...

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Crawford Bay and Area

This is a beautiful pebble beach next to the Ferry Landing. It can accommodate many beach goers but few people use it. Bathrooms, picnic tables and garbage cans are located...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Creston and Area

A small, unmaintained beach on the south side of the Kuskanook Harbour, this beach offers the closest access to Kootenay Lake from Creston and is popular with locals during height...

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Crawford Bay and Area

Located 40 KM north of Creston, The beach at Lockhart Beach Provincial park is a fine sand, pebble beach excellent for families with easy access from the highway and expansive...

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Crawford Bay and Area

Mackie Beach is a small south-facing community park and beach with course sand and lots of sunshine in Boswell.

THe beach is just north o the Public Boat Launch with...

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Yahk and Area

The Moyie River is a 92-mile long tributary of the Kootenai River in Idaho and British Columbia. The Moyie River is part of the Columbia River basin, being a tributary...

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Crawford Bay and Area

One of the few remaining public beach campgrounds on the lake, this beautiful pebble beach is ideal for families.

The beach also offers fabulous views north over the lake...

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Creston and Area

Just 25 minutes from Creston, Twin Bays is a rare sand beach with easy access for drop-off, making it the most popular beach on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake,...

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