Carpenter Creek is just a two-minute walk from the Guesthouse. You can either walk on the level to a grassy boulevard with nice views of the creek, or go down a little hill and get to the creek bed, and the lake.

The runoff from three mountain valleys keeps the creek flowing well all year, except occasionally if the winter is cold enough it will freeze solid, creating all kinds of ice ornaments. And in May and June when the snow is melting in the high country it becomes a river. In the summer it’s a steady flow into Slocan Lake, helping to fill the lake with cool clean water.

The lake is particularly suited to small craft that can be pulled up on a beach. All the sand is on the west side of the lake and there are some fine beaches and camp sites. The lake can be unpredictable however, always be prepared to stay overnight on the other side if you go there.