highway winds through this quiet community, on the East side
of Kootenay Lake, providing dramatic vistas of towering mountains
and sparkling water.
has been farmed for over 100 years and because of the temperate
climate, fruit growing became the major industry. There were
no roads early on, and everything was shipped in by paddle
wheeler. With the abundance of fruit, and the slow access
to markets, the community decided to build a jam factory to
process the more perishable fruit, while apples and cherries
were shipped to the US and other areas.
time passed, and the road was built, people moved to other
areas where different industries flourished. Gone was the
paddle wheeler, jam factory and all of the farms. Boswell
evolved into a quiet retirement community that stretches along
to the nearness of the lake, the mild climate and small population,
it has been a long time tourist haven. It is a welcoming place
for those who want to get away from the hassle of every day
life. With numerous campsites, Bed & Breakfast facilities
and restaurants, Boswell is a quiet welcoming home for those
who want peace and tranquility.
the beaches or wander in the woods, visit the Glass House,
the art galleries, roadside attractions, and hiking trails.
Slow down for the many deer and wild turkeys, or sit on the
beach at Lockhart or Mackie Park. There are several places
to launch your boat, so come and do some fishing.
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