A little about Coeur d'Alene
Coeur d'Alene offers families a wide range of activities, indoor and outdoor. A range of activities, some designed to stimulate the urban escapist seeking extreme adventure, other activities bring family members together for a vacation filled with fun and relaxation. A variety of festivals and fairs bridge the spectrum from fun to elegant (see our Calendar of Events). Monthly events such as Art Walk feature seven galleries in a seven block area. Downtown Coeur d'Alene features over 100 merchants in a 6 block area. Owner-operators offer unique, eclectic treasures - truly a shoppers dream. Only 30 minutes from Spokane International Airport, served by 65 non-stop daily flights, Coeur d'Alene is a destination that is easy to get to but hard to leave.
The history of Coeur d'Alene
French fur traders allegedly named the local Indian tribe the Coeur d'Alene out of respect for their tough trading practices. Translated from French Cœur d'Alêne literally means "heart of the awl" which might mean "sharp-hearted" or "shrewd." Others interpret "Heart of the Awl" to translate to "Eye of the Needle", perhaps referring to the narrow passage through which the lake empties into the Spokane River on its way to the Columbia. The area was extensively explored by David Thompson of the North West Company starting in 1807. The Oregon boundary dispute (or Oregon question) arose as a result of competing British and American claims to the Pacific Northwest of North America in the first half of the 19th century. The Oregon Treaty ended disputed joint occupation of the area when Britain ceded all rights to land south of the 49th parallel in 1846. When General William T. Sherman ordered a fort constructed on the lake in the 1870's.
105 N 1st St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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The Art Spirit Gallery
High quality original fine art and craft by top regional artists
American Country Bed & Breakfast
5 acres of rolling hills, evergreen pine trees and solitude
Coeur d'Alene Pipe & Cigar
The premier Pipe and Cigar provider in the Coeur d'Alene