Going eastward, on disembarkment from the Kootenay Lake ferry we’ve always proceeded directly to Crawford Bay and on to Creston. If you turn south immediately as you exit the ferry landing, Pilot Bay Road will take you to a trailhead. A short walk in the woods leads you to Pilot Bay Lighthouse.
The lighthouse was constructed in 1904 when new settlement and mining and smelting activity were increasing sternwheeler traffic on Kootenay Lake. Today it’s the last remaining inland lighthouse in British Columbia.