Nelson and Kootenay Lake Tourism

Nestled on a magnificent expanse of glacier-fed lake shore, lies the historical city of Nelson, British Columbia and its three outlying communities of Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kaslo. Steep evergreen valleys, topped by snow-capped mountains define a breathtaking landscape that attracts outdoor adventurers of every age and taste.

Renowned for its eclectic arts scene, diverse restaurants and boutique shopping, the Nelson and Kootenay Lake area boasts year-round recreational activities. In spring, summer and fall, the region becomes a mecca for golf, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fishing, rafting, and much more. With the arrival of winter, Whitewater Ski Resort and the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges feature some of Canada’s best alpine skiing and snowboarding.

To learn more about our beautiful part of the world and what it has to offer please continue to the Nelson and Kootenay Lake website by clicking their logo below.

Want to know why we love to call the Kootenay region our home?

Check out this 4 Seasons Video presented by Kootenay Lake Tourism with special thanks to local film makers John Parenteau, Jon Long and Bill Heath.