Recreation + Attractions

The Lardeau Valley is home to some of the most beautiful views on Kootenay Lake. There are plenty of short and casual walks in the area, along the river or through the woods — just ask a local. But if you’re looking for something more adventurous, here are a few famously gorgeous hikes:

For more information on hiking here, or in the West Kootenays generally, check out Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism or West Kootenay Hiking.

Kootenay Lake Tourism

West Kootenay Hiking

Macbeth

Trailhead: Glacier Creek FSR
Distance, round trip: 15.5km
Elevation: +1209m
Season: mid-July to late September
Difficulty: Challenging
https://westkootenayhiking.ca/macbeth-icefield/

Jumbo Pass

Trailhead: Glacier Creek FSR
Distance, round trip: 10.7km
Elevation: +957m
Season: mid-July to late September
Difficulty: Difficult
https://westkootenayhiking.ca/jumbo-pass/

Monica Meadows

Trailhead: Glacier Creek FSR
Distance, round trip: 10km
Elevation: +653m
Season: mid-July to late September
Difficulty: Moderate
https://westkootenayhiking.ca/monica-meadows/

Davis Creek

Trailhead: Highway 31
Distance, round trip: 8.8km
Elevation: +700m
Season: late May to late October
Difficulty: Difficult
https://westkootenayhiking.ca/davis-creek-trail/

Fry Creek

Trailhead: Houston Road, Johnson’s Landing
Distance, round trip: 10.9km
Elevation: +370m
Season: mid-April to early November
Difficulty: Easy
https://westkootenayhiking.ca/fry-creek-canyon/

Earl Grey Pass

Trailheads: Toby Creek FSR (Invermere) and Argenta Road (Argenta)
Distance, one way: 70.4km
Elevation: +1896m (East to West) or +2331 (West to East)
Season: mid-July to late September
Difficulty: Challenging
https://westkootenayhiking.ca/earl-grey-pass/