Kootenay Lake is the largest natural lake in British Columbia, at approximately 100 kilometres in length and between three and five kilometers in width. It is home to the world’s largest trout, the Gerrard, and also the world’s largest Rainbow trout. Plentiful populations of Kokanee (a landlocked strain of sockeye salmon), Dolly Varden salmon, and a small population of whitefish are also found. Ancient Sturgeons, remnants from the Dinosaur Age, still roam its waters. In addition to being a world-renowned fishing destination, Kootenay Lake is also a popular destination for sailing, houseboat and canoe trips. Be sure to pick up a fishing licence before you begin your adventure.