Crawford Bay, Luke Lewis of Northern Woven Broom Co., Photo Destination BC Kari Medig

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Crawford Bay

Situated on the shore of beautiful Kootenay Lake, Crawford Bay is popular for fishing, kayaking and canoeing and many other water sports. Take a stroll and visit some of the unique artisans including a blacksmith, barefoot handweaving, broom-making, pottery and more. An abundance of trails provides opportunities for hiking as well as mountain biking. The golf course has excellent golfing amid scenic surroundings in the summer and becomes cross-country trails in the winter. This area is teaming with birds and at the south end of the lake is the Creston Wildlife Management Area which is well worth a visit.

The Kootenay Forge, which is housed in this region, has become Canada’s leading producer of quality, hand-forged accessories. In addition, watching the smiths at work has become a great experience for locals and visitors alike.

Location

Located on Highway 3A near the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake, just 10 km (6 mi) east of the eastern terminal from the Kootenay Lake Ferry at Kootenay Bay, 76 km (47 mi) north of Creston.

A Step Back in Time

Crawford Bay is named after “White Man Jim” Crawford, a trapper and gold prospector who lived in the community until his death in 1914.

Contact Information

Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce

Crawford Bay & Nearby Accommodations

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Kokanee Chalets, Motel, RV Park & Campground

Kokanee Chalets, Motel, RV Park & Campground

Crawford Bay

Resting on the East Shore of beautiful Kootenay Lake, Kokanee Chalets is surrounded by a friendly community and lush forests. We welcome children and pets to join in on the holiday as there are many activities for all guests. Enjoy the beautiful sun on our private pebble beach, only a five minute wa ... Read more
The Lakeview

The Lakeview

Gray Creek

Nestled amongst towering trees with picturesque views, The Lakeview is an ideal destination to unwind in the natural wilderness. We are situated on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, surrounded by open space for guests to enjoy the great outdoors. Experience the many activities offered at our resort, ... Read more
Gatehouse-On-The-Point

Gatehouse-On-The-Point

Kaslo

Honeymoon seclusion and comfort for any two non-smokers on a quiet, idyllic lakefront property. Fully self-contained cottage with stunning views out every window, a special queen bed, a full kitchen and bath, and a covered porch overlooking the lake. A lakeside deck offers privacy, beauty and quiet ... Read more
Birch Grove RV Park & Marina

Birch Grove RV Park & Marina

Nelson

Near Nelson, famous for most restaurants per capita in Canada. Ainsworth Hot Springs, golf courses, zip lining, hiking/biking trails, artisans and markets. Spectacular views, wildlife, bird watching, Kokanee spawning, fishing off docks, swimming, boating, kayaking. Well-maintained grounds, beach, qu ... Read more
Kaslo Municipal Campground

Kaslo Municipal Campground

Kaslo

Located adjacent to lake shore beach and playground in historic Kaslo. Tent and RV sites, shaded, hot showers and an easy walk to the SS Moyie and our charming Victorian downtown. Attendant on site. ... Read more
Nelson City Campground

Nelson City Campground

Nelson

The Nelson City Campground offers visitors access to a forested, natural environment in an urban setting. Located on High Street, just east of downtown Nelson, the campground is centrally located and an easy walk to shopping, parks, and beach. Offers shared laundry, all-weather cooking facilities an ... Read more
Schroeder Creek Resort

Schroeder Creek Resort

Kaslo

Discover the beauty of the Kootenays at Schroeder Creek Resort! Situated on Kootenay Lake, we have breathtaking views of the serene lake which offers fantastic fishing! Our beautiful treed campground offers a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for guests to relax and unwind. We offer full service RV, ... Read more
Alpine Inn & Suites

Alpine Inn & Suites

Nelson

On a picturesque hilltop setting, Alpine Inn & Suites invites guests to stay at their Swiss-style, family oriented, dog friendly inn. Located one minute away from downtown Nelson, guests have easy access to local shops and restaurants. Offering 30 updated, modern rooms, guests can choose from Standa ... Read more
Cool Waters RV Park

Cool Waters RV Park

Nelson

Cool Waters RV park is located in a valley about 5 minutes south of beautiful Nelson BC. The property has a creek running through it, 20 minutes from the local ski hill, has a great number of mountain bike trails within close proximity. The RV park has select amenities, including wireless internet, ... Read more
Arrow Mountain RV Park

Arrow Mountain RV Park

Creston

24 spacious full-service lots all with a view of the magnificent Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Creston offers plenty of wilderness, orchards, vineyards, fishing, etc. Go play, enjoy, relax and explore this hidden gem of the Kootenays. ... Read more
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