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West Koot Route

When the journey is the destination, the adventure is up to you.

The West Koot Route connects the region – Arrow Lakes to Nakusp to Halcyon and the Slocan Valley. Imagine quiet roads, restful villages and unspoiled landscapes. Aimless wandering is not just accepted but encouraged.

This see and do itinerary is the guide to spectacular easy-access adventures throughout the Arrow Slocan.

Explore scenic highways to tour each community and the outdoor adventure that surrounds them. Grab a lunch and head out for a hike, find the best views the region offers, stroll along the lakefront or step into a favourite café. Sleep under the stars in one of four provincial parks. Stop in at a local campground for the night. In winter, cross country ski, book into a backcountry lodge, or snowshoe through the mountains.

The Route

If travelling from the north via Revelstoke or west via Vernon a free ferry crossing of the Arrow Lakes is included. From the south turn up Highway 6 from Highway 3A. From Kaslo take Highway 31A over a scenic pass to New Denver or continue north of Highway 31 to pass by Trout Lake on your way to Halcyon.

This scenic route is popular for bicycle, motorbike, car or RV tours. The main roads on the route are paved, except for an 18 km well maintained gravel section between Meadow Creek and Trout Lake that is passable with any vehicle or gravel-oriented bike.

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