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 I need is a quick day hike. We don't always have time to bid civilization farewell, which is why having a local escape is so convenient!

At last the days are growing longer and Spring is just around the corner. Before leaping into spring take a look back at the winter wonderland the Creston Valley - Kootenay Lake had to offer.
There is nothing that can quite compare to the feeling of joy one gets while breaking through the gloomy mid-winter cloud cover into the bluebird skies high above on the Kootenay Pass. Ski touring paradise can be found in the 1133 hectare, Stagleap Park, 46.6 km west of Creston, BC on Hwy 3.
With consistent snowfall, mild winter temperatures, and staging areas located at elevation, snowmobiling on the Salmo-Creston Pass is a favorite riding area for many.
Experience the energetic live music scene in the Creston Valley in a variety of venues from an outdoor stage to up-close intimate settings. 
When temperatures soar, nothing brings relief in the Kootenays like a refreshing dip in the water. The clean fresh waters in the Kootenays are some of the best to swim in.
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.
Explore the Creston Valley - Kootenay Lake with this 3-Day Outdoor Enthusiast Exploration Itinerary.
Explore local food and wine in the Creston Valley - Kootenay Lake with the 3-Day Local Food & Wine Aficionado Itinerary.