Marinas

Marinas & Resources

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Marinas: Below is a list of marinas, their resources, and their contact information. For a map of Marinas on Kootenay Lake please click here.

If you operate a marina on Kootenay Lake that you would like to see added to this list, or if you see anything here that needs changing, please send us an email at info@klsb.org

Balfour Beach Inn, Balfour, BC
Nathan Hermanson, Owner
8406 Busk Road, Balfour
250-229-4235
Waitlist: Yes

  • 20 slips
  • nightly $10 ($5 if staying in Inn), yearly $100, ~$100/mo just in the summer
  • front wharf available in the summer for accessing local restuarant or golf
  • temporary dock for motel, dinner, lounge services
  • not available year around
  • marina entry width ~18ft

Balfour Public WharfBalfour Public Boat Launch
7700 Block of Balfour Wharf Rd., Balfour, BC
Leon Nobert, Contact
250-229-5639
Waitlist: No

  • old public wharf with launch and daytime docking
  • no fees, no attendant
  • no services, no overnighting, no washrooms, no garbage cans/bins

Beachcomber Resort, KasloBeachcomber Resort, Kaslo
551 Rainbow Drive, Kaslo BC
Barb MacKinnon, Marina Manager
250-353-7720
Waitlist: Yes

  • 80+ covered and uncovered slips with 20 on a waitlist
  • launching and marine fuel services accessible by public
  • no washrooms

Birch Grove Marina, BalfourBirch Grove RV & Marina, Balfour
7048 Lee Rd  Balfour, BC V0G 1C0
Viki Erickson, Manager
250-229-4275
birchgrove(at)shaw.ca
Waitlist: No

  • 25 slips available
  • day use $!0, week $70, month $150, annual $1100
  • no waitlist
  • public can launch for $20
  • year around launch:yes as one of the deepest sites around even at low water
  • below 17 mile narrows so current can be strong and the challenge for sailboats to get in is likely due to backeddying
  • no pump out and not sure where there is one

Cedars Inn & Marina, Balfour
7782 Highway 3A PO Box 91. Balfour, BC V0G 1C0
Hannah Everitt
250-229-4777
cedars5(at)shawbiz.ca
http://www.cedars.shawbiz.ca
Waitlist: Yes

  • 29 annual use slips
  • Inside: $1232/yr, $1008/bi, $892/mo, $168/wk, $15/day
  • Outside: $1512/yr, $1232/bi, $448/mo, $196/wk, $15/day
  • 22 annual RV sites with showers, washrooms, fishwashing station
  • public launching $5
  • launch not available in winter

Fishhawk Bay Marina, Crawford Bay
15660 Fishhawk Bay Road, Central Kootenay, BC
Alanna Strom, Owner
250-227-9679
grscontracting(at)gmail.com
Waitlist: No

  • 80 slips
  • fees: $10/daily, $950/yearly; depending on the space at any given time weekly and monthly moorage could be available
  • launch available all year, emergency space available, marine gas & ample parking
  • marina entry is not problematic as the location is in a natural bay
  • nearest pump out is at Woodbury Creek Resort

Kootenay Launch Club, Nelson
Behind the Airstrip at Nelson
Municipal Airport next door to the Prestige
Joe Lojpur, Commodore
jlopur@telus.net
|Waitlist: Yes

  • 79 boathouses
  • contact for fee structure
  • members only, no public access
  • no temporary moorage options

Kuskanook Harbour Society
Kuskanook Harbour, Hwy 3A
Ann Deatherage, Secretary – 250-866-5723
Garry Burch, Moorage Manager – 250-223-8276
Waitlist:  Yes

Kuskanook Harbour

  • 96 slips
  • decals purchased from Wynndel Foods for daily use of launch single use $5, or yearly $40
  • up to 24ft boats @ $600/yr + taxes, and an additional $25/ft beyond that
  • 4 covered storage sites available for an extra $200 + taxes
  • 4 seasonal slips available to let out on other timetables if necessary
  • facility open to public for fishing off the dock, picnic area, rest area, outhouses, garbage bins
  • facility open for emergency accommodation and for casual use with a sticker/pass from the store
  • launch open all year depending on winter conditions and lake level

The Lakeview, Gray Creek
14729 Highway 3A, Gray Creek, BC V0B 1S0
Lois Wakelin, Owner
250-227-9367
office(at)kootenaylakeview.com
www.kootenaylakeview.com
Waitlist: Yes

  • 18 slips
  • fees: daily@$15, seasonal (6mos) @$750
  • facility available to the public
  • launch accessible all year around
  • marina walkway is 6’ wide, entry is wide and low water is ~6’, high water ~30’
  • no pump out
  • facilities include marine fuel, washrooms & groceries

Prestige Yacht Club, NelsonPrestige Yacht Club, Nelson
701 Lakeside Dr, Nelson, BC V1L 6G3
 John Dutton, Marina Manager
250-5505-2689

Waitlist: Yes

  • 80 slips; covered for smaller boats and walkside for larger
  • $1450/yr for under 27ft boats and ~$350/mo in summer, $25/overnights and $10/day use temporary docking
  • it’s best to call ahead in the busy season
  • there is NO LAUNCH there; need to go to Lakeside Park
  • facilities include marine gas, shore power, supply store, marine mechanic, no washroom, 10 min walk to town facilities/services

Red Dog Marine, Balfour
7810 Balfour Wharf Road, Balfour, BC
Janice & Ken Cooper, Owners
250-505-9273
reddogmarine(at)telus.net
Waitlist: Yes

  • 25 year around spots and 6 additional in summer (high water) year around
  • $1200 (Oct1-Sept30), seasonal $120/month
  • boats in distress can moor temporarily

Riondel Boat Club
Riondel, BC
Rod Guimont, President
250-225-3315
riondelboatclub(at)gmail.com
Waitlist: Yes 

  • private marina, potential privileges are bid on for individual sites
  • 75 slips available
  • $200-$300/yr
  • launch passes available at campground; $10/wkend, $25/yrly
  • floating dock available for 2 or a few hrs
  • emergency docking is extended
  • no launching  jan/feb
  • marina width ~20ft
  • nearest pump-out is at Woodbury Resort

Schroeder Creek Resort, Kaslo, BC
128 Bickel Road, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
Randy Phipps, Manager
250-353-7383
www.schroedercreekresort.com

  • 32 slips by campers & permanent RV rentals
  • day use $10, $450-500/yr
  • facility is private & too busy in summer to offer to general public except for emergency moorage
  • closed Oct 31- March 31
  • have marine gas

Woodbury Resort, Woodbury CreekWoodbury Resort, Woodbury Creek
4112 HWY. 31, Ainsworth, BC V0G 1A0
Terry Jones, Owner
250-353-7717
www.woodburyresort.com
Waitlist: anyone on the waitlist is accommodated in sheds on shore if necessary

  • 50 slips in water and 50 on land for members of Resort, prices changing this year, check website
  • tourist moorage always available, for day use or sleepaboards $20/$28
  • anyone on the waitlist are accommodated in sheds on shore if necessary
  • launch available all year
  • pump outs available (portable 500l tank) for $25 from water and $15 from land

Public Boat Launches
These 6 sites are unattended, unserviced public boat launches. Please refer to the main Marina Map for locations

  • Boswell Harbour Public Launch
  • Crawford Bay Public Launch
  • Kokanee Creek Park Public Launch
  • Kootenay Bay Public Launch
  • Lakeside Park
  • Sunshine Bay Boat Launch