Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail
The Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail is a 0.6 km out-and-back hiking route in Pilot Bay Provincial Park that will briefly take you uphill to visit an historic lighthouse that was built in 1904. Along the hike you will be surrounded by a beautiful forest setting and have views stretching out over Kootenay Lake. This is a short family-friendly hike that is also suitable for those with historical interests.
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Route Description for Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail
Hiking along the Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail is a fun (albeit short) experience that allows you to experience the natural beauty of Pilot Bay Provincial Park, while learning a bit about the history of the area as well. Hikers will make their way up the forested hill to visit a lighthouse that was built and activated around the turn of the century, during the era when steamwheeler ships were a prevalent way of transporting goods and people between the various mining communities in the area. From the viewpoint around the lighthouse, hikers will have an amazing view that looks out over all three arms of Kootenay Lake and its forested shores. After taking in the views, carefully head back down the slope to return to your vehicle, having completed the Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail.
Getting to the Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail Trailhead
To get to the trailhead for the Pilot Bay Lighthouse Trail from Crawford Bay, head west on BC-3A for 4.7 km and turn left onto Pilot Bay Road. After 4.2 km, make a slight left and you will find the trailhead in 300 m.
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