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.
Regional Tourism Magazine, for the southeastern area known as the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada.
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization, committed to supporting and promoting the well-being of the business and local community; encouraging partnership and collaboration among businesses, non-profits, and charitable organizations. We provide opportunities for networking, community involvement, and professional growth.
Throughout the year, the Chamber sponsors a number of events that have become important village traditions, including the annual May Days Celebration, Christmas Light Up and Communities in Bloom and the ever-growing Kaslo Choose Local Campaign.
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.
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.
Open May long weekend through Labour Day
Welcome to the beautiful Slocan Valley in the West Kootenay region of B.C., Canada. This truly is an exceptional place, with clear, clean Slocan Lake and the meandering Slocan River, lush forested mountain slopes, small and quiet yet active communities, and so much more. Through this website and the many links within, take a look at what the Slocan Valley is about, gain insight into the local and diverse economy, explore the recreational bonanza, and begin planning your visit here if you haven’t yet. Join us for a visit or a lifetime and help us create one of the best places on earth to live, work and have fun.
The Slocan District Chamber of Commerce strives for a vibrant, diverse and healthy economy that respects the environment and community values.
The Valley VOICE is a biweekly regional BC community newspaper serving the Slocan, Arrow Lakes, and North Kootenay Lake Valleys. It is 100% independent and locally owned by Dan Nicholson and Jan McMurray.
With offices in New Denver, BC, the Valley VOICE covers the news of the Arrow Lakes communities of Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Trout Lake; the Slocan Valley communities of Hills, Rosebery, New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, Slocan, Winlaw, Slocan Park, Crescent Valley, South Slocan; and the North Kootenay Lake Valley communities of Kaslo, Woodbury, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Meadow Creek, Argenta, Johnson’s Landing, and Howser.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Steve Likness is a Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic and a licensed propane Gasfitter. In the spring of 1996, he established Arrow Refrigeration Services. He specializes in commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps.
His customers are primarily grocery and convenience stores, restaurants and hospitals.
His large service area covers businesses in Nakusp, Edgewood, Trout Lake and south through the communities of New Denver, Silverton, and Kaslo.
May 11 – Sep 15
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.
Crescent Bay Construction is your one-stop trucking and automotive shop. We offer welding services and fabrication, road building and snowplowing service, septic and irrigation services, and lowbed and dump truck services. We also sell parts and accessor
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.
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.