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Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Day 7 – Kokanee Creek Provincial Park to Nelsons’ Lakeside Park Satisfied, Very Satisfied After seven days of paddling Kootenay Lake, with an unwavering crew of five and 150 determined paddlers, what do I say that captures it all? Perhaps this storys’ cover photo sums it up best,... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Day 6 – Balfour to Kokanee Creek Provincial Park Living in Paradise “I live in paradise: fishing in my front yard, golfing in my backyard”, said our fishing guide this morning at 4:30am as we fished on Kootenay Lake. Or more specifically, fished the Outlet at Balfour... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Ainsworth Hot Springs to Balfour Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Today was an 8am start, with 10 paddlers, for a 16km paddle to Balfour. I was apprehensive about the day’s paddle. I’m not sure what it’s like to paddle on the ocean, but I do know that the water at the bluffs by Coffee Creek and... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Woodbury Resort and Marina to Ainsworth Hot Springs Surprising. That’s the best word to describe today. Within the first hour we went from swirling winds and unsteady waves to glass-like settings where we were able to chase the clouds reflecting in the water (not many clouds out there though).... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Day 3 – Kaslo to Woodbury Resort Why does one wake up so early when it is so quiet outside? (photo taken from my room at the Kaslo Hotel - sunrise)  My cozy quiet bedroom overlooking Kootenay Lake had me unaware of the wind and waves crashing down at Moyie Beach where... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Day 2  - Schroeder Creek Resort to the Village of Kaslo We broke all the golden rules of the Kootenays and left this morning on time, at 8am from our heavenly camping spot at Schroeder Creek Resort. 17 paddlers with kayaks, SUPs and even a sail on a canoe that was guided by Yoda, with Fred... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Day 1 - Davis Creek Provincial Park to Schroeder Creek Resort Some days in life are better than others and today was one of those days I’ll remember for a long time. After almost a year of planning, today was when it all came together, and it was definitely worth the hard work.... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Steve Kerr — Shaping a Life on Kootenay Lake You look at the trajectory — from a small Quebec town, similar in many ways to Nelson, through Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains, a short detour in the Okanagan finally settling in Nelson — and it's easy to see a person who is shaping his life... Read More
Kootenay Lake paddle
Kootenay Lake paddle
Kootenay Lake
Hi, I’m Dianna Ducs, executive director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism. I was inspired to paddle Kootenay Lake from Bruce Kirby’s paddle from Vancouver to Victoria. If you haven’t watched, I recommend it: it is inspiring. So, I took the idea to my board of directors at Nelson Kootenay Lake... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Ainsworth Hot Springs: Just a few miles south of Kaslo, nestled in a geothermic niche surrounded by ancient mountains and a view of Kootenay Lake that makes you a little bit happier to be on this earth. Ainsworth Hot Springs: community, wilderness area, historic site. Ainsworth Hot... Read More

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