In 2008, the Nakusp & Area Development Board was accepted into the Community Tourism Foundations Development Program, and received funding to develop a tourism plan for the Nakusp and Arrow Lakes. A stakeholder and public presentation of the plan took place in Nakusp on April 1, 2009 where it was was adopted by those in attendance. By March 31, 2010 the first phase of the Tourism Plan was complete, with the development of a Visitor Guide, Photo Image Bank and Tourism Website.
Support for the development of the Nakusp and Arrow Lakes Tourism Plan, including this website, was provided by the following organizations and volunteers:
- Kootenay Rockies Tourism
- Nakusp & Area Development Board
- Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce
- Regional District of Central Kootenay
- Tourism Advisory Committee
- Tourism BC
- Village of Nakusp
Many of the photos displayed on our website were provided by the following professional photographers:
Deb Booth, self-taught artist and local resident, has had a passion for phototgraphy for 20 years. She has received several awards and commissions for specialty assignments.
Rory A. McLeod
Self-taught photographer Rory A. McLeod lives in Nakusp BC, and has been photographing the Kootenays for the past ten years. His specialty is interactive and panoramic format for both web and print and includes a diverse collection of images of wildlife and vistas. With his outdoors experience, patience and eye for composition, Rory captures images that challenge the viewer's perspective and convey the natural beauty of the environment around us. Website: www.horizon2horizon.com.
Don Weixl has been a full time professional photographer since 1981, and specializes in tourism and commercial photography for a diverse list of clients. Don's tourism photographs appear in local, regional and international guides, and his varied commercial clients have used his photographs in ad campaigns, annual reports, posters, brochures, and on product labeling. Don is located in Vernon, BC. Website: www.donweixl.com.
Website Development and Maintenance
Marilyn Rivers of Kootenay Information Technologies provides website hosting, design and management services for a variety of clients ranging from non-profit & home based businesses, to large organizations requiring database driven websites and advanced website features. Website: www.kootenayit.com.