Experience Kaslo!

Nestled on the pristine shores of Kootenay Lake and framed by the stunning Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges, Kaslo is the picture perfect spot to Shop, Eat, Stay and Play.  

Shopping in Kaslo is an experience not to be missed.  Colourful storefront displays beckon you inside where friendly, personalized service insures that you leave with the perfect item.

When you tire of shopping, take a break at one of the many local eateries.  Enjoy a quick latte, a light lunch or a full course dinner.  Kaslo will delight you with an amazing selection of dining options.

Visitors to Kaslo are often surprised by the number and variety of accommodations available.   Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic spot or accommodations for the entire family, our B&Bs, Guest Suites, Cabins, Cottages, Campgrounds, Hotel and Motel are certain to meet your needs as well as your budget.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Kaslo and the surrounding area is truly a four season playground.  Hiking, biking, golf, water sports and snow sports are all accessible in and around Kaslo.  At the end of the day a visit to Ainsworth Hot Springs is the perfect antidote to sore muscles.

Come experience Kaslo - it´s worth the drive!

Visitor's FAQ

What activities are available to visitors?
Visitors to Kaslo always wish they had planned to stay longer. The number and variety of activities available is guaranteed to surprise and delight! A visit to the “Play” section of this website will be all the enticement you need to make Kaslo a destination.
Will I be able to find accommodations in Kaslo?
Yes. Kaslo has over 30 different accommodators including hotels, motels, resorts, cabins, guest suites, B&Bs and even yurts. You will find many of these accommodators listed in our business directory.
What dining options are available?
Kaslo offers up an impressive array of dining options. From take out to elegant fine dining, Kaslo welcomes visitors with an array of culinary temptations.
Are there camping facilities available?
A number of options are available for camping in and around Kaslo. The Kaslo Municipal Campground is located right on the waterfront and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, museums, galleries, a top rated Skate Park and two National Historical Sites. There are also a number of private and provincial campgrounds in close proximity to Kaslo.
We are traveling by motorcycle - are the roads suitable?
Kaslo is a favourite destination for those traveling by motorcycle. Two motorcycle campgrounds are located within 15 minutes of Kaslo and the roads leading into and out of Kaslo have been cited in numerous magazines as some of the most popular in North America for motorcycling enthusiasts.
We will be camping for a week in Kaslo. What amenities are available?
Kaslo has all the amenities you would expect in a much larger centre including 2 grocery stores, a health food store, meat market, drug store and hospital with 24/7 emergency services.
How is the fishing in Kootenay Lake?
Kootenay Lake is famous for the Gerrard strain of rainbow trout as well as Kokanee Salmon, Bull Trout and Dolly Varden. Fly fishing in the late summer near creek mouths is also popular and productive.
Are there golf courses near Kaslo?
There are a number of excellent golf courses in and around Kaslo. The Kaslo Golf Club operates a 9 hole course with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains and glaciers from every hole. The new timber frame club house is complete with restaurant and equipment rentals.
What altitude does Kaslo sit at?
The village of Kaslo sits at 1791 feet (545 meters). It is surrounded by the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges with peaks that reach over 10,000 feet (3048 meters). The top of Mount Buchanan, just outside Kaslo, is a popular destination for hikers, and mountain bikers and those with a high clearance vehicle. The recently rebuilt Fire Look Out sits at 1907 meters (6257 feet).
What are the GPS coordinates for Kaslo?
Coordinates: 49°54´48´N 116°54´41´W
Are there any annual events or festivals to attend in Kaslo?
Kaslo hosts a number of celebrations throughout the year including:
• Kaslo May Days: This three day event has been continually celebrated for over 100 years and features the longest consecutive annual Maypole Dance in North America. Other features include a Logger Sports Competition, Skate Park Demonstration, Car Show, Horse Show, music in the park and parade.
Kaslo Jazz Etc Festival: This internationally recognized festival takes place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August long weekend. The intimate venue, unique floating stage, superb musicians and mountain backdrop keep people coming back year after year.
Kaslo Sufferfest: This 2-day, multi-event run & bike festival takes place on the first weekend in October and has something for everyone! “Pick Your Pleasure” a 10k, 25k or 50k trail run, cross country and downhill mountain bike or a kid´s race. All races take place on the spectacular and challenging trails surrounding Kaslo with live music and video at the finish line.
• Kaslo Winter in the Forest: This annual event takes place in February and features sleigh rides, winter themed races, woodsmen sports and lots of hot chocolate.
Is there a Tim Horton´s in Kaslo?
The more appropriate question would be is there good coffee in Kaslo? The answer would be a resounding yes and along with the coffee you can count on personalized service, fresh locally baked goods and lots of smiles.
What time zone is Kaslo in?
Kaslo is in the Pacific Time Zone.
What is the climate like in Kaslo?
Kaslo enjoys a very temperate climate meaning we don´t experience extremely hot or extremely cold weather. Cool air off the mountains in the summer evenings virtually eliminates the need for air conditioning. For more climate information on Kaslo follow this link: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/statistics/summary/cl1143900.
How big is Kootenay Lake?
Kootenay Lake is a long narrow and deep fjord-like lake. The basin has steep sides, and a relatively flat bottom. The main body of the lake is 107 km. (66.5 miles) long with an average width of 3.8 km. (2.4 miles). The average depth is 94 meters (208 feet) with a maximum of 150 meters (492 feet).

Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 329 | Kaslo, B.C. | V0G 1M0
Phone: 250-353-2525 | Email: thekaslochamber@gmail.com

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