Updated: Jul 25
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.
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
(111km ~ 90min from Kaslo.)
Trail Regional Airport
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