Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Gray Creek Store
Tom Lymbery

Author of two Kootenay Lake histories

Tom Lymbery's books, Tom's Gray Creek: A Kootenay Lake Memoir Part I 1911 to 1945 and Part II 1946 to 1980, are very readable records of the Kootenay Lake's transition from sternwheelers to roads, from orchards and mining to tourism.

Gray Creek was the only place in the world where a sternwheeler operated as the Kootenay Lake ferry, carrying a daily Greyhound bus balanced across its bow for 16 years.

Read about the construction of the longest power span in the world across the lake.

See the eight-foot steering wheel of the largest ever sternwheeler Nasookin on display at Gray Creek Store and Tom will tell you about its operation.

Contact: Tom Lymbery
Phone: 250-227-9448, 250-227-9315
Venue type: B (I am an artist participating at someone else's venue.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: Regular business hours.
9 am to 5:30 pm
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1979 Chainsaw Ave., Gray Creek

Map Code: 45 (View 2017 CBCT Map)

Directions: Hwy. 3A, 7 miles south of Kootenay Lake Ferry landing

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