East Shore & Area

Nelson & District Hospice Society serves Nelson, Kaslo and the East Shore

East Shore

A ferry boarded at Balfour takes you on a scenic 35 minute voyage to the shores of Kootenay Bay. There you will find the other communities of Riondel, Crawford Bay and Gray Creek. We are a rural area where the nearest hospital or police station is in Creston – 80 kilometers away or in Nelson. However remote though, we who live here have a fierce and devoted loyalty to the land and the people and will do anything to stay, whether that is creating our own livelihood or building the organizations we need to meet our needs. Elk hang out in the local swamp, cougars cross the paths of the local golf course, bear and deer are plentiful and the quiet at night is almost loud. It is literally heaven on earth.

A Brief History

“Kitchen table meetings” are a way that many organizations and societies have originated on the East Shore. Nelson & District Hospice Society initiated services here in 1995 and we now operate as part of the organization. During Christmas we have our annual “Tree of Remembrance” at our local Credit Union and each May we organize the “Hike for Hospice”. In addition, workshops are offered to the community on end of life issues and awareness.

East Shore & Area Coordinator:
Susan Dill
Box 217, Crawford Bay, BC  V0B 1E0

Street Address:
East Shore Community Health Centre 15985 Hwy. 3A Crawford Bay

Phone: 250-227-9006  E-mail: eastshorehospice@gmail.com