About Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d’Alene is known as the “Jewel of the Northwest” and, for those of us who live here, we need not wonder why.  Nestled between large beautiful lakes on every side, Coeur d’Alene is filled with a vibrant community and a sense of all things nostalgic.

Whether you visit in the summer or winter, you will not be without things to do that keep you and your family busy in a fun and safe environment.  Few communities can boast about their activities and events like those of us who call Coeur d’Alene home.

  • Pronounced:  “Core duh Lane”
  • Population:  41,328 (2006 census)
  • Elevation:  2,152 feet
  • Time Zone:  Pacific
  • County:  Kootenai (population: 131,507)
  • Region:  North Idaho
  • Distance from Seattle, WA:  312 miles
  • Distance from Boise, ID:  460 miles

In spite of our wealth of cultural activities, Coeur d’Alene is not without its challenges.  One example: we have a large population of working-poor.  Working-poor individuals and families, though they hold steady jobs, still struggle to put food on their table.  Children in these families often go to school hungry, having not eaten breakfast that morning or dinner the night before.  Fortunately, Coeur d’Alene boasts a large network of food assistance facilities to help.

Kiwanis Club of Coeur d’Alene aims to help, not with just providing the basic needs for a working-poor family, but for all those in our community who need assistance.

Please visit our “Grant Recipients” page and learn more about the many, many worthy orginizations that aim to assist the people of Coeur d’Alene.  We are proud to call them our friends.

Click here to learn more about Coeur d'Alene.