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.
Open 365 days a year, Halcyon is home to some of the most restorative hot spring waters you will find in North America. General Frederick Burnham, who owned the “Halcyon Sanitarium” until 1955 believed these waters should be shared with the world. We hold the same philosophy, along with a dream to create a village where everyone is welcome to relax and enjoy the healing waters of Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia.
Arrow Lake Motel has been proudly owned by Ken and Liz Feiffer for three years. It is a newly renovated motel which includes eleven air-conditioned rooms, five in which are kitchenettes, right off the Needles Ferry in Fauquier, British Columbia.
Additionally, Arrow Lake Motel carries over ten M&M Food Market items such as sirloin steaks, stuffed potatoes, lasagna, shepherd’s pie, cabbage rolls, and pizza. We have three outdoor barbecues and microwaves available in all the rooms for our guests.
We are proud to announce that we have a newly open-licensed restaurant in Fauquier, British Columbia called Mushroom Addition
which is walking distance from Arrow Lake Motel.
Stay in a country setting with a beautiful view of the valley and mountains.
Enjoy the peace and quiet. Watch the ponies and goats grazing in the pasture. The creek area is home to a number of birds.
Kids can collect eggs and pet goats. We offer pony rides for kids. Use our bicycles for a tour around the area. Kayak, Canoe and SUP rentals available in town. Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails only minutes away. X country ski trails and Summit Lake Ski Hill close by.
Full breakfast with farm fresh eggs and seasonal extras.
Cottage: 2 bedrooms, self – contained, kitchenette, bathroom, patio, BBQ and satellite TV
Single room: Private entrance, self – contained, kitchenette, bathroom with wheelchair accessible roll-in shower, patio, BBQ and satellite TV.
Welcome to Burton’s family-oriented campground situated on the shores of the Arrow Lakes. We are 22 km north of the Needles Ferry and 36 km west of Nakusp on Highway 6 towards Fauquier.
We have 37 sites which are mostly treed; some sites are pull-throughs.
We have large open areas for recreation; a volleyball net, horseshoe pit, and space for bocce is available for use.
Burton Historical Park Campground is open from May 1 through to September 30.
A perfect year-round vacation spot! Perched on a rocky bluff above Upper Arrow Lake, the Hot Springs Cottage offers panoramic lake views, and breath-taking vistas of Mount Odin and the surrounding peaks. Enjoy the hot springs water from the renowned Halcyon Hot Springs (with its lithium content) in your own private above ground swimming pool, and hot tub. Enjoy cooking, dining, and relaxing in the open concept kitchen, dining room, and living room. Satellite TV, a DVD player with movie selections, some books and games are available for your entertainment. 2 + 1 bedrooms (see rates), full bath, en suite; sleeps 6 comfortably (up to 8 in total). No pet policy! Located close to Halcyon Hot Springs resort (with public pools, spa, and restaurant), and 34 km to Nakusp with shopping, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Revelstoke, approximately 1.5 hours away, also offers shopping, restaurants, and is known for excellent skiing, heli skiing and snow mobilling. Surrounding areas provide many hiking and fishing opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. You may find, though, that you never want to leave the cottage, as it truly provides a year-round relaxing experience all on its own! It has been called a “hidden gem.” Families welcome. Not suitable for very young children, but a perfect place to connect as a family. No parties please. Year round weekly special. Book seven days for the price of six!
May – September
Welcome to the Hummingbird Cabins’n’Breakfast
We are situated in the big trees on the shores of the crystal-clear waters of the Lower Arrow Lake. We are located 3 kms North of the Needles-Fauquier Ferry landing on Highway 6 towards Nakusp, or 40 minutes South of Nakusp on Highway 6.
Here you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking and mountain exploring, bird watching, paddle boating, or sitting on the 250 ft. private beach reading a favourite book or doing just “nothing”. Enjoy our lakeside 9-hole golf course; General Store with fuel, groceries and ice. Please feel free to use our large public boat launch. Further North on Highway 6 are two superb hot springs to ease your mind and soothe your body.
All cabins are private and include breakfast.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Summit Lake Provincial ParkPark visitors enjoy canoeing, fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout or swimming in the lake’s clear, refreshing mountain water.
Mountain goats can often be viewed on rocky outcroppings and in late summer a natural spectacle occurs as thousands of toads emerge from the lake and migrate to the nearby forest to hibernate for the winter.
This 6 hectare park lies within the Nakusp range of the Selkirk Mountains. Park visitors enjoy canoeing or kayaking, fishing for rainbow and cutthroat trout or swimming in the lake’s clear, refreshing mountain water. Mountain goats can often be viewed on rocky outcroppings and in late summer, thousands of western toads emerge from the lake and migrate to the nearby forest to hibernate for the winter.
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.
No matter what time of year, Whatshan Lake Retreat is a great meeting place for large groups, friends and family.
Our retreat is located in southeastern British Columbia, nestled in the Monashee mountains next to Whatshan Lake. We are just minutes away from the community of Edgewood.
The Retreat Centre Lodge offers full facilities for Corporate Retreats, seminars, workshops, family gatherings,weddings, concerts, and youth activities. Our acoustically engineered stage is perfect for music festivals and plays under the stars.
At Whatshan you can get away from it all to enjoy quiet peaceful walks and moments of contemplation. Paddle your canoe or kayak on the lake or plunge into bracing cool waters of the swimming hole in the nearby river. On July 3, 4, & 5, 2020 bring the whole family out for the events and activities during the Whatshan Jam, a Family & Friends Festival. In the winter bring your snowshoes and skis and trek through our over 200 acres of wilderness and beyond and then warm everyone up with some hot chocolate in one of our modern cabins.
Freedom Quest is one of the organizations that our charitable organization sponsors. Based in Castlegar, Freedom Quest seeks to support and strengthen youth in difficulty at home and in the community. Freedom Quest runs various youth programs which include activities at Whatshan.
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!
Take time to enjoy a relaxing round of golf on the shore of the beautiful Arrow Lakes.
Located in the scenic West Kootenays between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges, our 9 hole course is both fun for the novice and a challenge for the more experienced golfer.
RV-ing? We have a grassed and treed parking area near the clubhouse and if you need full facilities there is private camping nearby.
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.
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.