"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 attract self reliant collaborative souls, who are likely artiststs. 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'll 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 by with its general store merchandising layout.
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 and KGB (Comedy weekend show). 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 a specialty coffee with a healthy bite to eat.
Once again you will mostly find seasonal resident living throughout this area but they do have a caring interest in their community just like they would if they were full time residents. Many of these folks make their living elsewhere and if they rely on tourism for their livelihood they leave for their break in the wintertime and head down to Mexico.