Although secluded, Water’s Edge is not isolated; it is a delightful base for exploring the Kootenays. Pebble Beach Provincial Park – a beautiful beach for picnicking or camping – is just minutes to the north. Riondel is a 5 minute drive south, where you’ll find Bob’s Bar and Grill with good food, Riondel Market with post office and liquor agency to meet most needs, and the boat club, which will allow use of their boat launch for a small fee.
There are also trail rides available in the area.
Nearby are miles of forestry roads for hiking or exploring on ATVs, mountain bikes, or in winter, snowmobiles and cross-country skis. Both the creek and the lake offer excellent, year round fishing – we cannot say enough about the fishing: Kokanee, Dolly Vardon, Gerrard Rainbow, and brook trout are all worth catching for the sport and the gourmet meal.
We have a resident Osprey couple that raise a young each year, the nest not far from our B&B. Bald Eagles,Grey Herons, Swans, Loons, Kingfishers, Bufflehead ducks and Grebes, Mergansers, Mallards, Scooter ducks. The Creek near by gives a host of birds, Dippers, Cedar Waxwings to name some.
The surrounding forest has the Blue Jay, Chickadee, Yellow Canaries, Finches, Wrens, large Robins Hummingbirds Passage birds, are Golden Eagle, Red-polls, swallows. With winter Fall and winter, the Pileated Woodpeckers and Sapsuckers, Grouse.