TROUT LAKE B.C.

Jewel of the Kootenays

TROUT LAKE

The lake itself is nestled in the beautiful Selkirk Mountains  of the Kootenays.Lake4

Trout Lake is a pristine clear  mountain lake some 16 miles long and up to 800 feet deep.  Rainbow  trout, Dolly Varden and Kokanee Salmon are regularly  caught, and fish over 10 pounds are not uncommon.

Its clear waters offer residents and visitors spectacular scenery, excellent fishing and many Km s of natural untouched shoreline to explore

IDEAL FOR BOATING, CANOEING AND WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

 

THE HISTORIC TOWN OF TROUT LAKE

Trout Lake is an old silver mining town that dates to 1890, and was part of a massive boom in silver, gold, lead, and zinc mining.

Trout Lake City's heyday  ran from around 1897 to 1907, when the population exceeded 1,000 souls.  The town site was full of silver prospectors, and just as importantly,  all the businesses to serve them. The budding city quickly obtained  numerous stores and hotels, a hospital, a school, churches, and a  skating rink. Sitting at the head of the eponymous lake, Trout Lake was  also expected to be a major transportation hub. (Visit our History Page for more)

 

TODAY the town is home to some 40 permanent residents who enjoy the peaceful life in a small remote community surrounded by natures wonders.  In addition there are many recreational dwellings and cabins in the town and along the lake, owned by  people who have already discovered this remarkable area.  The town, although unincorporated, has paved streets, town water system and many amenities.  Find more on Camping, Hall rentals, dock facilities etc. (Visit our Amenities Page)

THE TROUT LAKE COMMUNITY CLUB and its volunteers administer the public amenities, organize social activities, as well as provide general information on the community. 

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Keith Thomas (President)

250 369 0004 or Email - kthomas@troutlakebc.com

HOW TO GET THERE

Trout Lake is located some 80 Km s south of Revelstoke on Hwy 23 and 31. (Including a 20 minute Ferry crossing operating each hour from 5:00 AM to 12.00 midnight)   The nearest center is the town of Nakusp found 80 Kms to the south.  (50 minutes)

Approximate Driving times

Calgary - 5 1/2 Hours        Vancouver - 7 Hours      Kelowna - 4 Hours     Nelson, Castlegar - 3 3/4 Hours

IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO VISIT TROUT LAKE, YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH!

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AN EXCELLENT DOCK AND LAUNCH RAMP ARE AVAILABLE.

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TROUT LAKE CITY 1896

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TROUT LAKE TOWN TODAY FROM THE AIR

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