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Welcome to the paradise of the north

In the West Kootenay

memories are made that last

a lifetime... and dreams are

fulfilled.

Remember the smell of the

sun on the cedar leaves in the

forest, the sound of a thunderstorm

in the mountains, the

power of the wind on the lake,

pushing the waves to shore...?

Seeing your first fish jump?

Watching an Osprey dive?

Catching your very first fish?

Remember seeing a bear, elk,

moose, coyote, maybe even a

cougar – for the first time?

Watching a flock of Canada

geese take flight from the water

as you got too close... or seeing

them swim by with so many

babies you kept losing count?

Do you recall walking along

a path through the forest and

noticing how the squirrels chatter

as you approach, warning

other creatures of your arrival?

Startling deer that bound away.

Peering closely at the mushrooms

that you weren't allowed

to touch unless your parents

said it's okay...

and have you ever given in to

the impulse to imitate the song

of a bird?

This young fella is living his dream. It's the summer of fishes! Photo: Scott Gillies

Remember the first time you

rode your bike on a dirt path,

rather than pavement... the

bounce of your bike over roots

and rocks and the strength and

freedom you felt at being able

to do this?

Remember going to the beach

and swimming in water clean

enough to drink?

Remember your first hike,

through woods and over

creeks, seeing waterfalls spill

seemingly from the sky, and

the amazing view of more

mountain peaks than you could

ever imagine once you

reached the top?

Remember lying in the grass

and hearing animals get on

with their day... bees buzzing,

ants tickling – there were no

cars to block out their sounds?

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Enroute to Revelstoke and the

Trans-Canada Highway. The free

ferry crosses from Shelter Bay

(west side) to Galena Bay (east

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am until 12 midnight; and returns

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Let's TAWCROC

People have been scaling mountains in the West

Kootenay for well over a century, but rock climbing

is a more recent phenomenon. In the 1960s rope

and gear technology improved and mountaineers

started tackling more vertical rock faces at places

such as Kinnaird Bluffs in Castlegar. Although their

main intent was to practice techniques for bigger

mountains, the development they initiated at these

cliffs is considered by some local climbers as the

first wave of real rock climbing in the region. Today

we’re well into the fourth wave of development in

the West Kootenay and new routes at new areas are

being created every week.

The three recorded climbing areas in the region are

at Slocan, Castlegar and Woodbury, near Kaslo.

Resources

West Kootenay Rock Guide

- Otter Books Nelson, and at InfoCentres in

the area

justanotheroutdoorpage.blogspot.com

- Local climbers favourite go-to for most up to

date climbing info.

www.facebook.com/climbinginthekoots/

- Local climbers favourite Facebook page

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climbing

west kootenay

Mountain guide and Nelson

resident Dave Lussier of Summit

Mountain Guides poses on the

summit of Gimli Peak in the

Valhalla Provincial Park.

Photo: Vince Hempsall

Wonow Media

The West Kootenay Rock Guide, was published

in 2014 and co-authored by Aaron Kristiansen, and

the then newly formed non-profit TAWKROC, "The

Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers". Since

that publication, updates have been registered online

at http://www.wonowmedia.com/west-kootenay-rockclimbing-guide

The most popular area for

rock climbing in the region is

Slocan Bluffs, conveniently

located on the outskirts of the

community of Slocan, right

beside the lake. There are

now over 100 routes on the

walls that line the old highway

bed and they cater to everyone

from total beginners to

seasoned experts. Because

of their easy access and

proximity to the lake, these are

popular cliffs from late spring

to late fall.

The Village of Slocan is the

gateway to some of the best

alpine climbing in the West

Kootenay. From the community,

climbers and mountaineers

can drive Bannock Burns

Forest Service Road to the

parking lot near Gimli Peak in

the Valhalla Provincial Park.

From there it’s a 1.5-hour hike

to access the mountains that

make up Mulvey Basin, which

boasts dozens of excellent

quality routes including the

classic South Ridge of Gimli,

which was first climbed in

1973 and continues to be one

of the most popular alpine

routes in the region.

For specific details of the

areas and climbs in the Slocan

Valley,and other zones, refer

to the West Kootenay Climbing

Guide, on sale in local

outdoor stores. The book has

been updated online...

http://www.wonowmedia.com/

category/rock-guide-updates

tawkroc.org

- West Kootenay Climbers Association

Slocan Bluffs: This rock face is called Eratica

and is graded at 11.a.

From Slocan follow the rail trail south until

you pass through a tunnel. Eratica is

immediately on the other side of the tunnel…

The climber here is using a heel hook which

helps save strength when climbing severe

overhangs. Photo: Tyler McKenzie.

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Castlegar

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Embraced within the valley where the Columbia

and Kootenay Rivers converge, Castlegar

is a small city with a big heart. Situated at the

intersection of highways leading to Nelson,

Trail, the Slocan Valley and Grand Forks,

each within an hour’s drive, Castlegar is the

ideal destination for your full West Kootenay

vacation experience. Castlegar is also home

to the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

If you’re a visitor to Castlegar, there is a lot to

go and do. Castlegar is “The Sculpture Capital

of Canada”. Downtown is a must see

with over fifty sculptures on display along the

sidewalks and in the green spaces. Spend

an afternoon or the whole day exploring

Millennium Park, the walkway along the shore

and Zuckerberg Island. In the hills around

Castlegar the adventure recreation possibilities

are limitless: hiking, rock climbing,

mountain biking … and the river and lake

fishing is legendary.

In 1908, this valley of plenty became Dolina

Ootischenia or "the Valley of Consolation" – a

refuge for 5,000 Doukhobors from Saskatchewan.

Visit the Doukhobor Discovery Centre,

a complete village consisting of ten buildings,

with its own irrigation and water system, and

displays that illustrate the history of

these early agrarian settlers.

Today Castlegar boasts some

excellent restaurants and shops;

there are three golf courses nearby,

several art galleries and historical

museums and Chances Gaming

Centre, which is right next door to

the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

You can download an app from

iTunes or Google Play that will both

guide you and reward your local explorations

with points that are redeemable at Castlegar

shops. The app is called Castlegar Explorers

and it’s free!

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Easy day trips

Syringa Creek Provincial Park on the

Lower Arrow Lake. There are many sandy

beaches and trails to explore. You will pass a

couple of marinas, both offering boat rentals.

One has a store to satisfy most camping and

fishing needs. Schedule a visit to Verigin’s

tomb on the way (www.doukhobor.org). After

your wonderful day at the lake, stop at Lion’s

Head Pub in Robson and indulge in a huge

selection of craft brews and home-smoked

meats.

Experience the historic Trans Canada

Trail to Christina Lake The trail descends

from the Paulson Bridge to Christina Lake

and is a great half-day cycle or full day hike.

Families love this route! Downhill grade is

2%, passing through forest and a tunnel and

over an old trestle. Mount Gladstone and the

Rossland Range are visible as well as Christina

Lake, town views and old cave systems.

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Photo: Evening at Syringa Creek Provincial Park

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There are few areas in the world where you can tent camp in a remote

site beside a lake and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature or

park your RV on a cement pad and watch the river flow past, and

all of it can be found within ten minutes of a city’s downtown core.

Paddle or tube the Slocan River

The Slocan River float is an excellent half-day

excursion in July or August (the rest of the

year the water temperature is too cold), or

you can turn it into a full day’s worth of family

fun by taking your time and lounging on the

various beaches.

To access the Slocan River float, drive northeast

on Hwy 3A from Castlegar for 20 minutes

until you reach the Slocan Junction where

you’ll turn north onto Hwy 6. The Crescent

Valley Beach Park is less than two kilometres

up this highway and there’s plenty of free

parking. This is the terminus of the float and

the easiest way to do it all is with two vehicles:

leave one at the Beach Park and then

drive north for 10 kms to the access point by

the bridge in Slocan Park or drive for 12 kms

to the access point by the bridge in Passmore.

Starting in Slocan Park will involve a

four-to-six hour float and starting in Passmore

will add an addition 1 to 1.5 hours.

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JULY

1 st

Canada Day Paddle Parade

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Canada Day Celebrations

MAY

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at Millennium Park

Youth CamPs:

26 th 8 th , 9 th , 10 th , 11 th , 12 th

Fiddles I Heart Camp Downtown Kootenay Fiddlers

Castlegar

8 th , 9 th , 10 th , 11 th , 12 th

Golf Camp Selkirk College

8 th , 9 th , 10 th , 11 th , 12 th

Youth Paddle academy

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27 th

Kootenay Festival

Millennium Park

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3 rd , 10 th , 17 th , 24 th , 31 st

Wednesday music in the Park

Kinnaird Park

JUNE

1 st - 2 nd

Sunfest

aUGUst

8 th , 9 th , 10 th , 11 th , 12 th

shambhala music Festival

Salmo

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16 th , 17 th , 18 th

Kennel show

West Kootenay Kennel Club

at the Complex

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7 th , 14 th , 21 st , 28 th

Wednesday music in the Park

Kinnaird Park

september

15 th

saints Golf tournament

Castlegar Golf Club

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21 st & 22 nd

Fall Fair

Pass Creek Regional Exhibition

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21 st

Christmas in september

Castlegar Golf Club

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28 th

Wine & Dine

Castlegar Community Foundation

Little Bear Golf Course

october

5 th

old Fashion health & Wellness

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

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5 th

saints hockey First game

Selkirk Saints

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First Week of october:

Rebels hockey Junior B

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19 th

mystery Dinner

Kootenay Gallery

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24 th

Paint Night

Kootenay Gallery

november &

December

November 3 rd

Kootenay Columbia Christmas

Craft Faire at the Complex

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November 8 th to December 24 th

Christmas at the Gallery

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Peony Show


The Brilliant Bridge

The Brilliant Suspension Bridge

was built in 1913 to cross the

Columbia River, joining the

Doukhobor community of Brilliant

to the growing City of Castlegar.

It fell into disuse after a new and

bigger bridge was built.

Discussion surrounding its

inevitable destruction was halted

when the Doukhobor Historical

Society began raising awareness

about the bridge’s significance.

The idea was to make the bridge

a “walking bridge”, not for

vehicular traffic. With tremendous

support from businesses,

government agencies and

volunteers, and years and years

of perseverance by the working

group, construction began. The

grand re-opening celebration of

the historic Brilliant Suspension

Bridge happened in 2010.

Access to the bridge is via

Rosedale Road and the Skattebo

Reach Trail or Brilliant Road in

Robson.

www.brilliant-bridge.ca

A dam visit

Dams on the Kootenay and

Columbia Rivers provide electricity

for nearly half of British

Columbia as well as parts of

the United States. Eleven of

those dams are within easy

driving distance of Castlegar

and it makes a fascinating day

trip to visit some or all of them.

Several of these monumental

dams can be viewed along

Highway 3A, and further down

Broadwater Road in the Robson

area.

Ride wild or easy

The mountain biking and trail

building scene in and around

Castlegar is on a high these

days.

Check out the trails and structures

at the bike skills park in

Millennium Park. Even if you

don’t have your bike with you,

go and see what a challenge

the skills park presents to bikers

both young and old.

www.destinationcastlegar.com/

biking

Fishing: The river

will feed you...

For centuries people have been

dependent upon rivers for food

and transportation. The Columbia

River was important as a major

navigation route in the past,

andit still is an amazing highway

system for rainbow trout, walleye,

northern pike, and whitefish, just

to name a few. The interactions

between the runs of fishes, the

timing of the insect blooms they

feed upon, and the complex flow

patterns of the currents, result in

a fishery that is endlessly challenging,

often rewarding.

Near Castlegar, there are many

holes and back eddies that have

proven to be very productive.

Beneath the railway bridge at

the confluence of the Kootenay

and Columbia Rivers is one spot

that is worth checking out. Or try

casting in the large back eddy

by Little Bear Golf Course. You’ll

also enjoy some great fishing

from the shores of the Columbia

within Castlegar city limits.

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Is there more to do?

Do Sculpturewalk

Castlegar is recognized as the

Sculpture Capital of Canada.

Maps of the self-directed walk

can be picked up at the Visitor

Centre or local businesses.

Do Music in the Park

Every Wednesday evening until

the end of August you can enjoy

live music at Kinnaird Park at 7

pm by donation. Bring your lawn

chairs. Concession on site. (Kinnaird

Park,14th Ave via 24th St.)

Do Golfing

The Castlegar Golf Club is a 4

star course that has hosted the

provincial ladies’, men’s, senior

and junior championship events

(visit their website at www.

golfcastlegar.com); and the

Little Bear Golf Course, a 9-hole

executive par 3 course, located

at 872 Waterloo Road.

Do Craft &

Farmers Market

Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm Station

Museum – 400 13th Ave

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Vote for your

favourite sculpture!

Get out this summer and enjoy a tour of

Castlegar Sculpturewalk!

Pick up a brochure and ballot in one of the

red ballot boxes located throughout the tour.

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Surestay Castlegar

by the Best Western

Free WiFi and continental breakfast,

plus meeting rooms and BBQ area.

1810 8th Avenue 250-365-2128

1-800-499-6399 firesideinn.ca

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Canada’s Best

Value Inn & Suites

Offering the best value for your money!

Ideal accommodations and location

for business, pleasure or just passing

through. Complementary bike loans.

1935 Columbia Avenue

250-365-2177 canadabestvalueandsuites.ca

Chameleon Hotel

& Restaurant

Onsite restaurant, free WiFi, free

airport shuttle, shopping nearby,

5 languages spoken.

330 Columbia Avenue

chameleonhotel@hotmail.ca

250-365-4981 chameleonhotel.com

Centre o

Cozy Pines Motel

Catering to overnight or long-term

guests and offering double occupancy

to kitchenette/apartment size

accommodation.

2118 Crestview Crescent

250-365-5613 cozypines.com

Flamingo Motel

Conveniently located close to

shopping centres, restaurants and

gas stations. The courtyard features

a gazebo to lounge under in the

summer months.

1660 Columbia Avenue

250-365-7978 flamingomotel.ca

250-693-2189

Kekuli House

Private and clean units with single bed,

shared washroom, kitchenette, mini-fridge

and cooktop. Close to downtown.

From $50 a night.

301 Frank Beinder Way

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Pass Creek

Boutique B&B

A luxurious lodge offering unique upscale

accommodation and gourmet breakfasts.

Idyllically situated in a 20 acre private forest

with panoramic mountain and valley views.

10 minutes from airport and all amenities.

2402 Upper Gibson Road.

passcreekbb.com 250-365-7773

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Sandman Hotel

Providing premium comfort and complete

convenience. Less than 5 minutes from the

airport. Large indoor atrium pool,

whirlpool and fitness centre.

1944 Columbia Avenue

sandmanhotels.com 250-365-8444

Super 8 Castlegar

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ge

of it all

Genelle House

B&B Guest House

2 rooms and 1 suite, sun terrace and

BBQ. Daily full breakfast

with fresh local produce in season.

Free WiFi, air conditioning.

327 - 15th Avenue, Genelle, BC

genellehouse.com

250-365-1227

The ultimate family package!

Themed rooms, indoor pool and waterslide,

continental breakfast. Plus itʼs a five minute

drive to the Castlegar airport.

651 18th Street

super8castlegar.com 1-888-828-5331

Twin Rivers Motel

Located in mid-town Castlegar, Twin Rivers

Motel offers suites with a beautiful view

of the river and is close to grocery stores,

restaurants, and gas stations.

1485 Columbia Avenue

twin-rivers-motel.business.site 250-365-6900

Windborne B&B

Nestled in Robson minutes away from

Syringa Provincial Park and surrounded by

the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, this

locally-owned B&B will make any visitor feel

pampered and relaxed.

3905 Broadwater Road

windbornebb.ca 250-365-6697

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Kootenay Gallery of

Art, History & Science

The Gallery is a unique public

institution. Located across

from the airport in Castlegar

at 120 Heritage Way, it is

open 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday

to Saturday. The grounds,

including the butterfly and

xeriscape gardens, will

appeal to all gardeners! www.

kootenaygallery.com

Castlegar Complex

The Aquatic Centre is

wheelchair accessible. In

addition, the Complex offers a

steam room, whirlpool, dance

studio,weight room and ice

rink. 2101 6th Avenue.

There is a lot happening

outside around the Complex

– from tennis matches to

skateboarding. Maybe there’s

a game at the ball diamond,

the soccer pitch or the football

field. For the youngsters there

is a jungle gym play area.

Shop!

Explore downtown and the

Columbia Avenue strip which

offer a wonderful selection

of shopping ops. Lots of

Mom-and-Pop shops and

restaurants, with so many

sculptures to view between.

Top 6 fishing spots

Off the Columbia River's shore

- Keenleyside Dam

- Waldie Island

- Brilliant

- Waterloo Eddy

- Millennium Park

- Waneta Road

www.destinationcastlegar.

com/2019/ 03/18/best-fishingspots-castlegar

Paddling

There are many places to

paddle, float and river raft

in this area. If you haven't

brought your own equipment,

kayaks and SUP boards

can be rented from Endless

Adventure and at Scotties

Marina.

Friends of Parks &

Trails Society

is a volunteer organization that

maintains and builds trails in

the Castlegar area. They are

creating amazing experiences

for all levels or hikers and

mountain bikers.

Visit www.friendsoftrails.org

The Chapel - Zuckerberg Island

Zuckerberg Island

Spend a beautiful afternoon

at historic Zuckerberg Island,

an oasis of land cradled in

the embrace of the mighty

Columbia River just minutes

from the city’s

downtown core.

The Station Museum

Open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday

to Saturday, April to October,

and seven days a week July

through September!

400 13th Avenue.

Doukhobor

Discovery Centre

Learn the dramatic history of

the Doukhobor people and their

way of life in this valley.

112 Heritage Way, Castlegar

www.Doukhobor-Museum.org\

Kinsmen Spray Park

Family tired of travelling? Come

and enjoy Castlegar’s spray pool

located in Kinsmen Park. It is

open until mid-September from 9

to 9 daily.

Millennium Park

This amazing riverside park is the

pride and joy of Castlegar and

you can walk to it from anywhere

in downtown. On a hot day the

natural pools by the Columbia

River are a must-do.110 5th

Street.

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100 Hall Road, Castlegar

Next to the Castlegar Airport

250.304.6300 Restaurant 250.304.6311

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Slocan Valley

Dramatic mountain vistas, lakes,

the serene beauty of the Slocan

River, winding roads and friendly

villages all combine to make the

valley an inspiring place to visit.

The Slocan Valley is home to

one of the few remaining great

undisturbed natural areas of the

world, Valhalla Provincial Park.

This park is 50,060 hectares of

dramatic granite peaks and glacier-scraped

valleys and brilliant

blue-green lakes. A well-spring

of inspiration for hikers and

climbers, its ruggedness and

alpine wildlife (including small

herds of mountain goats that

like to follow humans along at a

discreet distance) redefine awesome,

not to mention your sense

of personal scale on earth.

The eastern boundary of the park

is 30 km of Slocan Lake shoreline,

so much of the park is only

accessible by boat. There are

public boat launches in Slocan

City, New Denver and Silverton.

Slocan Valley

Rail Trail

Another local treasure winds

gently along a decommissioned

rail line alongside the Slocan River.

The designated non-motorized

trail makes its way from

Slocan Lake in the north, towards

the Kootenay River in the south.

There are several trailheads over

its 52 kilometres, and amenities

like campgrounds and a few

excellent eateries. As this is

the Slocan Valley where many

artists make their home, there

are several studios and galleries

along the route as well. You

could make this trail the focus of

a multi-day trip with barely a footstep

to take on a paved highway.

To plan a trip, go to the source:

www.slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca

Clean, comfortable, fully equipped

cottages with kitchens & baths.

Spacious campsites in forested setting with

hot showers and partial hookups.

Recreation area, spa, WiFi, small beach.

5370 Cedar Creek Road, Winlaw

1-888-452-7428 www.karibupark.com

Where people

who like to

garden LOVE

to shop!

Slocan City - Tim Gaton

The Regional District Park at Winlaw

Photo by Craig Lawrence

The park features nature trails and boardwalks weaving

through forest and marshes. Picnic and beach areas

include a fire pit, picnic tables, benches, an outhouse/change

room building, and a covered gazebo. (No overnight camping)

Located on the banks of the beautiful Slocan River

1 km north of Winlaw Bridge on Slocan River Road.

• Competitively priced fertilizers, soils & manures

• Uniquely selected trees, shrubs,

perennials, annuals and baskets

• Beautiful selection of pottery, statuary &

fountains

• Petcurian pet foods, treats, toys & leashes

• Amazing garden giftware!

Visit our newly designed website at

www.diggardencentre.com

At the Junction, halfway between Nelson &

Castlegar to the left of the Credit Union

250.359.5926

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slocan valley

Gateway to the Valhallas • www.slocancity.com

photo Tim Garton

Fruitvale

Trail

Welcome to the best kept secret in the Kootenays – Slocan

– a picturesque lakeshore village that lies at the south end

of pristine Slocan Lake. Guarded by the Valhallas in the

Selkirk Mountain range, our friendly and safe community

is a wonderful place to visit or live. We enjoy four distinct

seasons with very different activities available during each

one (see our list below.) We are a very diverse population,

ranging from young families to retirees. Here there is

something for everyone regardless of age, from sitting on

the beach reading a book to rock climbing along the shores

of the lake.

No cell phone service in most of our valley,

however free WIFI is available in Slocan.

We have a pay phone on Harold Street!

Things to see and do:

• Hike the Valhallas or the Heritage Rail Trail

• Boat Launch

• Canoe/Kayak/Sail

• Swim (public beach/picnic area)

• Distillery Tours

• Water Ski

• Scuba Dive (WKS Slocan City Park.mpg)

• Camp/Fish

• Aboriginal Pictographs

• Rock Climb

Summer Kids Day Camp (250-355-2484)

• World Class Skateboard Park

• Tennis/Basketball

Golf

• Springer Creek Falls

• Snowmobiling/Sledding/Skating

• Snowshoe/X-Country Skiing

Places to Eat

Harold Street Café ................................250-355-2663 Open 7 days a week

Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground ..1-877-970-8090 Casual fi ne dining

......................................................................... lemoncreeklodge.com 250-355-2403

Places to Stay

Gatesway Vacation Rental ...................250-355-2672 Nightly or weekly

Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground ...1-877-970-8090 Lodge, cabins, campground

......................................................................... lemoncreeklodge.com 250-355-2403

Springer Creek RV Park & Campground 1-866-355-2023

......................................................................... Full / partial hook-ups / tent sites 250-355-2266

Paradise Valley Lodge ............................250-226-7647, paradisevalleylodge.com, Winlaw

......................................................................... Comfortable and spacious accommodation for up to 8

Recreation

Slocan Valley Rail Trail ...........................slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca

Community Services

Slocan Fitness Centre ............................250-355-2355 Well equipped gym

Slocan Library .........................................250-355-2355 Ongoing book sale, free WiFi

Slocan Valley Legion 250-355-2672

502 Harold Street, Sunday afternoon jams

The Legion welcomes members & guests

Valhalla Children’s Centre .....................250-355-2222 Licensed daycare ages 2 - 6

WEG Community Service Society .........250-355-2484

......................................................................... Services, projects, programs for all ages

WEG Learning Centre ............................250-355-2840 Computers, internet, free WiFi

WEG Youth Centre ..................................250-355-2484 1001 Harold Street

Churches

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church .........250-355-0021

St Mary’s Catholic Church .....................250-355-2487

Businesses

CT Automotive ........................................250-355-2351

Mountain Valley Station ........................250-355-2245 Gas station/convenience store/ATM

Slocan Towing ........................................250-226-7084, cell 250-551-7369

Slocan Village Market ............................250-355-2211 slocanvillagemarket.com

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Fruitvale

Trail

Mountain Valley Station

704 Arlington Rd, Slocan BC 250-355-2245

Gas | Diesel | Auto & Bottle Propane

Convenience Store & ATM

Fishing Licences | Bait | Tackle | Camping supplies

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Harold Street Café

717 Harold St., Slocan (centre of town)

Open 7 days a week • 250-355-2663

LEMON CREEK LODGE

& CAMPGROUND

Post & beam European style lodge, cabins,

and campground nestled between

Kokanee and Valhalla provincial parks.

Lodge reservations

1-877-970-8090 or 250-355-2403

Campground 250-355-2547

www.lemoncreeklodge.com

info@lemoncreeklodge.com

The Legion welcomes members

& guests

Summer & Fall Events:

Sunday Music Jams 5-9 pm

Texas Hold’em Tournaments: Sept. & Nov.

Garlic Fest Booth Sept. ~ Xmas Craft Faire Nov.

Our mission is to serve Veterans, to promote Remembrance

and to serve our Communities & our Country

The Royal Canadian Legion Slocan Valley Branch 276

502 Harold St, Slocan 250-355-2672 slocanlegion

Slocan Village Market

Groceries, Organic Produce and Natural Food

• In-Store Bakery & Deli

• Fresh Cut Meats

• Agency Liquor & Lotto

• Hunting & Fishing Licences and more...

Open Daily 9 am - 8 pm

Check out our bi-weekly fl yer online at

slocanvillagemarket.com

519 Harold St, Slocan BC 250-355-2211

C T Automotive

GENERAL AUTO REPAIR

Slocan

250-355-2351

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slocan valley

Where attitude

meets altitude

For over a century people have

been hiking and scrambling to

the top of mountain peaks in

and around the Valhallas and

Slocan Valley. A new generation

of athlete is now climbing the

steep faces of rock that abound

throughout the West Kootenay.

In the Slocan Valley alone there

are four “cragging” destinations

that are easy to get to where

people can access a plethora of

routes on challenging cliffs.

Get your copy of the West

Kootenay Rock Climbing Guide

at most outdoor sports stores

or at any West Kootenay Visitor

Centre.

A nature lover's

paradise

Winlaw Regional and Nature

Park is a 22.7 acre parcel of

land located just north of the

Winlaw Bridge on the west shore

of the Slocan River. The beach

area includes washrooms,

change rooms and a covered

gazebo. Two boardwalks over

wetland areas are a key part of

the trail system. The rest of the

park is forest and wetlands with

trails meandering along the river

and into the forest.

Winlaw Regional and Nature

Park is used every day of the

year. Locals go to enjoy the

woods and river, to see wildlife,

to walk dogs, to count the birds,

to snowshoe or ski, to have picnics,

to swim and to build sand

castles and visit with each other

while the kids play on the swings

or chase each other in a game

of tag. It is the place to share

with guests, to have weddings,

to do yoga, to have Art in the

Park shows, for open air theatre.

Come and walk down the path

through the shady forest and

over the boardwalk, listen for

the cry of the eagle, watch

the ducks and Canada geese

feeding by the shore of the

river, have a seat on a riverside

bench, breathe the fresh air and

relax. Welcome to nature.

Floating

The beauty of the Slocan River

is that it flows as freely as it has

since the glaciers of the last ice

age mapped its course. The

river has been used as a transportation

route by miners and

loggers for well over a hundred

years and yet still has the feel

of a wild, unspoiled ecosystem.

The water is crystal clear and by

early summer becomes warm

enough for swimming in its many

deep pools.

A great way to enjoy the river

is to take a river tour. The first

section of the river is a gentle

float area, perfect for the family

float. The last section is for the

high adventure trippers and includes

some really great class II

and III whitewater. For this kind

of adventure, it’s best to go with

experienced guides who have

the right rafts for the river and all

the gear you need. Stop in at the

Visitor Info booth in Slocan City

to learn more.

Slocan Lake

Slocan Lake is a powerful and

timeless natural presence whose

beauty impresses itself on the

senses in a way that lifts you

up and away from your everyday

routine. It is as deep as

275 metres, with an average

depth of 150 metres so it rarely

freezes. The crystal clear lake

is popular with canoeists and

kayakers, hikers, anglers and

sightseers, many of whom return

again and again.

Slocan lake supports a variety

of fish such as kokanee salmon,

whitefish, burbot, rainbow trout

and bull trout. Sturgeon is a protected

species in Slocan Lake,

as their population is in decline

due to damming at various

points downstream along the

Columbia River system.

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#gokootenays

Slocan Valley Co-op

General Store & Gas Bar

Cool treats for hot summer days

River tubing inner tubes & accessories

• Gas

• Groceries

• Snacks

• Sandwiches

• Dry Goods

• Toys

• Liquor

• Ice

• Post Office

3024 Highway 6, Slocan Park 250-226-7433 • Open till 9pm

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The Slocan Lake

Stewardship Society

has teamed up with several other organizations

dedicated to the ecologically

appropriate management of the valley that

inspires them and to furthering knowledge.

Three excursions are offered in

July and August.

Saturday, July 20, 8:30 pm – 11 pm:

Celestial Tour at Centennial Park

Take a fascinating tour of the night sky and

observe celestial wonders with members of

the Royal Astronomical Society.

Saturday, August 3, 9 am – noon:

Cool Rocks & Fire Smart at Bannock Point

Discover how these cool rock formations

came to be and what foresters are doing

to help our local forests stay healthy while

reducing fire fuels.

Saturday, August 10, 8 am – 11 am:

Wondrous Watering Hole

Explore along Bonanza Beach and Creek

at the head of Slocan Lake to learn why this

area where the creek meets the lake is such

a popular gathering spot for all kinds of birds

and fish.

To register, go to slocanlakes.com

Silverton

Silverton “The Beautiful” was first settled in

1892 by miners working the south face of

Idaho Mountain, extracting the rich deposits

of lead and silver. By the late 1890s the town

had six hotels, three general stores, a newspaper,

a school and telephone connections

to the mines in New Denver and Sandon.

This vibrant community of approx 600 hosts

some well known festivals throughout the

year such as May Days, Valhalla Summer

SLOCAN LAKE’S

GROCERY STORE

New Denver

School of Music, Sufferfest and the famous

Garlic Festival.

The Valhalla Fine Arts summer season

begins with a 2 week drama and music

day camp for children and continues with

music, dance and theatre programming for

all ages throughout the summer. High

quality performances are held throughout

the summer season engaging and inspiring

locals and visitors alike.

It's theatre baby! Dress up or dress down...

but either way come and have fun! www.

valhallafinearts.org

The spectacular beauty of the surrounding

area touches all who live or visit here. Many

find inspiration and in turn, create beauty

of their own to share. The Hidden Garden

Gallery features regional artists working in

a variety of media. Local musicians play at

each opening and the public is welcome.

www.hiddengardengallery.ca

The gallery is open 10

am to 3 pm Tuesday

to Sunday, closing for

the season after the

last show, Sept 8. It is

located at 112 Slocan

Avenue, New Denver.

#arrowslocanlake

Nikkei Internment

Memorial Centre

During World War II more then 22,000

Japanese-Canadians were forcibly

removed from their West Coast homes

with only the clothes on their backs and

one suitcase each. They were moved into

camps in the interior of BC; 4,000 of these

people were resettled in New Denver. The

Nikkei Centre, a National Historic Site, tells

this story.

The Kohan Reflection Garden

It is a serene lakeside spot for contemplation

and for the enjoyment of the natural

landscape and the gardens designed to

complement it. This public Japanese-style

garden was established to honour the many

Canadian citizens of Japanese heritage who

were forcibly resettled to the BC interior in

1942. The Kohan Garden is located at the

end of lst Avenue, New Denver.

New Denver Friday Market

Until the last Friday in September, a vacant

lot in downtown New Denver is transformed

into a bustling market square selling fresh as

fresh can be baking and produce, chocolates,

etc from 10 am to 2 pm every Friday

from June through September.

Sandon, BC

Ghost town of the West Kootenay

This is the

largest damn nugget

of silver ore ever

found! 125 tons!

I wonder how

much money we’ll

make? Will we

be rich?

silverton/new denver

LOCALLY OWNED

& OPERATED

Fresh meat cut

daily instore

• Lots of local products

• Deli • Fresh produce

• Weekly flyer • and more

Corner of Hwy 31A & Hwy 6

New Denver 250-358-2270

Hours: 8am - 6pm, 7 days a week www.newmarketfoods.ca

The biggest silver rush of the 19th

century: 29 hotels, 28 Saloons, 2

breweries, 2 railroads, 8,000 people,

40 brothels... and YOU,

at the Sandon Museum this Summer!

Great photos, friendly and helpful staff,

excellent interpretation and wonderful exhibits

–– Open May 16 19 through September –

250-358-7920 • sandonmuseum@netidea.com

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Nakusp

One of the first things you

should do after arriving in

Nakusp is to take a wander

along the paved path that

follows the shoreline of upper

Arrow Lake. The lovely landscaping,

the view, the beach,

the fact that you can walk from

one end of town to the other

and feel energized rather than

tired – those factors are just the

beginning of why residents of

Nakusp love their town.

Incorporated in 1892, Nakusp’s

strategic location led to it

becoming part of the fur trade

route as well as the jumping off

point for some of the early silver,

lead and zinc mining in the

Slocan Valley. Since there were

no roads or railways between

the Kootenay mining areas and

Vancouver, goods had to be

shipped via waterways from

Nakusp, all the way up the Arrow

Lakes to Revelstoke where

the main CPR line was located.

Of the early buildings in

Nakusp, only a few remain. The

Leland Hotel on the waterfront,

which was built in 1892, is one

of the originals. It is unique

in the West Kootenay, and

perhaps the province, for being

a wooden hotel that has welcomed

guests every day over

the last century and a quarter.

There is always lots to do in

Nakusp and the surrounding

area…fishing, boating,

swimming, snorkelling, walking,

hiking, biking, camping and

golfing. For a more leisurely

adventure, check out the

many downtown shops and

restaurants, or soak in the hot

springs. If you’re in Nakusp on

a Wednesday evening in the

summer, head to the gazebo in

the park for live music.

Go to the Visitor Centre for all

the info you need to set up your

day. Save some time for the

museum next door. Of special

interest is the new 3,650 sq ft

addition to the museum that is

dedicated to telling the Sinixt

First Nation's story, from the

last ice age to the present day.

There is a lot to see and take in,

including a diorama and a tule

tipi made of woven reeds.

Nakusp day trips

Arrow Park is on the east

shore of the lake and is situated

at “The Narrows,” which separates

Upper and Lower Arrow

Lakes. Businesses in Arrow

Park include a pottery studio

and a resort. See the ferry

schedule, page 5. While exploring

the network of logging

roads, you'll discover many

small lakes where you can

cast a line or take a dip. Hike

to various ridges, including

the popular Saddle Mountain

Fire Lookout. Or just pitch your

tent along the shores of Upper

Arrow Lake, or any of the small

mountain lakes you discover,

and enjoy the quiet.

Fauquier There are at least

3 reasons to make the trip to

Fauquier. #1: There’s a fun and

friendly little 9 hole golf course;

#2 There’s a cidery on the way

(Burton City Cider, 5470 Highway

6); and #3 the Mushroom

Addition Restaurant is open

again!

#visitNakusp

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Do the backcountry

like a boss

Are you up for a challenge? The

Idaho Peak Mountain Marathon is

one epic foot race with a 1.6 km

vertical elevation gain/loss that

takes place July 27. The locale is

the dramatic peaks and valleys

that were once scrambled

over by prospectors in the grip

of the silver rush of the 1890s.

Their century-old pack trails and

narrow-gauge railway lines that

were carved out along Carpenter

Creek and the New Denver canyons

lead the Mountain Marathon

racers up to spectacular Idaho

Peak. At the summit, splendid

views of Slocan Lake and the

Valhallas reward your effort. This

may just be the only mountain

marathon in North America which

involves using a cable car to

cross a creek! Register online

through kootenaysufferfest.com

Also brought to you by the forces

that created Kootenay Sufferfest

is the Nakusp Suffercross and

Adaptive Suffercross Race which

will take place on September 8.

For the second time an Adaptive

CycloCross race has been added

to the day’s program. Participants

of diverse abilities are invited to

come out and try the new course

that was designed just for adaptive

athletes.

Find out more about Nakusp’s

amazing new adaptive mountain

biking routes, rental and riding

clinics at https://kootenayadaptive.com.

Faith, Hope & Charity

Barnstorming Co.

A great gift for

airplane enthusiasts!

Stroll the waterfront

Glorious flowers and brilliant

sunshine, combined with a paved

path beside a clear mountain

lake makes the Nakusp waterfront

walkway a must do when visiting.

This recreation pathway is one

kilometre long, and stretches from

the downtown marina to a large

public beach. Along the walkway

are wonderful gardens, grassy

lawns, picnic areas and benches

on which to sit and admire the

view. There is even a concession

stand in the busier months. There

are informational signs and garden

structures along the way, encouraging

you to slow down, take

your time and smell the roses.

The walkway is wheelchair friendly

and can be accessed from

many points along the way. Take

a short stroll, or hike the whole

way – your spirits will be lifted.

Stroll through an old

growth forest

The Cedar Grove Loop is an easy

1/2 km loop through giant cedar

trees. Some are up to 2 metres

in diameter and tower 30 metres

above the forest floor. Access is

two kilometres north of Nakusp

on Hwy 23. Turn right onto Hot

Spring Road and follow it for 10.8

kms, then left onto Kuskanax

Creek Forest Service Road for

another 4.2 kms. Watch for the

Cedar Grove Trail .8 km sign.

Turn left at that sign and follow

the road up to a parking lot.

Ancient

HeAling WAters

AWAit

Relax and enjoy our world

renowned mineral pools,

accommodations and full service spa.

Experience gourmet food in the

Kingfisher Restaurant and Lounge.

nakusp

Based in Grand Forks, BC

Go for a fl ight in this

Vintage Boeing PT-17

for a donation.

All proceeds go to

BC Children’s Hospital

for more information: 250-825-0070

or email: moparmel@gmail.com

68KM SOUTH OF

REVELSTOKE ON ARROW LAKE

1.888.689.4699

HALcyON-HOTSPRiNgS.cOM

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nakusp

Hot Springs

Come soak your body's cares

away at Nakusp's hot springs!.

You'll find Nakusp Hot Springs,

owned and operated by the

Village of Nakusp, 12 kms up a

mountain road. In earlier times

there was only a path that was

used by pack-horses escorting

paddlewheel passengers who

came to sample the deliciously

warm waters. Check out the

website, www.nakusphotsprings.

com or call 1-250-265-4528.

At Halcyon Hot Springs enjoy

outstanding views from the terraced

mineral pools (hot, warm

or cold.) The Spa at Halcyon

offers complete spa service

and a fine restaurant. Halcyon

accommodation is comfortable

in chalets, cottages and

Relax. Refresh. Return.

1-866-999-4528

250-265-4528

Web: www.nakusphotsprings.com

Email: info@nakusphotsprings.com

Follow us on

Facebook.com/NakuspHotSprings

cabins. For

the mobile

guest there is

a smaller full

service RV

park.

Kayaks,

canoes and

paddle boats

are available

to rent. The

shoreline

provides

niches and

rock bluffs to

explore. Go fishing or hiking on

the area trails.

Visit www.halcyon-hotsprings.

com for hours and rates.

Hot springs hikes

A variety of trails begin at the

Nakusp Hot Springs parking

lot. Begin on the pet friendly,

wheelchair accessible trail

leading to the newly built Kuskananx

foot bridge. On the far

side of the bridge you can view

a spectacular waterfall, check

out the source of the resort’s

mineral water, view the cathedral

cedars in the area, swim in an

alpine lake or walk along the 8.5

kilometres of cross country trails

down into the Village.

Maps can be picked up at the

Nakusp Hot Springs lobby or at

the visitor centre on 6th Avenue

NW in Nakusp. After your day

of hiking, it's time for a relaxing

soak in the hot springs!

Markets and more

Shopping in Nakusp? Nakusp

has a couple of farmers markets.

Find the Nakusp Farmers Market

between KSCU and What’s

Brewing, just south of Broadway

every Saturday from 9 am to 1

pm from the May long weekend

until the October long weekend.

Historic Leland Hotel

The Leland Hotel, for a short

time called Rathwell House, was

the second hotel to be built in

Nakusp. From 1892 it served the

railway workers, merchants, and

shipbuilding crews who poured

into the brand new town but had

nowhere to live.

The Leland is BC’s oldest operating

hotel, and the oldest wooden

frame hotel in BC continuously in

operation.

#visitNakusp

SELKIRK INN

1-800-661-8007 OR 250-265-3666

email selkinn@columbiacable.net

Only a short walk from the shores of Upper Arrow Lake.

Located close to Nakusp Hot Springs, Halcyon Hot Springs and the Nakusp Golf Course. www.selkirkinn-nakusp.com

WELCOME

MOTORCYCLISTS

210 6th Ave. Northwest

Box 370, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0

• 39 new and

recently reconditioned spacious units

• Single and deluxe rooms,

some with kitchenettes

• Telephone, fridge, and cable TV

• Wheelchair accessible unit

• Meeting room

• Courtesy coffee with accommodation

• Air conditioning

• Wireless internet

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FARMERS MARKETS

Castlegar

Craft & Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

400 13th Ave, Station

Museum

Creston Valley

Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 9am – 1pm

behind the Visitors Centre.

Grand Forks

New Denver

Farmers’ Market

Friday Market

Tuesdays & Fridays

10am – 2pm

8am – 1pm Gyro Park,

Kildare St. & 6th Ave

7370 5th St. at Hwy. 3

Robson

Harrop

Sunday Market

Little Red Schoolhouse

9am – 2pm

Market

3067 Waldie Avenue

Sundays 10am – 2pm

Kaslo

Saturday Market

10am – 2pm

Front Street Park, Kaslo

Lardeau Valley

Lardeau Valley Sunday

Market

Sundays 10am – 2pm

Meadow Creek

Nakusp

Fridays

Fringe Market

12pm – 4pm Old Firehall

Saturdays

Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm

5th St & Broadway

Old Firehall Farmers’ Market

10am – 2pm

Nelson

Saturdays Cottonwood

Market 9:30am – 3pm

Live Music

10am – 2:30pm,

Cottonwood Falls Park,

Nelson

Wednesdays Nelson

Downtown Local Market

9:30am – 3pm, Baker St

Rossland

Mountain Market

Thursdays 3pm – 6pm

Queen St. & Columbia Ave

Salmo Valley

Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 4pm – 7pm

KP Park, beside the Salmo

Village Campground

Trail

Every 2nd Saturday

Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers’

Market – July 13 & 27,

Aug 10 & 24, Sept 7 & 21,

Oct 6 10am – 2pm,

1300 block Cedar Ave, Trail

Village of Slocan

Saturday

10am – 2pm.

FALL FAIRS

Creston Valley

Fall Fair

Sept 6 & 7,

312 19 Ave N, Creston

Grand Forks Fall Fair

Sept 7 & 8

www.boundarybc.com/

event/grand-forks-fall-fair

Rossland Fall Fair

Sat. Sept 7

11am – 5pm, 1860 3 Ave

www.rosslandfallfair.ca

Hills Garlic Festival

Sept 8

Centennial Park, New Denver

Pass Creek Fall Fair

Sept 21 & 22

Pass Creek Regional

Exhibition Grounds

Argenta Fall Fair

Sept, Argenta Hall

Harrop Harvest

Festival

Sept, Harrop Hall,

6066 Mcconnell Road

Press Fest

Juice Festival,

Slocan Valley

www.kootenayfood.com

Lardeaau Valley

Harvest Festival

Sept 28

Lardeau Valley Hall

Procter Apple Fest

Oct 12

11am – 4pm 250-505-3560

staline@shaw.ca

Taghum

Harvest Festival

Oct 13, Taghum Hall

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRS

Christmas at the

Gallery

Nov 8–Dec 24, Kootenay

Gallery, Castlegar.

www.kootenaygallery.com

Kaslo Lightup

Nov 30

Downtown Kaslo

Rekindle the Spirit

of Christmas

Nov 30 - Rossland

www. tourismrossland.com

Kootenay Columbia

Christmas Craft Faire

Nov 1-2, Castlegar Community

Complex

Fruitvale Christmas

Craft Fair,

Nov 8 & 9

Fruitvale Memorial Hall

Christmas Craft Faire

Nov 15–17 Best Western

Hotel, 153 Baker St., Nelson

Procter Xmas Craft Fair

Nov 17 Procter Hall

Mistletoe Market

Nov 22–23

The Riverbelle.

1350 Esplanade, Trail

Railtown Christmas

Craft Fair Nov 22–23

91 Baker St., Nelson

Kootenay Artisan Fair

Nov 22–24, Prestige

Lakeside Resort, Nelson

Craft Fairs host an amazing collection

of local artists and artisans.

You will find products like

Kaslo's Honey Candles, a local

company who sells globally. You

will not leave a West Kootenay

craft fair empty handed...promise!

Creston Valley Arts

Council Craft Fair

Creston Complex

Nov 16, 9am – 4pm

Santa’s Candy

Parade

Dec 14, 5pm

Downtown Trail

Christmas Craft Fair

Nov 28–Dec 1

Waneta Plaza, Trail

Balfour Hall

Christmas Craft Faire

Nov 30

Robson Hall

Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 6–8

Winter Faire

Dec 7, Waldorf School

Silverking Ski Hill Road,

Nelson

Wynndel Christmas

Craft Sale & Lunch

Dec 7

Wynndel Community

Centre

Christmas Craft

Faire Dec 1, Castlegar

Community Complex

#gokootenays

Cottonwood Farmers Market

Saturdays 9:30-3 Live Music 10-2:30

Cottonwood Falls Park

May - October

Downtown Farmers Market

Wednesdays 9:30-3 Baker St and Hall St

June - September

Market Fest

Live Music

www.ecosociety.ca

Local Produce

MarketFest

Friday July 26 &

Friday Aug 23

6-10pm on Baker Street

Family-friendly street festival

featuring 100 vendors,

live music, art making,

dance performances, kids’

entertainment and more!

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West Kootenay Events

July 15–20 Kaslo GuitarFest

www.kasloguitarfest.com

July 18 Trail Arts Night Market

Featuring Lester McLean Band

Gyro Park, Trail

July 19–20 Starbelly Jam

Crawford Bay

July 19–20 Castlegar Gospel Festival

Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds

250-365-7456

July 20 Celestial Tour Centennial Park

New Denver, slocanlakess.com

July 21 East Shore Culture Day

East Shore Kootenay Lake

www.eastshore.life/events

July 26 Johnny Cash & Elvis Tribute

Ticket info on Facebook:

Creston 3-Eh Stage & Entertainment

July 26 Marketfest Baker St, Nelson

July 27 Nelson Artwalk

2nd opening night www.ndac.ca

July 27 Kootenay Festival

Let’s Celebrate, Millennium Park,

Castlegar kootenayfestival.com

July 29–Aug 3 History About Town

Creston www.crestonmuseum.ca

July 30 Learn to Fish

Syringa Creek Provincial Park by the

Boat Launch www.gofishbc.com

July 31 Learn to Fish

Champion Lakes Park

www.gofishbc.com

End of July Gray Creek Museum

Days graycreekhistory@gmail.com

Aug 2–9 Suzuki Valhalla Institute

Silverton www.valhallafinearts.org

Aug 2–4 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer

Music Festival kaslojazzfest.com

Aug 3 Riondel Daze

Aug 3 Cool Rocks & Fire Smart

at Bannock Point slocanlakess.com

Aug 8–12 Shambhala Music Festival

shambhalamusicfestival.com

Aug 8 Trail Arts Night Market

Gyro Park, Trail

Aug 8–10 Cannafest

Canada’s hottest rock festival.

Grand Forks. cannafest.ca

Aug 10 Wondrous Watering Hole

slocanlakess.com

Aug 10–11 Columbia Basin Culture

Tour cbculturetour.com

Aug 11–16 Valhalla Summer School

of Music New Denver

www.valhallafinearts.org

Aug 12–19 Ages 5-8

Pioneer Week 2019 Creston Museum,

Creston BC www.crestonmuseum.ca

Aug 15–18 Hotsprings Rally

BC Beemers (BMW bikes) Nakusp.

beeceebeemers.com/index.php/rally

Aug 16 Aaron Pritchett

Creston. Ticket info on Facebook:

Creston 3-Eh Stage & Entertainment

Aug 16–18 West Kootenay

Kennel Club Show Castlegar Complex

Aug 16–18 Nelson International

Mural Festival ndac.ca

Aug 16–18 Made in the Shade

Tix at Cantina on Baker St, Nelson

Aug 18 Pirate’s Day in Kaslo

Facebook: Pirate Day on the SS Moyie

www.OnTheRoadManagement.com

Driving the Kootenay’s Live Music Scene

Aug 21–22 Toadfest at Summit Lake,

Nakusp. fwcp.ca

Aug 23 Marketfest Baker St, Nelson

Aug 23–25 Casa Silverton Dance

Stampede 403 819-9974

www.casasilverton.ca

Aug 31 Movie Night in the Courtyard

Creston Museum

crestonmuseum.ca

Sept 1 Kootenay Pride Parade,

Baker Street, Nelson, follow Kootenay

Pride on Facebook

Aug 31–Sept 1 Castlegar Firefighter

Games dustinjlepage@gmail.com

Aug 31–Sept 1 Gray Creek Regatta

Kootenay Lake Sailing Association on

Facebook

Sept 6 Street Dance 7-10 pm Nelson

Artwalk & Road Kings

Hall Street Plaza www.ndac.ca

Sept 8 West Kootenay Toy Run West

Kootenay Toy Run Assoc on Facebook

Sept 7–8 Grand Forks Fall Fair

https://grandforksfallfair.com

Sept 8 Hills Garlic Festival, New Denver

www.hillsgarlicfest.ca/

Sept 15 Saints Golf Yournament

Castlegar Golf Club

mid Sept Open House at Meadow

Creek Spawning Channel fwcp.ca

Sept 20–21 Massif Music Festival

Downtown Nelson, various venues

festivalmassif.com

Sept 21 Christmas in Sept

Castlegar Golf Club

Sept 21–22 Pass Creek Fall Fair

26th Annual passcreekfair.com

Sept 26–28 KTM Canada Adventure

Rally www.redresort.com

Sept 27–29 Culture Days Weekend

10th annual

Oct 5 Old fashioned Health & Wellness

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

www.doukhobor-museum.org

Oct 24 Paint night at the Kootenay

Gallery www.kootenaygallery.com

Oct 26 Spooktacular

downtown Trail

Late Oct Boo at the Mu! Rossland

Museum www.rosslandmuseum.ca

Walking the streets and alleyways

in Nelson has always been intriguing...

MuralFest makes it even more worthwhile.

Photo: Nicola Rough Mural by Tyler Toews

of Nelson. Have you found the bear?

nelson international

nelson & district arts council

FESTIVAL

AUGUST 16-18, 2019 JUNE 28/JULY 27/SEPT 6/2019

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Run & Ride

Events:

July 12 – 14

Nelson Fat Tire Festival

www.nelsonfattire.com

July 20

Broken Goat Trail Run

Rossland.

www.pacetrailseries.com/broken-goat.html

July 25

Retallack Ladies Shred

www.retallack.com

July 27

Idaho Peak Ultra Trail

Marathon & 10K

Valley of the Ghosts.

kootenaysufferfest.com

Aug 10

iDIDaRide & Run, Kaslo.

www.ididaride-kaslo.ca

Sept 8

The Nakusp Suffercross

and Adaptive

Suffercross Race

kootenaysufferfest.com

Sept 9 – 14

WACANID

International Bike Ride.

Idaho/BC www.wacanid.org

Sept 21

Kootenay Rock Climbing

Festival

Lion’s Head Pub, Robson

Sept 22

Rock Climbing Clinic

http://tawkroc.org

Sept 21

Storm the Stairs, Trail.

www.uwtraildistrict.org/event/

storm-the-stairs-2

Oct 13

Fall Colours Ride And

Fundraiser

Starts at the Dam Inn, South

Slocan 2pm.

slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca

Oct 27

Hallocross Bike Race

Red Mountain

www.redresort.com

Skate, Bike and Pump Parks!

Beaver Valley: This all wheel

skatepark in Montrose is brand

new; it officially opened in May of

2017. The course was designed

by Newline Skateparks out of

Calgary. It’s adjacent to a major

bus route so kids can hop on the

bus from Rossland or Castlegar.

There are also washroom amenities

on site.

Castlegar: The largest bike park

in the West Kootenay is at 110 5

St, Castlegar, at the Millennium

Park. Three masterpiece pump

tracks built by Dig Designs

feature progressive levels of

dirt jumps, pump tracks, a flow

trail and a technical zone – all

designed to challenge riders of

every skill level. So much fun!

Kaslo: Kaslo’s skatepark is right

on the beach in Vimy Park. BMX

or board or scooter. Toddlers

to adults love this park. Get wet

when you are done!

Kaslo’s family pump park is on

the river trail system. From downtown

Kaslo head upriver on the

north side River Trail.

Watch for the skills park sign on

the left, or continue straight up

to access the top level pump

park which is now connected to

the lower track with a beautifully

bermed trail.

Nakusp: The skatepark of

Nakusp is a streetstyle park,

designed by Newline, and built

by the local community.

New Denver: No bike park here,

but you can’t beat the Galena

Trail for family fun. Get dropped

off at 3 Forks and ride down into

town. Historic!

Nelson: The 15,000 sq ft Nelson

Skatepark is stacked with features

and the Nelson Bike Park

offers challenging BMX biking.

Find both at the Art Gibbon Park,

505 West Beasley Street in the

Rosemont area.

Rossland: Rossland Bike Skills

Park at Esling and Irwin Drive.

This beginner to intermediate

skills park includes ramps, jumps,

ladders, boardwalks, hills and a

large backboard.

Salmo: Check out the small bike

skills area at KP Park downtown

in Salmo. There are dirt jumps, a

pump track and a few easy wood

features.

Salmo is also home to West Kootenay

BMX – find it at 434 Ski Hill

Road, and an indoor skate park

located at 206 Seventh Street in

the community centre.

Warfield: There is a little pump

park in Warfield near Webster

Elementary School.

All of Warfield’s parks are connected

by trails and these are

connected to the wider system

of hiking and biking trails that

take you into the high country in

minutes.

Village of Slocan:

The skatepark in Slocan is called

TENACITY. Find it near the

intersection of Harold Street and

Giffin Ave.

Photo: Thomas Nowaczynski

iDIDaRide & Run

Too Much Fun?

Rhonda Ruston

Law

Saturday

August 10

register online

'til Wed Aug 7 th

walk up registration Fri Aug 9

iDIDaRide-kaslo.ca

Doug the Bike Guy

#gokootenays

Ymir: The Ymir skatepark is very

central in this tiny town and is a

hub of activity from spring to fall.

Located between the river and

the commercial block... downtown.

Trail: A new and long-anticipated

addition to Gyro Park is the

skatepark. The Trail SK8 Park is a

top-notch facility with 13 features

including a large bowl, half pipes

and rails. It’s the perfect addition

to the concession, covered picnic

area, green space, spray park

and other great amenities at Gyro

Park.

Kaslo Community

Pharmacy

Kul Nijjar

Associate Broker

Fair Realty

40km

BIKE

20km

BIKE OR RUN

8km

BIKE OR RUN

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West Kootenay

Campgrounds

PRIVATE PARKS

CRESTON

Arrow Mountain RV Park 250-428-

1882

Scottie’s RV & Campground 250-

428-4256

Pair-A-Dice RV Park & Campground

250-428-2347

Mountain Park Resort

250-428-2954

Riders Ranch Motorcycle Campground

250-402-6777

Kozy Tent & Trailer Park

250-428-4143

EAST SHORE KOOTENAY LAKE

Riondel Campground

250-225-3338

Kokanee RV Park &

Campground

Crawford Bay 250-227-9292

Cedar Grove Campground Grey Creek

250-227-9492

Crawford Bay RV Park

250-227-9010

Soul’s Paradise

Kootenay Bay 250-227-9441

Bayshore Resort 40 km north of

Creston 250-223-8270

The Lakeview Gray Creek

1-877-227-9311

Columbia Basin

Culture Tour

Aug 10 & 11, 2019

10:00am - 5:00pm

Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries

and heritage sites through this free, selfguided

tour within the Columbia Basin.

KOOTENAY LAKE - KASLO

Birch Grove, Balfour 250-229-4275

Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground

North of Balfour 250-229-5448

Lakeside Cabins & Campground

Ainsworth 250-229-4506

Woodbury Resort & Marina just

North of Ainsworth

250-353-7717, 1-877-353-7717

Mirror Lake Campground

near Kaslo 250-353-7102

Kaslo Municipal Campground

250-353-2662

Schroeder Creek RV

Park & Campground

15 min north of Kaslo 250-353-7383

Lardeau Valley Campground

36 min 250-366-4236

NELSON

Meet the artists, shop for fine art and

craft, view demonstrations, special

exhibitions, interpretive displays

or chat with local historians during

this two day cultural celebration!

A project of Funded by

250-505-5505

toll free 1-877-505-7355

www.cbculturetour.com

Art Rage - Michael Graham

For further information visit

our website or call.

www.cbculturetour.com

250-505-5505 • 1-877-505-7355

Nelson City Campground

250-352-7618

Cool Waters RV Park

250-355-2266

Kline’s Creekside RV

Park 250-354-8451

The Whistle Stop

250-354-9572

SLOCAN VALLEY

Karibu Park

1-888-452-7428

Springer Creek RV

Park & Campground

250-355-2266

Lemon Creek Lodge

250-355-2403.

NAKUSP

Three Islands Resort

250-265-3023

Nakusp Municipal

Campground

250-265-1061

Nakusp Hot Springs

250-265-4528.

KBR Campground

250-265-4212

Riders Retreat

250-265-8043

Green Acres

250-265-1379

Murphy’s Landing

250-265-0020

Burton Historical Park

1-844-265-4885

SILVERTON

Silverton Campground

250-358-2472

NEW DENVER

Centennial Campground

250-358-2361

ROBSON

Pass Creek Regional Park &

Campground 250-304-4602

SALMO

Rocking River Campground

250-357-9341

KP Park 250-357-9433

Pine Springs Motel & RV

250-357-9660

Selkirk Motel & RV Park

250-357-2346

TRAIL

City of Trail RV Park

250-364-1262.

CASTLEGAR

Castlegar Cabins

RV Park & Campground

250-365-2337

Kootenay River RV Park

1-877-318-0008

Pass Creek Campground

250-304-4602

Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park

250-365-5006

ROSSLAND

Lions Campground

250-551-4751

FRUITVALE

Creekside RV Park

1970 Main Street 250-367-7551

Beaver Valley Family Park

250-367-9319

Beaver Falls Motel & RV Park

250-367-7690

GRAND FORKS

Country Hideaway

Campground 250-870-6269

Riviera RV Park 250-442-2158

Jolly Jack Stop N’ Shop

250-442-2995

The Victorian Motel

and RV Park 250-442-3011

PV Ranch Adventures

250-442-5525

PROVINCIAL PARKS

For details and bookings

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

and www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

Reservations:

www.discovercamping.ca

ARROW LAKE

McDonald Creek 10 km south of

Nakusp on Highway 6

Arrow Lakes (Shelter Bay) North of

Nakusp and across the ferry to Hwy 23

Syringa Creek

19 km NW of Castlegar on Hwy 3A

DUNCAN LAKE

Glacier Creek Campground

250-352-1510

Howser/Glayco Beach

8.3 km north of Meadow Creek on

Highway 31

SUMMIT LAKE:

Hwy 6, 18 km SE of Nakusp

Rosebery: Wilson Creek,

5 km north of New Denver

KOOTENAY LAKE

Davis Creek

20 km north of Kaslo on Hwy 31

Garland Bay

North of Riondel Visit

www.kootenaylake.bc.ca

Kokanee Glacier Remote. Access

• Hwy 3A north of Nelson or

• Hwy 31, 10 km north of Ainsworth

at Woodbury, or from

• Hwy 6, 8 km south of Slocan

Kokanee Creek Park

19 km NE of Nelson on Hwy 3A

Lost Ledge

25 km north of Kaslo on Hwy 31

Lockhart Beach

Hwy 3A, 40 km north of Creston

SOUTH KOOTENAY

Champion Lakes Between

Fruitvale and Trail

Nancy Greene Access Hwy 3 or 3B,

26 km west of Castlegar on Hwy 3 or

29 km north of Rossland on 3B.

Beaver Creek Provincial Park &

Campground 7km south of Trail on the

Old Waneta Road, Hwy 22A

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Nelson

Immerse yourself in the calm. Photo: Karma Halleran

This small city

is perched on

the edge of a wilderness as vast as

any you’ll find in southern Canada.

It attracts (and creates) a strong

contingent of skiers and mountain

bikers, hikers, climbers and paddlers

of all sorts. Despite its distance from

any major urban centre, Nelson has a

flourishing arts scene as well.

Any casual visitor to Nelson will see

that the visual arts are more and more

in the public sphere in this city. In

part that is due to the annual Mural

Festival which takes place August 16

to 18. Over one crazy paint splashing

weekend, artists in the alleyways will

express the sacred and the profane,

channelling the muse of the backcountry

athlete and the ecologist,

and trailing culture riffs in colour over

many of this city’s historic walls.

Where do they, the artists and the extreme

sports lovers, mix it up? At the

craft brew pubs, and at the unique,

not-a-chain restaurants and bars in

Nelson’s very walkable downtown.

One warm summer night,dress up in

something lovely and step out on the

town. You’ll find a surprisingly large

number of places to grab a bite, swill

a pint, or watch as your barkeep tosses

an original Kootenay cocktail.

Nelson enjoys dining at perhaps

more non-franchise-type eateries

per capita than any other

Canadian town. The same can be

said for the night clubs, retailers

and theatres. So much is original

and handcrafted, written,

produced and performed by

locals, locally. Nelson has got

talent baby!

Take in a world class performance

at the Capitol Theatre, or

a classic children’s film or even

some burlesque at the Civic. Stroll

the streets and introduce yourself

to the eclectic mix of independent

shops in Nelson – booksellers

and beads, handcrafted jewellery

or hand patina'd furniture, locally

designed phone cases, cards,

clothing... it would take the better

part of a week to know the ins and

outs of Nelson.

Set on the shores of the West Arm

of Kootenay Lake and surrounded

by the Selkirk Mountain Range,

Nelson is home to approximately

10,000 souls.

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Craft brewing

universally

involves

boldly flavoured

beers coupled

with a

defiantly

independent

spirit.

Garrett Oliver, in the

Oxford Companion to Beer

That’s true as far as it goes, no

doubt. But I want to add that

there is always a dash of humour

that goes along with that boldness

of the brew. There is something

about the alternately brassy

and comforting experience of

drinking craft beer in a brew pub

that tickles the irony bone.

Kootenay Rockies brewers may

take their brewing very seriously,

but not themselves. The logo for

the Angry Hen in Kaslo is a frumpy

chicken with a cleaver. Ask Manon

or Andy, the Hen’s co-owners

along with brewmasters Shirley

and Frances, about the origin of

the name and you may or may

not get a straight answer. I’m sure

the gigantic hop-flower-shaped

pendant lamps have heard it all.

In all mock seriousness, the mission

of Nelson Brewing Company

is: Brew unto others as they would

brew unto you. The Angry Hen’s

slogan is more to the point: Just

Shut Up and Drink It, while the

motto of the Trail Beer Refinery

is Work Hard Play Harder. Not a

problem after downing a pint of

Holy Hefeweizen.

Names of the beers!

Cheers

~ Erika Bird, Go & Do 2019

Brewers are a whimsical bunch

when it comes to naming their

products. That’s especially so

when it comes to the seasonal

brews. Some fun local beer names

are Old Bitch Bitter (Angry Hen),

Rootin’ Around Red Ale (Torchlight),

Faceplant and Happy

Camper (Nelson Brewing Company)

Dick’s Happy Place Ordinary

British Bitter (Backroads Brewery)

and Nightshift Stout (Trail

Beer Refinery.)

It may be that you are one of

those people who always orders

the same beer every time you

belly up to the counter. That’s

your prerogative, for sure – being

predictable is not without its

merits. We salute

you. But I bet that

behind the name

of your favourite

beverage, there’s

a story – and

probably a story

that will tell you

something about

a characteristic

feature of the

town, or possibly

more than you

want to know

about an actual

local character.

For instance,

Torchlight’s Kutenai

Khaos is a pale ale that is flavoured

with wild local hops that

grow along the rail lines within

Nelson’s city limits. And you might

guess that there really is an angry

hen character (“Old Bitch” has to

be an exaggeration!) somewhere

in Kaslo.

At Torchlight Brewery on Hall

Street in Nelson, as a friend and I

sipped our pints and nibbled on

sourdough beer mash crackers, I

Angry Hen:

Just Shut Up and Drink It

Backroads Brewery Company:

FILL‘ER UP & SIT A SPELL

NBC Mission:

Brew unto others as they

would brew unto you.

Trail Beer Refinery:

Work Hard. Play Harder.

Torchlight Brewing Co.

Delicious Innovation.

asked Craig (co-owner) for some

of the stories behind the names

on the taps. Once while creating

a new batch of beer, he and his

partner Josh were stirring the

grains into the mash tun (the fermenting

vat is called a tun) with

an old canoe paddle and there

was so much grain, the paddle

snapped in half. Thus the beer

they were making named itself:

Broken Paddle IPA.

Make some

friends

On the social

scene side, I’m

starting to think

that West Kootenay

brew pubs

are like new

wave Legion

halls. They’re a

bit noisy (not a

lot of upholstery

happening as a

general rule) and

there is a lot of

talking going on

between tables,

between friends, between people

who have never met before. But

instead of a common military

history being the social glue, it’s

more of an anarchist philosophy

– any kind of conversation goes,

any age is fine, from baby to elder,

any “career” can be represented,

from execs to mountain bikers

(who can be one and the same)

and they’re all sharing a table or

a counter.

The more you know

If you’re like me and have a bit of

an anthropological bent, the best

people-watching is at Backroads.

There’s a bar right at the big picture

window that faces onto Nelson’s

main drag, Baker Street. In

the summer, their streetside patio

is the place to quaff your brew.

Beware of a quirky BC law that applies

here – you can buy your beer

at the taps, and walk with it to a

table, but to cross the public sidewalk

with a beer requires the help

of a professional (the staff will let

you know.)

Don’t forget to eat!

At the five breweries on the map

opposite, the food choices are

as original and tasty as the beer.

The Angry Hen, Nelson Brewing

Company and Backroads Brewery

don’t have kitchens, but they

do bring in some very creative

fare prepared by local cooks and

served hot (or cold) alongside

your pint. The fare served by

Torchlight and the Trail Beer Refinery

will make you wish you had

an alternate reality life and could

eat twice.

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H

Government St

S

E

Tower Rd. To

Salmo

Hall Mines Road

Perrier Road


Cottonwood Creek

Beasley Cres

Silver King Rd

Ymir Road

King St

Irwin St

W

N

Choquette Ave

Creek St

Stibbs St

Hart St

To Salmo - Rails to Trails

Beasley St W

Beasley St W

Falls St

Howe St

Beaslet St

Stanley St

Gilker St

Richards St W

Richards St W

Crease Ave

Kary Cres

Slocan St

6

Granite

Pointe

Golf

Course

Houston St W

Houston St

Lions

Spray

Park

Little St

Jeffs Ave

Vancouver St

Delbruck St

Fort Sheppard Dr

Golf Links Road

Innes St W

Kootenay St

Richards St

Gore St W

Gore St W

Granite Rd

Knox Rd

Wasson St

Mcquarrie Ave

Robertson Ave

Houston St


To Castlegar

Hall Mines Rd

Ward St

Innes St

Munro St

Gore St

South Sheppard Road

3a

Hamilton Ave

Mchardy St

Lakeview Cres

Robson St

Mines Rd

All aboard!

Nelson’s electric streetcars first started running

in 1899. The line was only five miles long and

could boast only three cars, but it served the

city faithfully for 50 years. After the Second

World War, the electric tramway service

was replaced by buses.

Government Rd

Park St

DOGS

Off-Leash

Area

Josephine St

Hall St

Railway St

Observatory St

Carbonate St

Latimer St

Silica St

Mill St

Victoria St

Nelson Airport (CZNL)

Fall St

Kootenay St Mcdonald Dr

Hendrix St

Stanley St

Hoover St

Ash St

Ward St

South Cherry St

S Poplar St

Mountain Station Rd

Baker St

Cedar St

Lake St

Vernon St

Herridge Lane

Park St

Car 23 was repurposed as a

gift shop, a storage shed,

even a dog kennel before

it was rescued and

restoration began.

View St

Pine St

Lakeside Dr

Front St

Selby St

Hall St

Hendrix St

Trevor St

Edgewood

Gyro

Park Rd

H

Regent St

The Nelson Electric

Tramway Society

was formed in

1988 and soon

the vision

to have

Streetcar

23 back

Park St

Morgan St

Simpson St

Nelson

City

Campground

Union St

W Oak St E Oak St

William

John St

High St

Pine St

View St

Chatham St

Nelson Ave

Douglas St

Poplar St

Anderson St Anderson

Waterfront Pathway

6th St

Maple St

1st St

2nd St

Nelson Ave

Behnsen St

Cottonwood St

“on track” started to become a reality. The car

made its second debut in 1992, carrying over

20,000 people in four months. Today there are

over 70 volunteers who look after all aspects of

the operation and new members are always welcome.

These people make it possible for you to

relive the past with a ride along the shore of the

West Arm of Kootenay Lake from the Prestige

Inn to Lakeside Park, two kilometres of relaxing

nostalgia. The fares are modest and the ride is

great fun.

If you have a special event coming up, perhaps

a wedding in Lakeside park, or a retirement or

birthday party, you can reserve the streetcar for

your guests to ride in style.

The tramway runs every thirty minutes between

11 am and 4:30 pm, seven days a week from

May until October 14. www.nelsonstreetcar.org

The Prestige

Inn and

the Lakeside

Park stops are

equipped with lifts

to allow for wheelchairs

to board

the tram.

Davies St

STREET-CAR

Elwyn St

Kokanee St

3rd St

4th St

5th St

6th St

7th St

8th St

Lakeside

Park

Fell St

Beatty Ave

Gordon St

Radio Ave

Valhalla Rd

Goddard Rd

BRIDGE

W Parkview Rd

Parkview Rd

Johnstone Rd

Jorgensen

NORTHSHORE

NELSON

Mcdonald Rd

Gagne Rd

Upper Parkview Rd

Sutherland Ln

Stromme Ln

Bodnarchuk Ln

Whitmore Rd

Neale

3a

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9th St

10th St

Bealby Point Rd

Svoboda Rd

Thirteenth St

Holland St

Johnson St

Kane St

Store St

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Day Trips

Kokanee Park Old Growth Trail A Day on the Lake: Rent a boat at

The Aerial shot can be used for the background Travel northeast of Nelson for 19 km Jones Boys Boats in Woodbury, 50

The Great Trail (formerly known

on Hwy 3A to the Gibson Lake/Kokanee

Glacier Provincial Park access

minutes from Nelson on Hwy 31A.

as the Trans Canada Trail) starts

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at the junction of Gore Street and road and then it's 11.4 km to the

Spend a Day or Two in Kaslo

Cherry St and S Sheppard Road, trailhead. It's an easy-going interpretive

trail Park that the meanders ideal spot to around relax huge past Ainsworth Hot Springs...

1 hour north of Nelson, 20 minutes

and runs Sailboat 40 km and towards Beach Salmo. The Lakeside

grade averages 2%, a long steady cedar and hemlock trees. A wonderful

place to be on a hot day.

• Hikes, bikes and running trails

pedal on your bike that can be

completed

Touchstones

in a day. Stop and cool off

Explore Touchstones Nelson, Museum of Art and History for all levels of fitness

at Cottonwood Lake when you reach See the red fish at Kokanee Creek

• Hit the beach, visit the

it. If you don't want to ride up, book Park, 18 minutes northeast of

Outdoor Patio Baker Street Discover Historic Baker Street, A true adventure in SS itself Moyie, play the stunning

a shuttle and get dropped in Salmo, Nelson on Hwy 3A, and Meadow

9 hole golf course, explore,

then ride back to Nelson.

Creek spawning channels, 95

dine & shop around town

Golf Course

Golf minutes Granite Pointe north Just of Nelson. minutes from Downtown

Cottonwood Lake is the headwaters

of Cottonwood Creek. The Ainsworth Hotsprings

• Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival

August 2, 3 and 4

regional I will park send is another about 7 mocked or 8 kilometres

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• iDIDaRide & Run

Ymir Road. The Freshwater Fisheries

through the limestone caves, get a

Saturday, Aug 10

Thanks

Societies stocks this lake with massage, have a superlative dinner.

XC Mountain Bike and

rainbow trout. Bring your rod! A local

Trail Running Event

favourite. Tom

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A great place to visit!

An even better place to live.

To work. To raise a family.

To own a business!

www.discoverNelson.com

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Visitor Centre at 91 Baker St, Nelson BC

The Heritage CP Railway Station at west end of Baker Street

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Pleasure seekers...

More then a few memories are waiting to be

created. Like as not, these experiences may

be new to you... live like a local.

Shake it up! Drop in to a dance class at

Front Street Dance (612 Front Street.) No

registration is required. Check the schedule

for ballet, jazz or Broadway, whatever your

inclination. http://frontstreetdance.ca

Like a bicycle ride on the water…

Wind down with a relaxing late afternoon/

evening paddle. Take a two hour kayak

journey starting from beautiful Lakeside Park.

Travel up under what locals call BOB (the big

orange bridge) and come back floating over

still waters towards a setting sun. Or sign up

for a more extensive adventure or lessons at

http://kootenaykayak.com

Catch a movie at the restored Civic Theatre

on Vernon Street. That sounds ho-hum, but

you will find that the movie selection is not,

and the graceful Art Deco building has an

elegance that makes you want to move more

graciously to match the ambience. Order

your popcorn with nutritional yeast,

s’il vous plait.

Shawna "The Hulagan" Photo: Spiral Motion

Take the trolley and then check out the car

barn and museum in Lakeside Park. Hop on

at the Prestige Lakeside Inn or Chahko Mika

Mall stop. The ride to the park and the car

barn (where the museum is) and back again

costs between free and $3. The Tramway

Society has invested in lifts to help those

with mobility issues, so everyone can take a

spin. The lifts are available at either end of

the route – at the Prestige Inn or at Lakeside

Park. The trolley runs daily 11 am to 4:30 pm.

Flow Jamz Thursdays at 7 to 9 pm near

the Labyrinth in Lakeside Park by the big

orange bridge. Come for a look-see to learn

what Flow Movement is all about. You will be

amazed by the fluidity and grace of movement

of these hoopers and jugglers and the neocircus

dancers who call their discipline

Flow, and themselves flow artists.

OR step up and give it a go

yourself in a safe and encouraging

environment. Learn

about terms like poi and

devil sticks.

Once the group moves indoors

for the fall, there is a

small drop-in fee to cover

space rental. Come and

check it out. Follow Spiral

Motion on Facebook!

Tuesday night ladies’ ride: Shuttle

and group ride every Tuesday night (until

September 18) leaving from Sacred Ride on

Baker Street at 5:30 pm. Nicole Walker and

Jenny Petersen will be there providing pointers

and high levels of STOKE! Trails will be

determined the day of and riders will end the

night at one of Nelson's local breweries for a

post ride social! $25 per night.

Laser tag: If you’re a gang, Laser Tag is a

fun way to get your ya-yas out. By the end

of an afternoon of running around outside

and virtually shooting each other, you’ll have

a roarin' good appetite. Laser Tag combines

the classic games of hide-and-seek and

tag with a high tech twist. It's just outside of

Nelson on Hwy 6 (toward Salmo).

www.kootenaylazertag.ca

Step out and hit the nightlife scene:

There are many venues in Nelson that bring

in live bands and you can walk to them all.

Finley's on Vernon brings in an eclectic mix,

Bloom Nightclub has the dance floor, the

SpiritBar in the Hume Hotel often has incredible

Indie discoveries – then there's the Royal

on Baker (bluesy, rock 'n roll) and the brew

pubs scattered throughout the downtown. If

there's a big game on, Uptown Sportsbar in

the Adventure Hotel is the place to be.

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Aromatic Apothecary

Botanical Perfume

Adult Essentials

582 Ward Street

Downtown Nelson

250-352-0666

www.isis.ca

Stay

Cool

This

Summer

Mon–Sat 9:30-5:30, Sunday 11-4

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at

Abacus Beads

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Crystals • Jewellery • Classes

BIG CITY GLITZ at local prices

An eclectic collection of

glass • bone • wood • semi-precious

and sterling beads from around the world

505 Kootenay Street, Nelson 250-352-3100

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It’s the place to be…

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Park 'n play

Cottonwood Falls Park

On Saturdays, in the warm

months of the year, head

to this park for the weekly

outdoor market. Other

days you'll find a beautiful

serene area to stroll or rest

in. Though surrounded by

bustle, the sound of rushing

water drowns out that noise.

Designed to evoke the feeling

a garden in Japan might

bring you, it is known as the

Friendship Garden and is the

equivalent of a hug between

Nelson and its sister city,

Shuzenji, Shizuoka, Japan.

The bridge crossing Cottonwood

Creek is modeled after

the larger bridge crossing the

Katsura River in Japan. At the

end of the park is a beautiful

waterfall that is most spectacular

May through July.

Lakeside Park Located at

the foot of the big orange

bridge (BOB), this park is the

place to swim, play soccer

or tennis, or wander through

the gardens and see what’s

in bloom. A long, beautiful

beach, wide promenade and

large open green spaces

and mature trees provide an

expansive backdrop to your

stroll or picnic stop. Let the

kids loose at the Rotary children’s

adventure playground

in the middle. Take a meditative

turn in the labyrinth nearby,

or kick a ball around on

the city playing fields. At the

west end there is an ActNow

seniors’ exercise area. Stroll

the Centennial Pathway along

the water and back to the

beach. There is a summertime

concession too.

Gyro Park is located in the

heart of Nelson next to the

Hospital on Gyro Park Road.

It's a bit of a climb, but once

you make your way up to the

park you are rewarded by a

wide variety of native greenery,

curving flower gardens,

a gazebo, and spectacular

views of the city below and

the West Arm of Kootenay

Lake. On a hot summer day,

take yourself and your kids to

the playground and wading

pool. Bring a picnic lunch

and enjoy the day.

Lions Spray Park is the

perfect cool down venue for

kids of all ages... Really, we

know you want to :)

Find it at 298 Richards Street,

in upper Nelson.

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“…Nelson and the surrounding

towns were

(once) the hubbub of

British Columbia. The

alignment of water

and large mountains

funneled the fur trade,

logging and mining

through the area,

fanning the explosive

growth of industry-town

upstarts. This has

drastically faded over

the last century, but

Nelson maintains a

store of riches: robust

mountain town charm,

an abundance of arts,

culture, food and a new

type of mining. The

pickaxes and shovels

still swing—these days

it’s just aimed at breaking

trail rather than

uncovering valuable

ore. In recent years

Nelson has become

recognized for its raw

and rowdy trails that

dive through the area’s

rugged terrain.”

Ben Gevalda,

mountainbikingbc.ca

Is Nelson the

ultimate mountain

biking community?

People come from all

over to shred these hills,

but the real measure for

that title is earned at the

ground level.

LV Rogers Secondary School

has developed a mountain bike

team and has accredited courses

where riders can get graduation

credits for [bike] mechanics,

building trails, development

plans, and riding bikes."

- Jake Middleditch

Find the full article on PinkBike.

com https://www.pinkbike.

com/news/how-the-communitycame-together-to-create-a-highschool-mtb-program-in-nelsonbc.html

Stop by Gerick Nelson or

Sacred Ride – you will find one

at either end of Baker Street –

to get your questions answered,

or visit TrailForks.com

City Camping

Nelson has a charming seasonal

campground within walking

distance of the downtown

core, the mall and the beach.

There are shaded campsites,

full hook-ups, showers, picnic

tables, a covered dining shelter,

a sani-station, and best of all, a

terrific view of Kootenay Lake.

The campground is pet friendly,

and has reasonable rates. Just

minutes from everything – Baker

Street, Lakeside Park, the aquatic

centre… Enjoy the city while

camping! Email campnels@

telus.net or 250-352-7618.

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Gourmet Burgers

• English Style Fish and Chips

• Greek Specialties

Take Out • Fully Licensed

Open 11 am

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Cuisine!

See full menu

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Dine in, take out,

sometimes delivery

Nelson’s best selection

of BC Craft Beers!

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Nelson, BC

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Fossils • Gems • Silks

Sage • Amber • Incense

Zen Tents • Baskets

Tapestries • Clothing

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Home of

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Lost Ball Lager

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Massif

Music

Festival

The music at

this festival is

far and away

from what’s

playing on

AM radio.

In fact, the organizers, a

non-profit society, strive to showcase

all that is underrepresented

in the soundscape of rural and

remote BC. Massif is all about

the sounds, the musicians and

the delicious spinal chill factor

of what happens when you

support – with enthusiasm!

– cutting edge local talent

and new bands from further

afield. On the Massif playlist?

Psych, stoner, heavy, punk,

metal, indie, and rock bands

too. Check it out September

20-21 at various venues in

Nelson. Oh – and you know

what is also revolutionary?

All the profits go to the artists

and performers.

https://festivalmassif.com

Street Dance!

Get on your dancing shoes! The

Nelson and District Arts Council

is teaming up with the Nelson

Road Kings to host a family

friendly street dance in Hall

Street Plaza on Friday, September

6 from 7 to 10 pm. Dance

under the stars with Ruckus, a

local rock and roll band that is

sure to get your toes tapping.

This is the wrap party for ArtWalk

2019 and the kickoff for the

Nelson Road Kings Queen City

Cruise.

Marketfest

Downtown!

How can you not love a block

party on a summer’s night?

When the evenings warm up,

Baker Street heats up as Eco-

Society’s Marketfest spills out

over the sidewalks and onto the

pavement. These street parties

are filled with 100 vendors,

kids’ entertainment and bands

playing on two stages. This year

Marketfest will take place on

July 26 and August 23. These

family-friendly events run from

6 pm to 10:30 pm on the 200

and 300 blocks of Baker

Street. A $5 donation for

admission is gratefully

accepted from anyone

over 18 to help cover

costs. Don’t miss out

and plan to join the fun

at these special

community celebrations.

For more information

please visit

ecosociety.ca

Art comes in many forms,

shapes and head sizes...

Photo: Karma Halleran

ArtWalk in the

Queen City

In its fourth decade, ArtWalk

offers Nelson and area artists the

opportunity to have their work on

display locally. The entire downtown

becomes an art gallery and

it is a great opportunity to buy

original art, to discover Nelson’s

shops and restaurants, and to

meet the friendly people working

in Nelson’s downtown.

Saturday, July 27 is the opening;

from 6 to 9 pm wander from

venue to venue and meet the

artists and their work. You can

even join in and try your hand in

any of these spaces... you never

know, with a few tips from the

artist onsite, your creativity may

explode!

Pick up an ArtWalk guide at the

Visitor Centre at 91 Baker Street,

or any gallery location. Inside

you’ll find artist names, disciplines,

galleries and a map of

locations so you can set forth on

a cultural stroll.

Visit www.ndac.ca for more

details.

nelson

Otter Books

“Books may

well be the only

true magic ”

~ Alice Hoffman

Tasty Food from Around the World

Freshly prepared lunch, dinner & tapas

Vegetarian & gluten-friendly choices

Generous portions • Children’s menu

Licensed • Outdoor patio

536 Stanley St 250-354-1667 outerclove.ca

Your source for

COOL BOOKS

to read on hot

summer days!

Making your bookish dreams come true

398 Baker Street, Nelson 250-352-3434 ~ otterbooksinc.ca

100% locally owned and independent bookseller

Open Mon - Sat 9:30 - 5:30, Sun 11 - 4; July & August Fridays till 8

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20 19

RIDE THE TROLLEY!

May 17 – October 14, seven days a week

Every thirty minutes between 11am and 4:30pm

The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol provides Nelsonites

with many different types of

productions throughout the year.

Summer youth productions have

been the training ground and

inspiration for generations of

young local thespians, singers

and musicians. This year's

production James & the Giant

Peach promises to be another

entertaining event.

July 25-27 James & the Giant Peach

31st Annual Summer Youth Production

September 6-7

Lust & Burlesque: A Weekend Affair

September 22 Buffy Sainte-Marie

September 26 Pigs: Canada’s Pink

Floyd

October 4 A Can of Worms

October 11 The Dime Notes

November 3 The Troll Grandfather

November 12 2019 Nights of Grief &

Mystery Tour

November 16 Bed and Breakfast

December ?? TBA but not to be

missed! The Annual Christmas

Pantomine

PRESTIGE

INN

MALL

STREETCAR

MUSEUM

LAKESIDE

PARK

FARES All Day Season

Adult $3 $25

Senior (55+)

& Child (6-12) $2 $15

Family $8 $50

Children under 6 are FREE

Charters available for weddings,

birthday parties and special

occasions. $150 per event.

Visit Our Museum

Open Daily Noon to 3pm

250-352-7672

www.nelsonstreetcar.org • info@nelsonstreetcar.org

Committed to

the Highest Quality in Food, Drink and Service

Open 7 days

www.tandooriindiagrill.com

a week! 409 Kootenay St. Nelson 250-352-5999

Fishing

at its Best

• On-board BBQ

• Heated Boats

• Bathroom

Reel Adventures

Fishing Charters

Kootenay Lake & Columbia River Charters

250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com

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Touchstones Museum

of Art and History

Located in the heart of Nelson in

the former post office and City

Hall, Touchstones is a state-ofthe-art

facility.

Permanent exhibitions include

First Nations, European exploration,

mining, transportation,

settlers and industry, and it

celebrates the culture and history

of Nelson and area.

Visit the website www.

touchstonesnelson.ca to see

what is happening when you

come to Nelson!

Climb, Bike, Hike

Kootenay kids are not born with

an appreciation of their mountain

landscape, it’s something that

evolves. When children hear

visitors talk at length about the

scenery, they get impatient. What

does scenery matter? But as they

begin to explore beyond their

back yards, their sense of being

"of the mountains" ignites and expands.

The craggy range across

the lake or the valley ceases to be

the wall on the other side of their

world once they have climbed to

the top of it and looked over the

other side.

Is rock climbing your thing? Enjoy

a day ascending The Date, a very

accessible multi-pitch climb within

reach of Nelson. It is a great

walk into the base of the route,

and a fun and thoughtful climb

from there. You’ll enjoy stunning

views at the top – the rewards of

this great adventure. Pick up a

copy of The West Kootenay Rock

Guide book at the at the Visitor

Centre in the Nelson and District

Chamber of Commerce office at

91 Baker Street, for information on

the more than 400 climbs in the

Nelson area!

Mountain biking is a journey to

Nirvana for the avid biker or for

anybody, really, who is reasonably

fit and has the desire to

get away from the pavement.

Showcased in many mountain

bike films, Nelson’s trails offer

everything from gentle railway

grades to steep, rooty technical

tracks.

For the hard core freeriders there

is enough diversity to keep the

adrenalin pumping. With the

breathtaking backdrop of the

Selkirk Mountains, Nelson’s rides

take the West Coast style and

crank it up a notch! There are

many great tracks within a 15

minute drive and quite a number

of trails that you can get to from

Nelson on your own two wheels.

Stop in at one of Nelson’s sport or

bike shops for current information.

Gerick’s on Baker Street specializes

in making sure you get your

biking fix while in and around

Nelson. The knowledgeable staff

can help you determine the best

trails for your interest and ability.

Some of the trails serve a double

purpose, hiking and biking, so

ask about the trail etiquette for

these multi-purpose areas.

The Nelson Mountain Bike Guide,

now in its 3rd edition, includes

vivid, virtual terrain views, almost

40 new rides and a total of 105

mapped and described trails.

All proceeds from the sale of the

guide go directly towards funding

the trail building and ongoing

maintenance.

Hiking is another great way to

spend some time. Nelson is

central to many types of hikes for

all abilities. Check the book stores

for Where Locals Hike in the West

Kootenay or, again, ask for trail

info at the Info Centre or sports

stores around town. Another great

guide is The Kootenays (Backroad

Mapbook, Number 4). It will

get you just about anywhere you

need to go.

Pulpit Rock Trail: This is a favourite

hike for the locals because

it only takes a little more than

an hour or two and the view of

Nelson is unbelievable! The trail

head is located across the bridge

from Nelson on the North Shore.

Just turn left at Johnstone Road

and follow it to where the cars are

parked on the side of the road.

Crystal Caves Trail: Minutes

from Nelson’s downtown, head

towards the big orange bridge.

Once on Nelson Avenue take a

right on Elwyn Street. At the top

you will come to a parking area

on the right and you can see the

old railroad bed which is the head

of the trail.

Family Hiking at Kokanee Creek

Park: Just 18 minutes north of Nelson,

eight hiking trails leave from

the Info Centre in Kokanee Creek

Provincial Park. The park trails

wind from the sandy beach and

delta and follow the slope upward

to the base of the forested Slocan

Range of the Selkirk Mountains.

Kokanee Mt Zipline

Kokanee Mountain Zipline promises

you more than an extreme

ride. You will get that, for sure.

But what will stay with you long

after you are unlatched from

your harness is the exhilarating

sensation of being liberated in

three dimensional space, soaring

high like a bird over valleys, and

under the sun. Zipping through

the canopy, in between the towering

fir and larch and spruce.

No photograph or video can do it

justice. On the zipline you move

though and over the environment.

It’s free falling in control –

and with total safety.

The Kokanee Zipline is an experience

the whole family can share..

at least all of those over 50 lbs! It

is a 2–3 hour time commitment.

Guides will lead you on a nature

walk through the forest and introduce

you to the inland rainforest

ecosystem in between stages.

Visit www.zipkokanee.com

Kokanee Creek Park

The adventure playground and

wide sandy beach at this beautiful

lakeside provincial park will

keep the kids busy and active

all day. There is a good boat

launch, a group camp site, a

viewing platform over a fish-bearing

channel and great hiking

trails that will keep the whole

family active.

The Kokanee Nature Centre is

open daily from 9 am to 8:30 pm,

June 30 to September 6. Children

and adult naturalist, yoga

and fitness programs are offered.

Numerous publications about

the park and its flora and fauna

can be perused and purchased

at the centre. For a schedule of

the activities and programs,visit

www.kokaneenaturecentre.org

Can fish run? Yes!

Late August is time to welcome

back the bright red spawning

kokanee salmon to Kokanee

Creek. The Kokanee Creek Nature

Centre hosts the annual Redfish

Festival, August 25 from 11 am to

4:30 pm at Kokanee Creek Park

to celebrate their return. Watch for

the red fish icons on the telephone

poles to know when they

are 'running'.

The kokanee are key to the

survival of many species on

Kootenay Lake. Birds, mammals,

insects, even humans, all partake

of the thousands of kokanee

coming up the channel to spawn

on the pebbly bottom of Kokanee

Creek.

For more information about the

festival and all of the nature

programming at the centre, visit

https://kokaneenaturecentre.org/

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nelson north shore

KKokanee Glacier Resort

Comfortable quality suites, with space to roam like home. Lake access,

community BBQ area, gazebo, playground, onsite restaurant.

Enjoy fi ne Asian Fusion cuisine, made from the highest quality ingredients

and with the greatest care for your culinary pleasure by owner/chef Panda.

Restaurant 250.825.9420

Motel 250.825.9421

2615 Hwy 3A, just North of Nelson e: info@kokaneeglacierresort.com

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Balfour

Thousands of travellers pass

through Balfour each year for

the famous free ferry ride across

Kootenay Lake. But Balfour also

offers gift shops, artisans, several

restaurants, a general store,

a bakery, a gas station and a

variety of accommodations from

hotels to campgrounds. There is

a stunning 18 hole golf course,

Kootenay Lakeview Resort with

its own executive 9 hole golf

course, and fishing and boating

year round. The Balfour Golf

Club Trail, Balfour Woodland

Walk and Ross Lake Trail all

offer short scenic, not-toostrenuous

hikes or bike rides.

For details visit the Balfour and

District Business & Historic Association

website at http://www.

balfourcanada.ca

MV Anscomb

Wheelhouse

The Balfour's Heritage Committee

has completed the restoration

of the original MV Anscomb

wheelhouse. The MV Anscomb

ferry plied the waters of Kootenay

Lake from 1946 until 2000.

The wheelhouse can be seen

at the Balfour ferry terminal rest

area. For a glimpse into the history

of travel on Kootenay Lake,

take a tour. There are also lots of

items of local historical interest

on display. Open Monday and

Tuesday in July and August from

10 am – 2 pm, and longer on

holidays.

Balfour Golf Course

Discover the Kootenays’ best

kept secret – 18 holes of

spectacular golf designed by

Les Furber. Players will find the

front nine carved neatly through

a forested region with sand

and water hazards strategically

placed; the back nine uses the

mountains to provide elevation

from tee to green and has

a breathtaking view across

Kootenay Lake to the Purcell

Mountains.

Hunker down at the Kootenay

Lakeview Resort and spend your

days on the course and your

evenings being pampered. Book

a massage and then a soak

in their large outdoor jacuzzi.

You'll sleep well and be ready

for the next day's adventure. The

resort is a favourite for weddings

– book a floor or the entire

hotel! Its grounds are lovely, the

comfortable log built lounge has

amazing views, and you and

your guests are close to all the

outdoor recreation the Balfour

area has to offer.

Day Trips

Balfour is pretty central to all

kinds of adventure. A day’s

outing can include a free ferry

ride on your way to the Pilot

Bay Lighthouse trails. Immediately

after you get off the

ferry at Kootenay Bay, turn right

to access this BC rec site and

hiking and biking trail system.

Balfour, BC

It’s an easy climb on a well-worn

trail to the lighthouse with its

amazing views north, south and

west. Bring a picnic and swim at

Sawmill Cove.

Riondel: Take your first left after

you get off the ferry and head 9

km north to Riondel. Have lunch

at the pub or the golf course, play

a round on their beautiful 9 hole

course, visit the Circle of Friends

art gallery then spend the afternoon

on the beach at Garland

Bay. More info on Garland Bay at

www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

Go Fishing: They say that the fall

is the best time to fish on Kootenay

Lake. Call up Reel Adventures

for a day of fishing – heated

cabins, expert guides, BBQ on

board for when it’s time to cook!

1-250-505-4963

reeladventuresfishing.com

at the Balfour Ferry Landing

FAMILY DINING

BURGERS • FRIES • SANDWICHES • ICE CREAM

BREAKFAST • HOMEMADE SOUPS & lots more!

We will meet you at Lang’s!

778-529-2270 Call for takeout

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AINSWORTH MOTEL

…on Kootenay Lake

Nestled along the shores of Kootenay Lake,

Balfour is a small but vibrant community,

offering multitudes of opportunity

for the avid hiker, biker,

golfer, boater and fisherman.

Please contact us for more information:

Balfour & District Business & Historic Association

contact.balfourcanada@gmail.com

www.balfourcanada.ca

PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION

AT AFFORDABLE RATES

Kitchenettes • Satellite TV • WiFi

3595 Hwy 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC

250-229-4711 • 888-848-4463

info@ainsworthmotel.com • www.ainsworthmotel.com

Tripadvisor

Travelers’

Choice

Winner

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Woodbury Resort

& Marina,

Kootenay Lake’s Destination Resort

Explore the beautiful

Selkirk Mountains

at your back door.

Hiking/ATV &

mountain biking

trails

Suites and

Chalets

2018

KOOTENAY RV

PARK

(WOODBURY

RESORT & MARINA)

Free

WiFi

for guests

Only

Heated Pool

In the Area

Fish for Rainbows from your front door!

• All motel suites and • Marina

chalets have full

– Boat Rentals

kitchens and

– Tackle

satellite TV

• JB’s Restaurant & Pub

• Laundromat

• Registration at store

Year ‘Round

Boat Rentals

Resort Office & Store

Open 9am – 4 pm

JB’s

Restaurant

& Pub

Open 7

days a week

2018

OVERALL

FAVOURITE

RESTAURANT

Ainsworth/Kaslo

Area

Beer & Wine Store

Woodbury Resort

& Marina,

Photo: Doug Williamson

JB’s Restaurant

Same owner

since 1982

4 kms north of Ainsworth Hot Springs

PO Box 1262, Ainsworth, BC V0G 1A0

250-353-7717 Fax 250-353-2004

Toll Free 1-877-353-7717

Email: woodburyresort@netidea.com

www.woodburyresort.com

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Ainsworth

Hot Springs

Resort

The hot springs on this

Kootenay Lake hillside

were first discovered and

enjoyed by First Nations.

The mineral rich hot water

bubbling up from the earth

now is the wellspring of

Ainsworth Hot Springs

Resort. In a pleasing

circularity, the resort is

now owned and operated

by the Lower Kootenay

First Nations Band.

Staying at the hotel

means you have exclusive

use of the healing

waters in the mornings

before 10 am. Float in the

steaming open-air pool,

then wade into the horseshoe-shaped

cave, where

the darkness, the mineral

deposits and the humidity

all combine to offer an

exhilarating experience.

A hot steamy, odourless

shower of mineralized

water falls from the

cave’s roof and forms

a waist-deep pool,

providing a rejuvenating

natural steam

bath.

For a truly breathtaking

scenario, try to

catch a full moon from

the pool on a bright,

crisp clear night.

The. resort’s regulars

give rave reviews

for the Ktunaxa Grill

which features First

Nations inspired

cuisine. Their salads

are creative in both ingredients

and display,

and the mussels with accompanying

bannock is a

delicious and memorable

dish.

Woodbury

It takes less than 5 minutes

to drive north from

Ainsworth to get to Woodbury

Resort and Marina

and Jones Boys Boats.

The early history of Woodbury,

as with many settlements

along Kootenay

Lake, is inextricably linked

with mining. In 1897,

the length of Woodbury

Creek was the site of a

mining boom. Prospectors

staked and then worked

their claims all along the

creek for kilometres up

into the mountains. And

as with other communities,

the boom didn’t last, the

mining declined and the

prospectors eventually

went elsewhere.

Woodbury Resort is

open year round, and

occupies a breathtaking

location on Kootenay

Lake at the doorstep to

the great outdoors. It

has everything from boat

rentals and camping to a

restaurant, store, chalet

rentals, a recreation hall

and a swimming pool.

Fishing is excellent all

the time, but is at its

best in fall and winter.

Kootenay Lake is famous

for the Gerrard rainbow

trout, reaching phenomenal

sizes of over 20

pounds, as well as Dolly

Varden (bull trout) and

delicious kokanee.

Woodbury Resort sponsors

a Dolly Tournament

at Easter and a Rainbow

Tournament at Thanksgiving,

the second Monday in

October. Fishermen come

from all over to participate

in these derbies.

When you arrive, head

into the restaurant and

enjoy a meal. Linger over

dinner and later chat with

the locals in the fun and

laid back atmosphere of

the pub.

Woodbury is the gateway

to Kokanee Glacier Park.

In summer, you would

access the park by driving

up Woodbury Forest

Service Road (www.

alpineclubofcanada.ca).

The access to the trail to

Fletcher Lake is 4.2 km

north of Woodbury Resort

www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

Cody Caves

ainsworth/Woodbury

Cody Cave is the source of the

hot springs and was discovered

in the late 1800s by Henry

Cody of Prince Edward Island.

A tour is a great adventure

for anyone five years or older.

Visitors should be reasonably

fit. Warm clothes and sturdy

footwear are important for

spelunking comfort. Reservations

are required. For more

information visit their website

www.codycavetours.com or

call 250-359-CAVE (2283).

“Nupika Wu’u”

Spirit Water

Fresh, local ,

indigenous inspired

Contemporary Rooms & Suites

Swimwear & Gift Boutique

Spirit Water Spa

Banquet

& Meeting Room

www.ainsworthhotsprings.com 1 800 668 1171

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Kaslo & Area

Vacation

Accommodations

Ainsworth Motel

Offers a unique country setting in Ainsworth,

with clean, quiet and comfortable rooms.

Just a 2 minute walk to the relaxing naturally

hot pools. Kitchenettes and suites available,

all rooms with a breathtaking view. Coffee,

satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and shared lawn area

complete with BBQ. Affordable.

Sunny Bluffs Chalets

Our cozy chalets and lodge are

located above Kaslo Bay. The chalets

have an open kitchen living room,

bathroom, upstairs bedroom, deck

with barbecue and beautiful Selkirk

Mountain views. TV and Wi-Fi.

250-353-7728 sunnybluffschalets.com

www.ainsworthmotel.com 250-229-4711

Kaslo Hotel

Bougainville Lodge

Fully renovated and sparkling clean log home

with luxurious lakeview suite(s), fireplace,

organic coffee, patio/ BBQ and more. Relax

and enjoy natureʼs tranquility. Riders welcome.

Wi-Fi. Also available: Two separate & private

vacation units on property. Adult location.

Pet friendly with prior permission only.

250-353-2061 bougainvillelodge.ca

True Blue Lodge

Conveniently located right in downtown Kaslo

at 412 B Avenue by the historic Kaslo City

Hall. Our fully renovated cabins are within a

block or two of the SS Moyie Museum, beach,

Jazz Festival and many fine

restaurants. The cabins feature all

the modern comforts of home,

and theyʼre pet friendly too!

Luxurious, spacious guest rooms with lake and mountain views.

Deluxe pillow-top beds, private balconies, free

Wi-Fi, deluxe bath, rocking chair, flat screen TV. Enjoy one of

our eleven beers on tap in our pub and licensed dining with

patio. Non-smoking and wheelchair accessible.

Sorry, no pets.

250-353-7714 • www.kaslohotel.com

truebluelodge.com 250-353-7599

Kaslo Manor Lodge

Kaslo Manor Lodge offers two locations,

the Lodge, and the Cottage by the River.

Both locations offer lodging for 2 to 6

people, most with kitchen facilities. Pet

friendly. Your friendly and knowledgeable

hosts can provide trail information, with

winter/spring shuttle service.

250-353-8582 www.kaslomanorlodge.com

Admiralty House

Gorgeous beachfront house - right downtown

This place has it all!

340 Front Street

Toll-free: 1-800-554-1657 * Text: 250-353-1139

www.admiraltyhouse.ca

Bay Shore Escape

A deluxe, adult oriented beachfront condo on Kootenay Lake in Kaslo, BC.

Incredible lake and mountain views for a true escape paradise.

Underground parking • Fireplace and hot tub

In suite laundry • Fully appointed kitchen • Wi-Fi

12 minute scenic trail to main street • Non-smoking • Sorry, no pets

bayshoreescape.com • 250-353-1141

Wing Creek Resort

A spectacular waterfront retreat for adults. Luxury

cottages with woodburning fireplaces and stunning views.

Wi-fi. Optional breakfasts. Spa Services. Enjoy forest

trails, orchard, gardens & private beach on 20 acres of

paradise 5 minutes north of Kaslo. Sorry, no pets.

250-353-2475 • www.wingcreekresort.com

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Kaslo

For a village with a population of

under 1,000 people, Kaslo celebrates

a lot. May Days, Jazzfest

and IdidaRide in August, and

Winter in the Forest Festival in

February. This is not just the contemporary

face of Kaslo – in the

late 1890s Kaslo was often called

“The City of Energy.” Perhaps

it’s because the townsite is so

compact, and far enough away

from larger centres – necessity is

the mother of invention...

It’s an easy place to fall in love

with; the beauty of its setting is

almost overwhelming at first. The

massive, clean lake invites you to

swim, or fish or skip stones, the

forested slopes beckon hikers,

mountain bikers and backcountry

skiers, and both provide inspiration

for musicians and artists.

People come here to rest, to

regroup and relax, or to get their

hearts racing and jacked up on

backcountry adventures. A visit

of a day or a week often turns

into forever. Consider yourself

warned :)

National Historic Sites

There are five National Historic

Sites in the West Kootenay, and

two of them are in Kaslo!

SS Moyie

When she was launched on

October 22, 1898, there were no

roads, no trains, and only foot,

horse or mule travel into these

hidden mountain valleys. She

served the isolated communities

on Kootenay Lake for 60 years.

Now drydocked overlooking

the lake she sailed on, she still

welcomes folks aboard, serving

as both Kaslo’s Visitor Centre and

a captivating museum.

City Hall

The Village Hall (Kaslo’s “City”

days are long gone!) was built

in 1898 – the same year the SS

Moyie made her maiden voyage

on Kootenay Lake. It is the oldest

municipal hall still standing in

mainland BC.

The Langham

There are many old buildings in

Kaslo, but arguably none can

match the Langham as a witness

to the challenges met by all those

who have climbed its elegant

central stairway. Originally built in

1896 as a hotel, it was so busy in

the booming city on the lake that

each bed was rented out to three

miners, who slept in shifts. It later

became a bank, a bottling company

for ginger beer and sodas,

and a boatworks.

Today it houses 2 art galleries,

a theatre, artists' studios, and a

museum relating the story of the

Japanese-Canadian internment

here in World War II. Explore it!

Local Markets

The Kaslo Saturday Market runs

all summer from 10 am to 2 pm.

Enjoy live music and shop for

fresh produce, great locally made

goodies and original crafts. You’ll

spot the white tents of the marketplace

at the top of Front Street,

next to the Kaslo Hotel.

The Lardeau Valley hosts the

Lardeau Valley Sunday Market in

Meadow Creek from 10 am to 2

pm. Check out the Lardeau Valley

Historical Museum, try the newly

opened restaurant, take a drive

up to the Duncan Dam viewing

area, or visit the Meadow Creek

spawning channels. Most things

are signed fairly well... or ask at

the gas station.

Kaslo Sk8Park

Come down to the waterfront (opposite

the ball park in Vimy Park)

to see the most scenic skatepark

anywhere and watch the skaters

as they execute an ‘ollie,’ a ‘blunt

slide’ or ‘kick flip.’ Bikes and

boards are welcome.

kaslo

This campground has

everything you’ve been

looking for!

250-353-7102

3 minutes south of Kaslo

• Box 540, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

www.mirrorlakecampground.com

EXPERIENTIAL

TOURISM COMPANY

• Rejuvenating experiences in nature • Guided and small group tours

• Unique activities with eclectic locals

Your backstage ticket to authentic West Kootenay culture and nature

betweenlakeandhighplace.ca Kaslo BC 250-353-3049

• unique • handmade • canadian •

Since 1986

250-353-2566 408 Front Street, Kaslo

www.figmentscanada.com

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Come Visit Our Historic

Kaslo

Golf Club

One of the very first courses in BC,

established in 1923.

We are a proud community member,

providing a fine recreation opportunity

to residents and visitors.

Spectacular views from every shot!

Your Community Grocer

Full In-store Bakery • Produce

Meat Department • Deli

411 Front Street, Kaslo • 250-353-2331

Store Hours: 9am - 7pm, Mon–Sat; 10am - 6pm, Sunday

Summer Hours (May 12 - Aug. 31) 8am - 9pm Mon–Sat; 9am -7pm Sunday

The course is challenging to golfers of all ages and skill

levels. Set on a bench overlooking the town, the lake &

mountains, the experience of playing here is unparalleled.

No pre-booked tee times required.

Ask about the 10 pack and other specials!

Free club rentals for motorcyclists.

Stop in and dine at Clubhouse Restaurant.

Relax & enjoy a great golf experience.

250-353-2262

KasloGolf.org

@KasloGolf

kaslogolf

418 Pine Street,

Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

Treehouse

Restaurant

The

Come

Yum! Yum!

Famous Eggs Benny for

Breakfast

Making the

Hungry Happy

for over 30 years

At the ❤ of Front St, Kaslo

250-353-2955 See full menu at

kaslotreehouse.com

Open Daily 6:30 am to 3pm, Friday till 7pm

• Homemade Beef, Chicken and

Veggie Burgers

• Pita Melts • Marvelous Mexican

• Breakfast and Lunch Bowls

• Stir Fries and more

• Sinful Desserts

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kaslo

Experiences and

explorations

Dana and François Blouin of

Kaslo have created a company

offering unique experiences.

Between a Lake and High

Place evolved after they discovered

they intuitively sought

immersive, authentic, and off-thebeaten-path

experiences when

they travelled. They have combined

their personal knowledge

as professional wildlife biologists

with local storytellers, artisans,

farmers, musicians, historians,

and chefs to craft your perfect

small group experience. Visit

www.betweenlakeandhighplace.

ca to see what's on offer.

Lardeau River Adventures

offers 3-6 hour immersive experiences

into nature by informed

guides who understand and love

their wild back yard. In the words

of one adventure seeker: “Seeing

(the land) from the river gave us

all a rich, new perspective and

appreciation for the dynamic

and unique ecosystem we were

lucky enough to share that day.…

There were wonderful moments

when we were all astounded,

like when a low flying eagle

swooped by, exciting moments

as we descended into the rapids,

and peaceful moments when we

drifted in silence ..."

These moments can be yours,

book online at

www.lardeauriveradventures.com

NORTH OF KASLO

THE LARDEAU VALLEY

• Hikes and mountain strolls

Monica Meadows, Jumbo Pass

Meadow Mountain, Fry Creek

Macbeth Icefield.

Approximately one to two hours

north, sometimes on dirt roads, to

reach the trailhead of these hikes

beloved by locals. Research

before you go. Ask at the Kaslo

Visitor Centre or check www.env.

gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/purcell

• Meadow Creek

Spawning Channel

The flashing bright red of thousands

of spawning kokanee is a

sight to behold, and should be

experienced at least once in a

lifetime. The redfish spawn from

late August to early October. The

channel is located 4 km north of

Meadow Creek off Highway 31.

SOUTH OF KASLO

• Fletcher Falls

6 km south of Kaslo on Hwy 31.

Turn left on Fletcher Creek Frontage

Road. Park and walk down

to the trail that leads to the foot of

a spectacular waterfall and moss

lined grotto. There is a marine wilderness

campground for boaters

and canoers.

• Boat rentals 250-353-2550.

You’ll love the Kootenays in a

whole new way once you get out

on the lake. Fish, beach, camp,.

hike… Jones Boys Boats.

• Kokanee Mountain Zipline

The KMZ zips you through 44

acres of old growth Douglas fir

and pine forests. Located 22

km north of Hwy 3A on Kokanee

Glacier Park Road.

www.zipkokanee.com

• Nelson The Queen City of the

Kootenays is an hour south of

Kaslo, and a diverting place to

spend a day when you need a

city fix!

WEST OF KASLO -

• Valley of the Ghosts

Walk in the footsteps of settlers

and prospectors from an era

longtime gone. Explore the valley

between Kaslo and Sandon.

Don't forget there are some

residents and businesses in the

area today, so please be mindful

where you are walking.

• Buchanan Lookout a refurbished

fire lookout tower. High

clearance vehicle recommended.

Watch for signs off Hwy 31A

• Old Growth Cedar Trail in

Retallack, just off Hwy 31A.

• The ghost town of Sandon

Turn left off Hwy 31A at Three

Forks. NOTE: The trailhead of the

Galena Trail (an easy bike ride

to the delightful Village of New

Denver) is at that same junction.

• Idaho Peak Continue on

through Sandon and follow signs

up to Idaho Peak. Spectacular

views and wildflower displays.

JazzEtc Music Festival

Free-range fun for the whole

family on the long weekend in

August (this year, August 2 to 4);

Jazz is in the name, but in the last

26 years and counting, the scope

of the music has broadened –

grown outward with the event

itself, which spills down over the

lake, into Kaslo’s downtown.

Festival goers will discover

a family friendly festival in

a setting unlike any other.

The mountains rising high

over Kootenay Lake form the

breathtaking backdrop for the

performers.

Swim. Sing. Dance. Repeat.

Get your tickets soon, before it

is a sell out. kaslojazzfest.ca

Golf

At the Kaslo Golf Club, wellgroomed

tree lined fairways

frame stunning vistas from most

anywhere. After your round, dine

inside the timber frame clubhouse

or on the covered patio

and enjoy the view.

Kaslo Golf Club is a walk-on

course. Occasionally there is a

private function or tournament,

so it doesn't hurt to call ahead.

250-353-2262. There are rental

clubs and pull and power carts.

Motorcyclists can get free club

rentals.

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kaslo

YOUR ONE STOP SHOP!

including

Chez Serge

Take Out

Eats!

Kaslo Husky

Downtown Kaslo

• Full Service Fuels • Propane

• Convenience Store

Bottle

Depot • Coffee Bar including Cappuccinos

Open: weekdays 5-9, weekends 6-9 Kaslo 250-353-2205

Sunnyside Naturals

Solid Health. Happy Heart.

Come, rest your feet!

Groceries, supplements & body care that

sustains you the natural way

Organic juices, smoothies & specialty

drinks made to your specs

Fresh, organic, gluten-free or vegan

soups & snacks

Professional advice

404 Front Street, Kaslo 250-353-9667

HONEY CANDLES ®

100% pure beeswax

Available at

many fine retails

throughout the

West Kootenay.

“One of the best

buildings in BC”

Architecture Foundation

of BC, 2014

Gallery Thurs - Sun 1 - 4

Theatre

Workshops

Community Events

Japanese Canadian

Museum

Visit our website

for schedule of events

Handmade in Kaslo

www.honeycandles.com

www.thelangham.ca • 447 A Avenue, Kaslo • 250-353-2661

STREET

PIZZERIA

www.buddyspizzeria.com

Hand-stretched Artisan Pizzas • Pastas • Salads • Licensed

• Fresh Squeezed Lime Margaritas • Salads TO GO – Fresh – Fast

• Serving Cappuccino, Espresso & Specialty Coffees • Gluten-free Options

250-353-2282 417 Front St, Kaslo Enjoy our licensed patio.

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Photo: Thomas Nowaczynski

iDIDaRide & Run

Five events, one day. This mountain

bike and trail running race

takes place Saturday, August 10

on the fabulous area trail network.

Bike races of

40, 20 and

8 km, and

running races

of 20 km and

8 km give

everyone in

the family a

chance to

participate.

More than

200 participants,

from

as far away

as England and as young as five

have participated on this world

class single track trail system over

the last couple of years.

These events will satisfy every

level of competitor... from the

record setters to the folks whose

personal best is their goal.

Nobody has gone home wishing

they hadn't run or ridden.

Register at www.ididaride-kaslo.ca

Kaslo area trails

There are numerous trail

networks that are all interconnected,

to the north, west

and south of town. You could

spend two or three days riding

them all...

• Kaslo River Trail

• True Blue Trail System

• The Monster

• Wagon Road

• East & West Access Trail/View

Trail /No Brakes

Information about these and other

trails will gladly be provided to you

at the Visitor Centre, or go online

for info: TrailForks.com .

Complimentary town and trail

maps can be picked up at

Pennywise in the Hendrick's

Garage building or found within

your VisitKaslo Guide available

all over town and at the

SS Moyie Museum and Visitor

Centre.

Visit the Kaslo Outdoor Recreation

and Trails Society blog

for all kinds of information and

events about the trails

Reasonable daily,

monthly, & seasonal rates

15 km (9 miles) north of Kaslo

250-353-7383

PO Box 1358, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

Manager Randy Phipps

Just 12 minutes north of Kaslo, discover a

well kept secret – a quiet, serene, beautiful

treed campground and marina. Come relax

with us, or make us your base for many other trips

to the numerous attractions here in the Kootenays.

We offer for your enjoyment:

• Easy, level access for those larger units

• Treed sites, full hook-ups

• Sheltered marina, boat ramp & boat gas

• Shady spacious tent sites

• Sparkling clean washrooms & showers

• Fishing licences and freezer

facilities for your catch

• Picnic tables, firewood & fire pits

• Laundry & ice

• Beautiful beach

• Trailers for rent (view is free)

• Also: 2-bedroom house

www.schroedercreekresort.com

kaslo

Only 35 minutes

north of Kaslo!

ROMANTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY

5 cottages on 20 acres of Kootenay Lake

waterfront just north of Kaslo

Try one of our Vacation Packages

Stunning

scenery

Abundant

wildlife

Expert

guides

Adventure

Romance

Honeymoons & Custom Packages

We’re celebrating our 15th year in business.

Book direct to take advantage of our great anniversary specials!

Romantic Luxury Cottages • Gift Shop & Gallery

Private Beach • Falling Water Spa

www.wingcreekresort.com 250-353-2475

Discover the

Kootenay

Rockies’

Premier

Adventure!

1-855-400-RAFT(7238)

250-366-4338

www.LardeauRiverAdventures.com

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Eat Well

Ainsworth Hot Springs

Ktunaxa Grill see ad p 45

AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS RESORT

Fresh, local indigenous-inspired cuisine. Located

45 minutes north of Nelson, open year round

from 7am to 9:30pm. Reservations recommended.

250-229-4212 or 1-800-668-1171.

Balfour

Lang's Snack Bar & Diner

see ad p 43

Lang’s brings a personal touch to all your favourites:

burgers, fries, sandwiches, hard or soft ice

cream and more. Stop in at Lang’s the next time

you’re at the Balfour ferry landing and enjoy

the impressive view of Kootenay Lake while

savouring a specialty coffee, sipping a steeped

tea or cooling down with a flavoured slushie.

You’ll love the causal old-style atmosphere and

friendly service. We’ll meet you at Lang’s!

778-529-2270 Call for takeout.

Castlegar

B’s Eatery & Public House see ad p 14

B’s Public House, located in Chances Castlegar,

is one of Castlegar’s newest places to wine and

dine. They offer a full service restaurant and

lounge with the biggest screen in the Kootenays

to watch your favourite games. Enjoy the pub

style atmosphere and the full menu, ranging

from unbeatable wings to steak dinners. B’s

Public House also offers a full banquet facility

and nothing beats a prime rib buffet prepared

by their Chef and his team. Open 11am 7 days

a week. Chances Community Centre is next to

the Castlegar Airport. Hope to see you soon!

250-304-6311.

Cuisine of India see ad p 8

Enjoy the authentic taste of India. Committed

to the highest quality in food, drink and service,

each dish is prepared to your specification by

their Executive Chefs: reap the benefits of their

many years of experience.

As everything is made fresh to order many of

your special requests, i.e. food allergies and

other dietary requirements, can be respected.

Please speak with your server about any concerns,

or for some help in making what can be a

challenging decision about what to choose from

the extensive menu! Eat-in, catering and takeout.

Mon–Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat 12 to 9pm, Sun

4 to 9pm. Lunch buffet: Mon–Fri 11am to 2pm.

908 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar.

250-365-0999, www.cuisineofindia.ca

Dairy Queen see ad p 8

Dairy Queen® has been focussed on creating

positive memories for all who touch DQ for over

75 years. DQ food and treats hold a special

place in the hearts of fans of all ages. Their fans

have always been DQ’s priority, and that’s why

they continue to look for new ways to surprise

and delight. The Dairy Queen offers a variety of

treats and products including burgers, chicken

strips, chicken sandwiches, artisan sandwiches

and the famous DQ soft-serve. 604-18th St,

250-365-5522. Open 7 days a week: Sun 11am

to 9pm, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am to 9pm, Fri

& Sat 10am to 10pm.

Castlegar

Wandering Greek Oven

see ad p 8

Not all those who wander are lost…

The Wandering Greek Oven Restaurant is an

independently owned and operated family-style

restaurant that serves authentic and flavourful

Greek cuisine. The food is inspired from cuisines

that the owners have discovered while

wandering across the globe, all of which are

cooked with love by the owner/Greek chef, and

served by an attentive and friendly staff. They

take great care to produce consistently delicious

selections with fresh ingredients and award-winning

homemade recipes.

Come try out the dinner, pizza and lunch

menus! Serving Castlegar with delivery and

pickup. Open Tues–Sat 11:30am to 8:30pm. 400

Columbia Ave, Castlegar, 250-365-2311.

Creston

Casey’s Community House

see ad p 56

This spectacular red brick Wine Bar & Tap

House is a must visit when in the Creston

Valley. Revitalized and recently opened in 2018,

Casey’s features locally grown and produced

products on their menu wherever possible.

Casey’s showcases all four of the local wineries'

vintages, plus has the largest craft and domestic

beer lineup in Creston. Another unique

opportunity is the Tilted Brick Gallery on the

second floor.

Located at 1136 Canyon St, in the centre of

downtown, Casey's is open on Sundays at 9am

serving breakfast and from Monday to Saturday

open at 11am. The atmosphere and design of

this venue is breathtaking. You are invited to

check out Casey’s and enjoy a pint with friends,

old and new! Walk in always welcome, call for a

reservation 250-428-7474.

Kootenay Alpine C heese

see ad p 56

At our on-farm cheese shop you may taste the

cheese, make purchases, meet the cheese maker

and learn more about how their cheese is made.

You are also welcome to peek inside the barns

to meet the cows, watch a milking or take a

pasture walk. SUMMER HOURS: Thur, Fri, Sat

10am to 5pm (May to Thanksgiving). WINTER

HOURS: Sat 10am to 5pm (Thanksgiving to

May) 250-428-9655

www.kootenaymeadows.com

East Shore

Bayshore on the Lake see ad p 54

Take a relaxing cruise on Kootenay Lake, then

enjoy a romantic dinner at the Bayshore on

the Lake Restaurant overlooking the lake. Their

licensed dining offers the best in home cooking

and pleasant atmosphere. They have a delicious

full Western menu... you’ll love it! Special event

being planned?

Let them make it easier on you by having them

cater. They have the perfect setting to make your

next event memorable and everlasting. Located

at the Bayshore Resort in Boswell. For reservations

call 250-223-8270/71 or 250-354-4370.

Kaslo

Buddy’s Front

Street Pizzeria

see ad p 50

Traditional hand stretched pizza made with the

finest ingredients. Classic Italian specialties, pastas,

seasonal organic salads, gluten-free pizzas,

plus cappuccino, espresso and specialty coffees

too! Enjoy a beverage on our new licensed

patio. Owner operated, seasonal hours. For

current hours and events, please call 250-353-

2282 or go to their website www.buddyspizzeria.

com 417 Front St, Kaslo.

Kaslo Clubhouse Restaurant

at the KASLO GOLF COURSE

see ad p 48

Amazing lake and mountain views await you

from the timber framed clubhouse restaurant.

Join friends for great food and summer drinks

on the sun drenched patio. Open during the

golfing season 7 days a week. Call for their

lunch specials. 250-353-2262.

Kaslo Hotel see ad p 2

Dine in the family friendly pub (children allowed

until 9 pm with an adult) or on the covered

patio with its breathtaking view of Kootenay

Lake. Enjoy one of 12 craft beers on tap, or try

one of the many great dishes from their extensive

menu. 430 Front St, Kaslo. 250-353-7714.

www.kaslohotel.com

Sunnyside Naturals see ad p 50

The organic eatery in Kaslo. Fresh daily soups,

wraps, pitas, salads: green or quinoa. Numerous

varied accompaniments according to the season

and local source availability. Juice bar with

create-your-own option of freshly squeezed and

blended drinks and smoothies. Nutritionally

complete, fabulous taste! Open 7 days a week

May to December, 9am to 6pm, in summer

much longer. Front St, Kaslo. 250-353-9667.

Treehouse Restaurant see ad p 48

Located on Front Street in Kaslo, the Treehouse

Restaurant is known far and wide for their Eggs

Benedict, omelettes and breakfast bowls, as well

as daily morning specials. The extensive menu

includes great vegetarian, burgers, chicken,

nachos, burritos, steaks, wraps and so much

more! All with generous portions and priced to

please. Choose from a large selection of homemade

desserts. Treat the whole family. Open

daily at 6:30am, fully licensed. 419 Front St,

Kaslo. 250-353-2955.

Nakusp

Kingfisher Restaurant

see ad p 21

HALCYON HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE & SPA

The talented culinary team welcome you to

the Kingfisher Restaurant. The setting is spectacular,

overlooking the lakes and mountains.

The Kingfisher is known for its excellent food

and great service, a wine list of local and international

wines, and a wonderful selection of

beverages. Dress up or down and relax in the

fireside lounge, or enjoy the beautiful Arrow

Lake summer on the patio. Reserve the private

dining room for your group. Open daily. 1-888-

689-4699.

The Lodge at Arrow Lakes

see ad p 20

Centrally located in downtown Nakusp, at

515 Broadway, the Lodge offers something for

everyone. The Arrow Lake Tavern is renowned for

its hearty pub fare. The dining room is perfect

for families, serving everything from a quick

bowl of homemade soup to a full menu offering

fine dining and nightly specials in the evenings.

Restaurant open daily Mon–Friday, 6am to 9pm,

Sat–Sun 7am to 9pm. Pub open daily 11am to

12am. 250-265-3618.

Nelson

Empire Coffee see ad p 36

Welcome to Empire Coffee, Nelson’s only third

wave coffee house serving Direct Trade coffee

from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and pour-over

organic teas. Fresh baking and sandwiches are

made in-house daily. Come enjoy the unique

solarium seating in the sun and warmth with

friends. Located next to The Adventure Hotel,

616 Vernon St, Nelson. Open 6am weekdays,

and 7am on weekends and holidays.

“Let food be thy

medicine and medicine

be thy food.”

- Hippocrates

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FARMERS MARKETS

Castlegar

Craft & Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, 9am – 1pm

400 13th Ave, Station

Museum

Creston Valley

Farmers’ Market

Saturdays 9am – 1pm

behind the Visitors Centre.

Grand Forks

New Denver

Farmers’ Market

Friday Market

Tuesdays & Fridays

10am – 2pm

8am – 1pm Gyro Park,

Kildare St. & 6th Ave

7370 5th St. at Hwy. 3

Robson

Harrop

Sunday Market

Little Red Schoolhouse

9am – 2pm

Market

3067 Waldie Avenue

Sundays 10am – 2pm

Kaslo

Saturday Market

10am – 2pm

Front Street Park, Kaslo

Lardeau Valley

Lardeau Valley Sunday

Market

Sundays 10am – 2pm

Meadow Creek

Nakusp

Fridays

Fringe Market

12pm – 4pm Old Firehall

Saturdays

Farmers’ Market, 9am – 1pm

5th St & Broadway

Old Firehall Farmers’ Market

10am – 2pm

Nelson

Saturdays Cottonwood

Market 9:30am – 3pm

Live Music 10am –

2:30pm,

Cottonwood Falls Park,

Nelson

Wednesdays Nelson

Downtown Local Market

9:30am – 3pm, Baker St

Rossland

Mountain Market

Thursdays 3pm – 6pm

Queen St. & Columbia Ave

Salmo Valley

Farmers’ Market

Thursdays 4pm – 7pm

KP Park, beside the Salmo

Village Campground

Trail

Every 2nd Saturday

Trail’s incrEDIBLE Farmers’

Market – July 13 & 27,

Aug 10 & 24, Sept 7 & 21,

Oct 6 10am – 2pm,

1300 block Cedar Ave, Trail

Village of Slocan

Saturday

June, July, Aug

10am – 2pm. Market.

FALL FAIRS

Creston Valley

Fall Fair

Sept 6 & 7,

312 19 Ave N, Creston

Grand Forks Fall Fair

Sept 7 & 8

www.boundarybc.com/

event/grand-forks-fall-fair

Rossland Fall Fair

Sat. Sept 7

11am – 5pm, 1860 3 Ave

www.rosslandfallfair.ca

Hills Garlic Festival

Sept 8

Centennial Park, New Denver

Pass Creek Fall Fair

Sept 21 & 22

Pass Creek Regional

Exhibition Grounds

Argenta Fall Fair

Sept, Argenta Hall

Harrop Harvest

Festival

Sept, Harrop Hall,

6066 Mcconnell Road

Press Fest

Juice Festival,

Slocan Valley

www.kootenayfood.com

Lardeaau Valley

Harvest Festival

Sat. Sept 28

Lardeau Valley Hall

Procter Apple Fest

Sat. Oct 12

11am – 4pm 250-505-3560

staline@shaw.ca

Taghum

Harvest Festival

Oct 13, Taghum Hall

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIRS

Christmas at the

Gallery

Nov 8 – Dec 24, Kootenay

Gallery, Castlegar.

www.kootenaygallery.com

Kaslo Lightup

Nov 30,

Downtown Kaslo

Rekindle the Spirit

of Christmas

Nov 30 - Rossland

www. tourismrossland.com

Kootenay Columbia

Christmas Craft Faire

Nov 1-2, Castlegar Community

Complex

Fruitvale Christmas

Craft Fair,

Nov 8-9

Fruitvale Memorial Hall

Christmas Craft Faire

Nov 15-17 Best Western

Hotel, 153 Baker St., Nelson

Procter Xmas Craft Fair

Nov 17 Procter Hall

Mistletoe Market

Nov 22-23

The Riverbelle.

1350 Esplanade, Trail

Railtown Christmas

Craft Fair Nov 22-23,

91 Baker St., Nelson

Kootenay Artisan Fair

Nov 22-24, Prestige

Lakeside Resort, Nelson

Craft Fairs are an amazing collection

of local artists and artisans.

You will fi nd products, like

Kaslo's Honey Candles, a local

company who sells globally. You

will not leave a West Kootenay

craft fair empty handed...promise!

Creston Valley Arts

Council Craft Fair

Creston Complex

Nov 23 or 24, 9am – 4pm

Santa’s Candy

Parade

Dec 14, 5pm

Downtown Trail

Christmas Craft Fair

Nov 28-Dec 1

Waneta Plaza, Trail

Balfour Hall

Christmas Craft Faire

Nov 30

Robson Hall

Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 6-8

Winter Faire

Dec 7, Waldorf School

Silverking Ski Hill Road,

Nelson

Wynndel Christmas

Craft Sale & Lunch

Dec 7

Wynndel Community

Centre

Christmas Craft Faire

December 1, Castlegar

Community Complex

Cottonwood Farmers Market

Saturdays 9:30-3 Live Music 10-2:30

Cottonwood Falls Park

May - October

Downtown Farmers Market

Wednesdays 9:30-3 Baker St and Hall St

June - September

Market Fest

Live Music

www.ecosociety.ca

Local Produce

MarketFest

Friday July 26 &

Friday Aug 23

6-10pm on Baker Street

Family-friendly street festival

featuring 100 vendors,

live music, art making,

dance performances, kids’

entertainment and more!

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West Ktenay Events

July 11-14 Mountain Madness,

Horizons Unlimited, Nakusp motorcycle

scavenger hunt

www.horizonsunlimited.com

July 15-19 Pioneer Week

Ages 5-8 , Creston Museum www.

crestonmuseum.ca

July 15-20 Kaslo GuitarFest

www.kasloguitarfest.com

July 18 Trail Arts Night Market

Featuring Lester McLean Band

Gyro Park, Trail

July 19-20 Starbelly Jam

Crawford Bay

July 19-20 Castlegar Gospel Festival

Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds

250-365-7456

July 20 Celestial Tour Centennial Park

New Denver, slocanlakess.com

July 21 East Shore Culture Day

East Shore Kootenay Lake

www.eastshore.life/events

July 26 Johnny Cash & Elvis Tribute

Ticket info on Facebook:

Creston 3-Eh Stage & Entertainment

July 26 Marketfest Baker St, Nelson

July 27 Nelson Artwalk

2nd opening night www.ndac.ca

July 27 Kootenay Festival

Let’s Celebrate, Millennium Park,

Castlegar kootenayfestival.com

July 29–Aug 3 History About Town

Creston www.crestonmuseum.ca

End of July Gray Creek Museum

Days graycreekhistory@gmail.com

Aug 2-9 Suzuki Valhalla Institute

Silverton www.valhallafinearts.org

Aug 2-4 Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music

Festival kaslojazzfest.com

Aug 3 Riondel Daze

Aug 3 Cool Rocks & Fire Smart

at Bannock Point slocanlakess.com

Aug 8-12 Shambhala Music Festival

shambhalamusicfestival.com

Aug 8 Trail Arts Night Market

Gyro Park, Trail

Aug 8-10 Cannafest

Canada’s hottest rock festival.

Grand Forks. cannafest.ca

Aug 10 Wondrous Watering Hole

slocanlakess.com

Aug 10-11 Columbia Basin Culture

Tour cbculturetour.com

Aug 11-16 Valhalla Summer School

of Music New Denver

www.valhallafinearts.org

Aug 12-19 Ages 5-8

Pioneer Week 2019 Creston Museum,

Creston BC www.crestonmuseum.ca

Aug 15-18 Hotsprings Rally

BC Beemers (BMW bikes) Nakusp.

beeceebeemers.com/index.php/rally

Aug 16 Aaron Pritchett

Creston. Ticket info on Facebook:

Creston 3-Eh Stage & Entertainment

Aug 16-18 West Kootenay

Kennel Club Show Castlegar Complex

Aug 16-18 Nelson International

Mural Festival ndac.ca

Aug 16-18 Made in the Shade

Tix at Cantina on Baker St, Nelson

Aug 18 Pirate’s Day in Kaslo

Facebook: Pirate Day on the SS Moyie

www.OnTheRoadManagement.com

Driving the Kootenay’s Live Music Scene

Aug 21-22 Toadfest at Summit Lake,

Nakusp. fwcp.ca

Aug 23 Marketfest Baker St, Nelson

Aug 23-25 Casa Silverton Dance

Stampede 403 819-9974

www.casasilverton.ca

Aug 31 Movie Night in the Courtyard

Creston Museum

crestonmuseum.ca

Sept 1 Kootenay Pride Parade,

Baker Street, Nelson, follow Kootenay

Pride on Facebook

Aug 31 - Sept 1 Castlegar Firefighter

Games dustinjlepage@gmail.com

Aug 31 - Sept 1 Gray Creek Regatta

Kootenay Lake Sailing Association on

Facebook

Sept 6 Street Dance 7-10 pm Nelson

Artwalk & Road Kings

Hall Street Plaza www.ndac.ca

Sept 8 West Kootenay Toy Run West

Kootenay Toy Run Assoc on Facebook

Sept 7-8 Grand Forks Fall Fair

https://grandforksfallfair.com

Sept 8 Hills Garlic Festival, New Denver

www.hillsgarlicfest.ca/

Sept 15 Saints Golf Yournament

Castlegar Golf Club

mid Sept Open House at Meadow

Creek Spawning Channel fwcp.ca

Sept 20-21 Massif Music Festival

Downtown Nelson, various venues

festivalmassif.com

Sept 21 Christmas in Sept

Castlegar Golf Club

Sept 21-22 Pass Creek Fall Fair

26th Annual passcreekfair.com

Sept 26–28 KTM Canada Adventure

Rally www.redresort.com

Sept 27–29 Culture Days Weekend

10th annual

Oct 5 Old fashioned Health & Wellness

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

www.doukhobor-museum.org

Oct 24 Paint night at the Kootenay

Gallery www.kootenaygallery.com

Oct 26 Spooktacular

downtown Trail

Late Oct Boo at the Mu! Rossland

Museum www.rosslandmuseum.ca

Walking the streets and alleyways

in Nelson has always been intrguing...

MuralFest makes it even more worthwhile.

Photo: Nicola Rough Mural by Tyler Toews

of Nelson. Have you found the bear?

nelson international

nelson & district arts council

FESTIVAL

AUGUST 16-18, 2019 JUNE 28/JULY 27/SEPT 6/2019

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Run & Ride

Events:

July 12 – 14

Nelson Fat Tire Festival

www.nelsonfattire.com

July 20

Broken Goat Trail Run

Rossland.

www.pacetrailseries.com/broken-goat.html

July 25

Retallack Ladies Shred

www.retallack.com

July 27

Idaho Peak Ultra Trail

Marathon & 10K

Valley of the Ghosts.

kootenaysufferfest.com

Aug 10

iDIDaRide & Run, Kaslo.

www.ididaride-kaslo.ca

Sept 8

The Nakusp Suffercross

and Adaptive Suffercross

Race

kootenaysufferfest.com

Sept 9 – 14

WACANID

International Bike Ride.

Idaho/BC www.wacanid.org

Sept 21

Kootenay Rock Climbing

Festival

Lion’s Head Pub, Robson

Sept 22

Rock Climbing Clinic

http://tawkroc.org

Sept 21

Storm the Stairs, Trail.

www.uwtraildistrict.org/event/

storm-the-stairs-2

Oct 13

Fall Colours Ride And

Fundraiser

Starts at the Dam Inn, South

Slocan 2pm.

slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca

Oct 27

Hallocross Bike Race

Red Mountain

www.redresort.com

Skate, Bike and Pump Parks!

Beaver Valley: This all wheel

skatepark in Montrose is brand

new; it officially opened in May of

2017. The course was designed

by Newline Skateparks out of

Calgary. It’s adjacent to a major

bus route so kids can hop on the

bus from Rossland or Castlegar.

There are also washroom amenities

on site.

Castlegar: The largest bike park

in the West Kootenay is at 110 5

St, Castlegar, at the Millennium

Park. Three masterpiece pump

tracks built by Dig Designs

feature progressive levels of

dirt jumps, pump tracks, a flow

trail and a technical zone – all

designed to challenge riders of

every skill level. So much fun!

Kaslo: Kaslo’s skatepark is right

on the beach in Vimy Park. BMX

or board or scooter. Toddlers

to adults love this park. Get wet

when your are done!

Kaslo’s family pump park is on

the river trail system. From downtown

Kaslo head upriver on the

north side trail.

Watch for the skills park sign on

the left, or continue straight up

to access the top level pump

park which is now connected to

the lower track with a beautifully

bermed trail.

Nakusp: The skatepark of

Nakusp is a streetstyle park,

designed by Newline, and built

by the local community.

New Denver: No bike park here,

but you can’t beat the Galena

Trail for family fun. Get dropped

off at 3 Forks and ride down into

town. Historic!

Nelson: The 15,000 sq ft Nelson

Skatepark is stacked with features

and the Nelson Bike Park

offers challenging BMX biking.

Find both at the Art Gibbon Park,

505 West Beasley Street in the

Rosemont area.

Rossland: Rossland Bike Skills

Park at Esling and Irwin Drive.

This beginner to intermediate

skills park includes ramps, jumps,

ladders, boardwalks, hills and a

large backboard.

Salmo: Check out the small bike

skills area at KP Park downtown

in Salmo. There are dirt jumps, a

pump track and a few easy wood

features.

Salmo is also home to West Kootenay

BMX – Find it at 434 Ski Hill

Road, and an indoor skate park

located at 206 Seventh Street, in

the community centre.

Warfield: There is a little pump

park in Warfield near Webster

Elementary School.

All of Warfield’s parks are connected

by trails and these are

connected to the wider system

of hiking and biking trails that

take you into the high country in

minutes.

Village of Slocan: The skatepark

in Slocan is called TEN-

ACITY. Find it near the intersection

of Harold Street and Giffin

Ave.

Photo: Thomas Nowaczynski

iDIDaRide & Run

Too Much Fun?

Rhonda Ruston

Law

Saturday

August 10

register online

'til Wed Aug 7 th

walk up registration Fri Aug 9

iDIDaRide-kaslo.ca

Doug the Bike Guy

Ymir: The Ymir skatepark is very

central in this tiny town and is a

hub of activity from spring to fall.

Located between the river and

the commercial block... downtown.

Trail: A new and long-anticipated

addition to Gyro Park is the

skatepark. The Trail SK8 Park is a

top-notch facility with 13 features

including a large bowl, half pipes

and rails. It’s the perfect addition

to the concession, covered picnic

area, green space, spray park

and other great amenities at Gyro

Park.

Kaslo Community

Pharmacy

Kul Nijjar

Associate Broker

Fair Realty

40km

BIKE

20km

BIKE OR RUN

8km

BIKE OR RUN

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West Kootenay

Campgrounds

PRIVATE PARKS

CRESTON

Arrow Mountain RV Park 250-428-

1882

Scottie’s RV & Campground 250-

428-4256

Pair-A-Dice RV Park & Campground

250-428-2347

Mountain Park Resort

250-428-2954

Riders Ranch Motorcycle Campground

250-402-6777

Kozy Tent & Trailer Park

250-428-4143

EAST SHORE KOOTENAY LAKE

Riondel Campground

250-225-3338

Kokanee RV Park &

Campground

Crawford Bay 250-227-9292

Cedar Grove Campground Grey Creek

250-227-9492

Crawford Bay RV Park

250-227-9010

Soul’s Paradise

Kootenay Bay 250-227-9441

Bayshore Resort 40 km north of

Creston 250-223-8270

The Lakeview Gray Creek

Columbia Basin

Culture Tour

Aug 10 & 11, 2019

10:00am - 5:00pm

Explore artists’ studios, museums, art galleries

and heritage sites through this free, selfguided

tour within the Columbia Basin.

Meet the artists, shop for fine art and

craft, view demonstrations, special

exhibitions, interpretive displays

or chat with local historians during

this two day cultural celebration!

A project of Funded by

250-505-5505

toll free 1-877-505-7355

www.cbculturetour.com

Art Rage - Michael Graham

For further information visit

our website or call.

www.cbculturetour.com

250-505-5505 • 1-877-505-7355

1-877-227-9311

KOOTENAY LAKE - KASLO

Birch Grove, Balfour 250-229-4275

Toad Rock Motorcycle Campground

North of Balfour 250-229-5448

Lakeside Cabins & Campground

Ainsworth 250-229-4506

Woodbury Resort & Marina just

North of Ainsworth

1-877-353-7717

Mirror Lake Campground

near Kaslo 250-353-7102

Kaslo Municipal Campground

250-353-2662

Schroeder Creek RV

Park & Campground

15 min north of Kaslo 250-353-7383

Lardeau Valley Campground

36 min 250-366-4236

NELSON

Nelson City Campground

250-352-7618

Cool Waters RV Park

250-355-2266

Kline’s Creekside RV

Park 250-354-8451

The Whistle Stop

250-354-9572

SLOCAN VALLEY

Karibu Park

1-888-452-7428

Springer Creek RV

Park & Campground

250-355-2266

Lemon Creek Lodge

250-355-2403.

NAKUSP

Three Islands Resort

250-265-3023

Nakusp Municipal

Campground

250-265-1061

Nakusp Hot Springs

250-265-4528.

KBR Campground

250-265-4212

Riders Retreat

250-265-8043

Green Acres 250-265-1379

Murphy’s Landing

250-265-0020

Burton Historical Park

1-844-265-4885

SILVERTON

Silverton Campground

250-358-2472

NEW DENVER

Centennial Campground

250-358-2361

ROBSON

Pass Creek Regional Park &

Campground 250-304-4602

SALMO

Rocking River Campground

250-357-9341

KP Park 250-357-9433

Pine Springs Motel & RV

250-357-9660

Selkirk Motel & RV Park

250-357-2346

TRAIL

City of Trail RV Park

250-364-1262.

CASTLEGAR

Castlegar Cabins

RV Park & Campground

250-365-2337

Kootenay River RV Park

1-877-318-0008

Pass Creek Campground

250-304-4602

Castlegar Golf Club & RV Park

250-365-5006

ROSSLAND

Lions Campground

250-551-4751

FRUITVALE

Creekside RV Park

1970 Main Street 250-367-7551

Beaver Valley Family Park 250-367-

9319

Beaver Falls Motel & RV Park 250-

367-7690

GRAND FORKS

Country Hideaway

Campground 250-870-6269

Riviera RV Park 250-442-2158

Jolly Jack Stop N’ Shop

250-442-2995

The Victorian Motel

and RV Park 250-442-3011

PV Ranch Adventures

PROVINCIAL PARKS

For details and bookings

www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

and www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

Reservations:

www.discovercamping.ca

250-442-5525

ARROW LAKE

McDonald Creek 10 km south of

Nakusp on Highway 6

Arrow Lakes (Shelter Bay) North of

Nakusp and across the ferry to Hwy 23

Syringa Creek

19 km NW of Castlegar on Hwy 3A

DUNCAN LAKE

Glacier Creek Campground

250-352-1510

Howser/Glayco Beach

8.3 km north of Meadow Creek on

Highway 31

HWY 6

Summit Lake:

Hwy 6, 18 km SE of Nakusp

Rosebery: Wilson Creek,

5 km north of New Denver

KOOTENAY LAKE

Davis Creek

20 km north of Kaslo on Hwy 31

Garland Bay

North of Riondel Visit

www.kootenaylake.bc.ca

Kokanee Glacier Remote. Access • Hwy

3A north of Nelson or

• Hwy 31, 10 km north of Ainsworth at

Woodbury, or from

• Hwy 6, 8 km south of Slocan

Kokanee Creek Park

19 km NE of Nelson

Lost Ledge

25 km north of Kaslo on Hwy 31

Lockhart Beach

Hwy 3A, 40 km north of Creston

SOUTH KOOTENAY

Champion Lakes Between

Fruitvale and Trail

Nancy Greene Access Hwy 3 or 3B, 26

km west of Castlegar on Hwy 3 or 29 km

north of Rossland on 3B.

Beaver Creek Provincial Park &

Campground 7km south of Trail on the

Old Waneta Road, Hwy 22A

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Nelson

This small city

is perched on

the edge of a wilderness as vast as

any you’ll fi nd in southern Canada.

It attracts (and creates) a strong

contingent of skiers and mountain

bikers, hikers, climbers and paddlers

of all sorts. Despite its distance from

any major urban centre, Nelson has a

fl ourishing arts scene as well.

Any casual visitor to Nelson will see

that the visual arts are more and more

in the public sphere in this city. In

part that is due to the annual Mural

Festival which takes place August 16

– 18. Over one crazy paint splashing

weekend, artists in the alleyways will

express the sacred and the profane,

channelling the muse of the backcountry

athlete and theecologist, and

trailing culture riffs in colour over many

of this city’s historic walls.

Where do they, the artists and the extreme

sports lovers, mix it up? At the

craft brew pubs, and at the unique,

not-a-chain restaurants and bars in

Nelson’s very walkable downtown.

One warm summer night, put on

something lovely and step out on the

town. You’ll fi nd a surprisingly large

number of places to grab a bite, swill

a pint, or watch as your barkeep

tosses an original Kootenay

cocktail.

This small city enjoys dining at

perhaps more non-franchise-type

eateries per capita than any other

Canadian town. The same can be

said for the night clubs, retailers

and theatres. So much is original

and hancrafted, written,

produced and performed by

locals, locally. Nelson has got

talent baby!

Take in a world class performance

at the Capitol Theatre, or a classic

children’s film or even some

burlesque at the Civic. Scroll the

streets and introduce yourself to

the eclectic mix of independent

shops in Nelson, from booksellers,

and beads, handcrafted jewellery

or hand patina'd furniture, locally

designed phone cases, cards,

clothing... it would take the better

part of a week to know the ins and

outs of Nelson.

Set on the shores of the West Arm

of Kootenay Lake and surrounded

by the Selkirk mountain range,

Nelson is home to approximately

10,000 souls.

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Craft brewing

universally

involves

boldly flavoured

beers coupled

with a

defiantly

independent

spirit.

Garrett Oliver, in the

Oxford Companion to Beer

That’s true as far as it goes, no

doubt. But I want to add that

there is always a dash of humour

that goes along with that boldness

of the brew. There is something

about the alternately brassy

and comforting experience of

drinking craft beer in a brew pub

that tickles the irony bone.

Kootenay Rockies brewers may

take their brewing very seriously,

but not themselves. The logo for

the Angry Hen in Kaslo is a frumpy

chicken with a cleaver. Ask Manon

or Andy, the Hen’s co-owners

along with brewmasters Shirley

and Frances, about the origin of

the name and you may or may

not get a straight answer. I’m sure

the gigantic hop-flower-shaped

pendant lamps have heard it all.

In all mock seriousness, the

mission of Nelson Brewery Company

is: Brew unto others as they

would brew unto you. The Angry

Hen’s slogan is more to the point:

Just Shut Up and Drink It, while

the motto of the Trail Beer Refinery

is Work Hard Play Harder. Not

a problem after downing a pint of

Holy Hefeweizen.

Names of the beers!

Cheers

~ Erika Bird, Go & Do 2019

Brewers are a whimsical bunch

when it comes to naming their

products. That’s especially so

when it comes to the seasonal

brews. Some fun local beer names

are Old Bitch Bitter (Angry Hen),

Rootin’ Around Red Ale (Torchlight),

Faceplant and Happy

Camper (Nelson Brewing Company)

Dick’s Happy Place Ordinary

British Bitter (Backroads Brewery)

and Nightshift Stout (Trail

Beer Refinery.)

It may be that you are one of

those people who always orders

the same beer every time you

belly up to the counter. That’s

your prerogative, for sure – being

predictable is not without its

merits. We salute

you. But I bet that

behind the name

of your favourite

beverage, there’s

a story – and

probably a story

that will tell you

something about

a characteristic

feature of the

town, or possibly

more than you

want to know

about an actual

local character.

For instance,

Torchlight’s Kutenai

Khaos is a pale ale that is flavoured

with wild local hops that

grow along the rail lines within

Nelson’s city limits. And you might

guess that there really is an angry

hen character (“Old Bitch” has to

be an exaggeration!) somewhere

in Kaslo.

At Torchlight Brewery on Hall

Street in Nelson, as a friend and I

sipped our pints and nibbled on

sourdough beer mash crackers, I

Angry Hen:

Just Shut Up and Drink It

Backroads Brewery Company:

FILL‘ER UP & SIT A SPELL

NBC Mission:

Brew unto others as they

would brew unto you.

Trail Beer Refi nery:

Work Hard. Play Harder.

Tourchlight Brewing Co.

Delicious Innovation.

asked Craig (co-owner) for some

of the stories behind the names

on the taps. Once while creating

a new batch of beer, he and his

partner Josh were stirring the

grains into the mash tun (the fermenting

vat is called a tun) with

an old canoe paddle and there

was so much grain, the paddle

snapped in half. Thus the beer

they were making named itself:

Broken Paddle IPA.

Make some

friends

On the social

scene side, I’m

starting to think

that West Kootenay

brew pubs

are like new

wave Legion

halls. They’re a

bit noisy (not a

lot of upholstery

happening as a

general rule) and

there is a lot of

talking going on

between tables,

between friends, between people

who have never met before. But

instead of a common military

history being the social glue, it’s

more of an anarchist philosophy

– any kind of conversation goes,

any age is fine, from baby to elder,

any “career” can be represented,

from execs to mountain bikers

(who can be one and the same)

and they’re all sharing a table or

a counter.

The more you know

If you’re like me and have a bit of

an anthropological bent, the best

people-watching is at Backroads.

There’s a bar right at the big picture

window that faces onto Nelson’s

main drag, Baker Street. In

the summer, their streetside patio

is the place to quaff your brew.

Beware of a quirky BC law that applies

here – you can buy your beer

at the taps, and walk with it to a

table, but to cross the public sidewalk

with a beer requires the help

of a professional (the staff will let

you know.)

Don’t forget to eat!

At the five breweries on the map

opposite, the food choices are

as original and tasty as the beer.

The Angry Hen, Nelson Brewing

Company and Backroads Brewery

don’t have kitchens, but they

do bring in some very creative

fare prepared by local cooks and

served hot (or cold) alongside

your pint. The fare served by

Torchlight and the Trail Beer Refinery

will make you wish you had

an alternate reality life and could

eat twice.

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H

Government St

S

E

Tower Rd. To

Salmo

Hall Mines Road

Perrier Road


Cottonwood Creek

Beasley Cres

Silver King Rd

Ymir Road

King St

Irwin St

W

N

Choquette Ave

Creek St

Stibbs St

Hart St

To Salmo - Rails to Trails

Beasley St W

Beasley St W

Falls St

Howe St

Beaslet St

Stanley St

Gilker St

Richards St W

Richards St W

Crease Ave

Kary Cres

Slocan St

6

Granite

Pointe

Golf

Course

Houston St W

Houston St

Lions

Spray

Park

Little St

Jeffs Ave

Vancouver St

Delbruck St

Fort Sheppard Dr

Golf Links Road

Innes St W

Kootenay St

Richards St

Gore St W

Gore St W

Granite Rd

Knox Rd

Wasson St

Mcquarrie Ave

Robertson Ave

Houston St


To Castlegar

Hall Mines Rd

Ward St

Innes St

Munro St

Gore St

South Sheppard Road

3a

Hamilton Ave

Mchardy St

Lakeview Cres

Robson St

Mines Rd

All Aboard!

Nelson’s electric streetcars first started running

in 1899. The line was only five miles long and

could boast only three cars, but it served the

city faithfully for 50 years. After the Second

World War, the electric tramway service

was replaced by buses.

Government Rd

Park St

DOGS

Off-Leash

Area

Josephine St

Hall St

Railway St

Observatory St

Stanley St

Hoover St

Ward St

Carbonate St

Latimer St

Silica St

Mill St

Mountain Station Rd

Victoria St

Nelson Airport (CZNL)

Fall St

Kootenay St Mcdonald Dr

Hendrix St

Ash St

South Cherry St

S Poplar St

Baker St

Cedar St

Lake St

Vernon St

Herridge Lane

Park St

Car 23 was repurposed as a

gift shop, a storage shed,

even a dog kennel before

it was rescued and

restoration began.

View St

Pine St

Lakeside Dr

Front St

Selby St

Hall St

Hendrix St

H

Trevor St

Edgewood

Gyro

Park Rd

Regent St

The Nelson Electric

Tramway Society

was formed in

1988 and soon

the vision

to have

Streetcar

23 back

Park St

Morgan St

Simpson St

Nelson

City

Campground

Union St

W Oak St E Oak St

William

John St

High St

Pine St

View St

Chatham St

Nelson Ave

Douglas St

Poplar St

Anderson St Anderson

Waterfront Pathway

6th St

Maple St

1st St

2nd St

Nelson Ave

Behnsen St

Cottonwood St

“on track” started to become a reality. The car

made its second debut in 1992, carrying over

20,000 people in four months. Today there are

over 70 volunteers who look after all aspects of

the operation and new members are always welcome.

These people make it possible for you to

relive the past with a ride along the shore of the

West Arm of Kootenay Lake from the Prestige

Inn to Lakeside Park, two kilometres of relaxing

nostalgia. The fares are modest and the ride is

great fun.

If you have a special event coming up, a

wedding, retirement or birthday party, you can

reserve the streetcar for your

guests to ride in style.

The tramway runs every thirty minutes between

11 am and 4:30 pm, seven days a week from

May 17 to October 14. www.nelsonstreetcar.org

The Prestige

Inn and

the Lakeside

Park stops are

equipped with lifts

to allow for wheelchairs

to board

the tram.

STREET-CAR

Davies St

Elwyn St

Kokanee St

3rd St

4th St

5th St

6th St

7th St

8th St

Lakeside

Park

Fell St

Beatty Ave

Gordon St

Radio Ave

Valhalla Rd

Goddard Rd

BRIDGE

W Parkview Rd

Parkview Rd

Jorgensen

NORTHSHORE

NELSON

Mcdonald Rd

Johnstone Rd

Gagne Rd

Upper Parkview Rd

Sutherland Ln

Stromme Ln

Bodnarchuk Ln

Whitmore Rd

Neale

3a

▼To Balfour

Nelson

Rails to Trails - to West Arm Provincial Park

9th St

10th St

Bealby Point Rd

Svoboda Rd

Thirteenth St

Holland St

Johnson St

Kane St

Store St

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Attached you should find the images for use in building the 1 3 page discover nelson ad.

Day Trips

Kokanee Park Old Growth Trail Spend a Day or two in Kaslo

The Aerial shot can be used for the background

blah de blh de blah............

1 hour north of Nelson,

The Great Trail: Starts at the

blah de blh de blah............

20 minutes past Ainsworth

junction

captions

of Gore

for each

St, Cherry

would include:

St and S

Sheppard Rd, and runs 40 km to Salmo.

The grade averages 2%, a long blah de blh de blah............

• Hikes, Bikes and Running trails for

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Pleasure seekers...

More then a few memories are waiting to be

created. Like as not, these experiences may

be new to you... live like a local.

Shake it up! Drop in to a dance class at

Front Street Dance (612 Front Street.) No

registration is required. Check the schedule

for ballet, jazz or Broadway, whatever your

inclination. http://frontstreetdance.ca

Like a bicycle ride on the water… Wind

down with a relaxing late afternoon/evening

paddle. This 2 hour paddle takes off from

beautiful Lakeside Park. Travel up under what

locals call BOB (the big orange bridge) and

come back fl oating over still waters towards a

setting sun. http://kootenaykayak.com

Catch a movie at the restored Theatre on

Vernon Street. That sounds ho-hum, but

you will fi nd that the movie selection is not,

and the graceful Art Deco building has an

elegance that makes you want to move more

graciously to match the ambiance. Order

your popcorn with nutritional yeast, s’il vous

plait.

Shawna "The Hulagan"

Photo: Spiral Motion

Take the trolley and then check out the car

barn and museum in Lakeside Park. Hop on

at the Prestige Lakeside Inn or Chahko Mika

Mall stop. The ride to the park and the car

barn (where the museum is) and back again

costs between free and $3. The Tramway

Society has invested in lifts to help those with

mobility issues - so everyone can take a spin.

The lifts are availale at either end of the route

– at the Prestige Inn or at Lakeside Park. The

trolley runs daily 11am – 4:30 pm.

Flow Jamz Thursdays at 7pm - 9pm near

the Labyrinth in Lakeside Park by the Big

Orange Bridge. Come for for a look-see to

learn what Flow Movement is all about.You

will be amazed by the fluidity and grace of

movement of these hoopers and jugglers

and the neo-circus dancers who call

their discipline Flow, and themselves

flow artists. OR step up

and give it a go in a safe and

encourageing environment.

Not familiar with terms like

poi or devil sticks?

Onece the group moves

indoors for the fall, there is

a small drop-in fee to cover

space rental. Come and

check it out. Follow Sprial

Motion on Facebook!

Tuesday Night Ladies’ Ride: Shuttle

and group ride every Tuesday night (until

September 18) leaving from Sacred Ride

on Baker Street 5:30pm. Nicole Walker and

Jenny Petersen will be there providing pointers

and high levels of STOKE! Trails will be

determined the day of and will end the night

at one of our local breweries for a post ride

social! $25 per night, local’s punch passes

available with NCC Membership

Laser Tag: If you’re a gang, Laser Tag is

a fun way to get your ya-yas out. After an

afternoon running around outside and virtually

shooting each other, you’ll have a good

appetite for all of Nelson’s amazing eateries

or brew pubs.

Laser Tag combines the classic games of

hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist.

Find the venue Just outside of Nelson on

Highway 6. www.kootenaylazertag.ca

Dress up and go dancing: Thursday is

Salsa Night at Bloom Nightclub! Get a basic

lesson at 7pm then get on the dance fl oor

with your partner. “My first time at the Bloom

Thursday Salsa Nights it felt like I was at a

Salsa club in New York or Havana….”

– E. Marks

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isisexotica

Aromatic Apothecary

Botanical Perfume

Adult Essentials

582 Ward Street

Downtown Nelson

250-352-0666

www.isis.ca

Stay

Cool

This

Summer

Mon–Sat 9:30-5:30, Sunday 11-4

488 Baker St, Nelson \ 250-354-4002

Dreß for

the summer

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at

Abacus Beads

and beyond

Crystals • Jewellery • Classes

BIG CITY GLITZ at local prices

An eclectic collection of

glass • bone • wood • semi-precious

and sterling beads from around the world

505 Kootenay Street, Nelson 250-352-3100

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PROUDLY

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BRINGING THE

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Open at 6 am weekdays ı 7 am weekends and holidays

Steakhouse and Lounge

Distinctly Metropolitan

Culinary Experience

Reservations Recommended

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The friendliest

staff in town!

It’s the place to be…

and be seen.

250.352.2715 ı 616 Vernon St, Nelson

All three businesses are located in the Adventure Hotel

616 Vernon Street, Nelson BC

www.adventurehotel.ca

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Park 'n Play

Cottonwood Falls Park.

On Saturdays, in the warm

months of the year, head

to this park for the weekly

outdoor market. Other

days you'll fi nd a beautiful

serene area to stroll or rest

in. Though surrounded by

bustle, the sound of rushing

water drowns out that noise.

Designed to evoke the feeling

a garden in Japan might

bring you, it is known as the

Friendship Garden and is the

equivalent of a hug between

Nelson and its sister city,

Shuzenji, Shizuoka, Japan.

The bridge crossing Cottonwood

Creek is modeled after

the larger bridge crossing the

Katsura River in Japan. At the

end of the park is a beautiful

waterfallthat is most spectacular

May through July.

Lakeside Park. Located at

the foot of the big orange

bridge (BOB), this park is the

place to swim, play soccer

or tennis, or wander through

the gardens and see what’s

in bloom. A long, beautiful

beach, wide promenade and

large open green spaces

and mature trees provide an

expansive backdrop to your

stroll or picnic stop. Let the

kids loose Rotary children’s

adventure playground in the

middle - there is a summertime

concession too. Take a

meditative turn in the labyrinth

nearby, or kick a ball

around on the city playing

fields. At the west end there

is a new ActNow seniors’

exercise area. Stroll the

Centennial Pathway along the

water and back to the beach.

Gyro Park is located right

in the heart of Nelson on

Gyro Park Road. The heart of

Nelson is high, but once you

make your way up to Gyro

Park you are rewarded by

spectacular views of the city

below and the West Arm of

Kootenay Lake to the northeast.

On a hot summer day,

take yourself and your kids to

the swimming pool. This pool

is for younger children and

shallow at both ends. Bring

a picnic lunch and enjoy the

day.

Lions Spray Park Is the

perfect cool down venue, for

kids of all ages... Really, we

know you want too :)

Find it a 298 Richards St, in

upper Nelson.

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“…Nelson and the surrounding

towns were

(once) the hubbub of

British Columbia. The

alignment of water

and large mountains

funneled the fur trade,

logging and mining

through the area,

fanning the explosive

growth of industry-town

upstarts. This has

drastically faded over

the last century, but

Nelson maintains a

store of riches: robust

mountain town charm,

an abundance of arts,

culture, food and a new

type of mining. The

pickaxes and shovels

still swing—these days

it’s just aimed at breaking

trail rather than

uncovering valuable

ore. In recent years

Nelson has become

recognized for its raw

and rowdy trails that

dive through the area’s

rugged terrain.”

Ben Gevalda,

mountainbikingbc.ca

Is Nelson the

ultimate mountain

biking community?

People come from all

over to shred these hills,

but the real measure for

that title is earned at the

ground level.

The LV Rogers Secondary

School, has developed a

mountain bike team and has accredited

courses, where riders

can get graduation credits for

[bike] mechanics, building trails,

development plans, and riding

bikes."

- Jake Middleditch

Find the full article on PinkBike.

com https://www.pinkbike.

com/news/how-the-communitycame-together-to-create-a-highschool-mtb-program-in-nelsonbc.html

Stop by Gerick Nelson or

Sacred Ride – you will find one

at either end of Baker Street, to

get your questions answered,

or visit TrailForks.com

City Camping

Nelson has a charming seasonal

campground within walking

distance of the downtown

core, the mall and the beach.

There are shaded campsites,

full hook-ups, showers, picnic

tables, a covered dining shelter,

a sani-station, and best of all, a

terrific view of Kootenay Lake.

The campground is pet friendly,

and has reasonable rates. Just

minutes from everyhting – Baker

Street, Lakeside Park, the aquatic

centre. Enjoy the city while

camping! Email campnels@

telus.net or 250-352-7618.

MAIN STREET

DINER

• Espresso • Cappuccino

Gourmet Burgers

• English Style Fish and Chips

• Greek Specialties

Take Out • Fully Licensed

Open 11 am

616 Baker St. Nelson

250-354-4848

Great Food

~ Best Outdoor Patio

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Multi

Award-

Winning

Cuisine!

See full menu

online at

www.itzapizza.ca

Dine in, take out,

sometimes delivery

Nelson’s best selection

of BC Craft Beers!

413 Hall St,

Nelson, BC

250-352-3573

Outdoor Patio Dining

Seriously Good!

Sterling Silver Jewellery

Fossils • Gems • Silks

Sage • Amber • Incense

Zen Tents • Baskets

Tapestries • Clothing

Global Bazaar Treasure

526 Stanley St, Nelson 250-352-7418

Voted

Best Greens in

the Kootenays

Home of

The Grill at Granite Pointe

and their exclusive

Lost Ball Lager

250.352.5913

1123 Richards St West

Nelson BC

www.granitepointe.ca

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Massif

Music

Festival

This genre

will not be

found on

you AM

dial as you

commute to

work. In fact, the organizers, a

non-profi t society, strive to bring

all that is underrepresented in

the soundscape of rural and

remote BC. Massif is all about

the sounds, the musicians and

the delicious spinal chill factor

of what happens when you

support – with enthusiasm!

– cutting edge local talent

and new bands from further

afi eld. On the Massif playlist?

Psych, stoner, heavy, punk,

metal, indie, and rock bands

too. Check it out September

20-21 at various venues in

Nelson. Oh - and you know

what is also revolutionary?

All the profi ts go to the artists

and performers. https://festivalmassif.com

Street Dance!

In contrast to the Masive Festival,

the Nelson and District Arts

Council are teaming up with the

Nelson Road Kings to host a

family friendly street dance in

Hall Street Plaza on Friday, September

6 from 7 to 10 pm. Dance

under the stars with Ruckus a

local rock and roll band that is

sure to get your toes tapping.

This is is the wrap party for

ArtWalk 2019 and the kickoff for

the Nelson Road Kings Queen

City Cruise.

Marketfest

Downtown!

How can you not love a block

party on a summer’s night?

When the evenings warm up,

Baker Street heats up as Eco-

Society’s Marketfest spills out

over the sidewalks and onto the

pavement. These street parties

are filled with 100 vendors,

kids’ entertainment and bands

playing on two stages. This year

Marketfest will take place on

July 26 and August 23. These

family-friendly events run from

6 pm to 10:30 pm on the 200

and 300 blocks of Baker

Street. A $5 donation

for admission is kindly

requested for anyone

over 18 to help cover

costs. Don’t miss out

and plan to join the fun

at these wonderful

community celebrations.

For more information

please visit

ecosociety.ca

Art comes in many forms,

shapes and head sizes...

Photo: Karma Halleran

ArtWalk in the

Queen City

In its 4th decade, ArtWalk offers

Nelson and area artists the

opportunity to have their work on

display locally. The entire downtown

becomes an art gallery and

it is a great opportunity to buy

original art, to discover Nelson’s

shops and restaurants, and to

meet the friendly people working

in Nelson’s downtown.

Saturday, July 27 is the opening

from 6 – 9 pm wander from

venue to venue and meet the

artists and their work. You can

even jin in and try your hand in

any of these spaces... you never

know, with a few tips from the

artist onsite, your creativity may

esplode!

Pick up an ArtWalk guide at the

Visitor Centre at 91 Baker Street,

or any gallery location. Inside

you’ll find artist names, disciplines,

galleries and a map of

locations so you can set forth on

a cultural stroll.Visit www.ndac.

ca for more details.

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Otter Books

“Books may

well be the only

true magic ”

~ Alice Hoffman

Tasty Food from Around the World

Freshly prepared lunch, dinner & tapas

Vegetarian & gluten-friendly choices

Generous portions • Children’s menu

Licensed • Outdoor patio

536 Stanley St 250-354-1667 outerclove.ca

Your source for

COOL BOOKS

to read on hot

summer days!

Making your bookish dreams come true

398 Baker Street, Nelson 250-352-3434 ~ otterbooksinc.ca

100% locally owned and independent bookseller

Open Mon - Sat 9:30 - 5:30, Sun 11 - 4; July & August Fridays till 8

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RIDE THE TROLLEY!

May 17 – October 14, seven days a week

Every thirty minutes between 11am and 4:30pm

The Capitol Theatre

The Capitol provides Nelsonites

with many different types of

productions throughout the year.

Summer youth productions have

been the training ground and

inspiration for generations of

young local thespians, singers

and

musicians. This year's

production "James & the Giant

Peach' promises again to be an

entertaining event.

July 25-27 James & the Giant Peach

31st Annual Summer Youth Production

September 6-7

LUST & BURLESQUE: A Weekend Affair

September 22 BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

September 26 Pigs: Canada’s Pink

Floyd

Ocrober 4 A Can of Worms

October 11 The Dime Notes

November 3 The Troll Grandfather

November 12 2019 Nights of Grief &

Mystery Tour

November 16 Bed and Breakfast

December ?? TBA but not to be

missed! The Annual Christmas

Pantomine

PRESTIGE

INN

MALL

STREETCAR

MUSEUM

LAKESIDE

PARK

FARES All Day Season

Adult $3 $25

Senior (55+)

& Child (6-12) $2 $15

Family $8 $50

Children under 6 are FREE

Charters available for weddings,

birthday parties and special

occasions. $150 per event.

Visit Our Museum

Open Daily Noon to 3pm

250-352-7672

www.nelsonstreetcar.org • info@nelsonstreetcar.org

Committed to

the Highest Quality in Food, Drink and Service

Open 7 days

www.tandooriindiagrill.com

a week! 409 Kootenay St. Nelson 250-352-5999

Fishing

at its Best

• On-board BBQ

• Heated Boats

• Bathroom

Reel Adventures

Fishing Charters

Kootenay Lake & Columbia River Charters

250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com

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Touchstones Museum

of Art and History

Located in the heart of Nelson in

the former post offi ce and City

Hall, Touchstones is a state-ofthe-art

facility.

Permanent exhibitions include

First Nations, European exploration,

mining, transportation,

settlers and industry, and it

celebrates the culture and history

of Nelson and area.

Visit the website www.

touchstonesnelson.ca to see

what is happening when you

come to Nelson!

Climb, Bike, Hike

Kootenay kids are not born with

an appreciation of their mountain

landscape, it’s something that

evolves. When children hear

visitors talk at length about the

scenery, they get impatient. What

does scenery matter? But as they

begin to explore beyond their

back yards, so does their sense

of being of the mountains. The

craggy range across the lake or

the valley ceases to be the wall on

the other side of their world once

they have climbed to the top of it

and looked over the other side.

Is rock climbing your thing? Enjoy

a day ascending The Date, a very

accessible multi-pitch climb within

reach of Nelson. It is a great

walk into the base of the route,

and a fun and thoughtful climb

from there. You’ll enjoy stunning

views at the top – the rewards of

this great adventure. Pick up a

copy of The West Kootenay Rock

Guide book at the at the Visitor

Centre in the Nelson and District

Chamber of Commerce offi ce at

91 Baker Street, for information on

the more than 400 climbs in the

Nelson area!

Mountain biking is a journey to

Nirvana for the avid biker or for

anybody, really, who is reasonably

fi t and has the desire to

get away from the pavement.

Showcased in many mountain

bike fi lms, Nelson’s trails offer

everything from gentle railway

grades to steep, rooty technical

tracks.

For the hard core freeriders there

is enough diversity to keep the

adrenalin pumping. With the

breathtaking backdrop of the

Selkirk Mountains, Nelson’s rides

take the West Coast style and

crank it up a notch! There are

many great tracks within a 15

minute drive and quite a number

of trails that you can get to from

Nelson on your own two wheels.

Stop in at one of Nelson’s sport or

bike shops for current information.

Gerick’s on Baker Street specializes

in making sure you get your

biking fi x while in and around

Nelson. The knowledgeable staff

can help you determine the best

trails for your interest and ability.

Some of the trails serve a double

purpose, hiking and biking, so

ask about the trail etiquette for

these multi-purpose areas.

The Nelson Mountain Bike Guide,

now in its 3rd edition includes

vivid, virtual terrain views, almost

40 new rides and a total of 105

mapped and described trails.

All proceeds from the sale of the

guide go directly towards funding

the trail building and ongoing

maintenance.

Hiking is another great way to

spend some time. Nelson is

central to many types of hikes for

all abilities. Check the book stores

for Where Locals Hike in the West

Kootenay or, again, ask for trail

info at the Info Centre or sports

stores around town. Another great

guide is The Kootenays (Backroad

Mapbook, Number 4). It will

get you just about anywhere you

need to go.

Pulpit Rock Trail: This is a favourite

hike for the locals because

it only takes a little more than

an hour or two and the view of

Nelson is unbelievable! The trail

head is located across the bridge

from Nelson on the North Shore.

Just turn left at Johnstone Road

and follow it to where the cars are

parked on the side of the road.

Crystal Caves Trail: Minutes

from Nelson’s downtown, head

towards the big orange bridge.

Once on Nelson Avenue take a

right on Elwyn Street. At the top

you will come to a parking area

on the right and you can see the

old railroad bed which is the head

of the trail.

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Family Hiking at Kokanee Creek

Park: Just 24 minutes north of Nelson,

eight hiking trails leave from

the Info Centre in Kokanee Creek

Provincial Park. The park trails

wind from the sandy beach and

delta and follow the slope upward

to the base of the forested Slocan

Range of the Selkirk Mountains.

Kokanee Mt Zipline

Kokanee Mountain Zipline promises

you more than an extreme

ride. You will get that, for sure.

But what will stay with you long

after you are unlatched from

your harness is the exhilarating

sensation of being liberated in

three dimensional space, soaring

high like a bird over valleys, and

under the sun. Zipping through

the canopy, in between the towering

fir and larch and spruce.

No photograph or video can do it

justice. On the zipline you move

though and over the environment.

It’s free falling in control –

and with total safety.

The Kokanee Zipline is an experience

the whole family can share..

at least all of those over 50lbs! It

is a 2–3 hour time commitment.

Guides will lead you on a nature

walk through the forest and introduce

you to the inland rainforest

ecosystem in between stages.

Visit www.zipkokanee.com

Kokanee Creek Park

The adventure playground and

wide sandy beach at this beautiful

lakeside provincial park will

keep the kids busy and active

all day. There is a good boat

launch, a group camp site, a

viewing platform over a fish-bearing

channel and great hiking

trails that will keep the whole

family active.

The Kokanee Nature Centre is

open daily from 9 am to 8:30 pm,

June 30 to September 6. Children

and adult naturalist, yoga

and fitness programs are offered.

Numerous publications about

the park and its flora and fauna

can be perused and purchased

at the centre. For a schedule of

the activities and programs,visit

www.kokaneenaturecentre.org

Can fish run? Yes!

Late August is time to welcome

back the bright red spawning kokanee

salmon to Kokanee Creek.

The Kokanee Creek Nature

Centre hosts the annual Redfish

Festival, WHEN?? August 27

from 11 am to 6 pm at Kokanee

Creek Park to celebrate their

return. Watch for the Red Fish

on the telephone poles to know

when they are 'running"

The kokanee are key to the

survival of many species on

Kootenay Lake. Birds, mammals,

insects, even humans, all partake

of the thousands of kokanee

coming up the channel to spawn

on the pebbly bottom of Kokanee

Creek.

For more information about the

festival and all of the nature programming

at the centre, visit the

EcoSociety website at

www.ecosociety. ca

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Balfour...

Was originally a steamboat terminus

for all the mining activities

up and down Kootenay Lake.

In 1889, a wealthy Englishman

named Charles Busk, envisioned

Balfour becoming a centre for

fruit farming and gardening. He

had it surveyed and staked as a

townsite.

The area never did become an

agricultural community, instead it

has survived over the years as a

popular resort for fi shermen, and

as the western terminal of the

Kootenay Lake Ferry.

MV Anscomb

Wheelhouse

The Balfour and District Business

and Historic Association,

through the Heritage Committee,

has completed the restoration of

the original MV Anscomb wheelhouse.

The MV Anscomb ferry

plied the waters of Kootenay

Lake from 1946 until 2000. The

wheelhouse can be seen at the

Balfour ferry terminal rest area.

For a great glimpse into the history

of travel on Kootenay Lake,

take a tour. There are also lots of

items of local historical interest

on display. Open Monday and

Tuesday in July and August from

10 am – 2 pm, and longer on

holidays.

Balfour Golf Course

Discover the Kootenays’ best

kept secret – 18 holes of spectacular

golf! Designed by Les

Furber, this prestigious course

provides the complete golfing

experience. Players will find the

front nine carved neatly through

a forested region with sand

and water hazards strategically

placed; the back nine uses the

mountains to provide elevation

from tee to green and has

a breathtaking view across

Kootenay Lake to the Purcell

Mountains.

Bunker down at the Kootenay

Lakeview Resort and spend your

days on the course, and your

evening being pampered. Book

a massage then soak in their

large outdoor jacuzzi. You' sleep

well and be ready for the next

days adventure. The resort is a

favourite for weddings – book

a floor or the entire hotel! Its

grounds are lovely, the comfortable

log built lounge has

amazing views, and you and

your guests are close to all the

outdoor recreation the Balfour

area has to offer.

Day Trips

Balfour is pretty central to all

kinds of adventure, a day’s outing

can include a free ferry ride

on your way to Pilot Bay Lighthouse

trails: Immediately after

you get off the ferry at Kootenay

Bay, turn right to access this BC

rec site and hiking and biking

trail system. It’s an easy climb on

a well-worn trail to the lighthouse.with

amazing views north,

south and west. Bring a picnic

and swim at Sawmill Cove.

Riondel. Take your first left after

you get off the ferry and head

9km north to Riondel. Have lunch

at the pub or the golf course, play

a round on their beautiful 9 hole

course, visit the Circle of Friends

Balfour, BC

art gallery then spend the afternoon

on the beach at Garland

Bay. More info on Garland Bay at

www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

Go Fishing: They say that the fall

is the best time to fish on Kootenay

Lake. Call up Reel Adventures

for a day of fishing – heated

cabins, expert guides, BBQ on

board for when it’s time to cook !

1-250-505-4963 reeladventuresfi

shing.com

at the Balfour Ferry Landing

FAMILY DINING

BURGERS • FRIES • SANDWICHES • ICE CREAM

BREAKFAST • HOMEMADE SOUPS & lots more!

We will meet you at Lang’s!

778-529-2270 Call for takeout

AINSWORTH MOTEL

…on Kootenay Lake

Balfour

Nestled along the shores of Kootenay Lake,

Balfour is a small but vibrant community,

offering multitudes of opportunity

for the avid hiker, biker,

golfer, boater and fisherman.

Please contact us for more information:

Balfour & District Business & Historic Association

contact.balfourcanada@gmail.com

www.balfourcanada.ca

PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION

AT AFFORDABLE RATES

Kitchenettes • Satellite TV • WiFi

3595 Hwy 31, Ainsworth Hot Springs, BC

250-229-4711 • 888-848-4463

info@ainsworthmotel.com • www.ainsworthmotel.com

Tripadvisor

Travelers’

Choice

Winner

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ainsworth

Woodbury Resort

& Marina,

Kootenay Lake’s Destination Resort

Explore the beautiful

Selkirk Mountains

at your back door.

Hiking/ATV &

mountain biking

trails

Suites and

Chalets

2018

KOOTENAY RV

PARK

(WOODBURY

RESORT & MARINA)

Free

WiFi

for guests

Only

Heated Pool

In the Area

Fish for Rainbows from your front door!

• All motel suites and • Marina

chalets have full

– Boat Rentals

kitchens and

– Tackle

satellite TV

• JB’s Restaurant & Pub

• Laundromat

• Registration at store

Resort Office & Store

Open 9am – 4 pm

JB’s

Restaurant

& Pub

Open 7

days a week

2018

OVERALL

FAVOURITE

RESTAURANT

Ainsworth/Kaslo

Area

Beer & Wine Store

Woodbury Resort

& Marina,

Photo: Doug Williamson

Year ‘Round

Boat Rentals

JB’s Restaurant

Same owner

since 1982

4 kms north of Ainsworth Hot Springs

PO Box 1262, Ainsworth, BC V0G 1A0

250-353-7717 Fax 250-353-2004

Toll Free 1-877-353-7717

Email: woodburyresort@netidea.com

www.woodburyresort.com

resort’s

regulars

give rave

reviews

about the

new men

which fea

tures Firs

Nations

inspired

cuisine.

Their

salads ar

creative

in both

ingredients

and

display

and the

mussels

with

accompanying

bannock

delicious

and mem

orable

dish

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esort’s

regulars

give rave

reviews

about the

new menu

which features

First

Nations

inspired

cuisine.

Their

salads are

creative

in both

ingredients

and

display

and the

mussels

with

accompanying

bannock is

delicious

and memorable

dish

Ainsworþ

Hot Springs

Resort

Today, the site of the

ancient hot springs is

home to the Ainsworth

Hot Springs Resort. In a

pleasing circularity, the

resort is now owned and

operated by the

Lower Kootenay First

Nations Band. They

are proud to bring their

unique warmth to the

hospitality you will experience

when you stay at

the resort.

Staying at the hotel

means you have exclusive

use of the healing

waters in the mornings

before 10 am. Float in the

steaming open-air pool,

then wade into the horseshoe-shaped

cave, where

the darkness, the mineral

deposits and the humidity

all combine to offer an

exhilarating experience.

Step out of the pool and

Contemporary Rooms & Suites

Swimwear & Gift Boutique

Spirit Water Spa

wade through the even

warmer water of the

caves. This unique

horseshoe-shaped

cave is where the

darkness, the mineral

deposits and the

humidity all combine

to offer an exhilarating

experience. A hot

steamy, odourless

shower of mineralized

water falls from the

cave’s roof and forms

a waist-deep pool,

providing a rejuvenating

natural steam bath.

For the brave of heart,

there is also a streamfed

cold plunge

For a truly breathtaking

scenario, try to catch a

full moon from the pool

on a bright, crisp clear

night – a sight that will

not be easily forgotten.

The Hot Springs restaurant

has been recently

renovated; the wall of

windows overlooking

Kootenay Lake offer

spectacular views. The.

Cody Caves

Cody Cave was discovered in

the late 1800s by Henry Cody,

of Prince Edward Island. It became

a popular destination for

adventurous residents of Kootenay

Lake. The Tour offers a

variety of caving adventures for

those ages 5 and up. Visitors

should be reasonably fit. Warm

clothes and sturdy footwear are

important for spelunking comfort.

Reservations are required.

For more information visit our

website www.codycavetours.

com or give us a call at 250-

359-CAVE (2283).

“Nupika Wu’u”

Spirit Water

Banquet

& Meeting Room

www.ainsworthhotsprings.com 1 800 668 1171

Wdbury

It takes less than 5

minutes to drive north

from Ainsworth to get

to Woodbury Resort

and Marina and Jones

Boys Boats. The early

history of Woodbury, as

with many settlements

along Kootenay Lake,

is inextricably linked

with mining. In 1897,

the length of Woodbury

Creek was the site of a

mining boom. Prospectors

staked and then

worked their claims

all along the creek for

kilometres up into the

mountains. And as with

other communities, the

boom didn’t last, the

mining declined and the

prospectors eventually

went elsewhere.

Today, Woodbury is

home to the thriving

resort and marina, and

the well known Jones

Boys Boats, who offer

boat sales

and service.

The resort, is open year

round, and occupies a

breathtaking location on

Kootenay Lake at the

doorstep to the great

outdoors. The four-season

resort has everything

from boat rentals and

camping to a restaurant,

store, chalet rentals, a

recreation hall and a

swimming pool.

Fishing is excellent all the

time, but is at its best in

fall and winter. Kootenay

Lake is famous for the

Gerrard rainbow trout,

reaching phenomenal

sizes of over 20 pounds,

as well as Dolly Varden

(bull trout) and delicious

kokanee. Woodbury

Resort sponsors a Dolly

Tournament at Easter and

a Rainbow Tournament at

Thanksgiving, the second

Monday in October. Fishermen

come from all over

to participate in these

derbies.

When you arrive, head

into the restaurant and

Fresh, local ,

indigenous inspired

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Kaslo & Area

Vacation

Accommodations

Ainsworth Motel

Offers a unique country setting in Ainsworth,

with clean, quiet and comfortable rooms.

Just a 2 minute walk to the relaxing naturally

hot pools. Kitchenettes and suites available,

all rooms with a breathtaking view. Coffee,

satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and shared lawn area

complete with BBQ. Affordable.

Sunny Bluffs Chalets

Our cozy chalets and lodge are

located above Kaslo Bay. The chalets

have an open kitchen living room,

bathroom, upstairs bedroom, deck

with barbecue and beautiful Selkirk

Mountain views. TV and Wi-Fi.

250-353-7728 sunnybluffschalets.com

www.ainsworthmotel.com 250-229-4711

Kaslo Hotel

Bougainville Lodge

Fully renovated and sparkling clean log home

with luxurious lakeview suite(s), fireplace,

organic coffee, patio/ BBQ and more. Relax

and enjoy natureʼs tranquility. Riders welcome.

Wi-Fi. Also available: Two separate & private

vacation units on property. Adult location.

Pet friendly with prior permission only.

250-353-2061 bougainvillelodge.ca

True Blue Lodge

Conveniently located right in downtown Kaslo

at 412 B Avenue by the historic Kaslo City

Hall. Our fully renovated cabins are within a

block or two of the SS Moyie Museum, beach,

Jazz Festival and many fine

restaurants. The cabins feature all

the modern comforts of home,

and theyʼre pet friendly too!

Luxurious, spacious guest rooms with lake and mountain views.

Deluxe pillow-top beds, private balconies, free

Wi-Fi, deluxe bath, rocking chair, flat screen TV. Enjoy one of

our eleven beers on tap in our pub and licensed dining with

patio. Non-smoking and wheelchair accessible.

Sorry, no pets.

250-353-7714 • www.kaslohotel.com

truebluelodge.com 250-353-7599

Kaslo Manor Lodge

Kaslo Manor Lodge offers two locations,

the Lodge, and the Cottage by the River.

Both locations offer lodging for 2 to 6

people, most with kitchen facilities. Pet

friendly. Your friendly and knowledgeable

hosts can provide trail information, with

winter/spring shuttle service.

250-353-8582 www.kaslomanorlodge.com

Admiralty House

Gorgeous beachfront house - right downtown

This place has it all!

340 Front Street

Toll-free: 1-800-554-1657 * Text: 250-353-1139

www.admiraltyhouse.ca

Bay Shore Escape

A deluxe, adult oriented beachfront condo on Kootenay Lake in Kaslo, BC.

Incredible lake and mountain views for a true escape paradise.

Underground parking • Fireplace and hot tub

In suite laundry • Fully appointed kitchen • Wi-Fi

12 minute scenic trail to main street • Non-smoking • Sorry, no pets

bayshoreescape.com • 250-353-1141

Wing Creek Resort

A spectacular waterfront retreat for adults. Luxury

cottages with woodburning fireplaces and stunning views.

Wi-fi. Optional breakfasts. Spa Services. Enjoy forest

trails, orchard, gardens & private beach on 20 acres of

paradise 5 minutes north of Kaslo. Sorry, no pets.

250-353-2475 • www.wingcreekresort.com

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Kaslo

For a village with a population of

under 1,000 people, Kaslo celebrates

a lot. May Days, Jazzfest

and IdidaRide in August and

Winter in the Forest Festival in

February. This is not just the contemporary

face of Kaslo – in the

late 1890s Kaslo was often called

“The City of Energy.” Perhaps

it’s because the townsite is so

compact, and far enough away

from larger centres – necessity is

the mother of invention...

It’s is an easy place to fall in love

with; the beauty of its setting is

almost overwhelming at first. The

massive, clean lake invites you to

swim, or fi sh or skip stones, the

forested slopes beckon hikers,

mountain bikers and backcountry

skiers, and both provide inspiration

for musicians and artists.

People come here to rest, to

regroup and relax, or to get their

hearts racing and jacked up on

back country adventures. A visit

of a day... or a week often turns

into forever. Consider yourself

warned :)

National Historic Sites

There are five National Historic

Site in the West Kootenay, and

two of them are in Kaslo! The

Village Hall on 4th Street is the

oldest Village Hall in use in all of

Canada, and the SS Moyie on

Front St, the oldest intact passenger

sternwheeler in the world.

SS Moyie

When she was launched on

October 22, 1898, there were no

roads, no trains, and only foot,

horse or mule travel into these

hidden mountain valleys. She

served the isolated communities

on Kootenay Lake for 60 years.

Now drydocked overlooking

the lake she sailed on, she still

welcomes folks aboard serving as

both Kaslo’s Visitor Centre and a

captivating museum.

City Hall

The Village Hall (Kaslo’s “City”

days are long gone!) was built

in 1898 – the same year the SS

Moyie made her maiden voyage

on Kootenay Lake. It is the oldest

municipal hall still standing in

mainland BC.

The Langham

There are many old buildings in

Kaslo, but arguably none can

match the Langham as a witness

to the challenges met by all those

who have climbed its elegant

central stairway. it was originally

built in 1896 as a hotel. It was so

busy in town then that each bed

was rented out to three miners,

who slept in shifts. It later became

a bank, a bottling company for

ginger beer and sodas, and a

boatworks. Explore it!

Local Markets

The Kaslo Saturday Market runs

all summer from 10 am to 2 pm.

Enjoy live music and shop for

fresh produce, great locally made

goodies and original crafts. You’ll

spot the white tents of the marketplace

at the top of Front Street,

next to the Kaslo Hotel.

The Lardeau Valley hosts the

Lardeau Valley Sunday Market in

Meadow Creek from 10 am to 2

pm. Check out the Lardeau Valley

Historical Museum, try the newly

open restaurant, take a drive

up to the Duncan Dam viewing

area, or visit the Meadow Creek

spawining channels. Most things

are signed farily well... or as at

the gas station.

Kaslo Sk8Park

Come down to the waterfront (opposite

the ball park in Vimy Park)

to see the most scenic skatepark

anywhere and watch the skaters

as they execute an ‘ollie,’ a ‘blunt

slide’ or ‘kick fl ip.’ Bikes and

boards are welcome.

kaslo

This campground has

everything you’ve been

looking for!

250-353-7102

3 minutes south of Kaslo

• Box 540, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

www.mirrorlakecampground.com

EXPERIENTIAL

TOURISM COMPANY

• Rejuvenating experiences in nature • Guided and small group tours

• Unique activities with eclectic locals

Your backstage ticket to authentic West Kootenay culture and nature

betweenlakeandhighplace.ca Kaslo BC 250-353-3049

• unique • handmade • canadian •

BC Canada

www.gokootenays.com

Since 1986

250-353-2566 408 Front Street, Kaslo

www.figmentscanada.com

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Come Visit Our Historic

Kaslo

Golf Club

One of the very first courses in BC,

established in 1923.

We are a proud community member,

providing a fine recreation opportunity

to residents and visitors.

Spectacular views from every shot!

Your Community Grocer

Full In-store Bakery • Produce

Meat Department • Deli

411 Front Street, Kaslo • 250-353-2331

Store Hours: 9am - 7pm, Mon–Sat; 10am - 6pm, Sunday

Summer Hours (May 12 - Aug. 31) 8am - 9pm Mon–Sat; 9am -7pm Sunday

The course is challenging to golfers of all ages and skill

levels. Set on a bench overlooking the town, the lake &

mountains, the experience of playing here is unparalleled.

Treehouse

Restaurant

The

Come

Yum! Yum!

No pre-booked tee times required.

Ask about the 10 pack and other specials!

Free club rentals for motorcyclists.

Stop in and dine at Clubhouse Restaurant.

Relax & enjoy a great golf experience.

250-353-2262

KasloGolf.org

@KasloGolf

kaslogolf

418 Pine Street,

Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

Famous Eggs Benny for

Breakfast

Making the

Hungry Happy

for over 30 years

At the ❤ of Front St, Kaslo

250-353-2955 See full menu at

kaslotreehouse.com

Open Daily 6:30 am to 3pm, Friday till 7pm

• Homemade Beef, Chicken and

Veggie Burgers

• Pita Melts • Marvelous Mexican

• Breakfast and Lunch Bowls

• Stir Fries and more

• Sinful Desserts

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swooped

by,

exciting

moments

as we

descended

into the

rapids

and

peaceful

moments

when

we drifted

in

silence

..."

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can

kaslo

swooped

by,

exciting

moments

as we

descended

into the

rapids

and

peaceful

moments

when

we drifted

in

silence

Experiences and

Explorations

Dana and François Blouin of

Kaslo have created a company

offering very unique experiences.

Between a Lake and High

Place, evolved after discovering

they intuitively sought immersive,

authentic, and off-the-beatenpath

experiences when they travelled.

They have combined their

personal knowledge as professional

wildlife biologists with local

story-tellers, artisans, farmers,

musicians, historians, and chefs

to craft your perfect small group

experience. Visit the website

www.betweenlakeandhighplace.

ca to learn more about what we

offer. We promise it will be unique

and memrable, unlike anything

else you have ever done before.

Likewise Lardeau River Adventures

offer 3-6 hour immersive

experiences into nature by

informed guides who understand

and love their wild back yard. In

the words of one adventure seeker:

“Seeing it from the river gave

us all a rich, new perspective and

appreciation for the dynamic and

unique ecosystem we were lucky

enough to share that day. Oly

was a fantastic guide, he kept us

safe and his love and enthusiasm

for the land, wildlife and river was

immediately infectious. There

were wonderful moments when

we were all astounded, like when

a low fl ying eagle

NORTH OF KASLO

LARDEAU VALLEY -

• Lardeau River Rafting

• Hikes/Walks

Monica Meadows, Jumbo Pass

Meadow Mountain, Fry Creek

Macbeth Icefield.

Approx 1 - 2 hours north, sometimes

on dirt roads, to trails head.

Details at www.env.gov.bc.ca/

bcparks/explore/parkpgs/purcell

• Meadow Creek Spawning

Channel

The flashing bright red of thousands

upon thousands of spawning

kokanee is a sight to behold,

and should be experienced

at least once in a lifetime. The

Redfish spawn from late August

to early October and is located

4 km north of Meadow Creek off

Highway 31.

SOUTH OF KASLO

• Fletcher Falls

6 km south of Kaslo on Hwy 31.

Turn left on Fletcher Creek Frontage

Road. Park and walk down

to the trail that leads to the foot of

a spectacular waterfall and moss

lined grotto. There is a marine

wilderness campground site for

boaters and canoers.

• Boat Rentals 250-353-2550.

You’ll love the Kootenays in a

whole new way once you get out

on the lake. Fish, beach, camp...

hike.. Jones Boys Boats.

• Kokanee Mountain Zipline

The KMZ zips you through 44

acres of old growth Douglas fir

and pine forests. Located 22

km north of Hwy 3A on Kokanee

Glacier Park Road.

www.zipkokanee.com

• Nelson - the Queen City of the

Kootenays is an hour south of

Kaslo, and a nice place to spend

a day when you need a city fix!

WEST OF KASLO -

• Valley of the Ghosts

Walk in the footsteps of settlers

and prospectors from an era

longtime gone. Explore the valley

between Kaslo and Sandon.

Don't forget there are some

residents and businesses in the

area today, so please be mindful

where you are walking.

• Buchanan Lookout, a refurbished

fire lookout tower. High

clearance vehicle recommended.

Watch for signs off Hwy 31A

• Old Growth Cedar Grove in

Retallack, just off Hwy 31A at

Retallack

• The ghost town of Sandon, turn

left of Hwy 31A at Three Forks.

NOTE: The Galena Trail, is an

easy bike ride to the delightful

village of New Denver and is

accessible at the Three Valley

junction.

• Idaho Peak - continue on

through Sandon and follow signs

up to Idaho Peak.

JazzEtc Music Festival

Free-range fun for the whole

family on the long weekend in

August (this year, August 2 to 4);

Jazz is in the name, but in the last

26 years and counting, the scope

of the music has broadened –

grown outward with the event

itself, which spills down over the

lake, into Kaslo’s downtown.

As festival organizer Paul

Heinrichs points out “There’s

not much traditional jazz in the

lineup. But what it really comes

down to is – what’s jazz? You

could talk for hours about that.”

Festival goers will discover

a family friendly festival in

a setting unlike any other.

The lakeside venue is

backdropped by mountains

rising high over Koortenay

Lake and is the breathtaking

backdrop for the performers.

Swim. Sing. Dance. Repeat.

Get your tickets soon, before it

is a sell out. kaslojazzfest.ca

Golf

The Kaslo Golf Club, has a

spectacular view at each of

the 9 holes. Well-groomed tree

linedfairways frame a stunning

view from most anywhere. The

timber frame clubhouse features

a fully licensed restaurant with a

varied menu. Dine inside or on

the covered patio where you can

relax and enjoy the view.

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YOUR ONE STOP SHOP!

including

Chez Serge

Take Out

Eats!

Kaslo Husky

Downtown Kaslo

• Full Service Fuels • Propane

• Convenience Store

Bottle

Depot • Coffee Bar including Cappuccinos

Open: weekdays 5-9, weekends 6-9 Kaslo 250-353-2205

Sunnyside Naturals

Solid Health. Happy Heart.

Come, rest your feet!

Groceries, supplements & body care that

sustains you the natural way

Organic juices, smoothies & specialty

drinks made to your specs

Fresh, organic, gluten-free or vegan

soups & snacks

Professional advice

HONEY CANDLES ®

100% pure beeswax

Available at

many fine retails

throughout the

West Kootenay.

404 Front Street, Kaslo 250-353-9667

“One of the best

buildings in BC”

Architecture Foundation

of BC, 2014

Gallery Thurs - Sun 1 - 4

Theatre

Workshops

Community Events

Japanese Canadian

Museum

Visit our website

for schedule of events

Photo: Thomas Nowaczynski

Handmade in Kaslo

www.honeycandles.com

www.thelangham.ca • 447 A Avenue, Kaslo • 250-353-2661

STREET

PIZZERIA

www.buddyspizzeria.com

Hand-stretched Artisan Pizzas • Pastas • Salads • Licensed

• Fresh Squeezed Lime Margaritas • Salads TO GO – Fresh – Fast

• Serving Cappuccino, Espresso & Specialty Coffees • Gluten-free Options

250-353-2282 417 Front St, Kaslo Enjoy our licensed patio.

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Photo: Thomas Nowaczynski

iDIDaRide & Run

Five events, 1 day. This mountain

bike and trail running race takes

place Saturday, August 10 on the

fabulous area trail network.

Bike races of

40, 20 and

8 km, and

running races

of 20 km and

8 km give

everyone in

the family a

chance to

participate.

More then

200 particpants,

from as far

as England, as young as 5 have

participated on this world class

single tracktrail system over the

last couple of years.

These events will satify every level

of competitor... from the record

setters to the participants whose

personal best is the goal. Nobody

has gone home wishing they

hadn't run or rode.

Register at www.ididaride-kaslo.ca

Kaslo Area Trails

There are numerous trail

networks that are all interconnected,

to the north, west

and south of town. You could

spend two or three days riding

them all...

• Kaslo River Trail

• True Blue Trail System

• The Monster

• Wagon Road

• East & West Access Trail/View

Trail /No Brakes

Information about these and other

trails will gladly be provided by

the Visitor Centre, or TrailForks.

com .

Complimentary town and trail

maps can be picked up at

Pennywise in the Hendrick's

Garage building or found within

your VisitKaslo Guide available

all over town and at the

InfoCentre.

Visit the Kaslo Outdoor Recreation

and Trails Society Blog

for all kind of information and

events about the trails

Reasonable daily,

monthly, & seasonal rates

15 km (9 miles) north of Kaslo

250-353-7383

PO Box 1358, Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0

Manager Randy Phipps

Just 12 minutes north of Kaslo, discover a

well kept secret – a quiet, serene, beautiful

treed campground and marina. Come relax

with us, or make us your base for many other trips

to the numerous attractions here in the Kootenays.

We offer for your enjoyment:

• Easy, level access for those larger units

• Treed sites, full hook-ups

• Sheltered marina, boat ramp & boat gas

• Shady spacious tent sites

• Sparkling clean washrooms & showers

• Fishing licences and freezer

facilities for your catch

• Picnic tables, firewood & fire pits

• Laundry & ice

• Beautiful beach

• Trailers for rent (view is free)

• Also: 2-bedroom house

www.schroedercreekresort.com

kaslo

Only 35 minutes

north of Kaslo!

ROMANTIC COTTAGE GETAWAY

5 cottages on 20 acres of Kootenay Lake

waterfront just north of Kaslo

Try one of our Vacation Packages

Stunning

scenery

Abundant

wildlife

Expert

guides

Adventure

Romance

Honeymoons & Custom Packages

We’re celebrating our 15th year in business.

Book direct to take advantage of our great anniversary specials!

Romantic Luxury Cottages • Gift Shop & Gallery

Private Beach • Falling Water Spa

www.wingcreekresort.com 250-353-2475

Discover the

Kootenay

Rockies’

Premier

Adventure!

1-855-400-RAFT(7238)

250-366-4338

www.LardeauRiverAdventures.com

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Eat Well

Ainsworth Hot Springs

Castlegar

Ktunaxa Grill

Wandering Greek Oven

Not all those who wander are lost…

The Wandering Greek Oven Restaurant is an

independently owned and operated family-style

restaurant that serves authentic and flavourful

Greek cuisine. The food is inspired from cuisines

that the owners have discovered while

wandering across the globe, all of which are

cooked with love by the owner/Greek chef, and

served by an attentive and friendly staff. They

take great care to produce consistently delicious

selections with fresh ingredients and award-winning

homemade recipes.

Come try out the dinner, pizza and lunch

menus! Serving Castlegar with delivery and

pickup. Open Tues–Sat 11:30am to 8:30pm. 400

Columbia Ave, Castlegar, 250-365-2311.

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

Fresh, local indigenous-inspired cuisine. Located

45 minutes north of Nelson, open year round

from 7 am to 9:30pm. Reservations recommended.

250-229-4212 or 1-800-668-1171.

Balfour

Lang's

Lang’s diner brings a personal touch to all your

favourites: burgers, fries, sandwiches, hard or

soft ice cream and more. Stop in at Lang’s the

next time you’re at the Balfour ferry landing

and enjoy the impressive view of Kootenay Lake

while savouring a specialty coffee, sipping a

steeped tea or cooling down with a flavoured

slushie. You’ll love the causal old-style atmosphere

and friendly service. We’ll meet you at

Lang’s! 778-529-2270 Call for takeout.

Castlegar

B’s Eatery & Public House

B’s Public House, located in Chances Castlegar,

is one of Castlegar’s newest places to wine and

dine. They offer a full service restaurant and

lounge with the biggest screen in the Kootenays

to watch your favourite games. Enjoy the pub

style atmosphere and the full menu, ranging

from unbeatable wings to steak dinners. B’s

Public House also offers a full banquet facility

and nothing beats a prime rib buffet prepared

by their Chef and his team. Open 11am 7 days

a week. Chances Community Centre is next to

the Castlegar Airport. Hope to see you soon!

Cuisine of India

Enjoy the authentic taste of India. Committed

to the highest quality in food, drink and service,

each dish is prepared to your specification by

their Executive Chefs: reap the benefits of their

many years of experience.

As everything is made fresh to order many of

your special requests, i.e. food allergies and

other dietary requirements, can be respected.

Please speak with your server about any concerns,

or for some help in making what can be

a challenging decision about what to choose

from the extensive menu! Eat-in, catering and

take-out. Mon–Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat 12 to 9pm,

Sun 4 to 9pm. Lunch buffet: Mon–Fri 11am to

2pm. 908 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar. 250-

365-0999,

www.cuisineofindia.ca

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen® has been focussed on creating

positive memories for all who touch DQ for over

75 years. DQ food and treats hold a special

place in the hearts of fans of all ages. Their fans

have always been DQ’s priority, and that’s why

they continue to look for new ways to surprise

and delight. The Dairy Queen offers a variety of

treats and products including burgers, chicken

strips, chicken sandwiches, artisan sandwiches

and the famous DQ soft-serve. 604-18th St,

250-365-5522. Open 7 days a week: Sun 11am

to 9pm, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am to 9 pm,

Fri & Sat 10am to 10pm.

Creston

Casey’s Community House

This spectacular red brick Wine Bar & Tap

House is a must visit when in the Creston

Valley. Revitalized and recently opened in 2018,

Casey’s features locally grown and produced

products on their menu wherever possible.

Casey’s showcases all four of the local wineries'

vintages, plus has the largest craft and domestic

beer lineup in Creston. Another unique

opportunity is the Tilted Brick Gallery on the

second floor.

Located at 1136 Canyon St, in the centre of

downtown, Casey's is open on Sundays at 9 am

serving breakfast and from Monday to Saturday

open at 11 am. The atmosphere and design of

this venue is breathtaking. You are invited to

check out Casey’s and enjoy a pint with friends,

old and new! Walk in always welcome, call for a

reservation 250-428-7474.

Baillie Grohman Estate Winery

The tasting room at the Creston winery is

open from Saturdays and Sundays starting

April 6. From May 18 weekend through to

October 14 it is open 7 days per week Then

Weekends only until Christmas. 11am to

5pm. Tours are provided as time permits or

phone or email ahead for a reservation.

Bring a picnic and sit out with a glass of wine

by the vineyard. Or drink a glass of wine on the

deck – either way is a lovely way to relax and

enjoy one of the prettiest views in BC. 250-428-

8768. www.bailliegrohman.com

Kootenay Alpine Cheese

At our on-farm cheese shop you may taste the

cheese, make purchases, meet the cheese maker

and learn more about how their cheese is made.

You are also welcome to peek inside the barns

to meet the cows, watch a milking or take a

pasture walk. SUMMER HOURS: Thur, Fri, Sat

10am to 5pm (May to Thanksgiving). WINTER

HOURS: Sat 10am to 5pm (Thanksgiving to

May) 250-428-9655

www.kootenaymeadows.com

“Let food be thy

medicine and medicine

be thy food.”

- Hippocrates

East Shore

Bayshore on the Lake

Take a relaxing cruise on Kootenay Lake, then

enjoy a romantic dinner at the Bayshore on

the Lake Restaurant overlooking the lake. Their

licensed dining offers the best in home cooking

and pleasant atmosphere. They have a delicious

full Western menu... you’ll love it! Special event

being planned?

Let them make it easier on you by having them

cater. They have the perfect setting to make your

next event memorable and everlasting. Located

at the Bayshore Resort in Boswell. For reservations

call 250-223-8270/71 or 250-354-4370.

Fruitvale

Eagle’s Nest Restaurant

CHAMPION LAKES GOLF CLUB

Why not stop in at the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant

and enjoy the licensed lounge and food and the

beautiful, relaxing scenery? Full service menu

starting at 8am till 9pm. Bring family and friends

in for a delicious meal. With years of experience

and a desire to offer their clients quality and

professional service, the Eagle’s Nest should

not be missed. Catering services available. 111

Champion Park Rd, Fruitvale 250-367-7015.

Kaslo

Buddy’s Front Street Pizzeria

Traditional hand stretched pizza made with the

finest ingredients. Classic Italian specialties, pastas,

seasonal organic salads, gluten-free pizzas,

plus cappuccino, espresso and specialty coffees

too! Enjoy a beverage on our new licensed

patio. Owner operated, seasonal hours. For

current hours and events, please call 250-353-

2282 or go to their website www.buddyspizzeria.

com 417 Front St, Kaslo.

Kaslo Clubhouse Restaurant

at the KASLO GOLF COURSE

Amazing lake and mountain views await you

from the timber framed clubhouse restaurant.

Join friends for great food and summer drinks

on the sun drenched patio. Open during the

golfing season 7 days a week. Call for their

lunch specials. 250-353-2262.

Kaslo Hotel

Dine in the family friendly pub (children allowed

until 9 pm with an adult) or on the covered

patio with its breathtaking view of Kootenay

Lake. Enjoy one of 12 craft beers on tap, or try

one of the many great dishes from their extensive

menu. 430 Front St, Kaslo. 250-353-7714.

www.kaslohotel.com

Kaslo

Sunnyside Naturals

The organic eatery in Kaslo. Fresh daily

soups, wraps, pitas, salads: green or

quinoa. Numerous varied accompaniments

according to the season and local

source availability. Juice bar with createyour-own

option of freshly squeezed

and blended drinks and smoothies.

Nutritionally complete, fabulous taste!

Open 7 days a week May to December,

9am – 6pm, in summer much longer.

Front St, Kaslo. 250-353-9667.

Treehouse Restaurant

Located on Front Street in Kaslo, the Treehouse

Restaurant is known far and wide for their Eggs

Benedict, omelettes and breakfast bowls, as well

as daily morning specials. The extensive menu

includes great vegetarian, burgers, chicken,

nachos, burritos, steaks, wraps and so much

more! All with generous portions and priced to

please. Choose from a large selection of homemade

desserts. Treat the whole family. Open

daily at 6:30am, fully licensed. 419 Front St,

Kaslo. 250-353-2955.

Nakusp

Kingfisher Restaurant

HALCYON HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE & SPA

The talented culinary team welcome you to

the Kingfisher Restaurant. The setting is spectacular,

overlooking the lakes and mountains.

The Kingfisher is known for its excellent food

and great service, a wine list of local and international

wines, and a wonderful selection of

beverages. Dress up or down and relax in the

fireside lounge, or enjoy the beautiful Arrow

Lake summer on the patio. Reserve the private

dining room for your group. Open daily. 1-888-

689-4699.

The Lodge at Arrow Lakes

Centrally located in downtown Nakusp, at

515 Broadway, the Lodge offers something for

everyone. The Arrow Lake Tavern is renowned for

its hearty pub fare. The dining room is perfect

for families, serving everything from a quick

bowl of homemade soup to a full menu offering

fine dining and nightly specials in the evenings.

Restaurant open daily Mon–Friday, 6am to 9pm,

Sat–Sun 7am to 9pm. Pub open daily 11am to

12am. 250-265-3618.

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Empire Coffee

Welcome to Empire Coffee, Nelson’s only third

wave coffee house serving Direct Trade coffee

from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and pour-over

organic teas. Fresh baking and sandwiches are

made in-house daily. Come enjoy the unique

solarium seating in the sun and warmth with

friends. Located next to The Adventure Hotel,

616 Vernon St, Nelson. Open 6am weekdays,

and 7am on weekends and holidays.

Hume Hotel

The nostalgic Hume Hotel & Spa features three

different venues for your dining pleasure that

serve the same menu. The General Store Family

Restaurant offers full food and beverage service

for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Hume’s

Grand Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30 am

to 1:30 pm and is a favourite amongst locals

and visitors alike. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

after 5 pm you should experience our famous

Prime Rib Dinner Special.

The Library Lounge offers a more intimate,

fireside ambiance with nightly live jazz music

being offered Sunday through Thursday. The

Library has comprised an impressive list of craft

cocktails and local craft beer. Minors are not

permitted in the Library Lounge. Mike’s Place

Pub is a three tiered casual room always playing

the latest sports on the big screens. Happy Hour

is between 2 and 5pm daily.

Please visit www.humehotel.com for more info

on our food & beverage service. Located on the

corner of Ward and Vernon streets, Nelson. Call

250-352-5331.

Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria

Seriously Good Food!

Indulge in the flavours of Itza’s fresh handmade

pastas or savour the taste of their national and

international award winning pizzas. Explore

Itza’s unique and contemporary culinary offerings.

Itza is happy to satisfy your palate with a

select list of Italian wines and BC VQA plus 6

taps of BC craft beers. Or how about a refreshing

classic martini or cocktail? All hungry people

are welcome to enjoy the relaxed ambiance,

or grab it and go. Summer outdoor

patio dining. Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday,

11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Dinner Tuesday to

Saturday, 4:30 pm till late, Sunday 4:30 to

8:30 pm. Downtown Nelson at 413 Hall St.

Reservations suggested, 250-352-3573.

Kootenay Co-op

Salad Bar & Hot Bar|Café

The Kootenay Co-op’s award-winning restaurant

is the perfect spot to fuel up for your next

adventure. Everything they serve includes certified

organic healthy ingredients including their

hot bar, salad bar, bowls and wraps, sandwiches

and salads. Grab a fresh smoothie or espresso

drink to complement your meal, and don’t

forget to save room for cake. Best of all, the

Kootenay Co-op is member-owned! 777 Baker

St, Nelson. 250-354-4077

www.kootenay.coop

Nelson

Kokanee Glacier Restaurant

The newely open Kokanee Glacier Restaurant is

a great addition to the Kokanee Glacier Resort,

located at 6 mile, along the North Shore. It sits

above the Hwy, enjoying a spectacular view

down Kootenay Lake towards Nelson.

Meimei and Chef Panda invite your to come and

experience their authentic Asian foods, including

traditional Pho and Laksa, and their own Asian

creations. They take great pride in presenting

you with dishes made from the highest quality

ingredients possible. From the freshness of their

vegetables to the quality of their AAA grade

beef, you will savour the flavour in each bite.

Enjoy a pot of their homemade pineapple tea

as you peruse the enticing menu in pursuit of

a fresh dining experience. Offering Vietnamese

coffee and daily cocktail specials.

2615 Hwy 3A. 250-825-9421.

Summer hours: Tues - Sun 11am - 9pm

Louie’s Steakhouse & Lounge

at the ADVENTURE HOTEL

Louie’s Steakhouse offers a distinctly metropolitan

culinary experience in Nelson’s historic,

bustling downtown. For an intimate evening

for two, or a casual gathering amongst friends,

Louie’s Steakhouse & Lounge is sure to provide

an experience you won’t soon forget.

Specializing in signature steaks, specialty pastas,

rustic thin crust pizza, and FRESH seafood,

Louie’s Steakhouse offers the finest quality

food and exemplary service in an atmosphere

of abundant comfort. 616 Vernon St, Nelson.

250-352-5570.

Main Street Diner

Enjoy a casual, fun atmosphere and consistently

excellent food, with menu items for

everyone including roast leg of lamb, souvlaki,

sirloin steaks, gourmet burgers, melts, wraps,

a fabulous kids’ menu and homemade English

style fish and hand cut chips. Also offering

homemade desserts such as baklava and double

baked cheesecakes, plus after dinner specialty

coffees. Enjoy Nelson’s best people-watching

patio rain or shine with its gas heaters, or order

takeout and enjoy your meal on the beach.

250-354-4848.

Marzano Pizza + Vino

Nelson's modern Italian restaurant open for

breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Woodfired

pizza, fresh pasta, seasonal salads, creative

mains, homemade gelato, craft beer & cocktails,

and so much more. 153 Baker Street Nelson BC,

250-352-9205, www.marzanonelson.com

Outer Clove Restaurant

Longtime Nelson favourite, Outer Clove

Restaurant, offers contemporary and classic

dishes from around the world. While garlic

infuses the food – from a subtle hint to a more

intense flavour explosion – the service is warm

and friendly, and the vibe casual. Everything

on the evolving menu is freshly prepared from

scratch and there are daily lunch and dinner

specials. Enjoy a draft NBC beer with your meal,

or a BC wine or one of our famous cocktails.

The cozy, family friendly restaurant is open daily

for lunch and dinner, at 536 Stanley Street,

Nelson (half a block uphill from Otter Books on

Baker). 250-354-1667. Check out the menu at

www.outerclove.ca. Like us on Facebook.

Nelson

Prestige Hotels & Resorts pg

Featuring a diverse mix of local ingredients,

the West Coast Grill, located at the Prestige

Lakeside Resort Nelson, offers delectable and

fresh culinary creations to suit every appetite.

Having an after-work drink with friends? Or a

dinner meeting with colleagues? You will find

an abundance of savoury meals and carefully

selected wines to choose from. With a stunning

waterfront patio overlooking Kootenay Lake and

the Selkirk Mountains, you can admire the view

as you dine. Or join us inside where it will feel

like home in our relaxed scenic setting. Happy

Hour is offered every day from 3-6 pm and

features a special appetizer menu and drink specials!

For those looking for a more casual dining

experience, the Prestige Lakeside Resort is also

home to Vault Sports Lounge, and Le Petit Cafe

and Creperie.

Rel-ish Bistro

At Rel-ish, Chef Trevor Ditzel and his staff offer

their patrons a divine mix of nouveau flavours

and tried-and-true favourites from your past.

This is the place where hipster style blends

with a sincere love of cooking from the heart.

From appetizers to desserts, Rel-ish delights the

palate of the young and old, the trendy and

the traditional. Licensed. Open from 8am to

10pm Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and

Saturdays they are open until 11 pm with Happy

Hour and half price appetizers starting at 9 pm.

301 Baker Street, Nelson. 250-352-5232.

Tandoori Indian Grill & Lounge

Come in and enjoy enticing new flavours at

Tandoori Indian Grill & Lounge. Our authentic

Indian chefs will dazzle your palette with a

grand selection of finely spiced dishes each

day of the week. Many gluten free and vegan

options available Dine out on our patio and

enjoy a beverage from our selection of local and

imported brews, fine wines and delicious cocktails.

409 Kootenay St, Nelson. 250-352-5999.

www.tandooriindiangrill.com

Uptown Sports Bar

at the ADVENTURE HOTEL

The Uptown Sports Bar is a premium gastropub

and Nelson’s sports headquarters. With FRESH

local food made in-house by their award winning

chef and the friendliest staff in town, it

truly is “the place to be… and be seen.” Come

as you are. The welcoming atmosphere is created

by the great team, urban art deco design,

great music and dozens of flat screens. The

Uptown Sports Bar is the perfect place to meet

associates for lunch, celebrate a special occasion

or gather your friends for the game. Open 7

days a week at 11am. 616 Vernon St, Nelson.

250-352-2715.

Trail

Benedict’s Steakhouse

& Tunnel Pub

Tantalize your taste buds with Benedict’s signature

slow roasted prime rib, flame broiled

steaks, homemade burgers, soups and salads.

Daily food & drink specials complement their

extensive menu where you’ll find all your

favourites plus Benedict’s unique take on the

classics. Whether you’re looking for casual

fine dining or a relaxing pub atmosphere,

Benedict’s has you covered! Happy Hour in the

pub, Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5:30pm.

Reservations 250-368-3360 or online at www.

benedictssteakhouse.ca

3 Schofield Highway, Trail.

“Give Us A Try…Your Mouth Will Love It!”

Dine inside or on our patio.

The Bistro at Birchbank

The Birchbank Bistro is a fully licensed establishment,

open daily to the public, with a full menu

and wide range of refreshments. Come in after

your round of golf and enjoy the beautiful views

on our full-service covered patio. We offer daily

specials, event/function catering, and provide

a full service beverage cart for the course. View

Bistro and catering menus at www.birchbankgolf.com

or call 250-693-5451.

Colander

The Colander Restaurant is a family restaurant

specializing in great Italian food. Lots to eat,

served family style, at reasonable prices – The

Colander has become known as “The Trail

Tradition.” The Colander special includes: salad,

spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and jojo potatoes,

and a dinner roll. Or you can choose from

a variety of other Italian favourites.

Visa and MasterCard accepted. 1475 Cedar

Avenue, Trail. 250-364-1816. Now available

at Waneta Plaza – The Colander Express with

pasta and more.

Foxy’s Fine Food & Drinks

Discover the city’s premier casual fine dining

destination in the award winning Best Western

Plus Columbia River Hotel. Foxy’s offers up delicious

West Coast cuisine, great wines, contemporary

cocktails, lavish décor, legendary service

and daily drink specials. Foxy Families: minors

accompanied by a parent or guardian permitted

until 9 pm. For reservations call 250-368-3355

or visit www.bestwesterntrail.com/dining/foxy-sfine-food-and-drinks

Woodbury

JB’s Restaurant & Pub

250-352-2715. Where visitors become locals! Bring your friends

and family for their world famous fish and chips,

flame broiled burgers, AAA steak and piled

high nachos all at a good value. Please call

ahead for seasonal hours. Located just 4

km north of Ainsworth Hot Springs

on Hwy 31, 250-353-7716 or

250-353-7717.

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Hume Hotel see ad p 30

The nostalgic Hume Hotel & Spa features three

different venues for your dining pleasure that

serve the same menu. The General Store Family

Restaurant offers full food and beverage service

for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Hume’s

Grand Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30 am

to 1:30 pm and is a favourite amongst locals

and visitors alike. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

after 5 pm you should experience our famous

Prime Rib Dinner Special.

The Library Lounge offers a more intimate,

fireside ambiance with nightly live jazz music

being offered Sunday through Thursday. The

Library has comprised an impressive list of craft

cocktails and local craft beer. Minors are not

permitted in the Library Lounge. Mike’s Place

Pub is a three tiered casual room always playing

the latest sports on the big screens. Happy Hour

is between 2 and 5pm daily.

Please visit www.humehotel.com for more info

on our food & beverage service. Located on the

corner of Ward and Vernon streets, Nelson. Call

250-352-5331.

Itza Ristorante & Pizzeria

see ad p 38

Seriously Good Food!

Indulge in the flavours of Itza’s fresh handmade

pastas or savour the taste of their national and

international award winning pizzas. Explore

Itza’s unique and contemporary culinary offerings.

Itza is happy to satisfy your palate with a

select list of Italian wines and BC VQA plus 6

taps of BC craft beers. Or how about a refreshing

classic martini or cocktail? All hungry people

are welcome to enjoy the relaxed ambiance,

or grab it and go. Summer outdoor

patio dining. Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday,

11:30am to 2:30pm. Dinner Tuesday to

Saturday, 4:30pm till late, Sunday 4:30to

8:30pm. Downtown Nelson at 413 Hall St.

Reservations suggested, 250-352-3573.

Kokanee Glacier Restaurant

see ad p 42

The newly opened restaurant is a great addition

to the Kokanee Glacier Resort, located at

6 Mile along the North Shore. It sits above the

highway, enjoying a spectacular view down

Kootenay Lake towards Nelson.

Come and experience authentic Asian foods,

including traditional Pho and Laksa, and the

chef's own Asian creations. Great pride is evident

in both presentation and the freshness and

quality of the ingredients – from the produce

to the AAA+ grade beef, you will savour the

flavour in each bite.

Enjoy a glass of their homemade pineapple tea

as you peruse the enticing menu in pursuit of

a fresh dining experience. Offering Vietnamese

coffee and daily cocktail specials.

2615 Hwy 3A. 250-825-9421.

Summer hours: Tues - Sun 11am - 9pm

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Nelson

Kootenay Co-op

Salad Bar & Hot Bar|Café

see ad p 68 - back

The Kootenay Co-op’s award-winning restaurant

is the perfect spot to fuel up for your next

adventure. Everything they serve includes certified

organic healthy ingredients including their

hot bar, salad bar, bowls and wraps, sandwiches

and salads. Grab a fresh smoothie or espresso

drink to complement your meal, and don’t

forget to save room for cake. Best of all, the

Kootenay Co-op is member-owned!

777 Baker St, Nelson. 250-354-4077

www.kootenay.coop

Louie’s Steakhouse

& Lounge see ad p 36

at the ADVENTURE HOTEL

Louie’s Steakhouse offers a distinctly metropolitan

culinary experience in Nelson’s historic,

bustling downtown. For an intimate evening

for two, or a casual gathering amongst friends,

Louie’s Steakhouse & Lounge is sure to provide

an experience you won’t soon forget.

Specializing in signature steaks, specialty pastas,

rustic thin crust pizza, and FRESH seafood,

Louie’s Steakhouse offers the finest quality

food and exemplary service in an atmosphere

of abundant comfort. 616 Vernon St, Nelson.

250-352-5570.

Main Street Diner see ad p 37

Enjoy a casual, fun atmosphere and consistently

excellent food, with menu items for

everyone including roast leg of lamb, souvlaki,

sirloin steaks, gourmet burgers, melts, wraps,

a fabulous kids’ menu and homemade English

style fish and hand cut chips. Also offering

homemade desserts such as baklava and double

baked cheesecakes, plus after dinner specialty

coffees. Enjoy Nelson’s best people-watching

patio rain or shine with its gas heaters, or order

takeout and enjoy your meal on the beach. 626

Baker Street. 250-354-4848.

Marzano Pizza + Vino see ad p 30

Nelson's modern Italian restaurant open for

breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Woodfired

pizza, fresh pasta, seasonal salads, creative

mains, homemade gelato, craft beer & cocktails,

and so much more. 153 Baker Street Nelson BC,

250-352-9205, www.marzanonelson.com

Outer Clove Restaurant

see ad p 39

Longtime Nelson favourite, Outer Clove

Restaurant, offers contemporary and classic

dishes from around the world. While garlic

infuses the food – from a subtle hint to a more

intense flavour explosion – the service is warm

and friendly, and the vibe casual. Everything

on the evolving menu is freshly prepared from

scratch and there are daily lunch and dinner

specials. Enjoy a draft NBC beer with your meal,

or a BC wine or one of our famous cocktails.

The cozy, family friendly restaurant is open daily

for lunch and dinner, at 536 Stanley Street,

Nelson (half a block uphill from Otter Books on

Baker). 250-354-1667. Check out the menu at

www.outerclove.ca. Like us on Facebook.

Nelson

Prestige Hotels

& Resorts see ad p 34

Featuring a diverse mix of local ingredients,

the West Coast Grill, located at the Prestige

Lakeside Resort Nelson, offers delectable and

fresh culinary creations to suit every appetite.

Having an after-work drink with friends? Or a

dinner meeting with colleagues? You will find

an abundance of savoury meals and carefully

selected wines to choose from. With a stunning

waterfront patio overlooking Kootenay Lake

and the Selkirk Mountains, you can admire the

view as you dine. Or join us inside where it will

feel like home in our relaxed scenic setting.

Happy Hour is offered every day from 3-6 pm

and features a special appetizer menu and drink

specials! For those looking for a more casual

dining experience, the Prestige Lakeside Resort

is also home to Vault Sports Lounge, and Le

Petit Cafe and Creperie.

prestigehotelsandresorts.com

Rel-ish Bistro see ad p 27

At Rel-ish, Chef Trevor Ditzel and his staff offer

their patrons a divine mix of nouveau flavours

and tried-and-true favourites from your past.

This is the place where hipster style blends

with a sincere love of cooking from the heart.

From appetizers to desserts, Rel-ish delights the

palate of the young and old, the trendy and

the traditional. Licensed. Open from 8am to

10pm Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and

Saturdays they are open until 11pm with Happy

Hour and half price appetizers starting at 9pm.

301 Baker Street, Nelson. 250-352-5232.

Tandoori Indian Grill

& Lounge see ad p 40

Come in and enjoy enticing new flavours at

Tandoori Indian Grill & Lounge. Our authentic

Indian chefs will dazzle your palette with a

grand selection of finely spiced dishes each

day of the week. Many gluten free and vegan

options available Dine out on our patio and

enjoy a beverage from our selection of local and

imported brews, fine wines and delicious cocktails.

409 Kootenay St, Nelson. 250-352-5999.

www.tandooriindiangrill.com

Uptown Sports Bar see ad p 36

at the ADVENTURE HOTEL

The Uptown Sports Bar is a premium gastropub

and Nelson’s sports headquarters. With FRESH

local food made in-house by their award

winning chef and the friendliest staff in town,

it truly is “the place to be… and be seen.”

Come as you are. The welcoming atmosphere

is created by the great team, urban art deco

design, great music and dozens of flat screens.

The Uptown Sports Bar is the perfect place to

meet associates for lunch, celebrate a special

occasion or gather your friends for the game.

Open 7 days a week at 11am. 616 Vernon St,

Nelson. 250-352-2715.

Trail

Benedict’s Steakhouse

& Tunnel Pub see ad p 63

Tantalize your taste buds with Benedict’s signature

slow roasted prime rib, flame broiled

steaks, homemade burgers, soups and salads.

Daily food & drink specials complement their

extensive menu where you’ll find all your favourites

plus Benedict’s unique take on the classics.

Whether you’re looking for casual fine dining

or a relaxing pub atmosphere, Benedict’s has

you covered! Happy Hour in the pub, Monday

through Saturday, 1 to 5:30pm.

Reservations 250-368-3360 or online at

3 Schofield Hwy. www.benedictssteakhouse.ca

Give Us A Try…Your Mouth Will Love It!”

Dine inside or on our patio.

The Bistro at Birchbank

see ad p 64

The Birchbank Bistro is a fully licensed

establishment, open daily to the public, with

a full menu and wide range of refreshments.

Come in after your round of golf and enjoy the

beautiful views on our full-service covered patio.

We offer daily specials, event/function catering,

and provide a full service beverage cart for the

course. View Bistro and catering menus at www.

birchbankgolf.com or call 250-693-5451.

Colander Restaurant see ad p 65

The Colander Restaurant is a family restaurant

specializing in great Italian food. Lots to eat,

served family style, at reasonable prices – The

Colander has become known as “The Trail

Tradition.” The Colander special includes: salad,

spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and jojo potatoes,

and a dinner roll. Or you can choose from

a variety of other Italian favourites.

Visa and MasterCard accepted. 1475 Cedar

Avenue, Trail. 250-364-1816. Now available

at Waneta Plaza – The Colander Express with

pasta and more.

Foxy’s Fine Food & Drinks see ad p 62

Discover the city’s premier casual fine dining

destination in the award winning Best Western

Plus Columbia River Hotel. Foxy’s offers up delicious

West Coast cuisine, great wines, contemporary

cocktails, lavish décor, legendary service

and daily drink specials. Foxy Families: minors

accompanied by a parent or guardian permitted

until 9pm. For reservations call 250-368-3355

or visit www.bestwesterntrail.com/dining/foxy-sfine-food-and-drinks

Woodbury

JB’s Restaurant & Pub see ad p 44

Where visitors become locals! Bring your friends

and family for their world famous fish and chips,

flame broiled burgers, AAA steak and piled high

nachos all at a good value. Please call

ahead for seasonal hours. Located

just 4 km north of Ainsworth

Hot Springs on Hwy 31,

250-353-7716 or

250-353-7717.

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east shore/creston

• Scenic view of Kootenay Lake

& Selkirk Mountains

• Cabins open year round

• Ideal tenting at Daybreak Camp

• Permanent full service

trailer sites

• Laundromat, hot showers,

fire pits, flush toilets, ice

• Hiking trails and

beautiful beach

• Full service marina

• High speed WiFi

A GETAWAY FROM

THE EVERYDAY

Bayshore on the Lake Restaurant

“Home Cooking” Full Western menu,

serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Licensed, friendly dining

LET US CATER TO YOUR

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Open May to October

165 Hwy 3A, Boswell BC V0B 1A0

250-223-8271 or 250-354-4370 or 250-223-8270 (seasonal)

bayshoreresort@hotmail.com www.bayshoreresort.ca

Great investment opportunity ~ Please inquire

East shore/Creston

Kootenay Bay to Creston

Kootenay Bay is the eastern

ferry terminus of the Kootenay

Lake Ferry. This tiny community

provides casual restaurants, fine

dining and accommodations – in

hostel, motel, cabins, B&B, and

beachfront RV park/campground/

marina. Stop and explore the area.

It’s definitely worth carving out a

bit of time.

Driving into the village of Crawford

Bay, you will notice signs

that proclaim “Artistic by Nature”.

And so it is ... this community is

home to many talented artisans.

Stop and check out the little shops

and artist's studios.

Gray Creek is the next stop

as you meander along the East

Shore. It is home of the famous

lost gold boulder, and the oldest

and largest general store on the

lake. Pick up the Gray Creek

Historical Society booklet with

information on self-guided tours.

Explore 1898 to present in the

1912 log Gray Creek Hall through

the displays that explore the history

of this community.

Boswell had its share of mining

camps, but really owes its existence

to its fruit orchards, which

up until the 1930s shipped apples

and cherries around the world.

Kuskanook is a Kootenay First

Nations word for “end of the lake”

where the American Great Northern

Railway met steamships on the

lake in the late 1800s. It once had

the reputation of being the toughest

town in Western Canada. Now

it’s best known for its easy access

boat launch.

Still on Hwy 3A, the next stop

is Sirdar. Here an Italian gold

seeker decided to settle, terrace

the stony hillside and establish a

fruit orchard. Sirdar has a general

store, the Sirdar Station Pub and

a new vineyard. Stop and sample

the Wynnwood Cellar wines at the

tasting room.

#building_east_shore_tourism

Kootenay

Lake’s

Oldest &

Largest

General Store

Celebrating Our 106 th Anniversary!

HIGHWAY 3A

BETWEEN THE FERRY AND CRESTON

If we don’t have it, you don’t need it!

250-227-9315

WWW.GRAYCREEKSTORE.COM

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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Riondel Days

It’s old home week in Riondel

over the BC August long

weekend holiday. Can you think

of anywhere else where the

highlight of the festivities is a

standing still parade? Riondel's

parade arrives, and all the floats

and the musicians and costumed

groups take a seat in the

main street and it’s the crowd

who moves around them! It’s a

fun Sunday morning of catching

up and creative inspiration.

Other events include a softball

tourney, live music, pancake

breakfast, cakewalk, wheelbarrow

races, kids’ bike decorating

and other very serious

contests!

Day Trips

Golf Balfour Take the ferry

from Kootenay Bay to Balfour,

golf a round on the fabulous

Balfour Golf Course and then

shop or dine at the ferry landing

on your way back.

Gray Creek Pass. This section

of the Trans Canada Trail takes

you from Gray Creek to Kimberley

– a distance of 91 km

over the summit of 6,800 feet.

Bike it or drive it. A vehicle with

clearance is best. Check in at

the Gray Creek store for road

conditions before you head out.

Hike Mt Loki This epic hike

is a rite of passage for locals.

The iconic triangular peak rising

to 2,761 m (over 8,000 feet)

presides over Kootenay Lake.

Climbing to the top is a real

challenge, so plan well and be

prepared to spend 8 hours at

it. Trailhead is 15 km north of

Riondel up Portman Creek Road.

Bring food & water. August is the

best month!

Hike Mt Thompson Rim

This hike is a perfect

family-friendly outing for an

afternoon because you can drive

most of the elevation gain in your

high clearance vehicle. Bring

water, there’s none en route.

www.crestonvalleytrails.ca/trails

for more hikes.

Creston

Known today as the “Valley of

Swans”, Creston has a population

of approximately 5,300. Surrounding

orchards and the rich valley

bottomland produce a bounty of

fruit, vegetables and grain, and

the valley’s gentle slopes are

seamed with rows of grapevines.

Along the main road through

Creston there are many farmers'

stands where you can buy the

local produce and other products.

Creston’s many artists and artisans

display their work in galleries

and gift shops throughout town.

The valley is also home to

several wineries, a fascinating

historical museum showcasing

rural life and some artifacts

of First Nations culture, www.

lowerkootenay.com, and the

Discovery Centre.

Discovery Centre

A 17,000 acre wetland stretches

from the south end of Kootenay

Lake to the US border. Over 286

species of birds, 57 species of

mammals and 29 species of fish,

reptiles and amphibians call the

wetland home.

The Discovery Centre is open

May to October. Take a one-hour

guided tour of the waterways

and wetlands; your group will

be paddling in a voyageur-style

(cargo) canoe. Nighttime walking

tours of this lush and active wetland

are also available in August.

Or just walk along the trails.

There are multi-storied wooden

viewing towers located along the

route that give you breathtaking

views of the valley.

Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre

Guided Canoe and Walking Tours

Special Events and Programs

Educational Displays

Trail Maps and Information

#visitcrestonvalleyBC

offering wetland education programs at the

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area

1760 West Creston Rd (11 (11 kms west of of Creston, BC BC off off Hwy 3) 3)

Open Open Seasonally from from May May-Oct to October • Phone: • Phone: (250) 250-402-8661

Email: education@discovery-centre.ca

www.discovery-centre.ca

east shore/creston

We carry a large selection of kids’, men’s and

women’s TYR performance swimwear.

Stands up to

chlorine,

beach ready

132-15th Ave N, Creston • 250-254-9707

www.facebook.com/ActivityBase/

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creston

KOOTENAY MEADOWS

Home of Kootenay Alpine Cheese and

Kootenay Meadows Glass Bottled Milk!

Come visit our certifi ed organic, grass based, family farm. Walk through

the barns or watch a milking. In the retail shop you will fi nd cheese, milk,

meat, tools and local artwork.

Also available throughout the

Kootenays at a grocery store

near you.

Creston & Area

Vacation

Accommodations

The Downtowner Motor Inn

Located in the heart of the beautiful

Creston Valley, just steps away from a

wealth of entertainment and activities.

The Downtowner proudly provides

guests with all the necessities to ensure

an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

1218 Canyon St, Creston 250-428-2238

1-800-665-9904 www.downtownercreston.com

Hours: Summer (May-Thanksgiving):

Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-5

Winter: Saturdays only 10-5

3071 16th St Creston BC (right beside Lister Park)

www.kootenaymeadows.com • 250-428-9655

Valley View Motel

15 cabin - like units nestled under

large cedars with a beautiful valley

view, located between Hwys 3 &

21, beside the museum. Wireless

internet; BBQ area; guest laundry;

well-behaved pets welcome. Clean,

quiet and affordable!

216 Valleyview Dr, Creston•Reserve: 1-800-758-9334

valleyview@telus.net •website: valleyviewmotel.info

Sunday

Open 9am

Serving Breakfast

Monday to

Saturday

Open 11am

250-428-7474

WINE BAR - TAP HOUSE

Proudly supporting locally

grown & produced product

Wine from all four of the

Creston Valley Wineries

Great selection of 24 Craft &

Domestic Beers on Tap

Daily Food & Drink Specials

Private & Community Events

Artist Series & Live Music

www.CaseysCommunityHouse.com

Minors allowed until 10pm when accompanied by an adult.

Contemporary Artist-Run Gallery

2nd Floor at

Casey's Community House

1136 Canyon St, Creston BC

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Sunrise Paddle July 19 & 28 Explore

the ponds and channels in

search of wildlife and adventure.

Movie Night at the Centre

Wednesdays in August: Popcorn

provided! Bring a pillow/

blanket. PJs encouraged :)

Visit discovery-centre.ca for more

information.

Bringin’ Up The Past

If you’re in Creston, ya gotta

check out the Creston Museum.

It’s easy to get to, it’s just off the

highway, but it’s also easy to

get lost in! The staff is friendly

and knowledgeable and if you

are on time for a tour, take it. It's

well worth hearing all the details

behind the many exhibits.

Outside there are many displays

of old farming and mining

equipment, engines and antique

tractors and trucks. The first big

room inside the museum is a

scale model of the Creston Valley,

with a working model CP train.

The Seventh Siding Trackers

model railway club has its headquarters

at the Creston Museum

and the diorama they are working

on evolves constantly.

A few of the fascinating exhibits

include a whole room dedicated

to old-fashioned doctoring,

another to all the household tools

and personal accoutrements

used by women a century ago,

and a replica of a yaksumilth or

Ktnuxa sturgeon-nosed canoe

History About Town

July 29 - August 3

The Creston Museum will lead

tours of the oldest residential

neighbourhoods, one or two different

tours of downtown Creston,

an all-new Forest Lawn Cemetery

tour, and they hope to work in a

wander through Pioneer Cemetery,

too.

Pioneer Week

August 12 - August 16

Pioneer chores, pioneer schools,

pioneer crafts – it’s a different

theme every day for a whole

week! Try gold panning, go on

scavenger hunts, play old-fashioned

games, and much,

much, more!

Movie Night at the Museum

August 31 at 6 pm.

The museum’s lovely courtyard

makes the perfect setting for an

evening out watching a favourite

movie with friends. Bring your

own blanket or lawn chair.

www.crestonmuseum.ca

#visitcrestonvalleyBC

#gokootenays

creston

IT’S TIME TO GARDEN!

Bedding plants and gardening supplies

for all your needs

SERVING CRESTON VALLEY SINCE 1952

Check out the brewery,

grab a sample & some

Kokanee souvenirs!

Tours run at

9:30, 11:15, 12:00,

1:00, 2:00 and 3:00

during the summer.

Open Monday to Friday9am-4:30pm mid May to mid Octoberand

every day from June 15 to August 31.

1220 Erickson Rd, Creston BC

250-428-1238

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salmo

Your one stop for...

• F’real Milkshakes

• lotto • ATM • groceries

• gas • diesel • propane

• sani dump

We have a great tourist

information section that

includes information on“To Dos”

throughout the Kootenays.

TOUCH SCREEN

ESPRESSO MAKER

Grab a bite to eat

and sit inside our one of a kind store

or sit outside under cover and enjoy

the view.

Summer:

Mon – Sat 6am–10pm,

Sunday 6:30am–9pm

October till Spring:

Mon – Sat 6–9pm, Sun 6:30–9pm

Don’t miss stopping at the

Salmo Pump for

fast friendly, efficient service

Weekly

Instore

Specials

The

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SKYWAY HARDWARE 250-357-9911

Fly Into A New Shopping Adventure...

Visit the home of the largest display of RC airplanes in the Kootenays at

salmo foods

323 Davies Ave, Salmo, BC

We have what you need.

Visit our excellent

fresh meat and produce

departments – you will not

be disappointed.

Open Mon-Sat 9am to 6pm

Carrying a full line of grocery items including natural and bulk foods

Welcome to Salmo

We Love Summer

Salmo, “the Hub of the Kootenays” has a strong community spirit and is a fantastic

place to live or visit. Local residents and visitors love our great outdoor lifestyle,

including excellent hiking, fishing, golf, and in-village camping; while enjoying

close proximity to urban amenities and special village features like

the world’s largest penny and our historical stone murals.

Village Office CAMPING? Stay in our municipal

250-357-9433

campground in beautiful KP Park

www.salmo.ca

Chamber of Commerce

facebook.com/villageofSalmo

250-357-2596 www.discoversalmo.ca

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Salmo

Salmo today is a sweet

little town at the junction of two

highways – aka the “Hub of the

Kootenays.” It was originally

named Salmon Siding, and at

first just a whistle stop on the

historic Nelson/Fort Shepherd

Railway. The ruins of abandoned

mine structures still dot the hillsides

– remnants of the boomtown

years when gold, silver,

lead, zinc and tungsten were

mined and Salmo prospered as a

centre for supplies and entertainment.

Salmo’s famous balconied

wooden hotel dates back to the

late 1890s, and is a rare example

of that era’s architecture.

The lovely Salmo River runs

through it...with fishing and

swimming holes to be found out

the back door.

This creative, independent community

embraces its real winters

and mountain summers. For the

people who live here, the fertile

valley feeds them and nature

soothes... Stroll the town, meet

the friendly locals, delight in their

artistry and resourcefulness,

learn a little history, and enjoy the

moment. www.salmo.ca

Salmo Museum

Want to know more about Salmo

and work and home life "back

in the day"?.Check out exhibits

such as the Sheep Creek Laundry

and Bathhouse exhibit, the

Dewdney Trail, an underground

tunnel, and an outdoor placer

mining exhibit and mural. The

Salmo Museum is located at 100

Fourth Street.

SV Farmer’s

Market

Every Thursday

in summer, 4pm -

7pm, at KP Park.

Food truck, live

music and a feast

of locally grown

food.

Shambhala

This premiere

electronic music

event of the year

has lived on while

larger events have

folded.

For a festival

that continues to

attract a young

demographic (the people who

can dance and keep styling and

jiving all day and into the wee

hours of the next), it’s certainly

long-lived. And it’s huge!

The festival setting is remote, so

once you and 7,000 others have

arrived, you’re staying the duration.

Camp set ups on the 500

acre Salmo River Ranch become

novel neighbourhoods with a

river running through.

The 3 days and 2 nights (August

9 – 12, 2019) Shambhala is time

away from life as you know it.

Awe-inspiring light shows and

some of the best electronic

music artists and installation

artists create experiences that

are on another plane. Ultimately,

Shambhala Music Festival is a

celebration of music, art and

life, steeped in one of the most

beautiful festival venues in the

Billy’s Auto Service Ltd.

Automotive repair

Air conditioning

Wheel alignment

Tires & lubricants

world. Visit the festival website

for more information:

shambhalamusicfestival.com

Flagstone Murals

Salmo is home to many stone

murals celebrating the history

and natural beauty of the area.

Take a walking tour around the

village and visit these unique

murals created by the students

from the local Kootenay Stone

Training Institute.

Depending on the direction you

are travelling, you will catch a

glimpse of as many as four of

these beautiful murals as you

travel through town on Hwy 6.

Stop! Pull over, and stretch your

legs. Wander the three central

blocks of town to discover six

of the murals. The 7th, and very

first mural created, is on the wall

of the Centex Gas Station. Look

hard, it is slightly covered.

West Kootenay BMX

Welcome to West Kootenay BMX

– one of 20 BMX racetracks in

BC sanctioned by BMXCanada!

Weekly races (Saturday mornings

in the spring and fall, and

Tuesday evenings in July and

August) are all about fun and

the great atmosphere you’ll find

at any BMX track. The track is

located at 434 Ski Hill Road. For

more info see their Facebook

page or visit bmxcanada.org

July 20 Provincial Cup Qualifier

race. September 7 Warnicke

Scholarship Race.

Springboard Park

Take a stroll through the inland

rainforest. This one kilometre

loop of a trail is easy walking.

The trees, though second growth

as most of the West Kootenay

forest is (wildfires and logging

haven’t spared much over the

last few centuries) are large and

well spaced. Huge cedar stumps

are reminders of the valley’s

former old growth forests, harvested

near the turn of the last

century. Look for the notches

a few feet up from the ground

where the loggers inserted the

springboard they stood on as

they chopped with their axes

or sawed by hand.

At one point as you walk along

on this trail you will come

to overlook the meandering

Salmo River.

The trailhead is at the end of

Bakken Road, accessible from

Cedar Avenue.

#salmoBC

SALMO VALLEY PHARMACY

FULL SERVICE PHARMACY

Including:

Gifts and Souvenirs

Professional Medication Reviews

Compliance Packaging

Travel Vaccinations • Flu Shots

salmo

Bill Baird, Owner

90 7th Street, Salmo, BC 250-357-0005

Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30

107-4th Street • 250-357-9444

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salmo/fruitvale

Camping

This quiet and shaded campground

in KP Park is within

easy walking distance of the

village’s downtown core and

is open spring through fall, as

long as good weather permits.

It has a playground, gazebo,

hot showers and space to

roam! Contact info@salmo.ca

or 250-357-9433.

Hiking & Biking Trails

Delaurentis Bluffs Lookout

This hike, while not very long,

about 3km, is for the fairly fit. The

trail starts on Delaurentis Ave,

just off Airport Road near where

it crosses the Salmo River.

Salmo Ski Hill trails In 2014

biking and hiking terrain in the

area was added, transforming

the perfect community ski hill into

a terrific recreational resource in

all seasons! New trails are being

planned and carved each year.

Visit salmovalleytrailsociety.org

Sheep Creek Valley

Eight kilometres south of

Salmo, follow Sheep Creek

Road to the Sheep Creek

Mines. The old abandoned

gold mines and mining towns,

dating from before the turn of

the century until the 1950s,

include Kootenay Bell, Reno,

Goldbelt and Queens. There

are quite a lot of ruins to

explore, as well as many trails

for ATVers and hikers that

lead into the mountains.

The Nelson/Salmo Great

Northern Trail is a 48 km

stretch of old railway line that

connects Salmo to Nelson. From

Salmo to Ymir it's just about 15

km. Walk, run or bike it, whatever

your fancy.

Access it across the highway

from the Salmo Hotel.

#salmoBC

Fruitvale

Located in the Beaver Valley a

short distance from both Trail and

Salmo, Fruitvale is known for its

lovely natural surroundings. When

it was just a great Northern Railroad

stop, it was known as Beaver

Siding. In 1906, Fruitvale Limited

purchased large tracts of land

on both sides of this stop and

changed the name to Fruitvale.

This name played an important

part in the company’s marketing

and settlement strategy which

depicted Fruitvale as the best fruit

growing area in the region.

Recreation is important to

residents here. Facilities include

an ice arena, soccer fields,

baseball/softball parks, curling

rink, bowling alley, horseman’s

grounds, and campgrounds.

Boating, fishing, cross country

skiing, the Champion Lakes Golf

& Country Club and Champion

Lakes Provincial Park are also

popular attractions.

Day Trips

Beaver Creek Provincial

Park. It’s right on the Columbia

River and there are

some great walking trails and a

playground for kids in the day

use area.

Take a scenic drive or cycle

along Columbia Gardens

Road. Turn from the Highway

at Liberty Foods then continue

on south along this level (for the

Kootenays) paved country road.

There’s even a winery to visit

once you get closer to the Columbia

River and the communities

that make up Greater Trail.

Camp At Champion Lakes

Provincial Park

This park boasts three small

lakes. It’s a canoeist’s dream

and an ideal place for the whole

family, with an adventure playground

and the “safe for kids”

shallow swimming area.

• Open 7 days a week

• Outdoor patio

Gear up at Barrett Motorsports...

for your on road/off road backcountry needs.

Kicking Horse Coffee

Homemade Baked Goods

Hearty Breakfasts

Local Artisan Ice Cream,

Fruit Smoothies, Milkshakes

Panini Sandwiches

and more

413 Railway Ave, Salmo 250- 357-2867

Planning a Special Event?

We have the place for you!

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• Seating for 300 with bar, sound system, stage, and

projector with big screen • Modern commercial kitchen

• Round and rectangular tables • Competitive rates

• Great for weddings and special events

FRUITVALE MEMORIAL CENTRE

For Bookings 250-367-7551

1970 Main Street

5 RV SITES

• Full hook-ups

(water, sewer, 30 amp electricity)

• On-site sani dump

• NO TENTS

Located behind the Fruitvale Memorial Centre is the newly

constructed Creekside RV Park with 5 full service RV spaces.

Each graveled space has its own 30 amp service, water and

sewer connections, picnic table and fire pit.

No reservations – first come first served

www.village.fruitvale.bc.ca

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Trail

Five communities hugging both

sides of a curve on the fast

flowing Columbia River make up

Greater Trail. Today about 7,700

people call this riverside area

home. They enjoy affordable real

estate, an abundance of outdoor

activities in the surrounding hills,

superb fishing and an active

arts and culture community. The

City of Trail owns and operates

the regional airport, and the city

has a growing economy that

is attracting investors who are

intrigued by this rural town with a

high-tech mindset.

Take a walking tour of downtown

Trail. Colourful murals depict the

city’s history, and the flowers and

plantings arranged and tended

by the Communities in Bloom

team are breathtaking.

Riverfront Centre

Visit Trail’s newest facility, an

appealing structure located in

downtown Trail on the picturesque

Esplanade. It is home to

the Trail & District Public Library,

the Trail Museum & Archives and

the Trail Visitor Centre. State-ofthe-art

programs and engaging

exhibits in this uniquely designed

space make it Trail’s hub for

learning, history and information.

A visit to the museum is free!

www.trailriverfrontcentre.com

Teck Tours

The Teck Interpretive Centre is

located above the TD Bank in

downtown Trail on Bay Avenue.

Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday

through Friday. Call the Trail

Chamber of Commerce at 250

368-3144 to book a tour.

Sports Hall of

Memories

From baseball to hockey to

curling and track and field, Trail

is known for its athletic achievements.

While in Trail visit the Trail

Historical Society’s Sports Hall of

Memories at the Memorial Centre,

1051 Victoria Street. You’ll be

sure to recognize some names.

Aquatic Centre

Sweat, soak and swim! This

multimillion-dollar facility has won

several awards for its design

and structure. The TALC offers a

well-equipped fitness centre, an

8-lane and leisure pool, waterslide,

diving boards, and steam

room. Outside, put your racquet

to use in the tennis and pickleball

court. 1875 Columbia Avenue

#tourismtrailBC

Outdoor Explorations

Golf: There is a beautiful golf

course less than ten minutes

north of downtown Trail on Hwy

22. Birchbank Golf rates start at

less than $50 for 18 holes and

a shared cart, and it boasts the

largest natural grass practice

facility in the area. You can rent

your clubs, even get a lesson

from a pro, and finish it all up

with lunch at the The Bistro at

the clubhouse. Sounds like a

plan! www.birchbankgolf.com

Stroll Trail is becoming a

more pedestrian-friendly city

with each passing year. You

have to make a point of spanning

the Columbia on foot. The

new Skywalk bridge is one of

the longest pedestrian bridges

in North America at 1,000 feet!

SOLD

Real Estate

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EACH OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

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The agent you need:

Christine Albo 250.512.7653

Jodi Beamish 250.231.2331

Mario Berno 250.368.1027

Joy DeMelo 250.368.1960

Keith DeWitt 250.231.8187

Wayne DeWitt 250.368.1617

Thea Hanson 250.231.1661

Nathan Kotyk 250.231.9484

Denise Marchi 250.368.1112

Jack McConnachie 250.231.5222

Sarah Patershuk 250.512.8079

Jake Swanson 250.231.6412

Katie Yuris 250.231.4427

TWO LOCATIONS:

1252 Bay Ave., Trail

1990D Columbia Ave., Rossland

250.368.5000 remax5000@shaw.ca

www.allprorealty.ca

www.facebook.com/allprorealty2016ltd/

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trail

Trip Advisor

Certificate of Excellence

8 years running

Heavenly Beds

Free Full Hot Breakfast Buffet

Onsite Casual Fine Dining Lounge

Conference Facilities

Free Wired & Wireless High Speed Internet

Best of Best Westerns Worldwide (Top 1%!)

Green Key Hotel Phone: 250-368-3355

For 1001 reservations Rossland Avenue, call 1-800-465-6682

Trail, BC V1R 3N7

Email: reservations@bestwesterntrail.com

www.bestwesterntrail.com

Phone: 250-368-3355

For reservations call 1-800-465-6682

2769 Glenwood Drive Trail, BC V1R 2S6

250-368-5522

Reservations

1-800-667-9544

reservations@glenwoodinnandsuites.com

• Indoor and Outdoor Pools • Hot Tub and Fitness Room • Free Hot Breakfast • High Speed Wireless Internet

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Mountain bike at Warfield, halfway

between Trail and Rossland.

The Railgrade Trail.is 7.1 km long

and usable all year. It connects

you to Rubberhead, Whisky,

Stunted Growth, Drakes, Spring

Cleaning, Sudden Exposure and

Green Door Trails. The Railgrade

Trail is also part of the Great Trail

(formerly known as the Trans

Canada Trail.) www.trailforks.com/

region/trail-bluffs

Gyro Park is

where it's at for

families...There’s

always something

happening, and

it’s only a ten

minute walk from

downtown Trail.

Kids can enjoy

the spray park,

or sunbathers can bask on the

boulders or on the wide sandy

beach at the river’s edge. There

is a naturally protected little cove

and a safe area marked off with

floating beads for swimmers. The

concession is open July, August

and September.

Gyro's Music in the Park is a

popular thing to do on a Thursday

night in the summertime . Enjoy

live music at the gazebo from

your blanket spread out on the

grass. Lie back, close your eyes

and drift for a time...

Gyro Skatepark is complete!

The Trail SK8 Park is a top-notch

facility with 13 features including

a large bowl, half pipes and

rails. It’s the perfect addition to to

all the amenities that Gyro Park

already offers.

Fish Bring your

gear and fish the

Columbia River

any time of year

and revel in some

of the continent’s

best rainbow

trout and walleye

fishing. The largest

Gyro Spray Park

rainbow trout in the

world was caught here in 2004,

weighing 24.4 lbs. You can fish

right from the boulders near Gyro

Park and there are plenty of back

eddies to try along the river banks

near the City of Trail. Stop in at

the Visitor Centre at 1505 Bay

Avenue in the new Trail Riverfront

Centre to get a few more hints

about other great fishing spots.

Neighbourhood Pub

Let us tantalize your taste buds with our

signature slow roasted prime rib, flame broiled

steaks, homemade burgers, soups and salads.

Sunday is Caesar Sunday

Caesar & appetizer specials all day long!

Monday is All Day Wing Day...

Buy any jug of beer & get FREE wings.

Wednesday is Wine Wednesday

All varieties on special!

3 Schofield Hwy, Trail 250-368-3360

benedictssteakhouse.ca

7 Ice Cold Beers on Tap

HAPPY HOUR

Mon – Sat, 1–5:30pm

Open Monday to Saturday at 11am, Sunday at 12 noon

trail

Providing Products

Essential to Building a

Better Quality of Life

As one of the world’s largest producers of zinc, Teck

plays an important role in supplying zinc to meet the

world’s infrastructure needs and we are committed

to helping solve the global health issue of zinc

deficiency through our Zinc & Health program.

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trail

5500 Highway 22, Genelle BC

PH: 250-693-2255

www.birchbankgolf.com

Call ahead

for our

seasonal

specials

starting

as low as

$

52

for 18 holes of golf

and a shared cart

• Largest natural grass practice facility

in the area with practice bunker

• CPGA lessons available

• Fully stocked pro shop with demos and rentals

DINING

Relax on the covered deck and

enjoy the beautiful views!

The Birchbank Bistro offers new menu

choices by our Red Seal Chef in a fully

licensed environment for your enjoyment

after golf or for lunch and dinner outings.

Order off the menu or enjoy

one of our daily specials!

We can accommodate

many types of functions

at The Bistro.

Luncheon meetings, wedding

receptions and corporate events –

stand alone or with a golf package.

Contact the Bistro Manager, Kalea and book your event! 250-693-5451

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trail

Play in the water

The Columbia River is a prime

rafting river. Sign up for a rafting

adventure with a tour operator

and experience the river like

never before. You will be provided

with lessons, equipment and

guides. If you brought your own

boat you can launch it from various

points on the Columbia River.

Gyro Park in town has a popular

boat launch. Or plan a day canoe

trip on one of the remote wilderness

lakes in the backcountry or

in one of the nearby provincial

wilderness parks.

The staff at the Visitor Centre in

the Riverfront Centre on Bay Avenue

can offer many suggestions

that will appeal to your adventurer's

spirit!

Rock Wall Ramble

Take the Rigatoni Ramble or the

Haggis Hike to come face to face

with the hundreds of historic rock

walls and other works in stone,

built to support European-style

streets and varied neighbourhoods

in the beautiful city. There

are 10 self-guided walking tours,

each named after food common

to some of the builders’ heritage.

The Rock Wall Project Enthusiastico

Society has compiled a

detailed brochure which grades

each walk by difficulty, and

contains detailed directions and

estimated distances.

Rock Wall Project Entusiastico

Society also produced a beautiful

full-colour book, Set in Stone ~ A

History of Trail’s Rock Walls.

Storm the Stairs

There are 63 covered wooden

staircases in this mountain town,

Built in the 1930s and 1940s, the

staircases provided easier access

to the downtown core. Fun

fact: stacked atop one another,

the staircases would equal 6,610

vertical feet or 1.25 miles!

If you are in Trail September 22,

get on board the annual event

called Storm the Stairs. There

is a covered staircase route for

everybody, and it’s a fundraiser

for the Trail & District United Way.

It’s also a way to develop your

calf muscles! while experiencing

some of the most scenic views of

the Columbia River and rock walls

of historic West Trail. Sign up at

uwtraildistrict.org

#tourismtrailBC

Renting & Selling

Quality Cars

at Great Prices

• compacts

• mid size

• full size

Drive a Good Bargain!

• 15 passenger vans

• minivans

• moving trucks

• SUVs

• pickups

Best Buns

In Town!

Your hand-made

from scratch bakery

High quality ingredients

Breads, buns and pastry

Cakes are our specialty

Everything you need in a bakery!

Gyro Park Photo: Karma Halleran

Trail 250-364-0211 • Nelson 250-352-5122

Creston 250-428-9343 • Castlegar 250-365-1980

trail@practicar.ca www.practicar.ca

Love Italian Food?

1447 Bay Ave, Trail

250-364-1013

Love

The

Lunch Hours:

11:30 am–2 pm Weekdays 1475 Cedar Ave, Trail • For Reservations 250-364-1816

“Come Twirl With Us”

Italian family style dining featuring

our world famous spaghetti dinner!

Shopping at Waneta Plaza?

Try the Colander Express - Pasta & More!

250-364-3060

And our banquet facility! The River Belle

Dinner Hours:

4:30–8:30 pm Daily

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Rossland

Sky High

Tucked high in the Monashee

mountains, Rossland is set on

the slopes of an ancient volcanic

valley. This mountain town has

a turbulent history of ambition

and mighty feats that make you

wonder if the relatively thin air

(altitude 1,039 m) brings out the

hardcore in people’s nature.

Today, Rossland’s population of

3,729 is half what it once was,

but despite the 20th century,

there are no still no traffic lights or

EVEL IN

OSSLAND

NEWLY RENOVATED

Free Parking

sprawling malls. The population

spikes in the winter with the influx

of skiers and snowboarders, but

during spring and summer, there

are festivals and lots more. Visit

the City of Rossland, an (almost)

grown-up village, and find out

what living in a mountain town is

all about!

Gold Fever Follies

“Some of the best family

entertainment in the Kootenays!”

Every year since 1987, Rossland’s

unique theatre group, The

Gold Fever Follies, has been entertaining

visitors and locals with

Immaculately clean, comfortable and

affordable rooms in quiet, beautiful

surroundings.

All rooms, kitchenettes, and suites

feature heavenly beds, 55” Samsung

LED SMART TV, refrigerator and

free high speed Wi-Fi.

Only minutes away from downtown

Rossland and Red Mountain Resort,

and a few kilometres from Redstone

Golf Resort.

Outdoor Hot Tub

Free Hot Breakfast

1199 HWY 3B, ROSSLAND BC

1 800-663-0203

rosslandredmountaininn.ca

their live performances based

on Rossland’s exciting gold rush

days of the late 1890s.

As always, the Follies will be

melding fact, fiction and imagination

when they present this summer’s

brand new original musical

comedy The Big Boom Theory, a

story about gold, a geologist and

“the girl next door”, and a real flying

steamshovel! And as always,

there will be some rip-roaring,

high-kicking cancan entertainment!

It’s sure to entertain adults

and children alike.

This live musical theatre show,

held in the restored 1898 Miners

Hall at 1765 Columbia Avenue,

runs two shows daily every Tuesday

through Saturday at 3 and

7:30 pm all July and August. Visit

their website: www.goldfeverfollies.com

Mountain Biking

Capital of Canada

Over twenty trails are graded with

either a green (easy), blue (intermediate)

or black (advanced)

rating, so choosing the right trail

for your skills and attitude is easy.

The most famous of all of Rossland’s

mountain biking trails is the

Seven Summits. Recognized by

the International Mountain Biking

Association as an official ‘Epic’

and awarded ‘Trail of the Year’

by Bike magazine (2007), it is

the crown jewel of the Rossland

trail network. Most of Rossland

trail network has been recorded

onTrailForks.com

For more information visit www.

tourismrossland.com.

#rosslandBC

Rossland Museum &

Visitor Centre

Find the Rossland Museum at the

junction of Hwy 22 and Hwy 3B,

on the actual site of the historic

Le Roi Gold Mines, the second

largest lode gold producing district

in BC. Permanent exhibitions

at the Mining Museum illustrate

local history including the story

of industry players like Cominco

(Teck) and West Kootenay Power.

The colourful story that is Rossland

Ski history is one display you

will want to check out too. The

Visitor Centre is next door to the

main museum building and offers

travellers a place with a great

view to rest and relax.

The museum is open Wednesday

through Saturday from May to

mid-October 10 am to 5 pm. July

and August, 7 days a week, 9am

to 5pm. www.rosslandmuseum.ca

Fun at Thin Air

Thin Air is a disc golf course and

it’s 18 ‘holes’ of fun. Playing here

gets you outside in a spectacular

place and will make you feel like

a kid again – or maybe your kids

will show what they’ve got that

(maybe?) you need again. Best of

all, it’s free to play!

The disc golf course is at the

Blackjack Ski area, 5 km or so up

Hwy 22 from the Visitor Centre

and Rossland Museum. You can

buy your discs and pick up a

brochure explaining the course

and how to play at the Seven

Summits Service and Hardware,

which is just across the road from

the museum.

Gold

Fever

Follies

the

July 2 to August 24

2 Shows Daily

Tues thru Sat

3pm & 7:30pm

Live Musical Theatre from the Gold Rush Days

New Shows New Music

Admit One Admit One

33rd Season

Rossland Miners Hall

1765 Columbia Avenue

Rossland

www.goldfeverfollies.com

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CANADA’S HOTTEST

CLASSIC FESTIVAL

ROCK

Journey

former lead vocalist

STEVE AUGERI

Grand Forks

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick

Bret Michaels

2019

Eddie Money

AUGUST 8, 9, 10

GRAND FORKS,

BRITISH COLUMBIA

For tickets, camping and other info, visit www.cannafest.ca

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Kootenay St

Hendryx St

Cedar St

Front Street

Vernon St

Vernon St

Josephine St

Stanely St

Ward St

Hall St

Baker St

Community-owned Grocery Store

Herridge Lane

Victoria St

www.gokootenays.com


slocan valley

Gateway to the Valhallas • www.slocancity.com

photo Tim Garton

Fruitvale

Trail

Welcome to the best kept secret in the Kootenays – Slocan

– a picturesque lakeshore village that lies at the south end

of pristine Slocan Lake. Guarded by the Valhallas in the

Selkirk Mountain range, our friendly and safe community

is a wonderful place to visit or live. We enjoy four distinct

seasons with very different activities available during each

one (see our list below.) We are a very diverse population,

ranging from young families to retirees. Here there is

something for everyone regardless of age, from sitting on

the beach reading a book to rock climbing along the shores

of the lake.

No cell phone service in most of our valley,

however free WIFI is available in Slocan.

We have a pay phone on Harold Street!

Things to see and do:

• Hike the Valhallas or the Heritage Rail Trail

• Boat Launch

• Canoe/Kayak/Sail

• Swim (public beach/picnic area)

• Distillery Tours

• Water Ski

• Scuba Dive (WKS Slocan City Park.mpg)

• Camp/Fish

• Aboriginal Pictographs

• Rock Climb

Summer Kids Day Camp (250-355-2484)

• World Class Skateboard Park

• Tennis/Basketball

Golf

• Springer Creek Falls

• Snowmobiling/Sledding/Skating

• Snowshoe/X-Country Skiing

Places to Eat

Harold Street Café ................................250-355-2663 Open 7 days a week

Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground ..1-877-970-8090 Casual fi ne dining

......................................................................... lemoncreeklodge.com 250-355-2403

Places to Stay

Gatesway Vacation Rental ...................250-355-2672 Nightly or weekly

Lemon Creek Lodge & Campground ...1-877-970-8090 Lodge, cabins, campground

......................................................................... lemoncreeklodge.com 250-355-2403

Springer Creek RV Park & Campground 1-866-355-2023

......................................................................... Full / partial hook-ups / tent sites 250-355-2266

Paradise Valley Lodge ............................250-226-7647, paradisevalleylodge.com, Winlaw

......................................................................... Comfortable and spacious accommodation for up to 8

Recreation

Slocan Valley Rail Trail ...........................slocanvalleyrailtrail.ca

Community Services

Slocan Fitness Centre ............................250-355-2355 Well equipped gym

Slocan Library .........................................250-355-2355 Ongoing book sale, free WiFi

Slocan Valley Legion 250-355-2672

502 Harold Street, Sunday afternoon jams

The Legion welcomes members & guests

Valhalla Children’s Centre .....................250-355-2222 Licensed daycare ages 2 - 6

WEG Community Service Society .........250-355-2484

......................................................................... Services, projects, programs for all ages

WEG Learning Centre ............................250-355-2840 Computers, internet, free WiFi

WEG Youth Centre ..................................250-355-2484 1001 Harold Street

Churches

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church .........250-355-0021

St Mary’s Catholic Church .....................250-355-2487

Businesses

CT Automotive ........................................250-355-2351

Mountain Valley Station ........................250-355-2245 Gas station/convenience store/ATM

Slocan Towing ........................................250-226-7084, cell 250-551-7369

Slocan Village Market ............................250-355-2211 slocanvillagemarket.com

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Pass Creek

Boutique B&B

A luxurious lodge offering unique upscale

accommodation and gourmet breakfasts.

Idyllically situated in a 20 acre private forest

with panoramic mountain and valley views.

10 minutes from airport and all amenities.

2402 Upper Gibson Road.

passcreekbb.com 250-365-7773

castlegar

Sandman Hotel

Providing premium comfort and complete

convenience. Less than 5 minutes from the

airport. Large indoor atrium pool,

whirlpool and fitness centre.

1944 Columbia Avenue

sandmanhotels.com 250-365-8444

Super 8 Castlegar

,

ge

of it all

Genelle House

B&B Guest House

2 rooms and 1 suite, sun terrace and

BBQ. Daily full breakfast

with fresh local produce in season.

Free WiFi, air conditioning.

327 - 15th Avenue, Genelle, BC

genellehouse.com

250-365-1227

The ultimate family package!

Themed rooms, indoor pool and waterslide,

continental breakfast. Plus itʼs a five minute

drive to the Castlegar airport.

651 18th Street

super8castlegar.com 1-888-828-5331

Twin Rivers Motel

Located in mid-town Castlegar, Twin Rivers

Motel offers suites with a beautiful view

of the river and is close to grocery stores,

restaurants, and gas stations.

1485 Columbia Avenue

twin-rivers-motel.business.site 250-365-6900

Windborne B&B

Nestled in Robson minutes away from

Syringa Provincial Park and surrounded by

the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains, this

locally-owned B&B will make any visitor feel

pampered and relaxed.

3905 Broadwater Road

windbornebb.ca 250-365-6697

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