Though primary access is marine, Pilot Bay Provincial Park is only a five minute drive or a 30 minute walk from the Kootenay Bay ferry terminal.
This park is the safest harbour on Kootenay Lake where boaters often gather to weather out the summer storms. The water is warm in the bay for swimming and some of the best fishing for trophy ‘gerrard’ trout is nearby. There is an extensive network of hiking trails through the park and along the Pilot Peninsula. It is an easy walk to the historic Pilot Bay lighthouse which is being restored by area volunteer groups. Primarily marine accessed, the park can be reached by road.
ATTENTION PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATORS – Pilot Bay and Sawmill Cove are used as a domestic water supply. Discharge or dumping of sewage is NOT permitted and is punishable by law. (Canadian Shipping Act – SOR/91-661) (Park Act – RSB 1996 CHAPTER 344 SECTION 14)