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230 Mountain View Drive, Nelson, BC, V1L 0A7


The West Arm of Kootenay Lake is situated entirely within the Selkirk mountains. It is both narrower and shallower than the main lake and surprisingly has numerous sandy beaches. ​​


We offer a Bed and Breakfast to our fishing charter guests . We have three rooms, each with a separate entrance and a full bathroom.  Our deluxe room is 670 sq ft, offers a queen size bed, and has a private balcony.  Our two standard rooms each have two queen beds.

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kootenay lake area

The West Kootenay's Region of British Columbia has been referred to as the "Ultimate Outdoor Sportsman Playground".  This diverse region of water and mountains is an outdoor enthusiasts "dream come true".  The area is internationally renowned for its fishing, golfing and hunting.  


A panoramic view of the west arm greets the Kootenay Wild Facility.  We are situated between the village of Balfour and the City of Nelson in the Grand View Developments property.  We are ideally situated less than a 110 km drive from 6/8 Kootenay Trail golf courses.  Other attractions such as Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, and Kokanee Glacier Park hiking trails, are less than a 30 km drive from our facility.

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Nestled between the Selkirk and Percell mountain ranges is Kootenay Lake, the largest natural lake in British Columbia. All of the West Kootenay Lakes we run charters on have  Gerrard Rainbow Trout , Bull Trout , and Kokanee .


The Gerard Rainbow Trout  can grow over 30 lbs. Visitors should prepare for spectacular mountain scenery, glacier-fed creeks and rivers, native forests and abundant wildlife.  

The Kootenay Region also offers spectacular golfing on award-winning championship golf courses and hidden local gems alike .

Wether you are looking for the fishing trophy of a lifetime, or one of the most challenging golf course you'll ever experience, this breathtaking wilderness setting is the vacation place for you.


About kootenay wild

Kootenay Wild is owned entirely by Richard and Pat Rowland and operates out of Balfour, British Columbia, Canada.  Richard Rowland is an avid outdoorsman, an experienced taxidermist, and a licensed Angling guide .   Together, Richard and Pat have established Kootenay Wild, which offers  West Kootenay fishing charters our B&B and taxidermy, to residents and visitors of the West Kootenays , British Columbia. 

Please explore bckootenaywild.com and contact us with any questions you may have!

Kootenay Wild Outdoor Sportsman Services Ltd.