Canal Flats sits on a low berm of land that separates the Kootenay River from Columbia Lake. Traditionally part of a major transportation corridor for Indigenous peoples, the broad flats are lightly treed marshlands, home to birds, game, and fish. Behind the townsite, hints of the stunning hoodoos and the Purcell and Selkirk Mountain ranges shimmer in the distance. As a gateway to backcountry adventures, this East Kootenay community sees travellers en route to the many campgrounds and hot springs in the area. 

Distances: to Invermere - 40 mins; Cranbrook - 50 mins; Kimberley - 45 mins 
About Canal Flats

Community Information

A curated collection of useful tidbits of information. 

The Basics


668 (2016)

Average Age

46 (2016)

Average Home Price


Community Site

Distance (km)
Driving Time

Education, Healthcare, and Transportation

K-7 – Canal Flats – Martin Morigeau Elementary School has an enrolment of 60 students. 
Grades 8-12 – Invermere (30 minutes north) – David Thompson Secondary School. Kids are bused to school. 
Continuing education/post-secondary/adult learning – College of the Rockies. Main campus Cranbrook (1 hour south). Campuses in Kimberley (45 minutes south) and Invermere (30 minutes north). 
Invermere & District Hospital, 50 km north 
Offers services including acute care, laboratory, and 24-hour emergency (24 hrs/7 days/week). Full range of medical service clinics available in Invermere 
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