Central Kootenay Regional Parks

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Visit this link for information on Cottonwood Lake Regional Park, Taghum Beach Regional Park, Bonnington Regional Park, James Johnstone Regional Park, Sunshine bay Regional Park, and Rosebud Lake Regional Park.

Goat Range Provincial Park

Goat Range Provincial Park Meadow Creek, BC V0G 1N0
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The park is situated in the Selkirk Mountains, between Slocan and Kootenay lakes at the south end, and between Arrow Lakes and Duncan Lake at the north end.

Grohman Narrows Provincial Park

Grohman Narrows Provincial Park Central Kootenay E, BC
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This Park is 5km from the City of Nelson.

Kianuko Provincial Park

Kianuko Provincial Park, Central Kootenay B, BC
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Kianuko Park is situated approximately 40 km north of Creston.

Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
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Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park is located in the Selkirk Mountains, between Slocan and Kootenay Lakes. From Hwy 3A, 19 km northeast of Nelson, drive up Kokanee Creek for 16 km to Gibson Lake.

Lockhart Beach Provincial Park

Lockhart Beach Provincial Park, Central Kootenay A, BC
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40 km north of Creston on Highway 3A or 19 km south of Crawford Bay on Highway 3A. Located on the east side of Kootenay Lake with Crawford Bay and Creston being the closest communities.

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park

Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, Central Kootenay E, BC
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A 20-min drive, 19 km east of Nelson or if you travel west take the Kootenay Lake ferry from Kootenay Bay to Balfour. From Balfour it’s another 12 km to the park.

Nelson City Parks

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Visit this link for information on Lakeside Park, Gyro Park, Lion’s Uphill Park, Rosemont Park, Cottonwood Falls Park, and the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park and Protected Area

Phone: 250 489-8540
Purcell Wilderness Provincial Park and Protected Area
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To access the Earl Grey Pass Trail from the Toby Creek Trailhead it is best to park at the trailhead and walk the 2km to the park boundary because the road has been deactivated. Follow the road staying left along the creek to locate where the trail begins. For more information please call 250 489-8540

West Arm Provincial Park

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This park extends along the shore of Kootenay Lake from Nelson to Harrop and up to the peaks behind. The creek fans and pocket beaches are popular with boaters and there is a historic trail (not maintained) up Lasca Creek. The park is largely undeveloped; there are no facilities or designated campsites.