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.
Kaslo Kayaking has a variety of tours to suit your time and budget. How about a lovely 1/2 day exploring Kootenay Lake. Paddle with us to remote shores and hike to a hidden waterfall, or enjoy a breathtaking sunset paddle and watch the sun disappear behind the mountains.
We love first timers! Experience nature on your own or with our friendly, fun and experienced guides in safety and comfort.
Why not try the latest water sport: Stand Up Paddle Boarding, it’s fun, easy and great exercise. Did we mention you’ll look really cool too?
private or group lessons available.
Spur of the moment tours are welcome, but you might want to book in advance July – Sept.
Sunset paddles leave DAILY (in season) approx. 4:30 pm.
* Traveling alone? No problem, join a relaxing sunset paddle and take home a one of a kind memory!*
Regional Tourism Magazine, for the southeastern area known as the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada.
Throughout the year, the Chamber sponsors a number of events that have become important village traditions, including the annual May Days Celebration, Christmas Light Up and Communities in Bloom and the ever-growing Kaslo Choose Local Campaign.
Book with us directly for the best available price, & then prepare to play it casual in a beautiful setting. As well, our pub has gorgeous lake views & serves up delicious food to pair with a favorite local brew.
Your backstage ticket to authentic West Kootenay culture and nature. Personal, interactive and memorable, join us for an EXPERIENCE you won’t forget.
Wing Creek Resort is a spectacularly beautiful, eco-friendly spa resort that offers romantic upscale vacation cottages on pristine Kootenay Lake, BC.
Sandon is a ghost town in southern British Columbia, Canada. It is home to Western Canada’s oldest continuously operating hydroelectric station.
Sandon is the glorious heart of B.C.’s famous Valley of the Ghosts. The former wild silver mining town was once a wild, wild place with saloon and casino brawlers living up to the town’s brazen hell-raising image as the heart and soul of the Silvery Slocan. The West Kootenay wilderness community, nestled along a creek bank in a narrow valley, is today mostly still and hauntingly quiet.
If you want to know more about the 2020 season, please click the WORKSHOPS to the right.
Our 22nd Anniversary is July 5 with a Strawberry Extravaganza, free cake and strawberries for all.
We are away December 2019 to March 15, 2020 best to reach us by email if you have questions. Angele@Kaslo.org or Richard at info@JohnsonsLandingRetreat.bc.ca. Phone after March 15 — 250-366-4402 or 250-366-0038 if you want more information.
Most of the retreats start with dinner and finish after lunch on the last day. People arrive after lunch to get settled into their campsite or lodgings.
We provide delicious vegetarian cuisine, comfortable lodgings, sacred meditation spaces, a labyrinth and an inspiring mountain view.
Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center is located 1 hour north of Kaslo, 2 hours north of Nelson, and 3-1/2 hours south of Revelstoke. From the deck of the Main Lodge we have a magnificent view of the Selkirk Mountain range. The Retreat Center backs onto the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy Provincial Park with the famous Fry Creek Canyon hiking trail starting minutes from our door. Please click Getting Here for detailed instructions.
At the Retreat Center we are aware of our connection with the environment. Because of our recycling, reusing, organic gardening, alternative energy initiatives and sustainable land use methods, we received the Green Star Award from Live Smart BC, a Provincial Government program. Plus, we are Kootenay Mountain Grow Certified by the Kootenay Local Agricultural Society, which recognizes our commitment to growing our food using organic methods.
For the past 21 years we have been offering quality learning experiences that challenge us to grow in a beautiful and relaxing environment.
RIDE THE FACCHINA RAPIDS!
Welcome to Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
Fun for all ages. Join us as we guide you into the pristine wilderness of Nelson, British Columbia, and the Kootenay region, while you discover the beauty and the rapids of the Slocan River.
Established in 2010 – Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. is your first choice for rafting in the Kootenays.
Certified guides, quality rafting equipment, safety oriented, professional and fun!
SMILING OTTER WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
The name of our company says it all! Our company is about pure joy and exhilaration in a wilderness environment. Play is a powerful tool in relaxation and education. Since beginning our kayak and canoe programs in 1994 we have always strived to balance safety with confidence and skill-building in a wilderness environment. Ultimately, the fun factor is the utmost! We derive much enjoyment from imparting our love of adventure and play with our visitors and guests.
Above all else, otters love to play
Come & play with us today!
Big Brown Eyes is a small company based in a small town with a big background in design.
With over a decade of Canada-wide experience, we work with people from small businesses to corporations, government, educational institutions, non-profits, and community organizations. Big budgets or small ones, we deliver exceptional communication projects to fulfill your needs and implement your vision.
Welcome To The Valhalla Inn
Valhalla, according to Norse mythology was a magnificent palace, roofed with shields wherein dwelled the bravest of slain Norse warriors. There, under the leadership of the god, Odin, they lived a happy life waiting for the day when they would be rallied to march out and do battle against the giants. To reach Valhalla was the greatest honour a Norse warrior could attain. Valkyries, maidens who served Odin, travelled to the battlefields to choose the slain who were worthy of a place in Valhalla.
at the Cottage in Hills
This idyllic, secluded, perfectly appointed guest room is your place to get away from it all.
Slocan Lake and all that the Slocan Valley in BC (Canada) has to offer can be accessed from your front door. Enjoy a lake and mountain view and forest-fresh air. You’re just minutes from the beach. Walk, hike, bike or ski from your front door into BC’s most spectacular scenery… Relax on your private patio with a lake and mountain view, lush lawn and flowers… then go jump in the lake, just 3 minutes away.
In winter, enjoy world-class cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, soaking in hot springs, cozy evenings and peace and quiet. Perfect for a cross-country ski trip or a personal retreat.
Kootenay Wood Energy is the leading chimney and woodstove installation, inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repair company of the West Kootenays. We provide a suite of services for wood-burning heating systems. Fully WETT certified and insured, we are professional, reliable, efficient, honest, and prompt. Based in New Denver, BC we serve the homes and businesses of the Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Kaslo, North Kootenay Lake, and Nelson area.
Open May long weekend through Labour Day
Welcome to the beautiful Slocan Valley in the West Kootenay region of B.C., Canada. This truly is an exceptional place, with clear, clean Slocan Lake and the meandering Slocan River, lush forested mountain slopes, small and quiet yet active communities, and so much more. Through this website and the many links within, take a look at what the Slocan Valley is about, gain insight into the local and diverse economy, explore the recreational bonanza, and begin planning your visit here if you haven’t yet. Join us for a visit or a lifetime and help us create one of the best places on earth to live, work and have fun.
The Slocan District Chamber of Commerce strives for a vibrant, diverse and healthy economy that respects the environment and community values.
The Valley VOICE is a biweekly regional BC community newspaper serving the Slocan, Arrow Lakes, and North Kootenay Lake Valleys. It is 100% independent and locally owned by Dan Nicholson and Jan McMurray.
With offices in New Denver, BC, the Valley VOICE covers the news of the Arrow Lakes communities of Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Trout Lake; the Slocan Valley communities of Hills, Rosebery, New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, Slocan, Winlaw, Slocan Park, Crescent Valley, South Slocan; and the North Kootenay Lake Valley communities of Kaslo, Woodbury, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Meadow Creek, Argenta, Johnson’s Landing, and Howser.
RHC Insurance Brokers is the largest independent insurance broker in the West Kootenay Region with eight full-service offices plus one in Cranbrook.
Our promise is to educate you about insurance options,
make sure you’re completely covered, and help you understand the coverage you choose.
We want to guide you through the insurance selection process by giving you the knowledge necessary to make sure you have appropriate, affordable and holistic insurance coverage.
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!
Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled wilderness whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia. Only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, the crystal waters of the Lardeau wind through breathtaking scenery that is home to an abundance of Rocky Mountain wildlife. This wild, free-flowing Kootenay river offers a mix of exciting class 2+ rapids, plunging waterfalls and mountain vistas making our 4-6 hour guided trips perfect for both the first-time and experienced rafter.
Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
New for 2019: wifi and cell service available. Please contact host for details.
Three Islands Resort is located on the shores of beautiful Summit Lake in the majestic Kootenay Mountains. We are located just 16 km southeast of Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada and offer you and your family a great camping experience!
We are open yearly from May 1 to September 30.
Set within the scenic Selkirk Mountains and sitting at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, Castlegar is a spectacular place with endless outdoor activities to do and amazing sights to see.
Surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery, Sandman Hotel Castlegar provides premium comfort in the heart of BC’s lush Rocky and Kootenay regions. Offering complete convenience, this hotel is situated less than five minutes from the West Kootenay Regional Airport, and is a short drive from business centres in Nelson and Trail, and main highways (Highway 3 and Highway 22). Whether you’re staying for business or pleasure, a large indoor atrium pool, whirlpool and fitness centre add that extra touch to make your stay a relaxing treat.
Nearby forest trails, pristine golf courses and popular ski areas, in addition to perks like high-speed internet and meeting and banquet facilities, make Sandman Castlegar the ideal stopover for all adventurists, tourists, families and business people alike.