Kaslo May Long Weekend Celebrations

Kaslo May Long Weekend Celebrations

May 21 - 23, 2022

Come celebrate spring time in Kaslo and explore three spectacular events: May Days, Logger Sports and Show n' Shine.

In addition, May 20, 2022, 6-9pm, the Village of Kaslo is hosting the Grand Opening of Front Street Park with its new stage and washroom facilities. Located next door to the Kaslo Hotel, this park will provide a destination for locals, visitors and many events. Come join us! 

May Days

The annual May Days celebration in Kaslo, British Columbia started in 1892. It highlights the diverse culture of Kaslo, and is one of the events that welcomes in the summer season.

Every year, for three glorious, fun-filled days, the Kaslo & Area Chamber of Commerce serves as its proud host and steward. During May Days, dozens of arts and crafts vendors set up booths at Vimy Park to sell their wares alongside artisan food producers, craft beer, and other gourmet treats.  

May Days Info

Logger Sports

Come be mesmerized by competitors from across Canada and the United States as they compete for prizes and show case their nearly unbelievable logging skills all weekend long. You'll be impressed as they participate in: Tree Climbing, Log Rolling, Axe Throwing and Springboard Chopping and more.

Logger Sports Info

Show n' Shine

If you're a car buff, this is the event for you. Fancy vehicles from across British Columbia, the Prairie Provinces and the USA Pacific Northwest gather on the Sunday of the May Long Weekend to show off their vehicles on the streets of Kaslo. Register and view photos from 2019: Kaslo Show and Shine.

Show n' Shine Info

Whether you are a vintage car enthusiast, skate boarder, logging sports lover or simply enjoy the sunshine, there's something for everyone. Come find awesome!

The Story of Kaslo

As the oldest incorporated village in the Kootenays, Kaslo began not as a mining town, but as a logging town. In 1893, Kaslo was incorporated, and by 1897, it had telephone and electrical service, a brewery, a cigar factory, as well as many hotels and bars. The silver mining boom came to Kaslo, but when that went bust, Kaslo went silent for a period of time, reinventing itself in agriculture in the twentieth century.

Kaslo was one of many Kootneay areas designated for the relocation and internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. The Langham Cultural Centre commemorates this deeply sad and unfortunate era in Kootenay history, and the Joy Kogawa book, Obasan, tells the story of one family's internment in the area. 

Now, Kaslo relies on both logging and tourism to support its population of just over 1,000 people. It is often called the "Little Switzerland" of the Nelson Kootenay Lake region because of its charming picturesque village right on the west arm of Kootenay Lake, surrounded by mountains. 

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