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Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Population: 1049

Elevation: 591m ~ 1938ft

Kaslo is a charming village nestled in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Situated on the eastern shore of Kootenay Lake, Kaslo offers a picturesque setting with stunning mountain views and access to pristine natural landscapes.

Founded in the late 19th century, Kaslo has a rich history tied to the mining and forestry industries. Initially established as a mining town, Kaslo later evolved into a hub for logging and milling. The village grew rapidly during its early years, attracting a diverse population seeking opportunities in the resource-based industries.

Today, Kaslo retains its historical charm and character, with many well-preserved heritage buildings that showcase its past. The main street is lined with quaint shops, cafes, and art galleries, offering visitors a delightful blend of local craftsmanship and cultural experiences.

Kaslo's natural surroundings provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure. Kootenay Lake, with its crystal-clear waters, is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. Hiking trails dot the nearby mountains, inviting outdoor enthusiasts to explore the wilderness and enjoy breathtaking views. Kaslo is also a gateway to the magnificent Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges, offering opportunities for backcountry exploration and skiing.

Art and culture thrive in Kaslo, with the village hosting various events and festivals throughout the year. The renowned Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival attracts music enthusiasts from far and wide, showcasing a diverse lineup of talented artists. The Langham Cultural Centre, housed in a historic building, serves as a hub for artistic and cultural activities, including art exhibitions, performances, and workshops.

With its idyllic location, rich history, and vibrant community, Kaslo captivates visitors seeking a blend of outdoor adventure, cultural immersion, and a relaxed mountain town atmosphere. Whether it's strolling along the waterfront, exploring the heritage sites, or indulging in outdoor pursuits, Kaslo offers a memorable experience in the heart of British Columbia's scenic Kootenay region.


City Hall

413 4th Street - Kaslo, BC - V0G 1M0

(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 576 - Kaslo, BC - V0G 1M0)

Phone: (250) 353-2311


Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 329 - Kaslo, BC - V0G 1M0


Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)

Box 590 - 202 Lakeside Drive - Nelson, BC - V1L 5R4

Phone: (250) 352-6665

Toll Free: (800) 268-7325


Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

(Closed from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm daily)

Kaslo Demographics Information


J.V. Humphries Elementary-Secondary School

Box 577, 500-6th Street - Kaslo, BC - V0M 1M0

Phone: (250) 353-2227



Victorian Community Health Centre of Kaslo

673 A Avenue - Kaslo, BC - V0G 1M0

Phone: (250) 353-2211

Kootenay Lake Hospital

3 View St - Nelson, BC - V1L 2V1

Phone: (250) 352-3111

(69km ~ 60min drive from Kaslo)

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

1200 Hospital Bench - Trail, BC - V1R 4M1

Phone: (250) 368-3311

Toll Free: (866) 368-3314

Patient Care Quality Office: (877) 442-2001

(139km ~ 2hr drive from Kaslo)


West Kootenay Regional Airport

Hall Road, just off of Highway 3A

Castlegar, BC - V1N 4M5

(250) 365-5151

(111km ~ 90min from Kaslo.)


Trail Regional Airport

Airport Operations

9019 BC-22A - Trail, BC - V1R 4W6

Phone: (250) 367-0029

(146km ~ 2hr drive from Kaslo)

Flights and Reservations

Pacific Coastal Airlines

4980 Cowley Crescent - Richmond, BC - V7B 1C1

Phone: (800) 663-2872

Approximate driving distance from Kaslo to...

Nelson, BC - 69km / 43mi

Castlegar, BC - 112km / 70mi

Kelowna, BC - 337km / 209mi

Vanvouver, BC - 724km / 450mi

Cranbrook, BC - 231km / 143mi

Calgary, AB - 604km / 375mi

Seattle, WA - 728km / 452mi

Spokane, WA - 339km / 211mi

Sandpoint, ID - 232km / 144mi

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