Yaqakxaqⱡamki Boat Launch

Parks, Trails and Recreation Facilities Brochure

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.

Seasonal operation (typically from June to October) 7:00am - 10:00pm daily (gates are locked overnight)

User Fees

All User fees collected go directly back into the operation and maintenance of the facility.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Commuter Vehicle Pass/Second Vehicle - $7

    • All Commuter or Second vehicles (vehicles with no boat trailer) requires purchase of a parking pass.

Season Passes (Resident and Non-Resident)

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.

Season's Pass Registration FormFILLABLE

Seasons Passes can be purchased one of two ways:

 1.    RDEK Cranbrook Office

Mail

To obtain a Season Pass, send a completed Boat Launch Registration form by mail with a cheque or money order, along with proof of residency or property ownership to:

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

Once payment has been processed a Season’s Pass will be mailed. 

Email

Email completed boat launch registration form along with proof of residency or property ownership to environmentalservicesdept@rdek.bc.ca

Once the application has been received, the Environmental Services Secretary will provide a Season’s Pass Number and amount owing. The applicant can then pay with a credit card over the phone by calling the RDEK Cranbrook office at 250-489-2791 and reference the Season’s Pass Number. The Environmental Service Secretary will then email a scanned copy of the receipt and mail out the Season’s Pass once payment has been processed. 

2.    On Site

Season’s Passes can be purchased on site by credit card or debit tap from our on-site contractor.

Please contact Environmental Services Secretary at 250-489-6900 or by email at
environmentalservicesdept@rdek.bc.ca if you have any questions.

 

 


 

Last edited: Wed, March 17, 2021 - 10:12:11