Parks & Trails

In addition to the Nakusp & Area Sports Complex and the Nakusp Municipal Campground, our 12 acre park in downtown Nakusp features:

Picnic Tables above the Nakusp Public Beach

Above Nakusp Public Beachphoto by Kyle Kusch

  • tennis courts, children’s playground, skateboard park
  • soccer field, three baseball fields
  • public beach, gazebo and concession facilities
  • cenotaph and public benches
  • picnic tables and public washrooms

Linked to the public beach and the downtown park, you will find the beautiful and serene Waterfront Walkway and the Wrap Around Nakusp Trail.  The Waterfront Walkway offers stunning views of the Arrow Lakes and surrounding areas.  The Wrap Around Nakusp Trail is part of the old CPR right-of-way which has been converted into a walking trail, which in turn has been linked to our waterfront walkway and connected to the Rails to Trails network in the Regional District of Central Kootenay. 

Trail in the Nakusp Hot Springs area

Hiking trail in the Nakusp Hot Springs area

The Nakusp Hot Springs, Cedar Chalets & Campground, nestled in the Kuskanax Valley, is another beautiful area with hiking trails and picnic areas. From this area, you can access the historic Hot Springs Trail, Kimbol Lake Trail, Cedar Grove Trail, Peter Roulston Trail or take a short hike to the source of the hot springs. The friendly, helpful staff at the Hot Springs will be happy to provide you with more details on activities and trails in the area.

Nakusp and surrounding area also offers other great hiking trails, from easy to moderate to expert! Contact the Nakusp Visitor Centre or the Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society for details of trails such as the Kuskanax Mountain Trail, Vicky’s View, Saddle Mountain Lookout Trail, Nakusp and Slocan Rail Trail, Wensley Creek Trails and more!