Kootenay Lake is a 400-quare-kilometer lake on the Kootenay River nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges. It’s the largest body of fresh water in Southern British Columbia and is home to the Corra Linn Dam located at the outflow of the river. Just upriver beyond the dam is the Bonnington Falls, which is home to a few hydroelectric dams.
Kootenay Lake is long and relatively narrow, at 104 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide. Within 2.5 miles of its shores are 11 small towns. Kootenay Lake Realtor Greg Gritchin of Kootenay Connection grew up in the region and is an expert at finding clients the perfect properties, as well as helping clients sell their properties quickly.
The area’s location between two mountain ranges results in a mild climate. So mild, in fact, the water doesn’t ice over in the winter, yet some of the nearby mountain peaks have snowy tops year round. As a result, the lake is a popular tourist destination—especially because it’s so accessible due to a ferry traveling regularly between Kootenay Bay and Balfour, BC.
Lake Kootenay is a wildlife lover’s paradise. There are hundreds of bays and beaches that line the shores of the lake. Its home to Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and wetlands mark both ends of the lake. It’s a great place to view diverse birds or try to catch a variety of fish. Whether you’ve looking for a property near a wetland to do bird watching or want to live right on the shores to fish, Kootenay Lake Realtor Greg Gritchin can help you find the area’s best properties.
But wildlife isn’t all the Kootenay Lake has to offer. The towns along the lake’s shores offer many cultural activities, including diverse restaurants, theatres, yoga studios, craft groups and more. Also, because it’s nestled between two mountain ranges and right in the middle of Kootenay River, there’s a ton of outdoor activities right outside your doorstep. From hiking and biking to swimming, golfing and skiing, to fishing for World Class Rainbow Trout Dolly Varden, talk to Kootenay Lake Realtor Greg Gritchin about properties that are conveniently located to your hobbies and adventure wonderland of choice.
Contact Greg Gritchin, your Kootenay Lake Realtor for more information about buying or selling homes and properties in the Kootenay Lake region.