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About Canal Flats

Welcome to Canal Flats

Canal Flats is nestled in the heart of the Kootenays halfway between Cranbrook to the south and Invermere to the north. It is a place where one can experience Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and deer roaming the streets. Canal Flats offers a variety of amenities, such as a public beach, arena, golf course, walking trails and parks.

Canal Flats - History

Canal Flats is located in one of North America's truly unique features - the Rocky Mountain Trench. This huge geologic feature represents a suture formed when the North American continent acted as a battering ram fending off westward-drifting land masses as they crashed into our continent.

Canal Flats - Wikipedia

Canal Flats is a village located at the southern end of Columbia Lake, the source of the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada. In 2006, it had a population of 700. Canal Flats is on Highway 95, in the Kootenay River Valley, part of the Rocky Mountain Trench, between Skookumchuck and Fairmont Hot Springs.

Canal Flats

Located in the Columbia Valley on Highway 95 at the southern end of the Columbia Lake, Canal Flats is half way between Cranbrook to its south and Invermere to its north. Canal Flats population is 715 (though the total population of the Columbia Valley (including Canal Flats, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, and Regional District of East Kootenay Areas F and G) totals 8,490.

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