Family Fun: A Three Day Itinerary
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.
DAY 1 CRESTON
After a breakfast fuel up, drive to the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and Trails for a self-guided tour of the thriving wetlands. The wetland is of international importance, as the area is visited by over 100,000 migrating water birds every year. Year-round trail access allows access to the area by hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Next, head over to the Creston Museum to discover the stories on industries, the people, and the activities that built the communities of the Creston Valley. Learn about Creston’s wacky time zone. Hear the stories of “The Great Railway Race” and the “Great Creston Bank Robbery.”
Once finished, take a drive out to Truscott Farms or Wloka Farms and pick up a selection of delicious local produce to munch on at Centennial Park, where the kids can play in the Splash Park and parents can relax in the shade with a book.
Finish the evening at one of the many family restaurants in downtown Creston, before heading back to your accommodations.
DAY 2 EAST SHORE
After breakfast in Creston, meander up Highway 3A on Kootenay Lake and take a tour of The Glass House located 25 miles north of Creston. Enjoy the scenery, flowers, and history of this unique site. This impressive house contains 1,200 feet of floor space on two levels with 500,000 glass bottles.
Continue your drive along Hwy 3A to Crawford Bay where you can enjoy lunch at the Black Salt Café and visit The Artisans of Crawford Bay, where you will find a variety of artisans of various mediums working in their studios producing beautiful works of art.
After lunch take the kids to burn off some energy at the large outdoor playground in Crawford Bay before heading to the Crawford Bay or Riondel Beaches for some swimming in Kootenay Lake and sunbathing on its shores.
DAY 3 YAHK-KITCHENER
After breakfast drive 20 mins on Hwy 3 south to Yahk to enjoy a picnic and a day of outdoor activities in Yahk Provincial Park. Yahk Park was established in 1956 to provide camping and picnicking opportunities for the travelling public.
Before leaving Yahk, stop in at the Yahk Soap & Candle Co - a cute soap shop famous for its pet goats Walter, Toot, and Buttin. Handmade soap, bath products, and skincare are available in the gift shop. If you are hungry be sure to visit Two Scoop Steve and the Yahk Mountain Café for a treat before you leave.