Kaslo, British Columbia
Kaslo, it has been said, is the little Switzerland of Canada. With its towering, snowy crags and beautiful isolated beaches, Kaslo is fast becoming a world-wide hit in the tourist industry while still maintaining its small-town atmosphere. Getting to Kaslo is all part of the adventure.
The town of Kaslo is nestled on the western shore of magnificient Kootenay Lake and sheltered between the spectacular Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges.
Seen here from Mount Buchanan on a warm summer’s day, looking South down Kootenay lake, one understands why Kaslo provides such a unique venue for the annual Summer Jazz Festival. Kaslo’s location in southeastern British Columbia is about a 9 hour drive from Vancouver, BC, about 4 hours from Spokane, about 5 hours from Kelowna, 1.5 hours from Castlegar and about 7.5 hours away from Calgary. Directions
Kaslo is a pretty village with an abundance of Victorian architecture that echoes back to the sunshine days of the British Empire. The people of Kaslo consider their “Victorian Village” a special place – rich in history, strong in spirit, spectacular in location. It offers those who live here a quality of life others can only envy.
Kaslo is a self-contained community possessing a complete range of retail outlets and essential services. These include a college extension campus, a hospital, a manned RCMP station, Provincial and Municipal government services, not to mention the best-looking downtown core area to be found anywhere in a village of this size.
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