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Kayaking, SUP, Canoeing and Windsurfing on and Around Kootenay Lake

Nelson, Balfour and Kaslo are great bases to explore the area by canoe, windsurf, kayak or paddleboard, either on Kootenay Lake or the nearby Slocan River. Whether you’re an occasional paddler or seasoned professional, the region’s waterways are sure to delight.

Kayaker ashore looking toward lake with KayaksTravellers can bring their own gear or join a guided tour with a local operator. Kaslo Adventure CentreKootenay Kayak Company and ROAM run a variety of tours: half-day paddle boat tours, two-day kayak camping excursions and week-long hiking and padding expeditions. Hellman Canoe and Kayak also has a well-stocked retail store and specializes in kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board (SUP) rentals all year round. Right at Lakeside Park through the summer months, the Nelson and District Community Complex rents kayaks and SUP boards by the hour.

Visitors at Kaslo can contact Kaslo Kayaking for tours, rentals and lessons on kayaks, canoes, SUP and windsurfers.

To float down the tributaries of Kootenay Lake go for an adventure with one of our rafting companies.

Kaslo Kayaking &
Adventure Centre

Kaslo Kayaking

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


ROAM Nelson

We specialize in ski touring gear in the winter and Kayak, SUP's and camping gear in the summer.

Nelson Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals

Nelson Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals

Whether you want to spend an hour or a day paddling around the rivers and lakes of Nelson, we have the equipment you need to make it happen at the Prestige docks.

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.



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