At the north end of 100 km long Kootenay Lake, a few small communities exist including Lardeau, Cooper Creek, Argenta, Johnson's Landing and Meadow Creek. Once a busy farming, logging and mining area, now visitors will find tranquility and access to some of BC's mountain and valley scenery, either up one of several Forest Service Roads or heading north on Hwy 31 toward Trout lake. Guests will get a combination of whitewater rafting thrills and fun-filled edcuation on the history and biology of the Lardeau River Valley.
Look for the small weekend market next to Drifters Restaurant & Pub. Visit the Duncan Dam Scenic Lookout or the very swimmable Duncan Lake at one of the recreation areas. For some action, Lardeau River Adventures is a must! For a special treat, in season, visitors can watch and learn about Kokanee Salmon spawning at the spawning channels up Meadow Creek Rd. Spawning for Kokanee occurs in September. Further north at Gerrard you can view and learn about the Gerrard Trout spawning which occurs in May.