Parks & Trails

In addition to the Nakusp & District Sports Complex and the Nakusp Municipal Campground, our 12-acre park in downtown Nakusp features:

  • tennis courts, children’s playground, skateboard park
  • soccer field, three baseball fields
  • public beach, gazebo and concession facilities
  • cenotaph and public benches
  • picnic tables and public washrooms
  • Access to Waterfront Walk and Wrap Around Trail

The beautiful and serene Waterfront Walkway and the Wrap Around Nakusp Trail are linked to the public beach and the downtown park. The Waterfront Walkway offers stunning views of the Arrow Lakes and surrounding areas. The Wrap Around Nakusp Trail is part of the old CPR right-of-way, which has been converted into a walking trail, which in turn has been linked to our waterfront walkway and connected to the Rails to Trails network in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. 

Trails at the Hot Springs

With over fifteen kilometres of well-used trails accessible from Hotsprings Road, the Kuskanax Valley will impress any hiker. Do you love the feel of being in old-growth cedar? Try the Cedar Grove Trail. Enjoy sitting by quiet subalpine lakes? Hit the Kimbol Lake Trail for the day. Want a sweeping vista? Hit the Kuskanax Summit Trail! Then, bring it all home to the Hot Springs for a relaxing evening. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our award-winning footbridge featured below!

Nakusp & Area Trails Master Plan

In July 2017, the Village of Nakusp’s Trails Master Plan was completed with assistance from BHA (Brent Harley and Associates, Inc.).  The Nakusp and Area Trails Master Plan results from a significant effort by several individuals and groups passionate about the area and its vast network of trails.  The plan outlines the existing conditions, vision, goals and objectives and includes a series of recommendations to assist the community in reaching its goals. 

Nakusp & Area Trails Master Plan (PDF)

Kuskanax Food Bridge