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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns > Kootenay Rockies > Moyie

Moyie is located about 30 km (18.6 miles) south-west of Cranbrook and approximately 30 km (18.6 miles) north of Yahk on Hwy 3/95, "The Crowsnest" route.

Beautiful Moyie Lake
Situated on the south-east side of beautiful Moyie Lake, Moyie is a small community that enjoys a relaxed small-town atmosphere but is close enough to Cranbrook for big city amenities.

Moyie Lake Provincial Park
Moyie, because of Moyie Lake, is very popular in the summertime with lots of travelers making a point of resting and relaxing at the very popular Moyie Lake Provincial Park located on the north end of the lake. Moyie Lake is approximately 10 km (6 miles) long and is very unique in its a "kettle pond" lake, caused by a great depression in the landscape from the retreating glacier and a leftover piece of ice.

St. Eugene Mine
Moyie is very rich in mining history with the discovery of a large deposit of galena and the establishment of St. Eugene Mine in the late 1800's. The town prospered and was the largest in the region until the mine shut down in 1911.

Moyie the Ghost Town
Today you can take a walking tour of Moyie the ghost town with views including tailings from the old mine, crumbling concrete foundations, the old St. Peter's Church, cemetery and the fire hall built in 1907.

Kokanee Fishing
If you enjoy fishing there is kokanee, rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat and ling cod present, with a local fishing derby put on by the Kokanee Cove Pub every year. Also if you're here in the winter the ice fishing is excellent with good catches reported consistently. There is a boat launch located at Moyie Lake Provincial Park if you require one.

Discover the mountains
The countryside around Moyie has lots for you to discover. There are numerous logging and mining roads that can take you in all directions towards some very large mountains. The opportunities to use quads, motorcycles or a mountain bike are never ending.

Backcountry is Yours
Whether it is winter or summer, all you need is a good pair of walking shoes or snowshoes and the backcountry is yours. Rockhounds will find the area very appealing with the odd discovery of beautiful crystal formations such as the one found at The Society Girl Mine.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the provincial parks and the countryside around Moyie, please remember this is bear country. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around and take the usual precautions. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe.

Information on Moyie



Map of Moyie, British Columbia
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Moyie Lake
Moyie Lake


St. Eugene Mine - Stop of Interest
St. Eugene Mine - Stop of Interest


Kokanee Cove Pub
Kokanee Cove Pub


Moyie General Store
Moyie General Store


St. Peter's Catholic Church
St. Peter's Catholic Church

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