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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Tourism Magazine, for the southeastern area known as the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.