Kaslo, with a population of just 1,000, is actually the largest community on the main body of Kootenay Lake.
The area's waterways and surrounding mountains provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure.
Explore Kootenay Lake in a powerboat, sailboat, kayak, or canoe. Renting a houseboat from Kaslo's Shipyard's fleet is another option. Go hiking on groomed trails or wilderness terrain in provincial parks. There are no less than five of these (and one rugged conservancy) nearby, including the stunning Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.
In winter, try cat-skiing and backcountry skiing. Ainsworth Hot Springs is great year round, but especially in winter. Relax and unravel in therapeutic waters.