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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Tourism Magazine, for the southeastern area known as the West Kootenays in British Columbia, Canada.
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.
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.
Wing Creek Resort is a spectacularly beautiful, eco-friendly spa resort that offers romantic upscale vacation cottages on pristine Kootenay Lake, BC.
New for 2019: wifi and cell service available. Please contact host for details.
Three Islands Resort is located on the shores of beautiful Summit Lake in the majestic Kootenay Mountains. We are located just 16 km southeast of Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada and offer you and your family a great camping experience!
We are open yearly from May 1 to September 30.