East Shore

Kootenay Bay, at the South End of Kootenay Lake, is the gateway to the artisan communities all along the shores of Kootenay Lake, from Crawford Bay to Wynndel. Campgrounds and resorts, general stores, golf courses, glass houses, marinas, parks, and small communities will capture interest as you journey along the scenic highway #3A.

Riondel

Just north of Kootenay Bay is the small community of Riondel. A general store, pub, summer artisan shop and 9 hole golf course are available, and the community campground overlooking Kootenay Lake is a popular day-trip and overnight destination. The Yasodhara Ashram features retreats and day visits on their peaceful and beautiful grounds. 

Kootenay Bay

The eastern ferry landing is the gateway to the East Shore. You'll find Ladybug Coffee, Boccalino Restaurant, Motel & Cabins, and nearby camping at private facilities and Pilot Bay Provincial Park. The park is also a great spot for gentle hikes along the shoreline with rewarding lookouts along the way. 

Crawford Bay

A constellation of handcrafted artisans in Crawford Bay include North Woven Broom, Barefoot Handweaving, Dog Patch Pottery, Kootenay Forge, Black Salt Cafe, and La Gala Jewelry. Championship golf at Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, hiking, mountain biking, remote campgrounds, a winery, galleries, unique general stores and roadside attractions provide plenty to see and do.

Gray Creek

The historic Gray Creek General Store is a must see, and the gateway to the seasonal Gray Creek Pass between Kootenay Lake and Kimberly. The Lakeview has accommodation, food, beverages, and marina.

Boswell

Best known for the Glass House attraction on the road side, this small settlement is just a few minutes from Lockhart Creek Provincial Park

Destiny Bay

A secluded resort and general store make this a relaxing stop or a superb place to spend a few days and enjoy the solitude of Kootenay Lake.

Kuskanook

At the south end of Kootenay Lake is the Kuskanook Harbour, the nearest boat launch and marina to Creston. 

Wynndel

Just south of Kootenay Lake is the small community of Wynndel, featuring a winery, general store, and beautiful views overlooking Duck Lake and the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area. 

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