Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook's Confederation Park

A 5.9-hectare wildlife sanctuary, Elizabeth Lake is a large wetland area on the west edge of Cranbrook.

This sanctuary is home to many different animal species, from western painted turtles and squirrels to permanent and migratory birds.

There are walking trails wide enough for strollers & wheelchairs. Featuring viewpoints around the lake, as well as picnic tables and benches. Elizabeth Lake is a beautiful place to visit at dawn and dusk - when the water is calm and the skies fill the clouds & surrounding mountains with colour.

If you visit Elizabeth Lake in the summer, you can stop at the BC Visitor Information Centre and talk to our volunteers – they have great information on the local area and they can help plan your time while in Cranbrook.

What birds might you see in this area? Check the East Kootenay Bird List for seasonal details. 

Find more information and resources about birding in Cranbrook on the Rocky Mountain Naturalists website