A new tourist hotel has recently been erected by the Canadian Pacific on the Kootenay Lake, in order to render accessible one of the most picturesque regions of mountain and lake in North America. For those who desire recreation and delightful surroundings Balfour is ideal. The Kootenays are to this continent what the Italian Lakes are to Europe.
A tiny village situated on the opposite side of the outlet may be visited. A short half-hour takes the visitor to Proctor Falls, a beautiful Cascade on Proctor Creek, which flows through the village. West of the village, and along the shores of the "West Arm" of the Kootenay a number of beautiful orchards may be visited.