Swimming

Swimming

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...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area

Located in the centre of Creston, this world-class, award winning facility is a community hub of activity for recreation, entertainment, and events.

Indoor facilities include a lap and leisure pool...

Nature and Recreation
Creston and Area
Located in the centre of Creston, this world-class, award winning pool and fitness centre includes a lap and leisure pool with hot tub and steam room; a fitness center with...
Health and Wellness
Crawford Bay and Area
The East Shore is made up of eight quaint artistic communities Riondel, Kootenay Bay, Crawford Bay, Gray Creek, Boswell, Sirdar, Sanca, and Kuskanook that wind along the shores of Kootenay...
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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...

Nature and Recreation
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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...

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When temperatures soar, nothing brings relief in the Kootenays like a refreshing dip in the water. Some prefer swimming in the many rivers and creeks n the valley, while others...
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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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Take the plunge in water shared by Sasquatch. This geologically diverse area offers interesting and unique opportunities for cooling off in natural waters. Do you love to dip in a...
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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
Crawford Bay and Area

Pilot Peninsula is an easy 12 km shoreline hike along Kootenay Lake through the Pilot Bay Provincial Park, providing access to to multiple beaches along a wide well maintained trail...

Nature and Recreation
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...

Nature and Recreation
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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...
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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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