Ainsworth B.C. V0G 1A0
The hot springs will be closed for 6 days from June 9 – 14 for regular maintenance and installation. Reopening Saturday June 15.
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.
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!”
Many years ago, Blue Sky Clothing came into being at the Balfour ferry landing. The small store was operated out of a VW van by Marilyn Cobban, who saw a real need in her community for naturally sourced clothes that fit real womens’ bodies. In the pursuit of that goal, she started a production chain that was kind to the people making the garments, and to the planet.
Years later, Blue Sky now has 9 locations across BC and a budding online business – but it is still creating beautiful clothing that is styled for women of all shapes and sizes. Inside the quaint yet surprisingly well-stocked Balfour store, one can find stylish, cool-feeling summer dresses or incredibly sophisticated (yet soft) work-wear for all sizes, from XXS to 4X.
At Blue Sky, all our stores are friendly, welcoming, and low-pressure. Our clothing is made with natural fibers like Bamboo for comfort and ease of wear, and all stages of Blue Sky’s production uphold Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly principles.
Don’t hesitate to bring the whole family – we have fairy dresses for the little ones as well as some amazing bamboo Men’s clothing & underwear… there’s something for everyone!
Balfour Ferry Landing
511 Baker Street
… and 7 more locations across BC!
Offices & HQ Located at:
500-1055 14th Street West
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3P2
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
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
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 ??
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
350 Balfour Ferry Road
Fast food diner and snack bar catering to the ferry traffic, locals, and summer visitors. Full menu plus snacks-on-the-go, and ice cream, slushes, and popcorn! Phone ahead and pick up your order to go before boarding the ferry.
350 Balfour Ferry Road 778-529-2270
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.
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.
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
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!
7810 Balfour Wharf Road
Just below the Balfour Superette
Boat Moorage in Balfour, just west of the Kootenay Lake Ferry landing, close to the main lake. Year-round deep water, no ferry wake. Certified Marine Mechanic on-site.
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.
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:
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”
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.