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Explore Lakes & Rivers on your Kootenay Road Trip

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Crawford Bay

Crawford Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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Kootenay Lake is an ideal lake for paddling. There are several great places along the lake to rent SUPs, kayaks, or canoes.

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Kaslo

Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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You'll also find plenty of lakefront parks and beaches for swimming and playing along the shores of Kootenay Lake.

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Nelson

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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Nancy Greene Lake located just outside of Rossland is a popular destination for fishing, picnicking, walking, swimming & paddling.

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Nancy Greene Lake

4.8 star(6 Google reviews)

Kootenay Boundary, BC

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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The Columbia River is also home to the Trail Wave, which has become popular with adrenaline seeking surfers.

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Trail

Trail, British Columbia, Canada

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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Gyro Park, in Trail BC, is located along the banks of the Columbia River and is a popular location for cooling off on hot summer days.

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Gyro Park

4.6 star(187 Google reviews)

234 Park Rd
Trail, BC

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Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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The Columbia River is an anglers paradise and offers world-class four-season sport fishing.

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Columbia River

4.6 star(901 Google reviews)

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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You can find plenty of beautiful walking trails that will show off our waterways like Fletcher Falls or the Kaslo River Trail.

location_onKaslo, BC
Photo: Ashley Voykin

Kaslo

Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada

Did you know, Kootenay Lake is one of the largest lakes in British Columbia?! Our waterways are perfect for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle), canoeing, leisurely boat rides and of course, fishing. Plan you #kootenayroadtrip.

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