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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The stunning vistas of this beautiful place have inspired my art in the form of photographs taken from my travels around the local countryside as well as from the many hours spent enjoying and caring for the family farm and gardens with my best friend and soul mate Ken by my side…
diverse programming, the learning centre caters to a variety of students as well as local community needs. Founded in 1978, we have two fully-equipped classrooms, a dedicated computer lab, a large classroom with computer and science lab areas, plus student and staff lounge areas.
Looking to upgrade your skills? Want to get into that awesome first-year course or program? Improve subject understanding, study skills and complete prerequisite courses such as biology, chemistry, English, math, and physics along with college success, computer sciences, and social studies. – Academic Upgrading at the Nakusp Learning Centre
Join a community of life-long learners with Selkirk’s College’s Community Education & Workplace Training. Explore our flexible adult learning options and find the path that’s best for you. Our training can help update your credentials or up the skills of your entire team.
Located in downtown Nakusp on Broadway Street (Highway 6), our dedicated staff host about 1,000 students each year.
The firm offers a full range of bookkeeping, accounting and taxation services. Located in beautiful Nakusp BC. We are open Monday to Friday 9-4. To provide professional Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Financial Services on a personalized basis
formerly Peoples Pharmacy
At the core of PharmaChoice is our belief that local businesses are the foundation of a strong community. Today, this commitment is stronger than ever.
We exist to celebrate the independence of more than 800 locations across Canada. So when you choose PharmaChoice, you are supporting local businesses in your community. Each location is unique and tailored to the community it serves. With the support of the PharmaChoice team, your independent owners and operators are united in a promise to always provide you with the best Advice for Life.
Halcyon’s location is one block away from downtown Nakusp. Across the street, there is a beautiful park as well as a beach with a view that will take your breath away.
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
Our Timber frame and Log buildings have a unique character. Often using natural curves, and character wood, we take pride in adding flair to your home. Trained in traditional European joinery, we strive to produce the finest quality at an affordable price. With a fully equipped cabinet shop, we offer solid wood staircases, kitchens, flooring, solid wood doors and windows, all locally made and at a competitive price.
Your local NAPA auto parts store in Nakusp stocks everything you need to repair or maintain your car or truck. Take advantage of our large selection of brake pads and rotors, batteries, alternators, starters, and 500000 other quality parts. We get all you need to do the job including tools and equipment, heavy-duty, marine and farming parts or equipment. Come see us in-store to chat with our knowledgeable experts or reserve your parts online and pick up your order at your local NAPA store.
Welcome to Arrow and Slocan Lakes Community Services.
We help open the door to lifelong success. Working together with you to build a vibrant and thriving community.
We support people, from newborns to seniors with innovative programs and services that respond to what is important to them.
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.