Locally known as the East Shore, our area lies between the lofty mountains and the water of southern Kootenay Lake, off major tourist routes. Protected by the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges in south eastern British Columbia, it is sparsely populated and has remained relatively unspoiled. Thickly forested mountains, all kinds of wildlife, star filled night skies, pure air and water provide solace to the souls of residents and visitors alike seeking refuge from the fast paced modern life.  Enjoy the relaxed culture of the Kootenay Lake Valley.

Craft, Art & Music

A wide variety of quality craft and art, music events, art galleries.

Year-round recreation

In a moderate climate where Kootenay Lake doesn’t freeze: boating, golfing, hiking, fishing, swimming, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Stay awhile

Find your ideal location: camp, rent a cabin or stay in an interesting Bed & Breakfast – historic or modern.

Delicious food

 Taste our excellent and diverse food. The East shore offers excellent dining for any budget.

Join Now!

The Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce has an active membership and has changed meetings to the third Monday of every month, October through June. The cost to join is still only $95 for one year for a small business. Join us in building our community and sharing the many benefits! 

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