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 ALFA Guild is a non-profit association comprised of area artists and community members of the Arrow Lakes district.
The goal of the Arrow Lakes Fine Arts Guild Society is to provide the optimum exhibition space for the visual arts in the West Kootenays and beyond for the established and emerging artists showcasing the highest quality works for those areas.
The purpose of the Society are to foster and promote the visual arts in the area of the Arrow Lakes, to provide a venue for artists to exhibit their works, and to provide similar and related services as determined by the membership.
The Arrow Lakes Historical Society has extensive archive material for the Arrow Lakes and Trout Lake regions of BC, Canada.
We can help you do any area research, including all the towns on the Arrow Lakes and the Lardeau, Trout Lake, Ferguson, and Camborne.
Come and visit us at 91 4th Ave. NW in Nakusp! Everything is made right here in the shop and you may even find one of our chocolatiers hard at work at our public workstation so you can watch how your favourite treats are made!
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.
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.
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.
Arts Revelstoke is the lead organization for Arts and Culture in Revelstoke, producing cultural events, spearheading public art projects and developing the arts and cultural scene in Revelstoke.
Arts Revelstoke has been in operation for over 60 years and was re-incorporated and re-energized in May of 1997 as a new society, Revelstoke Arts Council. We recently re-branded and are now operating as Arts Revelstoke, Revelstoke’s powerhouse arts and cultural leader.
Arts Revelstoke manages the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre which opened its doors in 2012 and hosts a wide variety of events every year.