Things to Do
Summit Lake (Albert Normandin photo)
Nakusp's close geographical proximity to Arrow Lake and the Monashee and Selkirk mountains ensures a wide selection of outdoor activity options, such as hiking, cycling, camping, kayaking, swimming, and fishing.
Nakusp is also known as a relaxation hub with several nearby hot springs and spas and wellness facilities. While the village is quite packed during festival weekends, it is otherwise a safe bet for escaping the crowd.
Hiking in Nakusp ranges from easy strolls along the Waterfront Walk to short treks among western redcedars to challenging climbs toward Saddle Mountain Lookout. Venture out to the Naumulten Lodge, which sits at 2,208m/7,285ft in the Valkyr Range above the village of Burton. Use this backcountry lodge as a base for a self-guided or Valkyr Adventures' professionally guided alpine hiking trips.