Although it’s only home to about 1,000 residents, Kaslo is the oldest incorporated community in the Kootenay region. It’s also the largest community located on Kootenay Lake. Though they may be few, those 1,000 residents are keenly aware of how lucky they are to live in the picturesque small town. Want to know what that feels like? Contact Kaslo Realtor Greg Gritchin of Kootenay Connection to find the perfect place to settle in and call home.
Kaslo has a thriving arts culture. It is home to many local musicians and two annual music festivals: Kaslo Canada Day Folk Music Festival and Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival. It’s also home to a number of coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and bistros serving diverse foods.
Kaslo’s small size does not represent its rich history. Silver mining and logging brought people to the area, followed by an increase in cherry farming. Its history is easy to spot around town, with two National Historic Sites. The SS Moyie worked on the Kootenay Lake from 1889 to 1857. Today, it’s on display in town and is the oldest intact sternwheeler in the world. The Village Hall was built in 1898 and is one of only two wooden municipal buildings that are still intact and in use in Canada.
Check out the Langham Cultural Centre museum to experience one of the more intense parts of Kaslo’s history. The museum commemorates the now-restored Langham Hotel, which was a Nikkei internment camp during WWII. The Nikkei were Canadians of Japanese descent.
If you prefer a more uplifting experience, visit the nine-hole Kaslo Golf Club, which was built in 1923 and is one of the oldest golf club in Canada. Whether you’re into local history or checking out the more modern local scene, I can help you find a Kaslo BC home for sale that is conveniently located to the many local amenities.
If you prefer to stay off the beaten path, Greg will have no problem helping you find or sell a property close to the water or mountains. Kaslo is home to Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park and a number of hiking and mountain biking trails. The area is perfect for cross country skiing, rock climbing and more. Ainsworth Hot Springs also is located in Kaslo, making it a perfect stop to warm up on a cold winter night or relax after a stressful day at the office.
No matter what your preference is, Kaslo has something for everyone. Contact me today to buy or sell your Kaslo property.
Contact Greg Gritchin, your local Kaslo Realtor for more information about buying or selling homes and properties in and around Kaslo area.