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.
Kootenay Lake’s ONLY year round destination resort.
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Motel, RV, tenting
JB’s Pub and Restaurant
Full Service Marina
Country Store and laundromat
Cold Beer and Wine
Sandon, BC is still an active community with less than 20 residents. Most attractions are free to view, though donations are gratefully appreciated. The town site of Sandon is mostly owned by Hal Wright, who has lived in Sandon since 1972, and the Silversmith Power and Light Corp who’s mission is to maintain and restore the historical importance of Sandon. The restoration efforts for Sandon is not government funded and we rely on the donations and the kindness of individuals who volunteer.
God’s Greatest Creations
God’s Country awaits you in the untapped and underrated West Kootenay region of British Columbia. GGC Tours is an adventure tour company based out of Fauquier, BC. Our goal is to safely share God’s greatest creations for ALL his children to see. We specialize in hiking and kayaking, whether you’re looking for a 2 hour, half day, full day, or overnight adventure, we’ve got you covered. We can take you on our GGC featured tours of the region or customize an adventure based on your vision. We cater to all skill levels, desired pace, time available in your busy schedules and we can accommodate groups of up to 6 per public tour or 12 per private tour.
The Crow’s Nest BnB is a self contained, open concept, full light lower level suite located in Nakusp. Your suite is on a quiet acreage surrounded by 4 acres of forest with stunning views of the Arrow Lakes. This is a peaceful property where you can unwind after a day of recreation or exploring all the area has to offer. The BnB is a 5 minute drive to the downtown & beach areas, 8 minutes to Mount Abriel bike trails and 20 minutes to both local hotsprings.
Camp Valhalla is a place where your whole family can thrive. Our pristine lakefront setting offers ample opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as easy access to hiking, biking, and ATV trails. An on-site playground and kids’ bike pump track make this a special place for kids to run free and play hard.
The majority of our 75 campsites are fully serviced, including water, power, and sewer hookups, as well as full access to all campground amenities (hello, hot showers!) Reliable sitewide WiFi, laundry facilities, and our close proximity to town make this a comfortable place to set up camp, whether you plan on staying for a couple of nights or a couple of months.
Book online at https://www.campvalhallabc.com/
Grab your sunglasses and hat and get ready for an amazing day out on Arrow Lakes!
We offer a wide range of fun, from full day boat and beach adventures, waterfall tours to 1 hour luxury sunset cruises. Our 26′ tritoon has a custom rack for 8 bikes to shuttle you to our world class mountain bike trails and is also equipped to carry up to 4 paddle boards or kayaks to guarantee your time out on the water is incredible!
We provide ice for your favorite beverages and an onboard barbecue! Don’t forget to bring your favorite music playlist as our boat is equipped with Bluetooth. We offer a relaxing, smooth, stable and safe experience aboard the Wildflower, a 26 foot Avalon Cantina tritoon.
Our captain is Transport Canada certified, professional and friendly and has a passion for local history.
We can’t wait to take you out on the water!
Call or Book online at http://www.arrowlakesadventures.com
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Arrow Lake Escape provides lakeside accommodation to visitors who want a relaxing vacation in Nakusp, British Columbia. We are located on 4 acres of forested property with breathtaking views of the Arrow Lakes and the surrounding mountains.
We have a unique facility providing a secluded retreat, as well as easy access to all amenities. There are two lodging spaces – the modern Studio Suite and the rustic Off-Grid Cabin.
Guests have privacy and the sense of freedom to enjoy the area in their own personal way:
Relax on your private deck and savor the mountain and lake views.
Get closer to nature by taking a walk through the trees using the pathways in the forest.
Use our canoe or kayaks to explore the shoreline – just a few minutes walk from your doorstep!
Swim in the clear, clean waters of Arrow Lake.
Located in the West Kootenay area, we are close to several hot springs facilities that are open year-round. Besides relaxing in the hot springs, many other activities are available to travelers. The magnificent natural location provides an ideal setting for outdoor adventures, with hiking and biking trails in the area.
Arrow Lake Escape is designed to meet the needs of most travellers by providing excellent lodging, friendly service, and an enriching experience.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.