The Kootenay Lake Valley is a little-known treasure. Off the beaten tourist routes and relatively unscarred by clear-cut logging, its thickly forested mountains and pristine waters provide solace to the souls of residents and visitors alike. There’s plenty to do here including hiking, golfing, kayaking, etc–or just relax on a beach. You’ll find yourself surrounded by inspiring natural beauty. Nobody’s in a hurry, so the natives always have time to point you to the best places.