Visitor Centres

Stop in and Say Hello!

Our visitor centres have knowledgeable staff, ready to help with maps, event listings, brochures, road conditions, and up-to-the minute information about the latest happenings around town. They can also provide community information, and can help plan your itinerary for travelling around BC.

Nelson Visitor Centre

The Nelson Visitor Centre (operated by the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce) is located very close to downtown at the West end of Baker Street in the heritage train station. 

We are open Monday to Friday, extended to 7 days a week in the summer. Hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm.

91 Baker Street, Nelson, BC VL1 4G9

Kaslo Visitor Centre

The Kaslo Visitor Centre, downtown at the SS Moyie (324 Front Street), is open seasonally from Mother's Day, May 9, 2021 – October 11, 2021, Thanksgiving Monday, every day from 10:00 am–5:00 pm or email

Year-round, with very limited hours, you can also contact the Kootenay Lake Historical Society/Visitor Centre Manager, also located at the SS Moyie Visitor Centre:

Crawford Bay Visitor Centre

The Crawford Bay Visitor Centre has seasonal staff but a well-stocked rack of brochures and map available year-round. Located amongst the Artisans of Crawford Bay in between Barefoot Handweaving and Kootenay Forge. For more information about the businesses on the East Shore contact Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce. You can reach them by email at

Visitor Services

Gas Stations are all around Kootenay Lake

- Husky - 702 Nelson Ave
- Petro-Canada - 123 Anderson Street
- Shell - 301 Nelson Ave
- Mobil - 502 Lakeside Dr
- Taghum Shell - 5644 HWY 3A

- Gill and Gift - 450 Ferry Landing Road
- Kokanee Park Marina - 5110 HWY 3A

- Esso - 6510 HWY 31
- Kaslo Mohawk - 405 4th Street

Lardeau/Meadow Creek
- Lardeau Valley Service - 12705 HWY 31
- Meadow Creek Store - 13308 Hwy 31

East Shore
- Crawford Bay General Store
- The Lakeview - Gray Creek
- FasGas - Wynndel



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Read our visitors guide online or order a copy of the official visitor's guide and map for our region.