Yaqakxaqⱡamki Boat Launch

Yaqakxaqⱡamki Regional Park (Koocanusa Boat Launch) opened on July 1, 2011. The launch was built through funding from Teck. BC Hydro and the Columbia Basin Trust. The boat launch season opening and closure dates vary depending on water levels. Koocanusa Boat Launch is located on the north side of Kikomun Newgate Road; on the west side of Koocanusa Lake.

AMENITIES INCLUDE: boat launch with floating docks, parking for vehicles with trailers, overflow parking for vehicles with no trailers and wheelchair accessible outhouse facilities.

Hours of Operation:

7:00am - 10:00pm daily

(gates are locked overnight)

User Fees

We do have user fees at the site and all fees collected go directly back into the operation and maintenance of the facility.

1. Season Passes:

A Season Pass allows the holder to launch and retrieve one watercraft from the ramp and to park one towing vehicle and one boat trailer in the Parking Area per day during the season, provided parking space is available.

  • Resident Season Pass - $60 – Available to permanent residents and property owners from Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford, and RDEK Electoral Areas A, B and C. Proof of residency or property ownership must be presented at the time of application.
  • Non-Resident Season Pass- $85

To obtain a Season Pass, send a cheque or money order, along with proof of residency or property ownership, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

RDEK Environmental Services Department
19 – 24 Avenue South, Cranbrook BC  V1C 3H8

Credit card payments will be accepted if application is made at the RDEK office in Cranbrook (with proof of residency or property ownership, if applicable).
Please contact (Rachel Head, Environmental Services Secretary) at 250-489-6900 if you have any questions.

2. Day Pass

  • Day Pass - $12 - A Day Pass allows the holder to launch and retrieve one watercraft from the ramp and to park one towing vehicle and one boat trailer in the Parking Area for one day, provided parking space is available.

3. Commuter Vehicle Pass / Second Vehicle Pass

  • Commuter Vehicle Pass - $7 - All Commuter or Second vehicles (vehicles with no boat trailer) requires purchase of a parking pass.

Last edited: Wed, September 11, 2019 - 12:10:38