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Kootenay Lake Information

About Kootenay Lake

Kootenay Lake, part of the Kootenay River in British Columbia, is a popular summer tourist destination. The construction of the Corra Linn Dam helped the water levels rise, which provides flood control to the region. The nearby town of Nelson is a hub of activity, offering shopping, dining, and outdoor recreation. This naturally beautiful destination is sure to satisfy your taste for adventure and relaxation!

Things to do in Kootenay Lake

Nearby mountains and Provincial Parks create a multitude of opportunities for outdoor exploration. In the summer, try taking a biking tour through West Canada Bike Tours. Fishing for Rainbow Trout is a popular activity, and several fishing charter companies will help you enjoy an afternoon on the lake. Additionally, there are a multitude of hiking and jogging trails in the immediate vicinity. There are over 25 world-renowned 18-hole golf courses, and helicopter charters are available to take advantage of the brilliant scenery. In the winter, go skiing at Whitewater Ski Resort. There are also many nearby opportunities for snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and snowmobiling. Nearby wineries, such as Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery, are a perfect warm-weather getaway for the adults. Finally, spas and hot springs are a wonderful way to wind down after a full day of exploring.

Day Trips from Kootenay Lake

Nelson, a charming mountain town, an hour and a half from Kootenay Lake. There are over 350 heritage buildings, which bring the region’s history to life. Known for its arts and culture scene, Nelson is home to several theatres and a wide variety of public art. Many Provincial Parks are within a day’s drive of Kootenay Lake. With Canada’s 150th Birthday coming up, all park fees are waived for 2017! Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, one of the oldest provincial parks in British Columbia, is a stunning mountain-filled destination. It is a two-and-a-half-hour drive along the coast of Kootenay Lake, making the journey almost as exciting as the destination. Slocan Lake, also two and a half hours away, is home to amazing Trout fishing and hiking. Its proximity to Valhalla Provincial Park make it a rugged and exquisite natural beauty.

Accommodation in Kootenay Lake

There are nearly 300 vacation rentals near Kootenay Lake on Tripping.com. Choose a rustic cabin along the water, or a sleek townhouse in Newton. Use the Filter tool to find the amenities you need to enjoy your vacation home, like a fireplace to cozy up next to after a day of skiing or decks with Adirondack chairs to take in the scenic mountain vistas. Let Tripping take the stress out of vacation planning!

Transportation in Kootenay Lake

Kelowna International Airport, 200 miles away, is the closest airport to Kootenay Lake. The best way to travel through the Kootenay region is by car, and there are rentals available at the airport. Kootenay Lake has a year-round, free ferry that transports cars and travelers to the other side. Additionally, in the summer months, bike rental companies provide the means to see this beautiful Canadian mountain town on two wheels.

Vacation Rentals in Kootenay Lake

Find the best Kootenay Lake vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 393 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Kootenay Lake range from $25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 349 homes in Kootenay Lake offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 28 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 270 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Kootenay Lake offers 145 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.

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