Riondel, BC. Riondel, East Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, Canada

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Riondel, BC
Kootenay Lake

Originally know as Hendryx, this community was settled because of a very productive silver, lead and zinc mine, know as the Bluebell Mine.

From 1895 to 1929 the population was stable, but with the closure of the mine the population dwindled until in 1943 there were only 22 left. In 1950 the mine re-opened, and the population soared to almost 300 within three years.

The expansion of the mine required more electricity and in 1952 Cominco built the power lines across the lake, bring power to the East Shore without the use of generators. Riondel continued to be a bustling, thriving town until the closing of the mine once again in 1972.

The community then became a popular retirement community and at one time had more seniors per capita than any other postal code in Canada.

The village today has a population of approximately 400 people, a lakeshore campground, beach, community centre, playground, 9-hole golf course, grocery and liquor store, cafe, pub and medical clinic.

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Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce
Box 120, Crawford Bay, BC V0B 1E0
Phone: 250-227-9267 (summer only) or
250-227-9315 (year-round)
Fax: 250-227-9441

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Riondel, BC. Riondel, East Kootenay Lake, British Columbia, Canada