Wasa Lake is located 37.5 km north of Cranbrook. With an area of approximately 1.15 square kilometers, the lake is purported to be the warmest lake in the East Kootenay (and there are several in the running!)
Formerly knowy as Hanson Lake, it became Wasa Lake in 1092 after the city of Vassa in Finland.
Around the lake is an 8 km wheelchair and bike accessible trail known as “Wasa Lions Way” which is part of the venue for the Wasa Lake Triathlon each spring.
With its many beaches, Wasa Lake is a popular tourist attraction for boating, waterskiing, swimming and wind surfing. And fishermen love this freshwater lake for the perch, pumpkinseed sunfish, and largemouth bass they usually take home with them after a day on the lake.
At the north end of the lake is Wasa Lake Provincial Park.