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See & Do – Around Nakusp

Looking for things to do when staying in and around Nakusp? Explore these itineraries to find out how to make the most of your stay.

Link to more information on Nakusp and the communities on Arrow Lakes. Also check out the West Koot Route itinerary for more regional stops.

Arts & Culture

Who knew a small town could contain such talent? Nakusp is home to artisans of all stripes. In the downtown find interesting boutiques to spend an afternoon browsing for the perfect something. The museum tells the story of the region. Stop in at these locations:

Find more ideas under Arts & Culture. Discover more artisans in the Made Here section.

Studio Connexion Gallery, Nakusp

Food & Drink

Being out and about worked up an appetite? Here are some food ideas depending on your craving:

Find more food options under ‘Where to Eat’. Get more information on Tasting Rooms.

Tasting flights at Burton City Cider

Romantic Getaway

Getting away with that special someone? Consider these experiences while on your getaway:

Summer Concert, Valley of the Springs Winery

Summer Outdoor Adventure

Looking to explore by foot, bike or get out and about this summer? Here are some ideas on where to go and what to do:

  • Golf both the Fauquier and Nakusp courses
  • Bike the Mt Abriel mountain bike trails
  • Hike up to Saddle Mountain for a 360 degree view
  • Hike up to Kuskanax Mountain for views of Nakusp
  • Paddle Board on Arrow Lakes
  • Paddle over to Fosthall Falls
  • Bike the Box Lake mountain bike trails
  • Go fishing at Box Lake and Summit Lake

Find more ideas under the Mountain Bike, Rail Trails, Hiking and the Water Sports sections of ‘Trip Planning’.

Take in the views on one of the many hikes

Winter Exploration

Winter is the perfect time to relax and enjoy this region. Book into cozy accommodation, enjoy the long nights and some daytime adventure.

  • Cross country ski the Wensley Creek trails
  • Snowshoe the Jack Rabbit Trail
  • Ski at Summit Lake Ski Hill
  • Go ice fishing at Summit Lake
  • Snowshoe up to Vicky’s View
  • See the frozen Ione Falls
  • Skate ski at Valhalla Hills Nordic
  • Soak in Halcyon Hot Springs or Nakusp Hot Springs

Find more ideas and information under Snow Sports.

Summit Lake Ski Hill

Family Fun

Travelling with the family? There are lots of fun things to keep kids occupied regardless of age. Consider these stops:

  • Nakusp Waterfront Walkway – take a stroll on this paved pathway
  • Nakusp Municipal Park – playground, swimming beach, skate park and picnic areas, plus camping
  • Walk the Cedar Grove Trail off Nakusp Hot Springs Road
  • Visit Ione Falls
  • Bike the family friendly trails at Mt Abriel
  • Walk sections of the N&S Rail Trail
  • Visit the beach at McDonald Creek Provincial Park
  • Check out the Paddy Shack or The Hut for some kid approved outdoor summer dining
  • View the exhibits at Nakusp Museum

Find more ideas and information under ‘Trip Planning’.

Nakusp Skate Park

Pick up the Essentials


Have a look at our accommodation listings to find out where to stay in and around Nakusp. Options can also be found on Air BnB.