Sunshine Houseboats and Marina
Located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada. Sunshine Houseboats and Marina is only a short distance from Fernie and Cranbrook. Conveniently located only 3.5 hours from Calgary, and only 1 hour from the Canada/USA Montana border. The full service marina offers Houseboat and Sport Boat rentals. They provide additional services including moorage, storage and an onsite mechanic. Visit thier dockside store to fuel up and grab some necessities. Lake Koocanusa is the perfect escape for the water sport enthusiast. Rent a houseboat and spend the night star gazing on your own beach.
Sunshine Houseboat Vacations Ltd. was founded in 1999 by Brant and Dianne Cullum, residents of Cranbrook, BC. The couple had a vision to offer houseboat charters on Lake Koocanusa stemming from some thoughtful insight during family camping trips to the lake.
Resourceful entrepreneurs, Brant and Dianne understood the importance of having a competitive advantage and they knew that the area rivalled any other location.
To begin, four original Three Bouys’ Suncruiser craft were purchased in Sicamous and transported to Lake Koocanusa. Each of the boats were named after one of their daughters: Jessica, Krista, Alissa and Britt. The first marina was established on a small piece of land located opposite the Elk River. This location helped the company establish its personality.
As word spread about the area, charter bookings grew and brand new state of the art houseboats were added to the fleet. To accommodate growth a new location was secured and Sunshine moved to Gold Bay in the spring of 2006.
In 2022 Sunshine will operate the fleet from their full service marina located on 4 hectares of land and 3 hectares of water.
Sunshine is a thriving and growing tourism business on Lake Koocanusa.