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Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle, Sailing and more!

Kootenay Lake, more than 120km long and one of the largest in BC, is perfect for trying out sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, SUP (Stand Up Paddle) and canoeing. Kaslo Shipyards provides boats to see the many beaches and inlets of the lake, creating memorable experiences - watch their video. We're thankful to Friends of Kootenay Lake, a wonderful organization helping keep Kootenay Lake pristine and clean for your lake adventures.

Marinas on Kootenay Lake

Nelson, Balfour, Woodbury and Kaslo all have marinas and facilities of various sizes, offering boat rentals, boat repair and moorage. 

Sailing

Kayaks for rent on Lakeside Park beach in Nelson, BC.The local sailing association, KLSA holds the annual sailing regatta each May, and offers friendly support to people learning to sail. They also hold races and other events for sailors. Sailing on the lake is generally accepted to be relaxed and friendly. Red Sky at Night also offers sailing tours.

Lake and River Sports: Rentals and More

The lake is perfect for water adventures and sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, SUP and canoeing. Rentals are offered at businesses along the lake, notably in Nelson, Balfour and Kaslo.

See our listings below for more details.

Preventing Invasive Species

We want to keep Kootenay Lake pristine and free of invasive species. If you are on a paddle board, kayak, or sailboat we remind you to CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY your watercraft and equipment. For more information of how you take action and prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species, please visit the CKISS website.

Kaslo Kayaking

Kaslo Kayaking

Canoe, SUP, windsurf or kayak tours, lessons and rentals are offered at Kaslo Kayaking on Kootenay Lake in Kaslo, BC. 

Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

Nelson Whitewater Rafting

We offer trips on the class 3/4 Salmo River Shenango Canyon & the class 2/3 Slocan River Facchina Rapids Tour. Transportation is provided to and from downtown Nelson, all necessary equipment is supplied and a photo service is available.

Lardeau River Adventures

Lardeau River Adventures

We offer an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience on the pristine Lardeau River. Suitable for all abilities, these crystal waters wind through breathtaking scenery and home to an abundance of wildlife.

ROAM Shop

ROAM Shop

Rivers Oceans & Mountains Shop is your adventure basecamp in the Kootenays. We specialize in ski touring, telemark, kayaking, SUP, camping, hiking equipment and trips.

Jones Boys Boats

Jones Boys Boats

Jones Boys is committed to fulfilling your recreation needs with our wide selection of Boats, ATV's and Outboards. We have become one of British Columbia’s most successful boat dealers.

 

Nelson Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals

Nelson Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals

We have the equipment you need to paddle in the area. We are located right on the water at the Prestige Marina. Minutes walk from downtown Nelson.

Hellman Canoes and Kayaks

Paddle Kootenay Lake

We are a Specialized paddling store. We have a full store of Canoes, Kayaks, SUP, and accessories. We offer rentals with easy access to beautiful Kootenay lake, and lessons by certified instructors.

Kaslo Shipyard Co

A Kaslo Shipyard houseboat on the shores of Kootenay Lake.

Cruise, fish and explore sensational Kootenay Lake from the unique vantage point of a houseboat. Choose from our four seaworthy cruise vessels, each fully equipped. 

Kokanee Creek Paddle Sports

Kokanee Creek Paddle Sports

Kokanee Creek Paddle Sport rents single & double Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards at great rates. Come see us at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park in the Friends Campground.

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