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.
Founded in January 2018 in Nakusp, BC Koots Roots Yoga quickly gathered momentum among locals and tourists alike who are happy to have access to regular classes in this humble little village nestled in the mountains. The quaint studio located on the second floor of the Old Fire Hall is beautifully decorated and comfortably accommodates a large group of students.
Yoga is the art of getting out of your own way.
It’s about getting quiet and finding that place inside of you that knows peace, connection and kindness and then letting it ripple through you and out into all of your relationships.
The Leland Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in BC and is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Nakusp, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Each room is unique in design. In addition, Leland Hotel offers an on-site restaurant & seasonal patio with a spectacular view, which will help make your Nakusp trip additionally gratifying. There is also an attached Bar which offers a unique experience . And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. If you like cafes, Leland Hotel is conveniently located near many local shops and attractions.
Hotel phone number: 250-265-4221
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.
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
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Christine is the creator, blender, artist and dreamer behind all of the teas and products we have to offer. Inspired by the earth and plants around us, and the ancient traditions which were used as prevention, maintenance and restoration, she began to learn the ancient art of herbalism and began on this journey. Once she started to introduce herbs, and learn about plants, she began to feel a deeper connection to earth and nature and bring balance into my own life by means of tea.
Her vision has always been to have herbs grown Locally and in Canada, with organic practices, as our main focus. Other ingredients are sourced from reputable suppliers who also work hard to achieve the same standards for quality and ethical farm practices that we do. We have great relation ships with all of our suppliers and we feel confident this shows in the quality of our tea.
‘Through New Moon Tea Co., I aim to share with you our hand crafted tea blends and invite you to join in on our clean, fair and healthy tea journey, one cup at a time.’
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.
We at Mount Odin Cannabis are proud to call the Kootenays home, inspired by the beauty that surrounds us, we believe in exploring all that life and nature has to offer. We hope to elevate that experience with the knowledge and ease our friendly staff can offer in our relaxed atmosphere.
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. Please check our website for details on how to get here… From there!
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!
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.
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.