Arts and Culture

Nakusp and Arrow Lakes has many very active non-profit arts and cultural groups dedicated to providing access to local arts and culture.

These groups also schedule visits by artists and entertainers from outside the region, for the enjoyment of their audiences.

Nakusp Museum
Nakusp Museum

Nakusp & District Museum

This region is rich in a history of sternwheelers, agriculture, mining and logging. The Nakusp & District Museum is home to over 5500 artifacts from early life on the Arrow Lakes.

You are sure to enjoy the collection of Mel LaRue’s models of the Minto and Bonnington sternwheelers, as well as many artifacts and pictures of the days of the sternwheelers on the Arrow Lakes and the collection of Sinixt First Nation artifacts.

Museum Hours:

  • Mid-May to mid-September 10am – 4pm
  • Closed Sunday and Monday in May & June


With a movie theatre in Nakusp and several movie-rental locations throughout the region, visitors and residents are well-served in terms of Box Office Hits, New Releases and even the old favourites. There is also a well-loved and much-used public library in Nakusp.