This afternoon around 5pm I walked along the shoreline of Duck Lake with Lee, my husband. It was easy to watch from the dirt lane swans bobbing for nourishment below the water’s surface. Every spring the swans make a stopover on their way to the tundra and then return in the fall (usually October) on their way south for the winter. It is these stop overs that have made this area known as the Valley of the Swans. Be sure not to miss these special sightings.
When it comes to climate, we are lucky here in the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake because we have four pleasant seasons.
Right now, February 24, 2016, the snowdrops are out in full bloom and the tulips and daffodils have erupted through the earth. Gardeners have begun their yard prep for the new season approaching.
Many locals moved here (or stay) because of the pleasant seasons. They each have their own experience of what makes them even more special. Ask a local what makes winter special in the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake. Share here if you like.
by Debby Johnson
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