Nelson’s Powder Destination! Baldface Lodge offers an incredible wilderness experience on Nelson’s back doorstep! Come explore the 32,000 acre Tenure with us and have the best time of your life with our incredible staff and terrain!
Featured internationally on TV, in Movies, and in the press, Baldface Lodge is an amazing destination for a world class shred experience.
The Balfour Recreation Commission is mandated to provide affordable recreation facilities within the Balfour area.
The Balfour Recreation Commission presently provides the following facilities:
Golf Course – http://www.golfbalfour.com
Tennis Courts – by membership or day use
Sportsfield – soccer & softball bookings
Fitness Centre – by membership
Boat Ramp – free
Community Hall – available for rent
Seniors Hall – by membership
If you wish to join a club or use one of these facilites please contact the the Balfour Golf Course Office at 250-229-4114 for further information.
Explore a wild but fragile underground world sculpted by glacier fed waters located in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kootenay Lake in beautiful British Columbia.
Cody Caves Provincial Park was re-established in June of 2013. Since then Cody Cave Tours Owner / Operator Lee Hollis and his professional guiding team have been escorting hundreds of individuals and families through a fascinating journey of this fragile underworld. Cody Cave Tours operates year round offering a variety of tour packages that will appeal to all adventurous types. For children age 5 and up to adults who enjoy a much more strenuous and physical adventure, there is a tour just for you. Reservations are required. Please call or visit our website at codycavetours.com
A multi-sport Adventure Center near the Slocan River. We offer top quality kayak, raft, bike and leisure tours. Our store front showcases the latest in Whitewater and Flatwater Kayaks and Gear. Stay in our campground overlooking Airy Mountain and the Slocan River. Come play with us. The possibilities are ENDLESS.
2-time Award winning Endless Adventure is proud to announce new tours for 2008. Exciting River Snorkel tours and Kids Camps are available this year. Let our expert guides take you on a river tour of a lifetime. We are pleased to offer Canadian made Riot and Fluid Kayaks as well as new PFD company, Astral. Don’t settle for less, buy a kayak from a kayaker!
Escape to Africa Safaris leads small and intimate eco-tours hosted by a native Zimbabwean guide with a background in conservation, who focuses on wildlife, and cultural heritage. Guests experience wild Africa and learn about the plight of many endangered species that live within the savannah and woodlands. Luxury tented camps and lodges accommodate the tour in addition to traveling via bush plane, land cruiser and riverboat. The delicate balance of human interaction with nature is placing the most importance on respecting wildlife and viewing species when they allow us to share their space and daily routines.
“Escape to Africa Safaris strives to provide its guests with exceptional experiences and courteous service
embracing the use of professional conduct and morals while respecting nature”
At Escape to Africa Safaris we envision the immersion of individuals into Africa’s natural surroundings that make up vast and integral eco-systems that support some of the most unique species on the planet. Through beautiful and raw interactions and education, we hope that these experiences will help to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species.
It is our intention to open your eyes to an intriguing and stunning continent through authentic experiences in small groups that leave less of a footprint on our natural surroundings. Our commitment to safety and the use of professional partners allows you to rest assure that you can be awe inspired and full of spirit as you engage in adventure and passion for nature. Through thoughtful planning lead by integrity and ethics we truly devote ourselves to making sure your African safari is one of which will grace you a lifelong stream of memories and impact.
Stop in to Gerick’s for all your sports needs. From xcountry skis to mountain bikes and a full selection accessories. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you.
Bike, skiing and hockey equipment: sales, service and rentals.
We Build Athletic Foundations. Our mission is to provide opportunities for participation in the sport of gymnastics and related activities at a developmental and provincial level that challenges learning and provides experiences that will foster growth and development of the individual.
Our Gymnastics For All programs lead participants through the fundamentals of artistic gymnastics. With programs for kids ages 20 months and up, adult programs and family drop in there is a program for every member of the family. We also do birthday parties!
Hellman Canoes and Kayaks is a full line paddling store offering rentals and lessons. We build our own canoes and have seven brands of high quality touring Kayaks. Our paddling store is full of paddling accessories for all your paddling needs.
We manufacture handcrafted high quality composite canoes that are very tough and light weight.Our 17.5 foot Prospector weights only 56 pounds in Duralite. The brand names of the touring kayaks we sell are Seaward, Boreal Design, Light Speed, Delta, Clear Water , Hobi, Nu Canoe, and Advanced Elements. We pride ourselves on friendly professional service. All employees are qualified instructors and are very knowledgeable in all the different boat designs and materials. Our rental fees for 2008 are $50 a day for a canoe or Kayak and $60 a day for a tandem Kayak. Come by for a free demo of our canoes or kayaks. We are located on the shores of Kootenay Lake just 10 km east of Nelson towards Balfour on Highway 3A.
Your One Stop Adventure Shop for:
Kayak tours, rentals and lessons
SUP lessons, rentals and sales
Outdoor apparel, paddle / hiking gear, accessories and so much more…
The Freedom of Flight! No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above Kokanee Creek canyon on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Located 20 minutes outside of Nelson, BC. Experience our fully guided 2-2.5 hour tour with six ziplines! No age restriction but a weight restriction of minimum 50lbs- maximum 265lbs. Fun for the whole family! Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure your spot! Open May-October.
Reset, renew, rejuvenate. Kootenay EcoRetreats & Adventures offers summer and winter retreats. Our all inclusive retreats include gourmet meals, local transportation and activities and are based out of the off grid, solar powered eco centre ‘White Pines Dojo’ in Slocan, B.C. Canada. Let us take care of you, while you relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. In winter join us on our Powder Highway Adventure featuring trips to three of eight legendary ski resorts on the West Kootenay Side of the Powder Highway. All you have to do is show up and we will get you to where some of the best powder in the world is waiting. Plan your summer retreats in Yoga and Health & Nature with combined outdoor activities; paddleboarding, kayaking, waterfall tours and other adventures.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake in the beautiful city of Nelson, British Columbia, Kootenay Lake Aviation is open all year for flight training and aerial sightseeing tours of the spectacular surrounding scenery. Considering learning to fly? Then book an introductory flight for a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to try flying for yourself. Experience what flying is all about! If you’re more interested in just relaxing and taking in all the mountain landscapes the Kootenays have to offer, then book one of our scenic flights over the spectacular mountains of the West Kootenay. Just sit back, relax and take it all in. Click here for more information on scenic flights
We work with you to create a very Special Event on the waters of Kootenay Lake:
- Swim at a private beach… soak up the sun
- Enjoy the trill of tubing… kneeboarding and so much more!
- Enjoy a day of play with your grand-children… or your children… laugh… fun…
- Create new memories with family or friends, or your special one!
- Make your Engagement… Wedding… that more much special
- Say Thank You to your Staff… Your Clients!
- Or simply take care of yourself!!!
Family Fitness and Martial Arts Center. Inspire, lift, and provide tools for change and growth of individuals by leading them to become strong in mind, body, and spirit. PROGRAMSWHAT WE OFFER We offer taekwondo classes for Beginner, intermediate and Black Belts with an afterschool program in Nelson for kids ages 4-9!
Lardeau River Adventures provides expedition-style day trips in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, 90 minutes north of Nelson, the Lardeau River features numerous class 2 rapids, serene pools, mountain vistas and abundant wildlife. With over 20 years of commercial rafting behind us, your enjoyment and safety are our number one priority. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
We know our stuff. We sell all major brands of sporting goods. We test everything we sell. Canadians know their hockey. We have been selling ski’s and boards for 25 years. We know the latest in sports and street fashions for youth, ladies and mens.
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Hockey, Skates, Dance wear,Shoes, Running,Hhiking, Shateboarding,Longboards, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding,Sking,Ssummer and Winter clothing, earwear, swimwear. You need it,so we have the best of each season.
RIDE THE FACCHINA RAPIDS!
Welcome to Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.
Fun for all ages. Join us as we guide you into the pristine wilderness of Nelson, British Columbia, and Kootenay region, while you discover the beauty and the rapids of the Slocan River.
Established in 2010 – Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. is your first choice for rafting in the Kootenays.
Certified guides, quality rafting equipment, safety oriented, professional and fun!
The #1 selling electric bike company in the country is Pedego Canada. That’s because we’re more than just a distributor of the best designed electric bicycles on earth — it’s also because we have a lot of fun getting people out of their cars and onto ebikes!
We offer guided fishing on world class Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. Trophy Rainbow trout up to 35Lbs and Dolly Varden up to 29Lbs. Heated Boats. Fully licensed and insured. Brand new 2008 Ocean Pro custom boats.
Great skiing, riding and amazing scenery is one thing, but sharing it with unique and memorable people is another. Our staff is made up of a blend of ‘Kootenay Folk’ who live the mountain lifestyle to the fullest. We ski deep, dry snow in the winters; and roam these same areas by bike in the summer.
The rugged landscape is in our blood – alpine peaks, valleys, forests, hot springs, glaciers, raging rivers, lakes, and an endless trove of secret treasures just waiting to be discovered. The Kootenays breed the type of people who define a culture that is both mellow and driven. Driven for adventure, but always taking in each moment.
Our professional guides and staff will welcome you with smiles, stories, and best of all – the experience required to share our skiing and riding with you in the best way possible. At Retallack, safety is always our Number 1 priority. All of our experienced guides are trained in client care , advanced first aid, mountain rescue, the safe operation of vehicles and aircraft, wildlife encounter procedures, and wilderness survival.
Unit F 191 Baker Street , Nelson, BC
Canada V1L 4H1
P.O. Box 147, New Denver, BC
Canada V0G 1S0
Retallack Lodge physical location:
4699 Highway 31A
21 km from New Denver, BC
26 km from Kaslo, BC
Sail Nelson offers certified courses that are recognized around the world. Sail Nelson is also able to provide personalized training to meet your boating needs. We have an Aloha 28 and a San Juan 24 in our fleet so adventurists of all levels can discover the pure, natural exhilaration of sailing. Feel free to get in touch today and we can assess your needs and find a boating solution that works for you!
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing offers spectacular ski terrain in a weather zone known for epic dumps of powder snow, year after year. For more than 40 years, we’ve provided the wilderness ski experience of a lifetime to thousands of people who showed up as skiers, and left one week later, as friends.
Imagine a mountain playground almost double the size of Whistler Blackcomb – for just 24 skiers or riders.
We call it The Ultimate Wilderness Ski Experience!
Office Hours: (all times PST)
Mon to Fri: 9am – 4pm
Helicopter Adventures, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, snowcat skiing, heli-biking. Stay with us at the Snowwater Creek Lodge in the Bonnington Mountains or spend the evenings in Nelson.
Join us for this all you can ski, powder buffet in the legendary Selkirk Mountain Range of British Columbia. With our snowcat backup – we guarantee you ski or ride everyday no matter what the weather is doing!
Snowcat backup means you ski every day, all day – guaranteed. Unlike other operations now offering snowcat backup – we were a snowcat skiing operation first – so the quality of our backup terrain is superb.
Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.
Our guest lodges offer six guest suites, all with queen beds, ensuite bathrooms, and infloor heating.
Exclusive accommodation at our deluxe timber frame mountain lodge
Innovative, delicious cuisine
House wine or draft beer (does not include spirits, cocktails or wine from the cellar)
Professionally certified guides