KRSC Accomplishments Document now available

Since 2014, over $1.6 million has been invested in recreation management and planning to enable residents and visitors to enjoy safe and sustainable recreation in the Koocanusa area. The KRSC Accomplishments Document (2014-2023) provides a summary of what was accomplished over the past decade, and provides recommendations for potential next steps. Download »

2021 Koocanusa Recreation Strategy now available

The 2021 Strategy is the result of extensive work, research, and public engagement over the last five years and will be implemented and enforced beginning immediately.

In March 2021, the Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (KRSC) presented its draft Strategy to the public and launched a month-long online survey and interactive map aimed at gathering feedback. There were 244 respondents. Learn more about survey results.

Welcome to Koocanusa

Hu sukitkuq'nata?ni kin wakit ?amak?is Ktunaxa

Each year, more than 100,000 people visit the Koocanusa area. On a typical summer weekend, tens of thousands of people are recreating in the Koocanusa.

With so many people enjoying this area, it’s important that we all do our part to keep this place clean, protect sensitive ecosystems, at-risk species, historical sites and cultural heritage, and help reduce the spread of invasive species.

You can play a part in conserving by:

Contact us for more information.

Camping, Off-Road Vehicle Use Restricted in Koocanusa Area

There is a Provincial Recreation Order in place for the Koocanusa Recreation Management Area. Crown Land camping is permitted only in the designated sites and undeveloped camping areas, and motorized recreation is limited to the roads and trails identified on the maps and in the Koocanusa Recreation Strategy.

Inquiries about the BC Government’s Recreation Order can be emailed to:

Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee Partners