Winter sports on the East Shore

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

The East Shore’s “Top 5” winter activities

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 are mandatory.

4) Snowmobiling – Gray Creek Pass / Trans Canada Trail.

Long a favourite 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

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