Kaslo is a charming village in south east British Columbia, described as the “Little Switzerland of Canada.” This paradise offers people seeking a quiet lifestyle and allows you to escape into nature. The village offers breathtaking views and is surrounded by mountains and forests, and provides a four season lifestyle with hiking, biking, skiing, and water sports. Kaslo has the world’s oldest intact passenger sternwheeler, the SS Moyie, which now serves as a historical museum. The main economic drivers are forestry and construction. A growing tourism sector is emerging in Kaslo. Revitalizing Kaslo and the North Kootenay Lake area with a focus on fostering sustainable growth, building community capacity and creating self-reliance will continue to build the thriving local economy for Kaslo.
- Growth/target sectors include: value-added forestry, agriculture, tourism, and remote work
- Kaslo infoNet Society (KIN) provides broadband activity to the village. The Kaslo Infonet is one of the community’s most significant economic assets. It is a community owned corporate structure that allows the community to build a state of the art telecommunications platform that positions the community for long-term success and resilience in the digital economy by building localized cloud-based capacity
- The Kaslo Food Hub plays an important role in ensuring that local residents have access to food. The cupboard is the cornerstone of the program, but emerging opportunities include a commercial kitchen that can be used for educational purposes.
- Outdoor Adventures – With the mountains closeby and the lake right at the village for swimming. There are also a range of winter activities for people to enjoy such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. This breathtaking environment is perfect for nature lovers and people who are seeking a calm and quiet lifestyle.
- History – The village offers a unique historic feeling in its downtown core with the oldest sternwheeler in the world, the SS Moyie. Kaslo also has a rich history of the silver and gold mines.
- People – Kaslo is a warm and welcoming village and the residents are friendly who create a sense of community.