The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day of hunting, fishing, and gathering roots and berries in what is now known as the Kootenay region. The Ktunaxa First Nations peoples embraced the nupika wu’u, or hot mineral waters, for their healing and rejuvenating powers and Ainsworth Hot Springs has been welcoming guests since the 1930s.
Grab your sunglasses and hat and get ready for an amazing day out on Arrow Lakes!
We offer a wide range of fun, from full day boat and beach adventures, waterfall tours to 1 hour luxury sunset cruises. Our 26′ tritoon has a custom rack for 8 bikes to shuttle you to our world class mountain bike trails and is also equipped to carry up to 4 paddle boards or kayaks to guarantee your time out on the water is incredible!
We provide ice for your favorite beverages and an onboard barbecue! Don’t forget to bring your favorite music playlist as our boat is equipped with Bluetooth. We offer a relaxing, smooth, stable and safe experience aboard the Wildflower, a 26 foot Avalon Cantina tritoon.
Our captain is Transport Canada certified, professional and friendly and has a passion for local history.
Camp Valhalla is a place where your whole family can thrive. Our pristine lakefront setting offers ample opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as easy access to hiking, biking, and ATV trails. An on-site playground and kids’ bike pump track make this a special place for kids to run free and play hard.
The majority of our 75 campsites are fully serviced, including water, power, and sewer hookups, as well as full access to all campground amenities (hello, hot showers!) Reliable sitewide WiFi, laundry facilities, and our close proximity to town make this a comfortable place to set up camp, whether you plan on staying for a couple of nights or a couple of months.
AdventureRafting & Tours
Specialized in professional guiding experience.
Endless Adventure has been the local go-to rafting and kayaking company in the West Kootenays since 2006! We provide adventure and gentle rafting trips down the Slocan River, and offer kayaking and paddle boardings lessons and courses for all ages! We have a fleet of kayaks, paddleboards, and tubes for rent and we provide expert advice on where to go on the river to maximize your safety and fun!
God’s Country awaits you in the untapped and underrated West Kootenay region of British Columbia. GGC Tours is an adventure tour company based out of Fauquier, BC. Our goal is to safely share God’s greatest creations for ALL his children to see. We specialize in hiking and kayaking, whether you’re looking for a 2 hour, half day, full day, or overnight adventure, we’ve got you covered. We can take you on our GGC featured tours of the region or customize an adventure based on your vision. We cater to all skill levels, desired pace, time available in your busy schedules and we can accommodate groups of up to 6 per public tour or 12 per private tour.
Open 365 days a year, Halcyon is home to some of the most restorative hot spring waters you will find in North America. General Frederick Burnham, who owned the “Halcyon Sanitarium” until 1955 believed these waters should be shared with the world. We hold the same philosophy, along with a dream to create a village where everyone is welcome to relax and enjoy the healing waters of Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia.
Open May-October! The coolest new activity in the Kootenays! Kokanee Mountain Zipline will provide customers with an incredible adrenaline rush of flying high above Kokanee Creek and a view of the variety of natural flora and fauna, while at the same time encouraging the preservation of the area’s significant natural resources and history.
No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above the canyon at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Situated just south of Nakusp, McDonald Creek Provincial Park is one of a system of four provincial parks on the Arrow Lake reservoir. With facilities on the eastern shoreline, it is a holiday destination for swimming, boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing opportunities. It features several kilometers of fine sandy beach, waterfront sites and open grassy meadows. You can always find a quiet spot for yourself, try some beachcombing, or join in the fun at the main swimming area. A boat launch is available, offering good fishing opportunities for kokanee, bull and rainbow trout – a tempting invitation for anglers of all ages.
The Arrow Reservoir bisects McDonald Creek Provincial Park and protects lakeshore riparian habitat on the east side and forested upland habitat on the west side. This combination offers outdoor recreational opportunities in a unique forested/lakeside setting.
For over a century hot springs enthusiasts have sought out the Nakusp Hot Springs to soak away stress, invigorate energy and re- store inner balance while enjoying the healing mineral water. The Nakusp Hot Springs has a warm welcome for those who have yet to experience this rare gem, and a warm spot in the hearts of those who have been here before.
Relax in our spacious creekside RV and tenting campground, or one of the comfy Cedar Chalets, just steps away from the hot spring pools. Be sure to make your reservations early as it’s a hot spot for camping.
Sandon, BC is still an active community with less than 20 residents. Most attractions are free to view, though donations are gratefully appreciated. The town site of Sandon is mostly owned by Hal Wright, who has lived in Sandon since 1972, and the Silversmith Power and Light Corp who’s mission is to maintain and restore the historical importance of Sandon. The restoration efforts for Sandon is not government funded and we rely on the donations and the kindness of individuals who volunteer.
Summit Lake Provincial ParkPark visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout or swimming in the lake’s clear, refreshing mountain water.
Mountain goats can often be viewed on rocky outcroppings and in late summer a natural spectacle occurs as thousands of toads emerge from the lake and migrate to the nearby forest to hibernate for the winter.
This 6 hectare park lies within the Nakusp range of the Selkirk Mountains. Park visitors enjoy canoeing or kayaking, fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout or swimming in the lake’s clear, refreshing mountain water. Mountain goats can often be viewed on rocky outcroppings and in late summer, thousands of western toads emerge from the lake and migrate to the nearby forest to hibernate for the winter.
Formerly K2 Rotor Lodge
LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES
At The Lodge at Arrow Lakes, they are all great.
Whether your idea of fun is quiet sunset reflections or late night beverages in the bar, The Lodge at Arrow Lakes is more than happy to accommodate. Tucked away in the town of Nakusp, British Columbia, the lodge is away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And that’s why it’s great. That and the scenery, food, drinks and social life. On the drive-up-kick-back scale, we rank #1.
Whether you’re weary or full of wanderlust, we are centrally located, with comfortable rooms to return to at the end of each day.