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.
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.
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.
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.
We strive to provide the best in handmade, unique and custom-made woodworking solutions for around the home. Our specific focus is on high-quality end-grain cutting boards made from locally sourced, FSC-certified sustainable lumber. At AMC naturals, we strive to provide the highest quality organic personal care items as well as fine and functional woodworking solutions for the kitchen and bathroom.
Regional Tourism Magazine, for the southeastern area known as the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada.
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!
(Closed for 2021 Due to COVID 19 restrictions)
formerly Pomona Cider Mill
Burton City Cider a name that reflects the history of the area. In the late 1800s, Arthur Burton registered the townsite as “Burton City”. Like the pioneers who came before us, we planted apple and fruit trees and started making cider.
Fall hours – Pizza night Thursday 2-9 pm Fridays and Saturdays from 11 -4 Saturdays till Thanksgiving: Nakusp Farmers Market & Revelstoke Market 9-2.
Located on a ridge with breathtaking panoramic views of Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes Valley of British Columbia, in an area renowned for its natural and developed Hot Springs, is the family-owned and operated Valley of the Springs winery.
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, visit Sunset Ridge Bed & Breakfast.
Imagine this: from your own private deck of this beautiful B&B you can relax in the hot tub while listening to the bustling Kuskanax River, while you gaze upon the beautiful Arrow Lakes and take in the breathtaking sunset against the picturesque mountain ranges.
……Start your day off with a gourmet breakfast prepared by red seal chef, Brenda …… Or take a guided tour through Nakusp’s first vineyard, by a grape enthusiast, viticulturist, and winemaker, Jody.
If adventure is what you are interested in, inquire about the hiking trail from the property that meets with the Nakusp Hot Springs trail, or ask about the fishing or horseback riding packages.
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.
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.
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.
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.