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Newgate

The small community of Newgate is situated off the beaten path on Lake Kookanusa, near the Canada-US Border in the Canadian Rockies. The area is dry and sunny and offers excellent water activities on the lake including swimming, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Fishing for kokanee is popular with anglers. Walking or hiking on the many trails is available in nearby  Kikomun Creek Provincial Park which is home to many endangered plants. Lake Kookanusa is 144 km long and is a reservoir created when a dam was built on the Kootenay River in Montana in the USA.

Wide shot of campsite at the Sunshine Houseboat Rentals in Newgate.

Location

Located near the Canada-US Border at the terminus of the Wardner Newgate Rd. There is no crossing to the US from here.  Traveling south on Hwy 3 Fernie is 81 km (50 mi) from Newgate or 102 km (64 mi) south east from Cranbrook. From Hwy 3 follow signs for Kikomun-Newgate Road.

A Step Back in Time

Very little is known about the history of this small community.

Contact Information

Kootenay Rockies Tourism

Newgate & Nearby Accommodations

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Golden Golf Club RV Park
Sunshine Houseboat Vacations

Sunshine Houseboat Vacations

Newgate

Maximum 6 People. Reduced rate of 50% for Seniors and persons with Disabilities (\*A person with disabilities is required to provide picture ID and must be designated as a Person With Disabilities under the BC Employment and Assistance Program). No reservations taken. Maximum length of stay 14 conse ... More Details
Red Tree Lodge

Red Tree Lodge

Fernie

With a central location in Fernie, Red Tree Lodge offers 43 comfortable guest rooms and an informed staff to create an enjoyable and relaxing visit. At our hotel we provide a variety of amenities, including complimentary breakfast snack, free WiFi, indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, guest kitchen ... More Details
Fernie RV Resort

Fernie RV Resort

Fernie

This resort is nestled beside the majestic Elk River in picturesque Fernie, BC. It offers current state of the industry facilities, services and is designed to accommodate a complete range of recreational vehicles from the smallest to the most sophisticated plus an area for tent camping. The resort ... More Details
Fort Steele Resort & RV Park

Fort Steele Resort & RV Park

Fort Steele

Nestled in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, Fort Steele Resort & RV Park is an ideal destination for guests wanting a relaxing and peaceful vacation. With endless recreational activities and wonderful weather, you will be returning year after year with the whole family. At our campground we have b ... More Details
Cranbrook/St. Eugene KOA

Cranbrook/St. Eugene KOA

Cranbrook

Situated at the beautiful St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino surrounded by picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains, St. Eugene RV Park is a great destination for campers to enjoy the perks of resort amenities while sleeping in nature. The RV Park offers deluxe riverfront sites, both back-in and pull-t ... More Details
Mountain Shadows Campground

Mountain Shadows Campground

Sparwood

Nestled in a cozy forested setting just minutes from Sparwood, Mountain Shadows Campground offers fantastic family-oriented camping. We offer a variety of 63 serviced sites, ranging from tent, trailer and RV sites. For your convenience and comfort, we provide full hookup with water, power and some s ... More Details
Kimberley Riverside Campground

Kimberley Riverside Campground

Kimberley

Beautiful family campground located on the stunning St. Mary River. 8.5 km from Kimberley city centre. New for 2021: Rental RVs and glamping tents. Play our 18-hole mini-golf course and enjoy unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities. Make memories at the Kimberley Riverside Campground. ... More Details
Skookumchuck Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, Skookumchuck Motel & RV Park is a fantastic location for guests travelling or wanting to unwind in nature. Near the Kootenay River, our RV lots accommodate for smaller RVs, fifth wheels and trailers. Pull-thru sites and full hookups with 30 amp electric, water an ... More Details
Springbrook Motel & RV Park

Springbrook Motel & RV Park

Skookumchuck

Nestled on the banks of the Kootenay River, Springbrook Resort is a perfect setting for any seasonal getaway, reunion or wedding. Located in the heart of the Rockies, use Springbrook Resort as your centre to explore the wilderness or relax in paradise. Our motel provides you with comfortable beds, k ... More Details
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