The East Shore’s “Top 5” winter activities

Escape to the Heart of the Kootenays this winter and enjoy the pristine environment, wide open natural landscapes and spectacular adventures!

  1. X Country Skiing – Find your rhythm in the pristine meadows, forests and wetlands of the East Shore. Crawford Creek FSR, Crawford Creek Regional Park and numerous backroads.
  2. Snowshoeing – Discover untouched trails and see a wide variety of winter wildlife. Lighthouse Trail, Fraser Hill Viewpoint Trail, Crawford Creek Regional Park and the Trans Canada Trail / All trails and access information can be found at
  3. Ice Skating – Riondel Regional Park features an impressive skating rink RDCK-link and Crawford Bay Park has a covered pavilion that is often converted in the colder months of winter. Helmets mandatory.
  4. Snowmobiling – Gray Creek Pass / Trans Canada Trail – Long a favorite among locals and visitors alike/ The Gray Creek Pass accesses some of the most amazing mountains in the Purcells. Back Country Skiing and snowboarding are world class.
  5. Fishing Charters – Shadow Mountain Outfitters
  • Full day (8 hours) or half day (4 hours) charters available
  • World class Rainbow Trout & Bull Trout
  • Tackle Provided
  • Licensed/insured