to 1902, Kootenay Bay was only a flag stop for the paddle
wheelers, which nosed right up onto the pebble beach there.
1908 there was a pack trail to Crawford Bay and Gray Creek,
which was upgraded to a wagon trail in 1912, but the steep
terrain kept Kootenay Bay quite isolated.
During the 1920's and 30's there were about 25 permanent residents,
most of whom were ranchers and fruit growers. Today, Kootenay
Bay continues to offer hospitality to the traveling public,
and is home to about 100 people.
are restaurants and accommodations in motel, cabins, B&B
or a private campground. Excellent hiking trails begin just
a few kilometres away at Pilot Bay.
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Lake Chamber of Commerce
Box 120, Crawford Bay, BC V0B 1E0
Phone: 250-227-9267 (summer only) or