Finding Awesome

Ainsworth Hot Springs | Balfour | Kaslo | Lardeau | Meadow Creek | Nelson

PILLOWS FLUFFED (AND DEFLUFFED) DAILY.

6 Communities

Framed by an ocean of wilderness, with funky towns sprinkled along the pristine shores of Kootenay Lake, this is paradise, one where you’ll feel right at home.

YES, IT REALLY IS THIS MAGICAL.

Stay

Far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, you’ll still find citified accommodations, from restored heritage hotels to off the beaten path places to relax and chill.

Shop & Dine

Because sophisticated recreation calls for sophisticated post-recreation, it’s no surprise the region is chock full of funky shops and excellent eateries—beans and brews too.

SENSORY DEPRIVATION CHAMBERS DESIGNED BY NATURE.

Explore

Clean water, big mountains and wilderness that goes and goes…and goes a little more. We don’t want you to get lost, but we definitely encourage losing yourself.

WINTER BIRD WATCHING TRIPS AVAILABLE.

WHERE CORDUROY IS STILL COOL.

Events

With rich culture comes richly curated gatherings. Align your trip with one of the many events in the region, whether it be fall adventure or spring music, it’s here, and it’s good.

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Attractions

From beautiful lakeside parks to stunning theatrical performances to world-famous music festivals, there’s something for everyone in the region.

Recreation

Welcome, outdoor lovers. It’s time you got to know our diverse four season region. Have a look through the incredible range of activities the region has to offer.

Trip Ideas

This region offers a truly unique combination of adventure, beauty, culture and comfort. Get inspired and plan your dream trip. Take the quiz to learn your travelling style.

Videos

If a picture is worth 1000 words, how many is a video worth?! Watch our videos to learn and be inspired about the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region.

Arts & Culture

Our Nelson and Kootenay Lake culture is a culmination of our natural surroundings, arts, and heritage. Delve into our true character by visiting our galleries and museums.

Water Sports

Kootenay Lake, more than 120km long and one of the largest in BC, is perfect for trying out sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle) and canoeing.