A year after the RDCK assumed control of its wharf

McDonalds Landing now a park

A former sternwheeler landing on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake is officially a regional district park.

A former sternwheeler landing on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake is officially a regional district park.

A 30-year license of occupation over McDonalds Landing was signed last week.

“It’s not going to create a lot of changes,” says area director Ron Mickel. “But I do notice a lot of private boaters use it to tie up all summer. We’ll have to look at that because now it will be equal access to everyone.”

The small park includes a wharf acquired from the federal government last year and since rebuilt. The landing will continue to be used as a staging area for access to Camp Koolaree on the opposite side of Kootenay Lake.

Mickel says the license of occupation is the culmination of a process that began almost three years ago.

“After some discussion with BC Lands, we were advised it was available and acted on it,” he says. “With signage, people will recognize where it is and its historical significance.”

The cost of maintaining the basic infrastructure is expected to be $2,000 to $3,000 per year, but it might actually make money if the regional district establishes moorage fees.

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