Discover our beautiful region

Balfour BC is a small community close to Nelson BC, well known for its world class fishing of Rainbow Trout and Kokanee. With stunning views of the mountains and lake there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, golfing, and plenty of other adventures.

Things to do

  • 20 minutes from Ainsworth hot springs.
  • Kokanee mountain zipline
  • 20 minute drive to Nelson.
  • Balfour Ferry.
  • Koakanee Creek Provincial Park – Salmon spawning – one of the top spots to view salmon spawning, August – October.
  • North Woven Brooms – Home of the ‘Harry Potter’ brooms, Crawford Bay.
  • Harrop Cable Ferry – Travel to proctor to get baked goods from Proctor Village Bakery.
  • Fishing – Kokanee, Rainbow Trout. 
  • 5 minutes to Balfour Golf Course.
  • 40 minutes to Kaslo.
  • Touchtone museum of art and history,

Day Trips Nearby:

  • Take a day trip to the village of Kaslo, a historic mining town. 
  • Fletcher Falls is a beautiful site to see. 
  • Whitewater raft down the Slocan River.
  • Kokanee Creek Provincial Park has 9.5 km of hiking and walking trails within the park. 
  • Take a walk down Baker street and check out the historic buildings, its collection of restaurants, pubs and shops. 
  • Markets at Cottonwood farms every Saturday and Wednesday June – September.
  • Check out Nelson Kootenay Lake for trip ideas at