Location & directions
We are located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada, and just above Eureka, Montana. We are only a short distance from Fernie and Cranbrook; we are conveniently located only 3.5 hours from Calgary; and only 1 hour from the Canada/USA Montana border (Roosville border crossing). In order of distance, the closest airports are: Cranbrook (British Columbia), Kalispell (USA) or Calgary (Alberta).
Our office is located at the top of Sunshine Houseboats boat launch and our own private docks are located just down the path below. Please note that the H2O School’s docks are NOT directly connected to the Sunshine Houseboats docks. When arriving at Sunshine Houseboats by car, our office is on land and located on the far left side of the property; when arriving by boat, our docks are located on the right side of the waterpark.
ONE LOCATION, TWO GREAT BUSINESSES, ENDLESS SUMMER FUN!
We share the same beautiful location as Sunshine Houseboats & Marina. They offer houseboat rentals, boat and RV service, moorage, fuel, boat launch access, boat trailer parking and an awesome waterpark.
Remote location..... where to stay
Operating from a remote location has some of the greatest advantages, like allowing us to offer the best conditions to practice watersports in a largely unpopulated and beautiful natural setting.
However, this also means that there are no grocery stores or hotels nearby. Most of our clients choose to stay at the provincial campground that is within walking distance of our docks (Gold Bay Campsite) or will rent one of the houseboats available on site. Please note that the campground is on a “first come, first serve” basis so you CANNOT make a reservation ahead of time. For the houseboat rentals, we recommend you book as early as possible via Sunshine Houseboats (1-877-489-2610)
Cellular Data & Reception
Even though we are located on the Canadian side of Lake Koocanusa, due to our close proximity to the USA border it is important to remember to turn your data roaming off to avoid unwanted roaming charges on your mobile devices.
As you approach our location there are brief periods of no cell reception so we recommend you double check your directions prior to turning on Kikomum-Newgate Road. Although the signal is generally not at “full strength” you should regain cell reception once you arrive at our location. Cellular reception can be sporadic while on the water depending on which cell service provider you are with.
Watch for wild life and livestock on your drive to come visit us in our little slice of paradise.
If arriving by boat
Make sure you are aware of the hazards and the sand bank at the entrance of Gold Bay. You must come in the bay from the South side (along the high bank) to avoid driving over the sand bank. In case of doubt, call us ahead of time!
Please be respectful of the Sunshine Houseboats and H2O School's docks and facilities by avoiding making waves when driving in front of the marina. Thank you!
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