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Name: Pilot Bay Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Pilot Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Location: Kootenay Lake.

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Photo: Jim Wright

Managing Organization:
Friends of West Kootenay Parks

Telephone: 250-354-4237


Contact Address Information:
Box 212
British Columbia, V1L 5P9, Canada

The Friends of West Kootenay Parks maintain this lighthouse. The interior is open to the public. The tower and lantern room are open to the public but the outdoor balcony has been closed due to safety concerns.

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 12 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower with red roof.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1904

Date Present Tower Built: 1904

Date Deactivated: 1993

Optics: Now 250 mm.

Current Use: Attraction in park.

Open To Public? Yes.

The park is off Highway 3A south of Crawford Bay, BC. At the Kootenay Bay ferry terminal, drive south on Pilot Bay Road for 5 km to the road's end and trailhead. It is an easy walk of about 10 minutes to the Pilot Bay Lighthouse. The lighthouse is also clearly visible from the Kootenay Lake ferry, which is the longest free ferry ride in the world.


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