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

Balfour Beach Inn, Balfour, BC
Nathan Hermanson, Owner
8406 Busk Road, Balfour

  • 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

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

Birch Grove RV & Marina, BalfourBirch Grove Marina, Balfour
7048 Lee Rd  Balfour, BC V0G 1C0
Viki Erickson, Manager


  • 10 slips available
  • day use $10,  annual $1200
  • 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 back eddying
  • no pump out

Cedars Inn & Marina, Balfour
7782 Highway 3A PO Box 91. Balfour, BC V0G 1C0
Hannah Everitt

  • 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

  • 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


Kootenay Launch Club, Nelson
Behind the Airstrip at Nelson
Municipal Airport next door to the Prestige
Joe Lojpur, Commodore

  • 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
Veryl Engerdahl,  Moorage Manager – 250-402-3088      We are also on Facebook!Kuskanook Harbour

  • 103 slips
  • decals purchased from Wynndel Foods for daily use of launch single use $10, or yearly $50
  • Moorage is $850 per year with over length and over width boats at an additional.$25/ft
  • 8 covered storage sites available for an extra $300 + taxes
  • 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

  • 18 slips
  • fees: daily@$15, seasonal (6mos) @$950
  • facility available to the public
  • launch accessible all year around (depending on snow fall)
  • marina walkway is 6’ wide, entry is wide and low water is ~6’, high water ~30’
  • no pump out
  • facilities include marine fuel (at the store above marina), washrooms & groceries

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

  •  Pump-out
  • 80 slips; covered for smaller boats and walkside for larger boats
  • $2010/yr for under 25ft boats and ~$350/mo (no monthly July/August)
  • $25 – $37/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

  • 25 year around spots and 6 additional in summer (high water) year around
  • $1400 (Oct1-Sept30), seasonal $140/month
  • boats in distress can moor temporarily

Riondel Boat Club
Riondel, BC
Rod Guimont, President

  • 75 privately owned slips available
  • Members only, non-profit Society
  • $200-$300/yr
  • launch passes available at campground or store; $10/wkend, $25/yrly
  • floating dock available for a few daytime hours
  • emergency docking is available
  • 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

  • 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
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