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.
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!
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.
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.
formerly Coachman Campground
A family-friendly scenic full-service campground nestled between the picturesque Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. We cater to all campers from large luxury RVs to tents. We are a family-owned business dedicated to providing each camper with a safe, relaxing and enjoyable environment. Your goal is to relax and forget the busy part of your life, our goal is to help you achieve this.
We are very proud to offer CLEAN washrooms, free WiFi, friendly service, and the most relaxing camping experience possible.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
formerly Kootenay Sufferfest Society
- To assist the local/regional community and its stakeholders in producing community events.
- To be a resource and leader in the advocacy, development, and promotion of adaptive sport and recreation.
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.
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!
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.
(Closed for 2021 Due to COVID 19 restrictions)
The Nakusp Centennial Golf Course is nine holes on grass greens, located just two minutes southeast of Nakusp on Hwy #6. The course is 2610 yards, par 34 and a slope rating of 107.
The Club House also offers “Fairway Cafe.” Being licensed, it’s a great place to relax after playing nine holes.
Stay for a while and take in the great views from our deck and enjoy the hospitality & atmosphere only a small town can provide.
Before you tee off, check out our on-site pro shop.
Club & power cart rentals are available along with a practice green, as well as the Little Summit Driving Range, located right next to the golf course.
No Reservations are required but guests can call ahead, it’s your choice.
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.
The Nakusp Municipal Campground is owned by the Village of Nakusp and is located in the heart of the Village, adjacent to the Community Park which includes the arena, ball-parks, soccer field and is 3 short blocks from the public beach.
There are 40 treed camping sites, including 10 with power services, plus 28 overflow campsites. The Campground has central washrooms with heated showers and a sani-dump.
Open from mid-May to mid-October
Power Site $30.00
Non-Power Site $25.00
Overflow Sites $21.00
formerly Peoples Pharmacy
At the core of PharmaChoice is our belief that local businesses are the foundation of a strong community. Today, this commitment is stronger than ever.
We exist to celebrate the independence of more than 800 locations across Canada. So when you choose PharmaChoice, you are supporting local businesses in your community. Each location is unique and tailored to the community it serves. With the support of the PharmaChoice team, your independent owners and operators are united in a promise to always provide you with the best Advice for Life.
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!
O’Brien’s on the Lake is a small, family-run business located in the beautiful village of Nakusp, British Columbia, offering fully equipped accommodations on the shore of Upper Arrow Lake. We strive to provide our guest everything they need to make their vacation as peaceful and relaxing as our surroundings. Only 2.5km from downtown Nakusp and with our own private beach, picnic area and fire pit, O’Brien’s is perfect for your next getaway.
A creative incubator for locals, an inviting haven for visitors.
Along the placid shores of the West Kootenays’ Upper Arrow Lake, lays the rural village of Nakusp. Every week, the old Nakusp Firehall inspires, nourishes and supports the community by hosting Nakusp’s 50 Mile Year Round Market.
This market focuses on local – very local. In order to support the truly remote food producers and artisans in the area, all vendors are within a 50-mile radius of Nakusp. On offer, everything from fresh produce and apple cider, to handcrafted birdhouses and original works of art – and on market days, hot meals from the repurposed community kitchen.
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.
formerly known as Hotsprings Escape (1 km from Halycon Hot Springs)
Treat yourself and soak in private hotsprings, your own oasis with a view. Two rentals to choose from. Have a large gathering? book them both.
Our hot springs water comes from a natural spring in the mountain above the cottage and chalet. It is directly piped from the mountain springs into our hot tubs which means it is 100% natural hot spring water always refreshed with no chlorine to give you all the benefits of a hot spring can offer. Hotsprings benefits your health, skin and is a natural exfoliate for your skin because of the minerals.
Located in Beautiful Nakusp, British Columbia, Riders Retreat is the only all-inclusive Motorcycle Campground in the world. It was built exclusively with motorcyclists in mind. It is certainly the most unique accommodations that Nakusp has to offer.
Upon arrival at Riders Retreat, you will find your tent already set up for you completely equipped with your bed, bedding, cooler, lantern and chairs along with anything else you might need. With a fully stocked kitchen, hot showers and free firewood in the pit, you can enjoy the ultimate camping experience with none of the work. It’s glamping at its finest.
Nakusp is surrounded by some of the greatest rated roads in the country for Riders. With so many loops and nearby attractions within a day’s ride, Riders Retreat is a great home base to venture from every day. Riders Retreat offers 5-star Nakusp Accommodations, so leave the gear at home and spend the night surrounded by a blanket of stars and like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts. Here at Riders Retreat, you might arrive a stranger, but you’ll definitely leave a friend and we guarantee that you’ll be back for more!
Rock Island Resort On The Lake is located 21 km. south of Nakusp, BC, on the beautiful Arrow Lakes, nestled in the West Kootenay Region of the Canadian Rockies. Relax in the Nakusp Hot Springs, go fishing for trophy sized Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Burbot, Bull Trout, or Kokannee, take a day hike up Saddle Mountain, or just relax by the lake with your family.