Kootenay Lake is the largest inland lake in BC.  It’s 156 km (97 mi) long and ranges from 2 km (1.24 mi) to 6 km (3.72 mi) wide, and the water is some of the cleanest and clearest on the planet.  There’s nothing like being out in the middle of the lake on a hot day and diving off the boat!

Explore the nooks and crannies of the lake, and discover your own personal beach for the day. Ancient native pictographs can be found in over two dozen sites around the lake. Try on your fishing hat, or challenge yourself by water-skiing. A quiet paddle in a kayak or a canoe instead is a lovely way to enjoy the scenery too. To hear an osprey call is a simple delight.

Canada Boating Regulations

Nautical Charts

Boating in BC

Boat Safety and Regulations

Canoeing and Kayaking