Our mission is to protect ecosystems and communities by preventing and reducing the harmful impacts of invasive species. An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location, and that has a tendency to spread to a degree that causes damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
The Royal Canadian Legion operates a lounge with dart boards, pool tables, crib. We have a Liquor Primary Licence. We hold a meat draws and 50/50 draw every Saturday at 3 pm with lots of great prizes. All proceeds go to local charities. The lounge is also available for event bookings after 7 pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm, with a full service bar/bartender and a capacity of 100 people. Please contact us for details. We are always happy to have new members and volunteers.
We provide the entire safari experience.
Jackson’s African Safaris works directly with all the best operators, camps, stakeholders & guides to create safari experiences of a lifetime.
Benefit from our life long passion for Africa!
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism is a Destination Marketing Organization in British Columbia that represents all the communities along the shores of Kootenay Lake: Nelson to Meadow Creek, and Kootenay Bay to Wynndel. The region is quaint, quirky and sophisticated and hosts things to do all year-round. Photos by RPM Photography
A compassionate and empowered community where families, youth and individuals receive the supports and services they need to live dignified, resilient and hopeful lives.
To support the well-being of families, youth, and individuals in our community by providing counselling, housing, support, and outreach services.
OUR SERVICE PHILOSOPHY
Nelson Community Services believes that all families, youth, and individuals, at some time, experience difficulties in their lives and that they have an inherent right to be heard and to be supported. Our relational approach to service delivery is respectful of each person’s identity, issues, strengths, culture, needs, and choices.
Carved out of the forested upland above Kootenay Lake, our unique 18-hole layout offers well-maintained fairways and undulating greens to challenge any skill level. Created by Canada’s foremost golf course architect, Les Furber, the Balfour Golf Course boasts a 6,800 yard, 18-hole layout with features you would expect only from a premium-rated golf experience while maintaining its small town feel that is so coveted in the Kootenay region. In addition to our great golf course, we also have a full length driving range (which includes complementary use of clubs for those that are not packing) and a fully licensed restaurant offering up delicious meals at all times of the day!
The club has been an active participant in the pursuit of its goal with involvement in projects such as:
- enhancement Projects for Fish and Wildlife;
- securing Habitat for Fish and Wildlife;
- educational workshops and programs for youth and new participants in Wildlife and Outdoor related activities;
- feeding Wildlife programs as required;
- donations to several like minded organizations.
The club facilities are available to other community groups and organizations, however the primary purpose is to provide a base in the community in which to achieve the afore-mentioned goals.
Nelson Rod & Gun Club was organized on the 22nd day of August 1918.
This club is organized for the promotion of good fellowship among the sportsmen in the Nelson district and to:
- promote conservation of the wildlife, scenic and outdoor recreational resources of British Columbia, the land and water base on which they depend;
- promote the retention and maintenance of the highest possible quality of environment for all to benefit;
- foster a code of ethical and safe conduct among all people using the outdoors;
- actively co-operate with other organizations in the proper management of natural resources;
- assist in the maintenance and conservation of habitat for fish and wildlife;
- assist and promote youth and related organizations in all the afore-mentioned pursuits.
The best electric bicycles in Canada are the ones that fit you perfectly and are fun to ride.
When you ride a Pedego Electric Bike, it’s not about how great the electric bike is, it’s about how great you are on it.
Pedego brings out the best in you.
That’s why Pedego owners in Canada don’t like their bikes – they love them. And you will too.
The Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest promotes French language and culture throughout the West Kootenay region.
Everyone is welcome to visit the community centre to learn about their numerous services and activities. Au plaisir!
Located in the restored CP Station in the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce.
We strive to provide visitors and locals with a variety of information and maps of our local area, West Kootenay Region.
One stop, provides: maps, local knowledge, brochures and guides and a great atmosphere. WiFi, coffee shop and parking for visitors.
The place to go to find out about everything in the West Kootenay region and beyond. Travelling to the area? Need a place to stay? Want ideas on what to do in the area?
The Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) is dedicated to the belief that the creative process is healing and life enhancing and that the use of the expressive arts can contribute therapeutically to both individual and community health.
KATI offers a two-year diploma program in art therapy.
Students can take the program in one of two formats: on-campus or blended distance. The curriculum uses a relational model which emphasizes the therapeutic needs of rural communities, the importance of Indigenous approaches to art therapy and research, and the value of maintaining a sense of connection with the natural world.
KATI offers a host of art therapy services throughout the Kootenays through student clinical placements, the local school districts, and partnerships with local service agencies.
Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS) is an inclusive, stewardship organization dedicated to sustaining a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations. Our mission is to improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building, and the empowerment of local communities, First Nations, and stakeholders.
The bright & beautiful, newly-renovated Taghum Hall is located along the shores of the Kootenay River, 10 kilometres west of Nelson. It is operated by an independent, community-based society of members and volunteers. The hall offers vibrant & varied community programs of special events and ongoing activities, which are continually updated on the website taghumhall.ca. Come join the fun!
Taghum Hall is affordably available for rent for public or private functions, has a capacity for 174 people, and is wheelchair accessible. The hall proper includes a proscenium stage with adjustable lighting, and a 30’ x 70’ multi-functional open hall for any banquets and festivities. A fully-equipped kitchen can serve large numbers. There is ample parking, and space for both indoor and outdoor functions. A stunning wrap-around deck takes full advantage of the Kootenay River & mountain views.
“West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit, community-driven organization, that works to bring together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy, and livable communities in the West Kootenay region. The three main pillars of our work are: taking action to reduce the crisis of climate change, promoting sustainable local food systems, and preserving wild places, ecosystems, air and water for future generations. If you’re looking to get involved in the community, EcoSociety’s a great place to learn about local issues and how make a tangible, positive impact in your community.”
Make A Change Canada was established in 2005 as a national nonprofit and charitable organization that provides employment and skills training to Canadians who face challenges in finding or maintaining employment in today’s labour market. We are accredited (since 2015) through the Imagine Canada Standards Program, one of just over 200 charitable organizations in Canada to have achieved this important standing. Make A Change Canada is exempted from certification under the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and is a certified educational institution under Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). This means we are authorized to provide students with T2202A certificates to claim a tuition tax credit. Make A Change Canada has assisted hundreds of individuals in the local community to attain the skills they need to move on to meaningful careers and increased earnings. The net benefit extends to our clients’ families, to local businesses requiring employees with essential technology skills, and to the local economy. Help us celebrate our upcoming 15-year anniversary when we host the Montreal Canadiens Alumni in a charity fundraising game this January 23, 2020. We’ll be celebrating “The Canadian Way of Life!”
Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation is governed by a group of dedicated volunteers whose purpose is to raise funds for the medical needs of our community hospital. The Board of Directors consists of 12 directors who each serve a 3-year term.
Our directors bring to the Board a variety of backgrounds offering their unique skills and talents to ensure the Foundation’s success.
The Foundation Board is a working Board elected by its members. Directors and members serve on various committees such as the Events Committee, Golf Committee, Community Relations Committee, or the Finance Committee.
All directors and members contribute their time and effort without any payment or benefit other than the satisfaction of contributing to the community.
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!
We are a community of inspired clear minded individuals creating a relational centered, sustainable lifestyle that we have found naturally catalyzes the evolution of human consciousness. From our earthy off-grid farm setting in the Selkirk Mountains we supply the West Kootenays & Okanagan with organic Microgreens. We grow year round in our annualized geo solar greenhouse that is predominantly heated and powered by the sun.
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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.
If you’re looking for an authentic winter adventure and a truly Canadian ski vacation, you’ve found it. Whitewater Ski Resort. Pure, Simple and Real…DEEP.
What do you get when you add over 40 feet of annual snowfall, delicious, mega flavorful pow chow, and an unbeatably friendly community? WH2O, the Powder Formula. If you’re looking for the ski vacation experience of a lifetime, you’ll find it here at Whitewater Ski Resort, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains.
Pure, Simple & Real …DEEP
Deep in British Columbia’s Kootenay region exists a one of a kind experience, one that is often hard to define. For those with a passion for epic winters, in a most unique and authentic setting, there is a place…Whitewater Ski Resort.
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
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
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!