"I love the easy access we have here for hiking in the mountains. Spectacular unspoiled wilderness is all around us.” - Lorna Robin
This community is very eclectic as it's style ranges from Bohemian to executive. From my observations, this area attracts self-reliant collaborative souls, who are likely artists. Crawford Bay has one of BC's most scenic golf course golf, Kokanee Springs. This area is becoming known for mountain biking. A local trail map makes it easy for newcomers to get out on the trails, on foot, and on a bike. A short drive towards Riondel you will discover the Yasodhara Ashram (and Yoga Programs).
"I live on the edge of the wild here in Crawford Bay. I find this so special. I live on Crawford Bay Commons Cooperative, which we consider a gateway to the wild. I have a rabbit that lives just outside my door; we have become friends. We know the deer by name, the wild turkeys come by for a visit a few times a year, we know the bears that frequent our fruit trees, there is an owl that comes and feasts on the garter snakes in the rock walls. I feel this to be a privilege and a responsibility. I am so grateful to live here." - resident Laverne Booth
There is a rich history most easily noticed now in Grey Creek. The Grey Creek Store established in 1913 still has a feel of days gone with the wooden floors and its general store merchandising.
Thank you Crawford Bay contributors: Lorne Robin, Gina Medhurst, Laverne Booth, Greg Blackwell.
The community seems to be a going concern, and when they dream up something, they manage to pull it off. Just consider some of the events held annually, like Star Belly Jam . I find Crawford Bay to be a destination in itself. I have done day drives to hang out in the Artisan community for shopping and to enjoy a specialty coffee with a healthy culinary pleasing bite to eat at Black Salt Cafe.
Once again, you will mostly find seasonal residents living throughout this area, but they do have a caring interest in their community just like they would if they were full-time residents. Residents who are not retired piece their income together with multiple jobs, or are mobile workers or are in the tourism industry. I have noticed many residents escape the winter by going to Mexico.