If you like Kootenay Lake, you will love Arrow Lakes.  This is some of the most beautiful country in the world.  Kootenay Lake is:

  • Much further away. Kootenay is at least a 7.5 hour drive from SOUTH Calgary. Galena Shores from NW Calgary is only 5 hours and 15 minutes.  
  • A rougher lake.  It is common for big weather to arrive on Kootenay Lake on a regular basis.  Arrow Lakes are flat calm 9 out of 10 days, characterized by beautiful green mountains topped by glaciers perfectly reflected in the mirror smooth water.
  • Known as a big lake.  Arrow is about 50% bigger.  Hard to believe but just look at a map!
  • Pricier.  100', 1 acre of flat sandy beachfront is $500,000 and up WITHOUT a house on Kootenay Lake.  Prices of $1 million and more are common place. 
  • Busier.  There are only 3,000 people in the Arrow Lakes valley.  Kootenay while not as crowded as the Okanagan or Shuswap is still far busier than Arrow Lakes. If you want peace, quiet and beauty Arrow Lakes are a far better bet.  

If you are looking for the beauty of Kootenay Lake, but closer to Calgary, and less expensive, please come visit us at Galena Shores. You will be pleasantly surprised!