The Kootenay Cottage is located in the quaint village of Harrop, just a 5 minute free ferry ride from Highway 3A, 30 km (18 mi) east of Nelson.
The cottage is located on a quiet road surrounded by acres of pristine Crown Land. The Kokanee Glacier is your view from the front deck. Enjoy quiet times on the deck after your day of hiking or kayaking.
On the West Arm of Kootenay Lake resides Nelson, a mountain town with a big city buzz. Known for its welcoming personality and diversity of outdoor adventures, the city itself is full of trendy boutique shops such as Cartolina, Gerick Cycle & Ski, Kootenai Moon, Mountain Baby, Sacred Ride and Roam Shop with some 350 heritage buildings that flourish year-round.
Described as the best Art Town in Canada, for the entire summer, ArtWalk turns the downtown core into a living art gallery. In the warmth, enjoy a trip on the historic Streetcar #23, play in the sand and grass, or just relax at one of the parks.
The village of Kaslo is a 45 minute drive north on Highway 31.
Kaslo is one of British Columbia’s prettiest villages – set on the shores of Kootenay Lake, the Purcell Mountains tower above and the wide tree-lined streets and stately old houses exude charm.
It is also home to the world’s oldest passenger sternwheeler, the SS Moyie, an international treasure. Berthed at the edge of Kootenay Lake, the sternwheeler rests permanently in her former port of call at 324 Front Street.