Ainsworth B.C. V0G 1A0
The hot springs features three odourless pools, a 150 foot horseshoe cave, a main lounging pool, and a stream-fed cold plunge. The pools provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of West Kootenay’s majestic scenery – the Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake. Our 43 room resort was winner of the Excellence in Housekeeping Award from Tourism BC.
3595 Hwy 31
PO Box 1342
Ainsworth B.C. V0G 1A0
We offer clean, quiet and affordable single and double kitchenette units, as well as a family suite overlooking breathtaking Kootenay Lake, only 1/2 block from Ainsworth Hot Springs. Enjoy satellite TV, WI-FI, complimentary coffee, lawn area with BBQ, picnic area and tables.
12 Mile, Crescent Beach, North Shore Nelson
4596 Highway 3A
Appy Cafe & Artisan Gallery and White Raven Emporium have created a combination store/gallery and cafe. We offer homemade food, local artisans, crystals, gemstone jewellery, singing bowls, vintage and imports. Open WEDNESDAY thru SUNDAY, 11am – 7pm. Located at 12 Mile, North Shore Nelson (Crescent Beach). The midway place to drop in for a snack and a browse on your way home!
4596 Highway 3A Crescent Beach
12 Mile, North Shore Nelson
7699 Highway 3A
P.O. Box 212
Balfour Autobody and Glass Ltd. is an ICBC-accredited shop. Along with collision repair, painting, and windshield replacement, Balfour Autobody is a full-service repair shop. Owner Mike Poetsch is a long-time Balfour local and is committed to high quality repairs and excellent customer service.
5555 Hwy 3A
We are an equipment rental, sales and service business started in 2004. Our equipment is geared to contractors’ needs and homeowners’ needs for tools and materials to do any renovation job or garden work. We also service and repair our own equipment and for customers, some pipe threading, machining and welding.
P.O. Box 139
The Balfour Golf Course is a prestigious 18-hole, Les Furber-designed facility, complete with a driving range, putting green, full fleet of rental carts, and newly constructed clubhouse.
Players will find the front nine carved neatly through a forested region with sand and water hazards strategically placed; the back nine uses the mountains to provide elevation from tee to green and a scenic view across Kootenay Lake to the Purcell Mountain range.
Golfers of all abilities will be rewarded by good shot-making, but don’t be fooled by the large greens and seemingly easy play! This blend of “beauty and beast” will challenge the skills of even the very best of golfers.
We are confident that once you play the Balfour Golf Course, you’ll consider it to be one of the elite courses you’ll soon want to challenge again.
7298 Highway 3A
Nelson, British Columbia
Balfour Resort & Marina is centrally located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake two kilometers west of Balfour and 31 kilometers east of Nelson, B.C. on Highway 3A. Balfour Resort & Marina offers 46 fully serviced recreational vehicle sites and a 24-slip private marina. RV Lots for sale starting at $65,000
- Large Lake Front RV Lots
- Private Marina & Beautiful Sand Beach
- Fully Serviced RV Lots
- 50 amp Power
- Washroom and Laundry Facilities
- Secure Gated Community
- Camera Surveillance
7824 Highway 3A
The Balfour Superette provides almost everything – Groceries, Liquor Agency, ATM, Fax/Copy Machine , Lotto Center, and a few things more! New hardware selections.
We offer 24-hour towing, scrap vehicle removal, scrap metals removal, pickup available, hiab service, flatdeck service, dump truck hauling, salvage and demolition, and residential and commercial property cleanup.
Balfour Ferry Landing
511 Baker Street
… and Three Locations
in Vancouver, BC!
“Comfortable eco-elegance sized for REAL women, XS-4X!”
Founded in Balfour by Marilyn Robinson, Blue Sky Clothing is committed to creating beautiful clothing that is sized and styled for REAL women of all shapes and sizes. We also cary mens’ and kids’ beachwear!
Our stores are welcoming and casual, as we strive to make your shopping experience enjoyable and successful.
Our clothing is made exclusively with natural fiber for comfort and ease of wear. All stages of production uphold Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly principles.
7286 Hwy. 3A, 2km West from the Balfour Ferry Landing
Pottery makes our daily activities around the home a little more special and adds a creative presence to any room that is both unique and lasting. A visit to my studio/gallery will reveal not only a view of the process of pottery making, but also a display of professionally-crafted high fired white stoneware that has many functional items and some one of a kind pieces, all reflecting the beauty of the Kootenays.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm with extended hours in summer.
Located in St. Michael’s Anglican Church. Service time is 9:30 – 10:30 on Sunday mornings. Testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month (call for location).
Fax: Cell: 250-505-5850
Derek Diener is a Balfour local and a licensed Mortgage Broker. Derek works from his home and services clients throughout the Kootenays. Look to Derek for all of your mortgage financing needs. Derek works for one of Canada’s largest mortgage brokerages; Dominion Lending Centers and he has over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate sector. With access to over 50 lenders Derek will ensure you get the best mortgage for your needs and best of all his services are FREE.
Dan Huiberts is a life-long resident who has worked on most of the commercial businesses and homes in the area, with his five-man crew. Attentive to detail, fully insured. Boarding, Taping and Priming.
7924 Balfour Wharf Road, Hwy 3A
PO Box 203 BALFOUR, BC V0G 1C0
Cathy is a Realtor based in the Balfour area. She is also an Interior Decorator and will assist you with staging your home for sale. For all your Realty needs, give her a call and she will happily assist you.
There are three stages in selling your home.
Let’s LIST it! STAGE it! and SELL it together!!
Fax: Cell: 250-505-9326
Boiler and furnace replacement and repairs. Design consulting for all types of heating systems including air, ground or water source. Radiant and forced air systems.
Residential and commercial construction. Domestic water pumps, potable water treatment and distribution systems, large and small.
Electronic controls, trouble shooting.
Flue gas analysis, [efficiency testing].
I am a licensed, certified and bonded Gas, Boiler [class A], and Plumbing Contractor. I hold a certificate of qualification for the following trades, Plumbing, Gas Fitting [level A], Steam Fitting, 3rd Class Power Engineering.
I offer a lower than average hourly charge rate to Balfour residents, and no travel charges. Please feel free to call any time.
7606 Highway 3A
With over 15 years of experience, Gary produces exquisite wood bowls, platters, and vases from a variety of local woods. All finishes are food safe.
450 Ferry Landing Road
We have everything you need to catch fish in Kootenay Lake and surrounding areas – the right lures, colours, and knowledge of whats happening on the lake. We’re an authorized dealer of nautical charts and publications, and a government agent for fish and game licenses. We sell regular gas and diesel and carry basic automotive products. We offer assorted gifts, T-shirts, Canadian and local souvenirs, Matryoshka, Heritage books, shirts and hats. You’ll find newspapers, gift cards, phone cards, boat flags, film, batteries, sunglasses, hot coffee, snacks, lots of fireworks and much, much more! Folks say we’re the fun store at the ferry landing. Drop in and say hello.
7778 Balfour Wharf Road
P.O. Box 171
Fax: Toll-Free: 1-866-666-2169
Marine construction including marine pile driving, top quality docks, tug boat, crane, crane truck and barge services on Kootenay Lake. Best quality, best service, best prices and environmentally-friendly – your best value for any marine construction! Residential and commercial. We also provide assistance with applications for water front development permissions.
115 Lakeview Drive
Located between Nelson and Balfour, all residential lots for sale at Grandview Properties overlook beautiful Sunshine Bay of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountain vista.
Real estate on Kootenay Lake is limited by physical attributes – location, slope, and terrain. Some find waterfront property too expensive. Grandview Properties brings you an affordable solution – owners of our view lots have privileged access to our 200′ private lake shore frontage!
Our lots are gently sloping, cleared of woody debris and stumps, and fully serviced with underground utilities (power, telephone, gas, water & sewer).
Brant Gray - Owner
R.R.#3, S.40, C.5
Commercial & Residential Reno’s: continuous gutters, custom metal bending, soffit, fascia, siding, decks, and painting.
350 Balfour Ferry Landing
Holly’s Diner is a family restaurant located on Kootenay Lake, right at the Balfour Ferry Landing. They serve locals and tourists with non-stop year-round fantastic food. Lots of Homemade Soups, Sauces, and Specials.
*** Ice Cream *** WIFI *** Boat Gas *** Brunch
350 Balfour Ferry Landing, next to Blue Sky Clothing
Balfour Ferry Landing,
Join us for a fishing / sight-seeing adventure you will never forget! Come aboard our very comfortable 31-foot lake cruiser Cutty Sark, decked out with all the comforts of home. Spacious heated cabin, full galley, BBQ on the back deck and comfortable seating inside for groups up to 12.
- Guided Fishing Charters
- Sight Seeing Tours
- Indigenous Artifact Hunting
- Historical Mineral mine sites
- Delivery Service, Water Taxi, Pleasure Craft Operator Certification
- Special Occasions
4080 Highway 31
Ainsworth Hot Springs BC
Serving your marine and recreational needs for over 50 years.
Our dedicated team members are committed to fulfilling all of your recreation needs. Stop by and visit our show room and check out all the toys that make the Kootenays an experience of a lifetime.
Our commitment to fulfilling your recreational needs includes our fully stocked showroom, wide selection of Yamaha and Mercury Outboards, all new Yamaha ATVs and SxSs, quality line-up of New and Used Boats and our Certified Service Centre. We are confident our team will provide you with the service you deserve and look forward to working with you for many years to come.
Just East of the Kokanee Creek Provincial Park campground on the North shore of the West arm of Kootenay Lake
Boat Mechanic 250-551-9235
5110 Highway 3A
Just East of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Nestled in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, conveniently situated close to both Kokanee Creek Provincial Park and the city of Nelson, Kokanee Park Marina & Store is your ‘one stop’ shop to ensure that your time spent in the beautiful Kootenays is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Kokanee Park Marina offers a wide array of services including boat and equipment rentals, a full service marina, gas bar, liquor store with a fine selection of spirits, beer and wine; Rogers video store, fresh locally grown produce in the summer and the perfect ice cream cone for those hot days on the beach. We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions regarding the services that are offered do not hesitate to contact us.
Suit 203-514 Vernon Street
We provide a variety of career development and employment services to the communities in Nelson, and surrounding area including: Lower Slocan Valley, Salmo, Kaslo and the Crawford Bay and Boswell area. We are contracted through the Canada – British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement to provide a variety of employment services that meet the unique needs of unemployed and underemployed members of our communities.
7697 Highway 3A
Balfour BC V0G 1C0
7697 Highway 3A
Balfour BC V0G 1C0
Located right in Balfour, we focus on house-made wholesome food to take away: Ready Meals, Pizza, Pot Pies, Soups (including Borscht); baked goods; Saturday Brunch; and catering services for private groups, weddings, or ??
Kootenay Lake Village
PO Box 1053
Phone: 250 505-9815
Kootenay Lake Village is a 450 acre one-of-a-kind waterfront development near Nelson BC close to the villages of Proctor and Balfour. Offering everything from cabin lots with water views to expansive lakeside estate home sites, there is something here for everyone looking to own a little piece of Kootenay living The beautiful waterfront lots in Kootenay Lake Village are in one of BC’s premium developments located on Kootenay Lake. Kootenay Lake is the largest, most pristine natural lake in southern BC and forms two sections the “Main Lake” and the “West Arm”. All lots enjoy the many amenities provided by the development’s incomparable 260+ acres of recreational wonderland, offering several parks, 20 kilometers of walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails, phenomenal look out points and much more. The lots are serviced, including the community’s state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant, and water system. Each lot offers its own unique attributes, but all have treed privacy corridors, lovely natural landscaping and magnificent views.
Sales: Eroca Ryon
1285 Queens Road
Phone: 250-229-4141 Toll Free 877-229-4141
6170 Rowley Road, Harrop
Randy Munroe has opened a new business offering guided motorcycle tours through the Central Kootenay area of BC, one of the most desired riding destinations in North America. He’s also hoping to attract partners in the local tourism industry including accommodators, restaurants, tourist attractions and any related motorcycle businesses.
6170 Rowley Road, Harrop BC
7315 CPR Road North
Legal services and Identity Theft Prevention plans for families, small businesses, employees on a monthly basis staring at $18.50 per month. Covers in all cases up to 80% of what you currently use a lawyer for with deep discounts on all other uses.
2130 Highway 31, Queens Bay
“If your lights don’t shine, call Levine”
Offering Residential / Commercial service and renovations, electric furnace/boiler and baseboard service and repair; interior/exterior lighting repairs and upgrades; sign lighting bakery/deli equipment, water and sewage system controls, generators, irrigation systems, phase converters etc, underground wire locating, preventative maintenance (with thermal camera), power quality monitoring, data logging etc, propane/fuel dispenser and bulk station wiring.
1247 Green Road
P.O. Box 152
MATS Growers has been proudly serving the Kootenays since 2002 and is your best bet for new and exciting plants for your garden or planters. We carry a wide variety of bedding plants, perennials, specimen trees, and shrubs that add beauty to every corner of your garden. In addition, we now carry our own bagged soil mixes, composted sheep manure, compressed coconut coir bricks, fertilizer, hanging pots, and other hard goods. We’ve also expanded our services to include, landscaping, yard maintenance, and spring clean up. Our custom basket program is still going strong! All you have to do is drop off your empty baskets and we will fill them with color. Please, book early as space is limited. We are open April right through to October to help you get your garden growing. Check out our website matsgrowers.com for monthly specials and events. Mats Growers, bringing you fresh ideas for growing gardens.
P.O. Box 1333 / #3622 North Street
Ainsworth Hot Springs, B.C. CANADA. V0G 1A0
Phone: Phone or Fax (Worldwide): 1 (250) 229-4969 Toll Free (Canada & US only): 1 (888) 229-4963
|History and mystery abound at “The Mermaid”, presently the oldest building on the Kootenay Lake still in operation.We are proud to announce the completion of recent renovations to our Deluxe Kitchenettes in June 2013, They now prove to be the most reasonably priced, luxurious units in Ainsworth as they are capable of sleeping up to 6 persons, with fully equipped kitchenettes and all units have private balconies overlooking the lake and mountains. Mermaid guests can also enjoy extra perks such as free Wi-fi, Satellie TV/Radio and the on-site, outdoor Hottub/Jacuzzi thats open year-round.|
811 Vernon St, Nelson, BC, V1L 4G3
Phone: 250-354-8085 1-877-647-8476
811 Vernon St, Nelson, BC, V1L 4G3
P.O. Box 39
Nelco Marine & Build-A-Dock is a provider of only the “Highest Quality Dock Products and Accessories” and is the only authorized dealer for Connect-A-Dock Modular Dock System, ShoreMaster Docks and Lifts, Basta Boat Lifts, Naylor Rail Systems, Bic Boats and Kayaks, Roll-N-Go and Wahoo Docks and our own proven Timber Frame Dock design – see www.NelcoMarine.com for plans and products.
We know and understand the power of Kootenay Lake and want to ensure that your investment is both built “SKUKUM” and fits in with your natural surroundings.
Owner – Gordie Burns – born and raised in Nelson – 5th Generation – prides himself in offering the most enviro-friendly products on the market today!
Nelco Marine is also the local dealer for Marlon Utility Trailers, Sled Decks and Karavan ATV, Sled, PWC and Boat Trailers – www.atvsleddecktrailersbc.com
We are located at 710 Hwy 3A, Nelson, B.C. – Just across the Big Orange Bridge in Nelson on the North Shore.
We look forward to working with you!
91 Baker Street
Nelson BC V1L 6P6
Phone: 250-352-7879 / 250-509-0209
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism (NKLT) is a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) incorporated under the BC Societies Act. We are a not-for-profit, self-sustaining marketing organization, representing the interests of the tourism-related industry sector. Our Mission is to market the Nelson Kootenay Lake destination on behalf and in cooperation with our stakeholders, Kootenay Rockies Tourism and Destination British Columbia.
Our area of representation includes Nelson, Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo, Meadow Creek and the Lardeau Valley, plus Whitewater Ski Resort and the Cat and Heli Ski operators within our footprint.
450 Balfour Ferry Road
Fresh baked goodies, savoury lunch ideas and fresh organic coffee, all served with a smile.
8172 Busk Road
5710 Highway 3A
On Demand Home Repair is a fully licensed contracting company. We provide services from foundation to finish for residential and commercial projects. We service the entire West Kootenay area, including building projects within the City of Nelson. Fair rates, reliable service and proven craftmanship. Call our Client Relations Associate today and discuss your project.
330 Edward Road at Balfour Golf Course
Mailing Address: 7570 Upper Balfour Road, Nelson BC V1L 7E6
The Osprey Mountain Grill is a full service restaurant with a gorgeous patio view of the fairways at the Balfour Golf Course. The menu offers fresh flavours from around the world, made by Chef Annie Bailey with creativity and passion.
Catering and special events are welcome!
We are open from 8 till 8 daily from May 1 through October 15, with specialty breakfasts on weekends, lunch specials, and an amazing dinner menu.
Please call for reservations at 250-229-4113
330 Edward Road, at the Balfour Golf Course in Balfour
8172 Busk Road
P.O. Box 5
8172 Busk Road
P.O. Box 5
The Osprey’s Neighbour Yard & Garden Centre established in 2007, is a home based business located on Busk Road, near the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminal in Balfour, B.C. Osprey’s Neighbour offers a variety of nursery stock, annual and perennial bedding plants including herbs and vegetable starts, and specializes in hanging baskets, unique flowering containers, and potted gardens. Osprey’s Neighbour also offers container and basket planting services and pre-season ordering. Or you can bring your containers and create your own planter in our U-Do centre (and leave the mess to us). Osprey’s Neighbour opens seasonally in May, our hours of operation are Mon-Wed 1-5pm, Tues-Sun 10-5. Appointments can also be arranged via e-mail or telephone. Check out our website for seasonal gardening tips and a list of all our products. Please stop by for a splash of spring.
7286 Highway 3A, Balfour BC
My gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm or thereabouts. The pottery is a high-fired stoneware that is very functional, decorated with many different glazes which reflect the natural beauty of the Kootenays.
Please drop by and see this unique display of well-crafted pottery!
A beautiful lakefront home for rent by the week.
Check in Sunday afternoon and enjoy a week in a relaxing and scenic setting on Kootenay Lake. Steps to local shopping, and minutes from restaurants, golf, and Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, where you will find a fabulous sandy beach and play area for kids, hiking trails (try the Kokanee Glacier hike!) and a Nature Interpretive Centre. Ten minutes from zip-line and Ainsworth Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day on the beach or water, or exploring Nelson and Kaslo, each just 30 minutes’ drive from Balfour. Take the 35 minute Kootenay Lake Ferry, the longest free ferry ride in the world, to visit the artisans at Crawford Bay and the Yasodhara Ashram at Riondel. You will love your Kootenay Lake experience!
Also available: Boat Moorage by the month or annually.
7810 Balfour Wharf Road
2668 Greenwood Road
Hand over your keys and let us do the driving for the day. We’ll take you out on the water for an enjoyable day of fishing or sight seeing. No matter what your needs are, we can arrange a custom charter to suit your needs.
I create greeting cards featuring my paintings and photographs. I also carve small stone sculptures, using local stone (Chlovite from Duncan Valley, North of Kaslo).
My experience with Native Canadians and an interest in Eastern religion and philosophy are major influences on these artistic endeavors.
1944 Columbia Avenue
Fax: Fax: 50-235-8423
The Sandman Hotel is minutes away from Castlegar’s Recreation Center, West Kootenay Regional Airport and Castlegar’s business and finical district. We offer an indoor pool and hot tub, high speed wireless internet, a complete business center and plenty of free parking.
Tim and Astrid Faires
Come and join us for your “Adventure of a Lifetime” in Big Game Trophy Hunts Come join Shadow Mountain Outfitters for the “Adventure of a Lifetime”; Wilderness Big Game hunting at its best for Elk, Moose, Whitetail and Mule deer, Mountain Goat, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear, Grizzly Bear Cougar and Bobcat. Shadow Mountain Outfitters is located in the Bull River drainage in South-eastern BC. This corner of British Columbia has often been referred to as “Little Africa” in the hunting world as it is home to more Big Game Species than anywhere else in North America. In addition to our Big game Hunts we also offer exceptional fishing including Gerard Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout in the 80-mile Kootenay Lake. Currently anglers are landing record size Gerard rainbow ranging in size from 5 to 25 lbs, plus Dollies up to 16 lbs. We have all the necessary equipment to ensure your enjoyment and success.
Owner: Mike Thompson
Fax: Cell: 250-551-4944
LET’S GO FISHING
Enjoy a day on the S.S. Suzanna, our 34 foot catamaran-style boat that can hold up to 12 people in the summer and 8 people in the colder climates. She has all the comforts of home including a heated cabin, washroom and barbecue. With plenty of room, we can run as many as nine lines at a time, allowing you and your family or friends the ultimate kootenay fishing experience.
With more than 39 years experience we have landed 298 rainbows over 20 lbs., 13 bull trout (dolly varden) over 20 lbs. and 2 rainbows at 29 lbs.
We supply an experience guide and all equipment including tackle. You bring your lunch, drink, hat, coat, camera and fishing licence. We have wheelchair access and plenty of room.
Book in advance to guarantee your charter. 50% deposit required upon booking. The boat has been completely rebuilt inside and outside in 2013
What are you waiting for? BOOK NOW!
8551 Busk Road
St. Michaels was built in 1892, making it one of the oldest churches in the Kootenays. Services are normally held Sunday mornings at 11:30. Other service times may be scheduled for special occasions, and all are warmly welcomed to this historic church.
Contact: Marven Pedersen:
5918 Stafford Road
Fax: Cell: 250-551-5702
A diverse welding business that specializes in mobile welding and fabrication. Equipment repair, aluminum welding, new fabricaton, Plasma cutting, TIG MIG GMAW. Registered “A” welder with over 30 years experience
7597 Highway 3A
Phone: (250) 229-5797 or cell (250) 354-7433
The Acorn Guesthouse is a two-level, self-contained accommodation, featuring fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with queen beds, 1 1/2 baths, laundry facilities, as well as free wifi and cable with three flat-screen HD TVs. Lovely private deck off one upper bedroom, plus covered deck on ground level with BBQ and firepit area.
RR #3, S37, C1
RR #3, S37, C1
All campers welcome. Treed sites for camping and large social pavilion for gatherings. Firewood, showers, toilets and laundry facility. Special events throughout the season!
“Where the sound of bikes is the sound of friends”
2225 Highway 31
Phone: 250-229-5467 cell: 250-354-9074
2225 Highway 31
250-229-5467 / 250-354-9074
We are offering English / Beginner Western / EAP and therapeutic riding lessons. I also run a program out of Phillip’s Performance Horse.
We are planning to put up a covered arena for this winter to offer year-round lessons and/or horse training. The program is well-developed and comprehensive. I have 35 years of instruction experience.
Fax: Fax: 250-825-9574
Building quality homes and commercial buildings for the Nelson community is our family tradition. Eco-friendly homes, commercial, new residential, concrete co-construct with timber frame.
You dream it, we build it, the possibilities are endless
Western Pacific Marine Ltd. operates the Kootenay Lake Ferry, the world’s longest free ferry service, on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation. Enjoy the spectacular scenery aboard the Osprey 2000 or the M.V. Balfour.
Woodbury Resort and Marina is Located on Kootenay Lake 5km (3 miles) north of Ainsworth Hot Springs, Woodbury Resort features Eleven cabins with lofts, balconies, full kitchens and private baths. Other features include 100 RV and tenting sites, seasonal heated pool, playground, moorage, tackle shop, boat rentals, fishing charters, fuel and sani-station.
PO Box 9
527 Walker's Landing Road
Kootenay Bay, BC
Phone: 250-227-9224 Toll Free: 800-661-8711
527 Walker’s Landing Road
PO Box 9
Kootenay Bay, BC V0B 1X0
Toll Free: 800-661-8711
Yasodhara Ashram is a yoga retreat and study centre founded in 1963 in Kootenay Bay. We are a registered Canadian charity and a registered eductional institiutuion, offering a wide range of programs year-round. We are also a residential community where we practice living what we teach.