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Old 03-05-2018, 04:10 AM   #1
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Cruising Kootenay Lake

I've got my 60th birthday coming up in a couple months, and decided to take a trip back to where I grew up. The Kootenay region in south central BC, Canada.

The highlight will be cruising on Kootenay Lake with friends and family on a 54 foot trawler that we are renting. It's a custom built steel hull, single engine boat. A fairly plain fitout, but that shouldn't take anything away from the fun. Kootenay Lake is a 100 km long lake surrounded by mountains with much of the coastline only accessible by boat. Great fishing, beautiful scenery, hotsprings, and serenity.

Looking forward to the trip immensely!

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Looks like a hoot!!

Should be spectacular with warm weather and lots of snow left in the mountains.

Never heard of this company before...much more interesting than those large shoe box things they rent in the Okanagan.

The Fleet – KASLO SHIPYARD CO.

For those unfamiliar with the area:

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Koo...4d-116.8312394
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Greetings,
Mr. AC. Sounds fabulous! I haven't heard the name "Kaslo" for years. We visited many years back and it is indeed a wonderful area. I also worked, many moons ago, with a fellow who spent a part of his childhood there as a guest of the Canadian Government. https://canadianjapaneseinternmentca...ernment-camps/
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:24 AM   #4
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I took photography at Selkirk College many moons ago. Unfortunately, they had moved the school from Nelson to Castelgar but did enjoy exploring the south east corner of the Province.
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RT - Those internment camps certainly have an interesting history.

The one up the road at New Denver was also used to house children taken from the Doukhobor community. They were considered the terrorists in the early 1960's. The Doukhobors blew up the HV power line which spanned Kootenay lake and also bombed the Nelson courthouse in an effort to get their children back. The government finally relented after they did a nude march from Nelson to Victoria.

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Murray, Nelson is my favourite city in the Kootenays. We started a backpacker hostel there which we ran for 6 years. Met plenty of colourful people.

Growing up, I lived in Creston, Nelson, Thrums, Grand Forks, and Cranbrook, in the Kootenays. All were completely different, especially considering how close they are to one another.
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