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.
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
Stellar Heli Skiing we fly with the powerful A-star helicopter, small groups of four skiers and their guide skiing at your pace. Vast terrain with unlimited alpine and open treeline skiing.
At Summit Mountain Guides, we offer professional mountain guiding services and instruction for the vertically inclined. Our winter and summer programs include beginner to advanced mountaineering, backcountry ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing, trekking and hiking trips.
We offer daily-guided programs or multi-day backcountry adventures throughout Western Canada and in Europe. Join us as an individual, group, with your family or staff team for training in avalanche awareness, ski touring skills, rock climbing and ropes rescue skills, ice climbing instruction or learn to mountaineer programs.
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At Summit Mountain Guides, we provide our guests with professionally certified and experience guides & instructors (IFMGA / ACMG / CAA) who take pleasure in helping you achieve your personal goals. Our guides and instructors are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Canadian Avalanche Association. They are trained in the most current safety standard, mountain rescue and wilderness first aid. On every program you will be guided and instructed by professionals who have many years of working experience in the industry. Below you will find a bio of some of the guides periodically working for SMG.
Nelson’s newest, modern, high tech rental space. Ready to create any kind of event you can imagine.
Do the event yourself or have our staff take care of everything.
In our space you can host almost any kind of event. We have round and rectangular banquet tables and cocktail tables available, for any arrangement. We house two projection screens for visual delight, and a high tech sound and light system. From weddings to meetings, or exercise classes and birthday parties – we’ve got you covered!
We have an outside amenity area nestled in the privacy of our own parking lot, all of your guests can feel comfortable to be themselves at The Front Room.
Museum of Art and History, in Canada’s Best Small Art Town. Located in a stunning 1902 heritage building in the heart of the historic downtown district. Our public art gallery, museum and archives offer a friendly atmosphere in an exciting state-of-the-art facility.
Come in and discover the hidden gem of Nelson’s arts and crafts culture, featuring handcrafted work by local artists and artisans. It’s your source for unique souvenirs, gifts and books.
We offer true adventure skiing with friendly, experienced guides in absolutely some of the most spectacular terrain you’ll ever experience. Welcome to the best daily snowcat skiing in the business! Choose from single day or multi-day trips. Check out the Kootenay Sampler – an exclusive trip where you experience the ultimate combination of Valhalla, Snowwater, Whitewater and then refresh in the local hot springs!
Catskiing, powder snow, skiing, snowboarding! The snow days are spent in the famous steep tree glades of the Selkirks. On sunny days we move topside to vast alpine bowls rivaled by few catskiing operations or resorts anywhere.
Valhalla guests typically clock 7 to 13 runs a day, or 13,000 to 18,000 ft of vertical. Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 ft, taking advantage of the best snow and fun factor available on the mountain each day. The ride between runs allows you just enough time to share stories of the awesome turns you just had, while snacking on Carolyn’s delectible homemade delights!
We run two snowcats in our 21,500 acres of terrain ( twice the size of Whistler Blackhomb combined!) each carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. Regardless of weather, the snowcats allow us to ride limitless fresh lines all day – everyday.
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Thursday – Sunday Noon – 4 pm, and booking appointments for private viewings Monday – Wednesday (between 10 and 5) call 250-505-6691 to book.
A beautiful 2 story Gallery with expansive views of Kootenay Lake. Currently featuring 50+ artists and artisans from the Kootenay Region.
The Gallery showcases artwork in a wide array of artistic forms that vary in style (realist to abstract) and in medium (watercolour, acrylic, oil, mixed media). Also featuring: sculptures, pottery, glass, quilts, photography, woodwork, fibre, jewelry and more.
ViewPoint also hosts exhibitions and on-site artist demos. This peaceful, welcoming space makes unique art accessible and affordable for everyone. Come see, experience and enjoy!
No Admission fees.
Hand Painted Tins – April 17 – June 28
*Opening Reception April 17, 7 -9 pm
Brenda Castonguay, Photography
*see website for details
Wild Minds June 30 – September 6
*Opening Reception June 30, 7-9 pm
Damian John, TI’azt’en Artist (paintings/sculpture)
*see website for details
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