Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce
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Kaslo - Picture Perfect

Steeped in history and awash in natural beauty, Kaslo welcomes visitors with spectacular lake and mountain vistas, four season recreational opportunities, natural hot springs and exceptional shopping and dining.

Founded in 1893, Kaslo enjoys a rich and colourful history. Originally part of a timber claim, Kaslo rapidly became a thriving silver ore mining and shipping boomtown. City Hall, completed in 1898 and a National Historic Site, remains one of only two wooden municipal buildings still used as a seat of government in Canada. 1898 was also the year the sternwheeler S.S. Moyie was launched, providing service along Kootenay Lake. This beautifully restored vessel, the oldest intact passenger sternwheeler and also a National Historic Site, graces the downtown shoreline and welcomes visitors to come aboard.

With a population of approximately 1000, Kaslo is a haven for small business entrepreneurs and artisans whose works are displayed in shops and galleries throughout the village. The storefronts that line Front Street date back to the early 1900s and the unique design cues of that period have been painstakingly preserved or restored by the owners.

Kaslo is also home to a number of events and festivals throughout the year including the famous Kaslo Jazz Etc. Summer Music Festival, named by USA Today as one of the “10 great places to get in tune, be outdoors!”

Kaslo´s most attractive feature will always be the pristine beauty of its natural surroundings. A myriad of recreational opportunities sustain locals and draw visitors to the Kaslo area year round. With the amenities of a much larger center, Kaslo is the ideal place to visit, work, raise a family or retire. Learn more about us by exploring this website and then...

Come visit Kaslo - it´s worth the drive!
Kaslo - Picture Perfect

What´s New

January 10th, 2015
January 10th, 2015

West Koot Route Regional Tourism Initiative - Planning Sessions

Come contribute your suggestions and concepts!

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The West Koot Route - Info session
Be part of helping to shape the road for the West Koot Route !

Coming Events


March 30
Kaslo Chamber of Commerce AGM


April 3
Marty Hamilton
April 9
Lardeau Valley Opportunity Links Society
April 13
Affected Areas Funding meeting for Area D, Lardeau Valley
April 15
Kaslo and District Community Forest AGM
April 16
North Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council AGM
April 20
Kaslo Housing Society
April 24
Brian Rosen
April 29
Langham Cultural Society AGM


May 7
Lardeau Valley Community Club AGM
May 16
Kaslo May Days Festival
May 20
Kaslo Garden Festival


June 6
Kaslo Saturday Market
June 12
Kaslo Saturday Market


August 8
Columbia Basin Culture Tour
August 9
Pirate Day on the SS Moyie
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