After getting some breakfast and packing a lunch, drive out to the Kootenay-Columbia Discover Centre located 11 km west of Creston off Hwy 3 in the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. Take a guided walking tour with a naturalist through the wetlands of the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.


There’s no shortage of family fun along the Creston Valley - Kootenay Lake Route. From Riondel to Yahk there are plenty of family-friendly activities.


Fish ON! 

There is nothing quite like fishing in the Kootenays. Whether you are a hardcore angler, or a family looking to have some fun, the clean running streams, lakes and rivers surrounding the Creston Valley will give you hours of enjoyment.

With endless trails leading into the beautiful Selkirk and Purcell mountains cradling the Creston Valley, ATV enthusiasts will find themselves begging for more time to explore all that the valley has to offer aboard their side by side, ATV, or dirt bike.

During the summer months, nothing beats a dip in the cooling waters of Kootenay Lake and sunbathing on the beach. There are several stunning public beaches to choose from. These beaches are free to the public with no parking or entrance fees.

The Kuskanook Rest Area and Boat Launch offers the closest fully serviced access to Kootenay Lake from Creston. It's more than just a boat launch as there is a beautiful beach on the south side well worth visiting.