Outdoor Adventure

Mountains and rivers and lakes, oh my!

Whatever adventure means to you, you’re close to it in the Creston Valley. Reach great heights in the Purcell and Selkirk mountains, cascade down the Kootenay and Goat Rivers, float along Duck Lake and Kootenay Lake, and discover endless sparkling streams and crystalline alpine lakes. Hiking trails in the area vary from short to long and level to steep, so anyone can get out to enjoy our great outdoors. And rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and water-skiing happen just minutes from downtown Creston, on the Kootenay River. There’s something for everyone here, year round.  Check out our DAY HIKES map available at the Creston Visitor Centre and various locations in the valley.

Go fish in Duck Lake, renowned for its abundant Bass, in summer or winter – there’s ice fishing from December through February. Troll for Dolly Varden, Kokanee salmon, and rainbow trout in Kootenay Lake. Relax with fly fishing in Goat River. If hunting calls to you, you can find waterfowl and large game nearby.

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Backcountry buffs can make use of the countless logging roads and trails for ATVs, backcountry hiking, and camping. Kootenay Pass offers spectacular snowmobiling and ski touring. The mind-boggling snow can make for hazardous conditions, so be prepared, safe, and considerate whenever you head into the powder.  For more information, check out BACKCOUNTRYSKIINGCANADA.COM


 BC offers a host of exceptional recreation opportunities. While some of the Province’s most spectacular recreation features are located in parks, many more recreation resources are found in the rugged and real backcountry.

(250) 428-4342
121 NW Blvd Hwy 3


Kuskanook Harbour is ran by the Kuskanook Harbour Society. This is a pay-per-launch site located on Kootenay Lake 27km north of Creston, it is friendly to any kayaks, canoes or boats wanting to explore the beautiful Kootenay Lake.

(250) 866-5723
Box 102
Creston  BC  V0B 1G0


Hiking trails in the area vary from short to long and level to steep, so anyone can get out to enjoy our great outdoors. There is an active Trails organization in the valley working on new hikes.



provides the kayaks and gear needed for an enjoyable trip on the Kootenay River. Our kayak fleet is made up of single, sit-inside, recreational kayaks that are designed for roominess and stability. Our shuttle service will pick you up at our central meeting spot and deliver you to the launch site. At the end of your trip we will pick you up and return you to the central meeting spot.

(250) 402-3293
Creston  BC


Easy, 24/7 access to kilometres of flat-top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view a large diversity of wildlife. Year round trail access allows visitors to access the area by hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Self-guided walking trails, covered multi level viewing towers and boardwalk trails provide the ideal means to explore the Area.

1760 West Creston Rd
Creston  BC  V0B1G0

Pilot Bay Resort & Charter Services

Experience Kootenay Lake fishing for world class Gerrard Rainbow and Dolly Varden. Your charter includes a clean, 24´ cruiser with bathroom, high quality fishing equipment and professional fishing guide. Pilot Bay Resort offers half and full day charters.

(250) 227-9441
16961 Pilot Bay Road
Kootenay Bay  BC  V0B 1X0