Best Summer Activities in BC

Kootenay Lake shines in the summer with endless summer activities, from dawn to dusk. Arts and culture are alive with street performances, outdoor art installations, murals, summer activities and festivals. Acclaimed events, including Shambhala Music Festival, Starbelly Jam, and the Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival, mix spectacular backdrops with unforgettable sounds. Outdoor markets in multiple communities feature locally and organically grown produce with unique crafts and finds. Warm weather invites visitors to relax on sandy beaches and enjoy water sports on lakes and rivers. Hiking and mountain biking season is in full swing with epic alpine vistas and twisting descents. Enjoy locally brewed craft beers, freshly picked fruits and vegetables and innovative cuisine on sunny patios. You will never run out of things to do in the summer here.

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