About The Area

We are fortunate to live in an environment surrounded by such pristine beauty.

  • Kayaking, boating, fishing and swimming on Kootenay Lake
  • Free Ferry ride across the lake (35 minutes)
  • Cross country skiing, snow shoeing
  • Motorcycle touring
  • Walking, Hiking and Biking trails and more being built as we speak
  • Local artists – Artisans of Crawford Bay 
  • Shopping
  • Golfing world famous Kokanee Springs Golf course
  • Riondel golf course
  • Wine Tasting and cooking classes; check our special events page for schedule
  • Site seeing
  • Outdoor Markets
  • Star Belly Festival
  • Yoga see our “workshops” page

Things to do in the area

Summer activities in and around Kootenay Lake include hiking, cycling, golfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing/boating, birding and fishing or just relax and enjoy the vistas.

Winter activities on the Eastshore can involve snowshoeing, cross-country and backcountry skiing as well as snowmobiling. For downhill skiing enthusiasts Whitewater is just south of Nelson so about 75 minutes away from Tara Shanti (including free ferry ride). There are also set tracks for snowshoeing as well as cross-country skiing.