Tilley Memorial Park

Tilley Memorial Park, located at the southeast end of Columbia Lake, has a boat ramp, tables and washrooms with wheelchair access and a beautiful beach area.  For many years, the beach was a Provincial park until the Province considered closing the area. A group of residents known as the Beach Committee offered to take care of the park in order to keep it open for the public to enjoy.  Upon the incorporation of the Village, a request was made to the Province to transfer ownership of the park to the Village and after a lengthy process, ownership was transferred in 2010. A "Name the Beach" contest was held and the beach was officially named "Tilley Memorial Park" in memory of John and Ann Tilley, a family with a long history of community service in Canal Flats.

Fees: Boat Launch & Parking - $20.00 per day
          Parking only - $3.00 per person to a maximum of $15.00 per day (5 years and under free)

          *cash only please*  

Canal Flats Arena

The Canal Flats Arena is located at 4925 Burns Avenue. Constructed in the early 1970's a major renovation which involved new ice surface, boards and bleachers was completed in 2013. It is open mid-October to mid-March.  The arena has 6 dressing rooms, officials room, and concession area.  The arena is home to minor hockey and figure skating associations as well as offers public skating, youth and adult shinny.  It is available to rent for private functions as well as other minor hockey associations. Schedules and fees are found weekly in the Canal Flats Newsletter. For more information, please contact the arena manager at 250-349-5617 or


Canal Flats Civic Centre

The Canal Flats Civic Centre was originally built in 1968 as part of the Centennial Project. In the early 1980's an addition was built onto the building which included the Senior's Centre in the basement. The Canal Flats Civic Center Committee hosts a variety of community events such as a weekly Bingo, Community Christmas Party, Halloween Family Dance and Canal Days and is available to rent for private functions such as weddings, funerals and parties. For more information, please call Karen Flowers 250-349-5447 or .


Other Recreation:

Fishing (

  • Kootenay River
  • Columbia Lake
  • White Swan Lake
  • Finley River
  • Whitetail Lake

Backcountry trails into some of the most breathtaking terrain can be directly accessed  east of the Village.  The East Kootenay ATV Club organizes rides starting from Canal Flats.  Contact:  Wally Pike 342-3226 or Ute Juras 349-5672



Golf Courses in close proximity:
Coys Golf Course at Dutch Creek - phone 250-345-6504
Fairmont Mountainside, Riverside and Creekside Golf Courses Windermere Golf Course - phone 250-342-3004.

The wetlands at the south end of Columbia Lake provide a home for a large variety of bird species and promises to be a birdwatchers paradise.

River Rafting:
Kootenay River Runners Phone: 250-347-9210

Hiking Trails:

Mountain Climbing:

Mount Sabine, or "Old Baldy" to the locals, is located just north east of town.

Mountain Biking:

Blue Lake Forestry Education Camp 250-426-3676
Well known for the high quality experiential education that it provides for students, summer campers, and special groups. Facility Rentals and Intimate Getaways available.