Business Directory

Box 1268
Ainsworth B.C. V0G 1A0

Phone: 250-229-4212
Fax: 250-229-5600

The hot springs will be closed for the duration of the stay-at-home order in British Columbia.  Thanks for your understanding.

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

Phone: 250-229-4711
Fax: 888-848-4463

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.

We are closed at present and will re-open when the stay-at-home order for BC is rescinded.  In the meantime, please stay home and stay healthy.

7699 Highway 3A
P.O. Box 212
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-5788

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.

8532 Beach Street
Balfour BC
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-2311

Welcome to Balfour Bark, your pet’s loving home away from home.

Offering quality care for all kind of pets!

8532 Beach Street, Balfour BC  V0G 1C0


P.O. Box 139
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: Toll-Free:1-866-669-4653

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.

7758 Holt Road
Balfour B.C.

Phone: 250-551-1105
Fax: 250-229-2186

Boat, RV and Mini storage. Secured compound.

7824 Highway 3A
Box 136
Balfour B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-4612
Fax: 250-229-5495

The Balfour Superette provides almost everything – Groceries, Liquor Agency, ATM, Fax/Copy Machine , Lotto Center, and a few things more! New hardware selections.

Cell: 250-551-5252

Phone: 250-229-5252

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
Balfour, B.C.

511 Baker Street
Nelson B.C.
… and Three Locations
in Vancouver, BC!

Phone: 250-354-0101

“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
Balfour, B.C.

511 Baker Street
Nelson B.C.
… and 7 more locations across BC!

Shop on line at

Offices & HQ Located at:
500-1055 14th Street West
North Vancouver, BC, V7P 3P2

Phone: 250-229-5237


Located at 8551 Busk Road in Balfour
Phone 250-229-5237

Box 36 
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-505-8021

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).

Phone: 250-229-5711
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.

Box 159 
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-5749
Fax: 250-354-9372

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

Phone: 250-229-4244
Fax: 250-229-4284

The DOCK ‘n’ DUCK Pub, Family Grill & Lodge is Kootenay Lake’s premier lakefront destination, “The quintessential BC Mountain experience in a setting right out of the pages of National Geographic.” Break-away to spectacular dining & comfy lodging at the Balfour Ferry Landing. The award winning beach- front Eatery & Lodge is an awesome escape.

7606 Highway 3A
Box 115
Balfour B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-5434

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.

4-450 Ferry Landing Road
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-2113


4-450 Ferry Landing Road, Balfour


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.


We are open but have implemented Covid-19 safety measures.  We are a FULL SERVICE gas station and if all you need is gas, we will be happy to serve you at your car with cash, debit and credit cards.  IF you must use our pumps, we ask you to wear gloves for your own and the public’s protection.  Please observe physical distancing while in the store.  Door handles have been changed so you can open with your elbow.  THANK YOU for your continued support!  Truus, Randy and Staff

7778 Balfour Wharf Road
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-2169

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.

7778 Balfour Wharf Road, Balfour BC  250-229-2169


115 Lakeview Drive
Nelson, B.C.
V1L 6W6

Phone: 250-229-2237
Fax: 250-229-2257

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).

Cell: 250-354-8167

Brant Gray - Owner
R.R.#3, S.40, C.5
Nelson B.C.

Phone: 250-229-4483

Commercial & Residential Reno’s: continuous gutters, custom metal bending, soffit, fascia, siding, decks, and painting.

4080 Highway 31
Ainsworth Hot Springs BC
V0G 1A0

Phone: 250-353-2550

4080 Highway 31
Ainsworth Hot Springs BC
V0G 1A0

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
FAX 250-825-9364

5110 Highway 3A
Nelson BC
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.

Kootenay Boatworks


Grant Carlisle has twenty years’ experience in marine repair.

He’s now taking it mobile.  His truck will accommodate most jobs right on-site,

with a shop in Balfour for bigger jobs.  Save time and hassle, let him come to you!

7709 Highway 3A, Balfour BC  V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-505-4203



Suit 203-514 Vernon Street
Nelson, B.C.
V1L 4E7

Phone: 250-352-6200

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
Balfour BC

Phone: 250-229-4141 Toll Free 877-229-4141

1285 Queens Bay Road
Balfour BC
Toll Free 877-229-4141

Kul Nijjar Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Kootenay Property Matchmaker!

Bringing together good matches of people and place is what I love about my job.  My business goal is to be able to offer clients choices that best fit their budget and needs.

It may take time and research, but being able to provide real life solutions to real estate is important to me.

“I’m here to find you the perfect fit for your new home!”

311-4th Street,  PO Box 940, Kaslo BC  V0G 1M0




7315 CPR Road North
Nelson BC
V1L 6R5

Phone: 250-505-3925
Fax: 250-229-4421

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

Phone: 250-229-4929

Levine pic

“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
Nelson B.C.
V1L 5P7

Phone: 250-354-9011

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 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 –

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
Fax: 250-352-6355

91 Baker Street, Nelson BC V1L 6P6

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.

Check out their Calendar here! And post your events!

7810 Balfour Wharf Road
Just below the Balfour Superette

Phone: 250-551-9273

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
Balfour BC
Phone 250-551-9273

2668 Greenwood Road
Nelson, B.C.
V1L 6L1

“Fish On…”

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.

John Richards

Phone: 250-229-5333

I create greeting cards featuring my paintings and photographs. I also carve small stone sculptures, using local stone (Chlorite 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
Balfour B.C.

Phone: 250-229-4650

St. Michaels was built in 1892, making it one of the oldest churches in the Kootenays.

It has now been closed by the Diocese and is being purchased by the Heritage Committee of the Balfour & District Business & Historic Association to be renamed and used as Saint Michaels and All Angels Chapel and Performance CentreFundraising is going on now to complete the purchase and renovations by the end of February 2021.

For information about the project please contact Truus Zelonka at 250-229-4527.

7597 Highway 3A
Balfour BC
V0G 1C0

Phone: (250) 229-5797 or cell (250) 354-7433

Acorn Guest House

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.

They also offer covered and open storage for Boats, RVs and Trailers.

7597 Highway 3A, Balfour BC V0G 1C0
(250) 229-5797
(250) 354-7433

RR #3, S37, C1
Nelson, B.C.
V1L 5P6

RR #3, S37, C1
Nelson, B.C.
V1L 5P6

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”

Phone: 250-825-9575
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

Box 207
Balfour, B.C.
V0G 1C0

Phone: 250-229-4215

Whether arriving, leaving, or staying, don’t miss taking a trip on the Osprey 2000, the longest free ferry ride in North America!

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.

Phone: 1-877-353-7717

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
V0B 1X0

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.


We are closed to day visitors, new guests, and new karma yogis until June 1.  Life is full. Let’s use this time to slow down and appreciate it. Let’s see what Divine Mother has in mind.