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
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.
The Balfour Recreation Commission operates and maintains community use facilities in the Balfour area. The BRC aims to promote healthy living and community spirit while building a network of community resources as a base for future events and community development.
The Balfour Recreation Commission presently provides the following facilities:
Golf Course – http://www.golfbalfour.com
Tennis Courts – by membership or day use
Sportsfield – hourly & daily rental availability
Gazebo & BBQ – hourly & daily rental availability
Fitness Centre – 3, 6 & 12 month meberships
Boat Ramp – free for use. No moorage available
Community Hall – hourly & daily rental availability
If you wish to join a club or use one of these facilities please contact Balfour Golf & recreation at 250-229-5655 for further information.
We are committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, accountability, and innovation. By partnering with workers and employers, we help British Columbians come home from work safe every day.
Stunning 2 bedroom suite with walkout waterfront on beautiful Kootenay Lake.
The suite is self contained with a private entrance and well appointed kitchen.
Relax and enjoy the patio’s lake, mountain and garden views, complete with outdoor kitchen and BBQ.
A 25 minute drive from historical Nelson which offers unique shops carrying both quality name brands and local artisan products. While exploring Nelson stop and take a break at one of the many restaurants, coffee shops, or craft breweries this city has to offer.
Conveniently located for both winter and summer outdoor enthusiasts. Minutes away from Kokanee Park for all your hiking, biking, water sports and zipline needs. Two beautiful 18 hole golf courses, plus Ainsworth Hot Springs, and the longest free ferry ride in the world are all nearby. For winter sports we are 45mins away from Whitewater ski hill with some of the best powder in Canada. Also many cross country ski trails for you to choose from in the area.
Or just come sit……..enjoy the private beach, sun and fun.
Interior Design and Custom Wooden Furniture
Hi! We are Mike and Charmain Bibby a creative husband and wife team, We look forward to working with you to create the home you have always dreamt of!
Mike is a Furniture Maker and creates custom, bespoke fine wooden furniture using local sustainable hardwoods. Charmain is an Interior Designer specializing in residential design and offers in-person and virtual design services.
Our design services include full service design for new builds and renovations, kitchen and bathroom design, paint consultations, furniture and decorating, window treatments, custom upholstery and staging.
Contact us today to help you with your new project!
Bearfoot Beach House located on the north shore at the east end of the west arm of Kootenay Lake, in the heart of Balfour, near the Kootenay Lake ferry terminal. With one hundred feet of soft sandy beach, this 600+ sq. ft. quiet suite is ideal for a golf vacation or a relaxing couples retreat. Featuring two bedrooms, large covered porch, private campfire pit, full size bathroom, bbq, outdoor shower and a great view from the fully equiped kitchen.
A short 30 min scenic drive to either Nelson or Kaslo.
Home based Artist studio & gallery in Balfour, BC. Featuring original artwork, Art Cards, and a limited selection of Prints. Check website, fb, Instagram or call for hours, as they may fluctuate. Studio Appointments available.
The only grocery store in Balfour
We have a full Grocery Store, a licensed Liquor Agency, a Lotto Agent, Hardware, water bottle filling station, Rug Doctor Cleaners, a fax, a copier and much more!
North Shore Builders offers general contracting for both commercial & residential projects. This includes new home construction, interior & exterior renovations, decks & siding, whether standard or timber frame construction. Owner Matt Ander, originally a builder in Germany, has been building in Nelson and area for over 20 years.
There is no substitute for experience, training, and love of the job! Wilf Dopp has been providing excavating service to the construction and landscaping industry in Nelson and area since 1991 and has returned to Nelson after 3 years of instructing and training excavator operators in the lower mainland. Back home and ready to assist you in your projects! Certified and insured.
Professionally trained in 1991, contracting in Nelson and working on many large construction sites in the area such as Victoria Place Government building, Selkirk College Rosemont expansion, LVR Secondary Gym rebuild, Nelson waterfront pathway, construction site services for the construction of the Kaslo and Robson schools, Insite Electronics, ETC and hundreds of new homes and additions to existing homes, including all aspects of landscaping projects associated with new construction.
Incorporated in 2009, Collabo helps small and medium sized companies grow their business online. Specializing in internet marketing (SEO, PPC, Social Media) and website design/development, Collabo provides innovative and cost effective solutions for your business. Start attracting more customers to your website and grow your business online with Collabo.co.
Collabo is the Kootenays’ premier internet marketing and website design agency. With over 100 professional projects completed in a timely, cost effective manner, we have the experience and track record you need to complete your next project. Contact us for your free development and/or internet marketing quote.
We work and hire locally, right here in the Kootenays!
The Waterfront is a unique post-and-beam timber home located on the north shore of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, 10 minutes from the historic town of Nelson, and 15 minutes from the Balfour landing of Kootenay Lake ferry. We are located on the International Selkirk Loop.
Your room, with en-suite bathroom, opens to a private deck and hot tub overlooking Kootenay Lake. Here you will be steps away from a sandy beach where you can enjoy an early morning or evening swim. Simply relax and soak up the uninterrupted lake views over West Arm Provincial Park.
Weiland Construction Building quality homes for forty years in the Nelson Community is our family tradition. Eco friendly homes – Commercial – New Residential – Concrete – Timber Frame. You dream it… we build it! The possibilities are endless.
New home construction, residential, commercial, concrete, timber frame, general contracting, and interior design.
Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual rentals for ANY event. We also feature an experienced, professional DJ service. Serving Nelson and area for 16 years.
Conservation services include assessment, restoration and rehabilitation of all architectural woodwork. New construction services range from design to turn key timber homes. Building with nature and utilizing materials with a low environmental footprint,including local FSC certified wood, is a specialty of The Traditional Timber Framing Company. Please contact us if you are looking to transform an existing building or if you are interested in a high performance, long lasting and fully recyclable home like the T-House.
From learning how to run a business in Vancouver, I have stuck with the philosophy of being on time, always courteous, do what we say, finish what we start, providing fair and competitive prices. This belief has made my team and I successful in maintaining a strong relationship with every client I’ve done work for in this area. I strive to complete my work with a sense of pride and satisfaction knowing that I made a difference with each and every client. I love meeting new people and helping them out when I can. I look forward to meeting you down the road as well.
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.
A beautiful, quiet, park like resort on the North Shore of Kootenay Lake. Only minutes to Nelson and close to Kokanee Glacier Park and Ainsworth Hot Springs. Cozy, clean kitchen suites and in summer a gorgeous breakfast included in a very reasonable price. Beach access and kayak rental.
Our ‘Outdoor Resort’ is literally in the middle of existing activities: Kokanee Glacier Park with short trails and multi day hikes is on our doorstep. Kootenay Lake with great sailing, kayaking, fishing and swimming is right in front of us. Next to our place starts a Wilderness Road, leading to the Six Mile Lakes and the Slocan Valley. And Nelson is only 8 km away.
I offer a complete range of personalized accounting services and business advice for owner managed business in the West Kootenays.
For a new business I can help you decide whether the business should be incorporated or start off as a proprietorship. I can help you decide on share structure for your corporation and liaise with your legal team.
I can help the new business owner select appropriate accounting software and guide you through registering your new business with the various tax authorities.
I can offer the business owner an appropriate level of assurance on their financial statements. I provide either Review Engagement Services or Notice to Reader financial statements. For many corporations, the main focus of preparing financial statements is to provide the information necessary to file the corporate tax return making the added expense of a Review Engagement unnecessary.
Corporate tax returns
I will prepare the corporate tax return as an integral part of the corporate year end.
Personal Tax Returns
I have been preparing personal tax returns for three decades. If you have a rental property, unincorporated business income, investment income or a simple tax return, I can help you when it comes time to file your personal tax return.
Even if you have been in business for a number of years, it is a good idea to review your financial procedures. I can help you prepare a procedures manual to assist in training new staff and identify opportunities to streamline your bookkeeping workflow. I can teach you how to you analyze the information you need to manage your business effectively.
Harmony Engineering is a local Building Sustainability Engineering company based in Nelson, BC. We work with builders, architects, homeowners and development teams to offer services including Energy Advising, Blower Door Testing, New and Existing building energy models for both Residential and Commercial projects, and assistance to meet Step Code compliance.
Our goal is to help design teams reduce the energy use of all buildings and help the team with the most optimal design solutions to meet their energy targets. All of our work is completed and reviewed by Energy Advisors and/or Professional Engineers.
KARIBU PARK – is nestled in the picturesque Slocan Valley, in the Selkirk Mountains of the West Kootenays, between Calgary and Vancouver. We are on the pristine Slocan River in the hamlet of Winlaw, centrally located to Valhalla & Kokanee Provincial Parks, and the towns of Nelson, Castlegar and New Denver.
Founded in 1973, The Whole School is an independent, elementary school offering an experienced-based curriculum aiming to foster the social, emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual growth of every child and a safe, non-competitive environment. Emphasis is placed on artistic expression, environmental stewardship, experiential learning and social justice.