Pilot Bay Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
Pilot Bay Lighthouse closed May 11–13
Pilot Bay Lighthouse will be closed for painting on May 11, 12, 13 by the Friends of the West Kootenay Parks. Thank you for your patience.
Attention Pleasure Craft OperatorsPilot Bay and Sawmill Cove are used as a domestic water supply. Discharge or dumping of sewage is NOT permitted and is punishable by law.
(Canadian Shipping Act - SOR/91-661)
(Park Act - RSB 1996 CHAPTER 344 SECTION 14)
For further information, contact:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
or the Ministry of Environment at 250-387-1161
- This park is user maintained. Pack out what you pack in.
- Mountain biking is not permitted in the park
About This Park
This park is the safest harbour on Kootenay Lake where boaters often gather to weather out the summer storms. The water is warm in the bay for swimming and some of the best fishing for trophy “gerrard” trout is nearby. There is an extensive network of hiking trails through the park and along the Pilot Peninsula. It is an easy walk to the historic Pilot Bay lighthouse which has been restored by area volunteer groups. Primarily marine accessed, the park can be reached by road.
Established Date: July 21, 1964
Park Size: 347 hectares
- Bring your own drinking water as potable water is not available in the park.
- Trail Report [PDF] (Scroll to the Pilot Bay entry)