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!
Set within the scenic Selkirk Mountains and sitting at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers, Castlegar is a spectacular place with endless outdoor activities to do and amazing sights to see.
Surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery, Sandman Hotel Castlegar provides premium comfort in the heart of BC’s lush Rocky and Kootenay regions. Offering complete convenience, this hotel is situated less than five minutes from the West Kootenay Regional Airport, and is a short drive from business centres in Nelson and Trail, and main highways (Highway 3 and Highway 22). Whether you’re staying for business or pleasure, a large indoor atrium pool, whirlpool and fitness centre add that extra touch to make your stay a relaxing treat.
Nearby forest trails, pristine golf courses and popular ski areas, in addition to perks like high-speed internet and meeting and banquet facilities, make Sandman Castlegar the ideal stopover for all adventurists, tourists, families and business people alike.
RIDE THE FACCHINA RAPIDS!
Welcome to Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
Fun for all ages. Join us as we guide you into the pristine wilderness of Nelson, British Columbia, and the Kootenay region, while you discover the beauty and the rapids of the Slocan River.
Established in 2010 – Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. is your first choice for rafting in the Kootenays.
Certified guides, quality rafting equipment, safety oriented, professional and fun!
On the Marks Graphic Solutions Inc has been serving the BC community since 2002. We specialize in Custom Silk Screening, Embroidery, Dye Sublimation, Graphic Design and GIS Mapping.
Made in Canada is getting tougher every year. We believe in Fair Trade not Free Trade. If you share the same vision let us know, we’ll do our best to find you a sweatshop-free product that will meet your budget.
SMILING OTTER WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
The name of our company says it all! Our company is about pure joy and exhilaration in a wilderness environment. Play is a powerful tool in relaxation and education. Since beginning our kayak and canoe programs in 1994 we have always strived to balance safety with confidence and skill-building in a wilderness environment. Ultimately, the fun factor is the utmost! We derive much enjoyment from imparting our love of adventure and play with our visitors and guests.
Above all else, otters love to play
Come & play with us today!
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.
Welcome To The Valhalla Inn
Valhalla, according to Norse mythology was a magnificent palace, roofed with shields wherein dwelled the bravest of slain Norse warriors. There, under the leadership of the god, Odin, they lived a happy life waiting for the day when they would be rallied to march out and do battle against the giants. To reach Valhalla was the greatest honour a Norse warrior could attain. Valkyries, maidens who served Odin, travelled to the battlefields to choose the slain who were worthy of a place in Valhalla.
Big Brown Eyes is a small company based in a small town with a big background in design.
With over a decade of Canada-wide experience, we work with people from small businesses to corporations, government, educational institutions, non-profits, and community organizations. Big budgets or small ones, we deliver exceptional communication projects to fulfill your needs and implement your vision.
RHC Insurance Brokers is the largest independent insurance broker in the West Kootenay Region with eight full-service offices plus one in Cranbrook.
Our promise is to educate you about insurance options,
make sure you’re completely covered, and help you understand the coverage you choose.
We want to guide you through the insurance selection process by giving you the knowledge necessary to make sure you have appropriate, affordable and holistic insurance coverage.
at the Cottage in Hills
This idyllic, secluded, perfectly appointed guest room is your place to get away from it all.
Slocan Lake and all that the Slocan Valley in BC (Canada) has to offer can be accessed from your front door. Enjoy a lake and mountain view and forest-fresh air. You’re just minutes from the beach. Walk, hike, bike or ski from your front door into BC’s most spectacular scenery… Relax on your private patio with a lake and mountain view, lush lawn and flowers… then go jump in the lake, just 3 minutes away.
In winter, enjoy world-class cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, soaking in hot springs, cozy evenings and peace and quiet. Perfect for a cross-country ski trip or a personal retreat.
Kootenay Wood Energy is the leading chimney and woodstove installation, inspection, cleaning, maintenance, and repair company of the West Kootenays. We provide a suite of services for wood-burning heating systems. Fully WETT certified and insured, we are professional, reliable, efficient, honest, and prompt. Based in New Denver, BC we serve the homes and businesses of the Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Burton, Fauquier, Edgewood, Kaslo, North Kootenay Lake, and Nelson area.
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.
At Our Waterfront Log Home
Located on the shores of Christina Lake near English Point, just 8 km north of the Christina Lake village, we have three bed and breakfast rooms. All rooms have lake views, private baths, queen-sized beds and are non-smoking. Nutritious breakfasts are served in our dining room or on the deck, with panoramic views of Christina Lake. Sunflower Inn B&B is a great place to stay at Christina Lake, BC, come and stay with us.
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.
Your backstage ticket to authentic West Kootenay culture and nature. Personal, interactive and memorable, join us for an EXPERIENCE you won’t forget.