Nakusp and Arrow Lakes offers a variety of outdoor activities in an unspoiled natural setting, surrounded by stunning beauty.

Most activities are do-it-yourself, without crowds or line-ups.  Even the two 9-hole Golf Courses don’t require booking times.  There are a few guided activities available as well. And the commercial and natural Hot Springs are open every day.

Summer promises terrific golf and fishing, excellent hiking and biking in beautiful alpine areas,  and various festivals and events. The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society also schedules several group hikes.

During the winter, the region is popular with those who like to snowmobile, snowshoe, and any type of skiing including downhill, cross-country, heli-skiing and backcountry skiing.

Winter also provides excellent opportunities for fishing on the open waters of the main lakes, or for ice fishing on the smaller lakes.

Or check our events calendar and see what’s in store for you.

Visitor Centre

Photo: Maia Smith

The Visitor Centre is in downtown Nakusp located at 92-6th Avenue NW, two blocks north of the Arrow Lakes (see on Google Maps).

Winter hours: 11-3 Tuesday through Friday. 

Stop by the Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce, the Visitor Centre offers a beautiful view of Saddle Mountain peak.

In front of the Visitor Centre is the wheel of the Minto Paddlewheel and beside the building you will find the steam controls and whistle, which sounds every day at noon during the summer.

Staff at the Visitor Centre provide a wealth of information on the Nakusp and Arrow Lakes area, as well as all regions of the province. Local information includes regional, paddling and trail maps, accommodations, events, dining, stores and services.

The Visitor Centre also offers souvenir items and business services including fax, wi-fi and printing/copying services.

There is a stage 2 EV charging station on site.

Contact the Visitor Centre at 250-265-4234, toll-free at 1-800-909-8819, or send an email to nakusp@telus.net, if you have any questions about Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes or would like information sent to you.

Visitor and Recreation Guides

We have put together a Nakusp Visitor Guide that contains everything you need to start your Nakusp and Arrow Lakes adventure.

Also available are the leaflet-based Summer Recreation Guide, containing excellent biking and hiking trail maps, and Winter Recreation Guide.

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