Arrow Lakes

By: Galena Shores  09-12-2011

For nearly half this length it widens to form the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes, vast reservoirs of water that moderate winter temperatures and help retain moisture in the local atmosphere, thus greatly influencing the types of vegetation found there.  The mountains loom large , the scenery is magnificent, and the environment is very lush.


Arrow Lakes are home to tranquil valleys that are remote and sparsely populated. This was not always the case. In the late 1800s prospectors flocked here from all over North America in search of rich mining claims. The mining legacy is evident all over the region in charming small towns and villages that are built in the valleys of the Selkirk mountain range.