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.
diverse programming, the learning centre caters to a variety of students as well as local community needs. Founded in 1978, we have two fully-equipped classrooms, a dedicated computer lab, a large classroom with computer and science lab areas, plus student and staff lounge areas.
Looking to upgrade your skills? Want to get into that awesome first-year course or program? Improve subject understanding, study skills and complete prerequisite courses such as biology, chemistry, English, math, and physics along with college success, computer sciences, and social studies. – Academic Upgrading at the Nakusp Learning Centre
Join a community of life-long learners with Selkirk’s College’s Community Education & Workplace Training. Explore our flexible adult learning options and find the path that’s best for you. Our training can help update your credentials or up the skills of your entire team.
Located in downtown Nakusp on Broadway Street (Highway 6), our dedicated staff host about 1,000 students each year.
Modern, above ground suite in a newer home. Private entrance. Bright and airy with mountain views and private balcony. Fully equipped kitchen. Full bathroom with tub/shower combo. Combined living area and bedroom. TV with Roku and Netflix, complimentary wifi. 3 blocks to downtown, boat launch, and waterfront walkway. Onsite parking. In garage motorcycle or bicycle parking available upon request. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate provided along with creamer, sugar, bottled water, etc.
Valkyr Adventures is owned and operated by Martin and Shelly Glasheen who have made their home in the foothills of the Valkyrs since 1977. Starting from scratch we build a homestead and raised our two children in the mountains. Martin’s vision to create a series of cabins in the mountains was hatched in the late ‘90’s and finally made it through the provincial application process in 2003 when we obtained our Commercial Licence of Occupation to operate our Adventure Tourism business. Each lodge is handcrafted and built from locally sourced timber. Construction began with falling the trees and milling them on our Woodmizer sawmill into posts, beams and dimensional lumber. All the building material had to be trucked up the mountain on logging roads then flown into the building site by helicopter. Needless to say it takes a monumental effort to build lodges in the alpine! We’ve done it not once, not twice but three times! Valkyr Lodge opened in winter 2005, Hilda Hut in 2012 and The Outpost in 2017. It has been a rewarding experience and it has given us great pleasure to host our ski touring and alpine hiking guests up at our mountain retreats.
Come and visit us at 91 4th Ave. NW in Nakusp! Everything is made right here in the shop and you may even find one of our chocolatiers hard at work at our public workstation so you can watch how your favourite treats are made!
Spectrum Home & Family Care provides quality, holistic, compassionate care to assist our clients in living a life of grace, independence and dignity at any age. The environment, whole wellness, and family dynamics are considered when developing a plan that works specifically for each individual client.
Newly renovated boutique accommodations with antique and custom furnishings, all new beds and bedding. A very comfortable stay located right in the heart of Nakusp 1 block from the Arrow Lakes. Ideal for groups with common areas for socializing and a large back deck with BBQ. Stairs are used to access as it is located on the 2nd floor above a retail bike and ski shop.
Shon’s is where classic antique and modern functionality intersect, the result is clean and comfortable yet super stylish and funky. It’s the perfect match to complement the history of the building, which was built in 1910 as an opera house and now finds itself completely renovated, yet still retaining the vibe of a building that was built to welcome its guests.
The Best Views In The Kootenays… Welcome to Nakusp, BC where we live and play on the Traditional Territory of the Secwepemc, Sinixt, and Ktunaxa.
Based along the shores of the Upper Arrow Lake in the West Kootenay region. We are in the heart of the Kootenays with paradise right outside our door. Endless hiking and Mountain Biking trails with the most picturesque lakeside views and landscape. From up on high mountain tops with breath-taking views, healing mineral hot springs, or many lakeside beaches, Nakusp has it all for you to explore locally and beyond. From small groups to custom trips AME is here to make your visit one to remember.
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.
Welcome to the heart of the West Kootenays. Quiet roads. Restful villages. Unspoiled landscapes. A place where time passes slowly and life is less complicated. Where aimless wandering is not just accepted, but encouraged. Where the journey truly is the destination.
(Closed for 2021 Due to COVID 19 restrictions)
Welcome to Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services.
We help open the door to lifelong success. Working together with you to build a vibrant and thriving community.
We support people, from newborns to seniors with innovative programs and services that respond to what is important to them.
Halcyon’s location is one block away from downtown Nakusp. Across the street, there is a beautiful park as well as a beach with a view that will take your breath away.
The Selkirk Inn is proudly situated in the heart of downtown Nakusp off of Highway 23.
It is the perfect place for those who seek a quiet and relaxing get-away.