Town and Local Area (check the "events" link for current information)
|Nakusp is located on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake in the Selkirk Mountains in south central British Columbia. It is situated in a valley surrounded by spectacular mountains, clear lakes, rivers, streams and breathtaking scenery.|
|Several natural hot springs are located in the area, and development of potential recreation sites and leisure attractions, such as helicopter skiing and houseboat holidays will continue to bring increasing numbers of people to the area.|
|Nakusp offers a haven for boating enthusiasts and has a boat launch and marina. Nakusp is ideally suited to quality living in a superlative environment for both young and old. |
For the boaters safety course please go to www.TheOperatorCard.ca/course.
|Through a combined effort from the BC government, BC Hydro, the Historical Society, Village works, the K-40 Club, and many families, a beautiful walkway consisting of gardens, grassy areas, a picnic area, gazebo, and a bathroom / concession building was constructed along the waterfront. Come and relax on any of the 27 benches along the walkway.|
More about the waterfront walkway.
Nakusp Hot Springs
Although our area is blessed with several fine natural hot springs, the accessibility and quality of the Nakusp Hot Springs continues to attract thousands of tourists every year.
The pools are open year round for 4 season enjoyment and there is a relaxing coffee shop offering many kinds of refreshments.
Nakusp Hot Springs website.
Recreation facilities draw crowds annually to hockey, curling and slo-pitch tournaments. The Bonnington Arts Centre is operated by an active arts council responsible for bringing numerous cultural activities to Nakusp.
A 12 acre park in downtown Nakusp features a senior citizens’ drop-in and recreation centre, a modern arena, a four-sheet curling rink, squash courts, tennis courts, children’s playground, skatepark, Child Day Care Facility, soccer field, three ball fields and a municipal campground, all only minutes from the public beach.
The Village of Nakusp Centennial Building houses an excellent public library and museum. Next door is the Visitor Centre operated by the Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce.
Radio: CBC and KBS
TV: 3 channels ariel pickup as well as cable
Internet: Telus ADSL; Cable or Dial-Up through YourLink;
Newspaper: The Arrow Lakes News (weekly) (also available The Valley Voice, The Sun, The Province, Globe & Mail, National Post)
Bonnington Arts Centre