Do you have snow? Summer in the Kootenays, for sure – Coast Mountain News

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Brenda Haley and her adventurous friends decided to hike Kokanee Glacier Park on Saturday, July 2.

His observation of the marvelous landscape is: “More tons of snow!”

Located north of Nelson, Kokanee Glacier Park sits mostly above 1,800 meters above sea level. The park has two glaciers – Kokanee and Woodbury – which feed more than 30 lakes and are the source of many streams.

Photo: Brenda Haley

Photo: Brenda Haley

Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, set aside in 1922, is one of the oldest major parks in the provincial system. It has a long and well-established history of recreational use and is perhaps the best-known alpine park in the Kootenays. Its boundaries encompass 32,035 hectares of some of the most scenic mountains in southern British Columbia’s Selkirk Mountains, featuring a picturesque mosaic of high peaks, snowfields, cirques and colorful lake basins.

Photo: Brenda Haley

Photo: Brenda Haley

Kokanee Lake is 1,200 meters long and 400 meters wide; this alpine gem is surrounded by steep cliffs and rock slides. Other scenic lakes in the park include the gem-colored Sapphire Lakes, Milky Joker Lakes, and the popular Gibson, Kaslo, and Tanal Lakes, which offer good fishing for rainbow trout and cutthroat trout. . With 85 km of well-marked trails, this park is suitable for campers, hikers and climbers with all levels of outdoor experience.


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