Balfour, B.C. Business Members
Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
Ainsworth B.C. V0G 1A0
The hot springs features three odourless pools, a 150 foot horseshoe cave, a main lounging pool, and a stream-fed cold plunge. The pools provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of West Kootenay's majestic scenery – the Purcell Mountains and Kootenay Lake. Our 43 room resort was winner of the Excellence in Housekeeping Award from Tourism BC.
3595 Hwy 31
PO Box 1342
Ainsworth B.C. V0G 1A0
Toll Free: 888-848-4463
We offer clean, quiet and affordable single and double kitchenette units, as well as a family suite overlooking breathtaking Kootenay Lake, only 1/2 block from Ainsworth Hot Springs. Enjoy satellite TV, WI-FI, complimentary coffee, lawn area with BBQ, picnic area and tables.
8907 Meadow St.
Balfour B.C. V0G 1C0
Atelier Oslia is a working studio/gallery featuring my own painting and printmaking art and creations by other local artists.
434 Aspen Rd
P.O. Box 117
Local excavating company based out of Riondel, providing prompt, efficient excavator services. Mid-sized Kubota, zero clearance.
- Septic System installations
- Landscaping, Rock Walls & Water features
- Foundations and Underground services
- Residential and Commercial
- Member of BCOSSA and fully insured
Balfour Autobody and Glass
7699 Highway 3A
P.O. Box 212
Balfour Autobody and Glass Ltd. is an ICBC-accredited shop. Along with collision repair, painting, and windshield replacement, Balfour Autobody is a full-service repair shop. Owner Mike Poetsch is a long-time Balfour local and is committed to high quality repairs and excellent customer service.
Balfour Beach Inn
Located on the shore of Kootenay Lake, our inn offers kitchenettes, cable TV, wireless/high speed Internet, family dining with deck (open for breakfast), lounge with lotteries and deck, indoor pool, sandy beach, marina, one minute from the Balfour Golf Course, 12 km from Ainsworth Hot Springs.
Balfour Equipment Rental
5555 Hwy 3A
We are an equipment rental, sales and service business started in 2004. Our equipment is geared to contractors’ needs and homeowners’ needs for tools and materials to do any renovation job or garden work. We also service and repair our own equipment and for customers, some pipe threading, machining and welding.
Balfour Golf Course
P.O. Box 139
The Balfour Golf Course is a prestigious 18-hole, Les Furber-designed facility, complete with a driving range, putting green, full fleet of rental carts, and newly constructed clubhouse.
Players will find the front nine carved neatly through a forested region with sand and water hazards strategically placed; the back nine uses the mountains to provide elevation from tee to green and a scenic view across Kootenay Lake to the Purcell Mountain range.
Golfers of all abilities will be rewarded by good shot-making, but don't be fooled by the large greens and seemingly easy play! This blend of "beauty and beast" will challenge the skills of even the very best of golfers.
We are confident that once you play the Balfour Golf Course, you'll consider it to be one of the elite courses you'll soon want to challenge again.
Balfour Storage LTD.
7758 Holt Road
Boat, RV and Mini storage. Secured compound.
7824 Highway 3A
The Blancher family provides almost everything - Groceries, Liquor Agency, ATM, Fax/Copy Machine , Lotto Center, Video Rentals, Post Office and a few things more!
Balfour Towing and Salvage
We offer 24-hour towing, scrap vehicle removal, scrap metals removal, pickup available, hiab service, flatdeck service, dump truck hauling, salvage and demolition, and residential and commercial property cleanup.
Birch Grove R.V. Park & Marina
7048 Lee Road
Hosts: The Ericksons
Beautifully manicured Park on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere, spectacular view, lawns, shade trees, picnic tables and fire pits (wood available), free showers, sandy beach, swimming, boat launch, moorage, tenting area & fishing. Near golfing, hiking, biking, hot springs, shopping, artisans and the longest free ferry ride.....
Blue Sky Clothing Co.
Balfour Ferry Landing
511 Baker Street
1312 Commercial Dr
"Comfort and elegance, sized for real women!"
We also carry men's and kids' beachwear. Blue Sky Clothing garments are designed and manufactured by the owner, Marilyn. Blue Sky uses only first-grade, natural fabrics to make fun clothes, from sun wear to formal wear.
Bruce MacDiarmid Pottery
7286 Hwy. 3A, 2km West from the Balfour Ferry Landing
Pottery makes our daily activities around the home a little more special and adds a creative presence to any room that is both unique and lasting. A visit to my studio/gallery will reveal not only a view of the process of pottery making, but also a display of professionally-crafted high fired white stoneware that has many functional items and some one of a kind pieces, all reflecting the beauty of the Kootenays.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm with extended hours in summer.
Cedars Lakeshore Inn & Marina
7782 Highway 3A
PO Box 91
Cozy, quaint lakeside accommodation. Experience the Kootenays on the doorstep of Kootenay Lake. Four quiet, clean, fully equipped kitchenettes; close to country store and ferry terminal. Check out our 3-day and weekly golf packages. Annual RV sites on request. Beach, boat launch and marina with year-round moorage (annual, monthly, weekly and daily).
Christian Science Society
Located in St. Michael's Anglican Church. Service time is 9:30 – 10:30 on Sunday mornings. Testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month (call for location).
Cool Ventures Ltd.
5218 Kokanee Landing Rd
General Contractor/Licensed Builder, Frank Lehnert. New construction, renovations, additions, project management.
Derek Diener has over ten years of experience in the real estate sector, most recently as an investment consultant in the area of large-scale real estate projects. Derek brings energy, integrity and a results orientation to both his life and his work and, as a proponent of lifelong learning, actively researches market trends and opportunities. Derek is committed to helping you explore options and find the best solutions to your unique mortgage financing needs.
DH Holdings Drywall
Dan Huiberts is a life-long resident who has worked on most of the commercial businesses and homes in the area, with his five-man crew. Attentive to detail, fully insured. Boarding, Taping and Priming.
Dock n' Duck
7924 Wharf Road
P.O. Box 203
Gill & Gift
450 Ferry Landing
We have everything you need to catch fish in Kootenay Lake and surrounding areas - the right lures, colours, and knowledge of whats happening on the lake. We're an authorized dealer of nautical charts and publications, and a government agent for fish and game licenses. We sell regular gas and diesel and carry basic automotive products. We offer assorted gifts, T-shirts, Canadian and local souvenirs, Matryoshka, Heritage books, shirts and hats. You'll find newspapers, gift cards, phone cards, boat flags, film, batteries, sunglasses, hot coffee, snacks, lots of fireworks and much, much more! Folks say we're the fun store at the ferry landing. Drop in and say hello.
Garywood Wooden Bowls
7606 Highway 3A
With over 15 years of experience, Gary produces exquisite wood bowls, platters, and vases from a variety of local woods. All finishes are food safe.
Graham Marine Construction
7778 Balfour Wharf Road
P.O. Box 171
Marine construction including marine pile driving, top quality docks, tug boat, crane, crane truck and barge services on Kootenay Lake. Best quality, best service, best prices and environmentally-friendly - your best value for any marine construction! Residential and commercial. We also provide assistance with applications for water front development permissions.
115 Lakeview Drive
Located between Nelson and Balfour, all residential lots for sale at Grandview Properties overlook beautiful Sunshine Bay of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake and the surrounding mountain vista.
Real estate on Kootenay Lake is limited by physical attributes - location, slope, and terrain. Some find waterfront property too expensive. Grandview Properties brings you an affordable solution - owners of our view lots have privileged access to our 200' private lake shore frontage!
Our lots are gently sloping, cleared of woody debris and stumps, and fully serviced with underground utilities (power, telephone, gas, water & sewer).
Brant Gray - Owner
R.R.#3, S.40, C.5
Commercial & Residential Reno's: continuous gutters, custom metal bending, soffit, fascia, siding, decks, and painting.
G.W. Heating and Plumbing Service
Boiler and furnace replacement and repairs. Design consulting for all types of heating systems including air, ground or water source. Radiant and forced air systems.
Residential and commercial construction. Domestic water pumps, potable water treatment and distribution systems, large and small.
Electronic controls, trouble shooting.
Flue gas analysis, [efficiency testing].
I am a licensed, certified and bonded Gas, Boiler [class A], and Plumbing Contractor. I hold a certificate of qualification for the following trades, Plumbing, Gas Fitting [level A], Steam Fitting, 3rd Class Power Engineering.
I offer a lower than average hourly charge rate to Balfour residents, and no travel charges. Please feel free to call any time.
HCC General Construction
PO Box 645
Full-service building contractor, foundations, concrete, footers, forms, frame, drywall, kitchens, bathrooms, floors, windows, rock walls, driveways, decks, cement walls, water lines, renovations and additions.
Reasonable and reliable service.
Kaslo Bay Developments LTD.
Kaslo Bay Road
Situated above Kaslo Bay Park and overlooking Kootenay Lake and the Purcell Mountains, Kaslo Bay Estates offers a tranquil setting for those desiring a leisurely lifestyle in the Kootenays. Five minute walk to downtown Kaslo, this development offers year round living and the opportunity to take advantage of the many features of the surrounding region. Kaslo Bay Estates is a community Strata.
Kootenay Career Development Society
Suit 203-514 Vernon Street
Toll Free: 1-877-952-6200
We provide a variety of career development and employment services to the communities in Nelson, and surrounding area including: Lower Slocan Valley, Salmo, Kaslo and the Crawford Bay and Boswell area. We are contracted through the Canada – British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement to provide a variety of employment services that meet the unique needs of unemployed and underemployed members of our communities.
Kootenay Lake Estates Ltd
Kootenay Lake Village
PO Box 1053
Sales: Eroca Ryon
Kootenay Lake Village is a 450 acre one-of-a-kind waterfront development near Nelson BC close to the villages of Proctor and Balfour. Offering everything from cabin lots with water views to expansive lakeside estate home sites, there is something here for everyone looking to own a little piece of Kootenay living The beautiful waterfront lots in Kootenay Lake Village are in one of BC’s premium developments located on Kootenay Lake. Kootenay Lake is the largest, most pristine natural lake in southern BC and forms two sections the “Main Lake” and the “West Arm”. All lots enjoy the many amenities provided by the development’s incomparable 260+ acres of recreational wonderland, offering several parks, 20 kilometers of walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails, phenomenal look out points and much more. The lots are serviced, including the community’s state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant, and water system. Each lot offers its own unique attributes, but all have treed privacy corridors, lovely natural landscaping and magnificent views.
Kootenay Lakeview Lodge
1285 Queens Bay Rd
Kootenay Lakeview Lodge faces spectacular Kootenay Lake. Every room has a breathtaking view. Our cosy lodge rooms will give you a good night's rest for the next day's activities! Eagleview Par 3 and Mini Golf Centre and McQ's North Country Grill are right here, too.
1247 Green Road
P.O. Box 152
MATS Growers has been proudly serving the Kootenays since 2002 and is your best bet for new and exciting plants for your garden or planters. We carry a wide variety of bedding plants, perennials, specimen trees, and shrubs that add beauty to every corner of your garden. In addition, we now carry our own bagged soil mixes, composted sheep manure, compressed coconut coir bricks, fertilizer, hanging pots, and other hard goods. We've also expanded our services to include, landscaping, yard maintenance, and spring clean up. Our custom basket program is still going strong! All you have to do is drop off your empty baskets and we will fill them with color. Please, book early as space is limited. We are open April right through to October to help you get your garden growing. Check out our website matsgrowers.com for monthly specials and events. Mats Growers, bringing you fresh ideas for growing gardens.
Nelco Marine & Build-A-Dock
P.O. Box 39
Nelco Marine & Build-A-Dock is a provider of only the "Highest Quality Dock Products and Accessories" and is the only authorized dealer for Connect-A-Dock Modular Dock System, ShoreMaster Docks and Lifts, Basta Boat Lifts, Naylor Rail Systems, Bic Boats and Kayaks, Roll-N-Go and Wahoo Docks and our own proven Timber Frame Dock design - see www.NelcoMarine.com for plans and products.
We know and understand the power of Kootenay Lake and want to ensure that your investment is both built "SKUKUM" and fits in with your natural surroundings.
Owner - Gordie Burns - born and raised in Nelson - 5th Generation - prides himself in offering the most enviro-friendly products on the market today!
Nelco Marine is also the local dealer for Marlon Utility Trailers, Sled Decks and Karavan ATV, Sled, PWC and Boat Trailers - www.atvsleddecktrailersbc.com
We are located at 710 Hwy 3A, Nelson, B.C. - Just across the Big Orange Bridge in Nelson on the North Shore.
We look forward to working with you!
Old World Bakery
450 Balfour Ferry Road
Fresh baked goodies, savoury lunch ideas and fresh organic coffee, all served with a smile.
Osprey's Neighbour Greenhouse
8172 Busk Road
P.O. Box 5
The Osprey’s Neighbour Yard & Garden Centre established in 2007, is a home based business located on Busk Road, near the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminal in Balfour, B.C. Osprey’s Neighbour offers a variety of nursery stock, annual and perennial bedding plants including herbs and vegetable starts, and specializes in hanging baskets, unique flowering containers, and potted gardens. Osprey’s Neighbour also offers container and basket planting services and pre-season ordering. Or you can bring your containers and create your own planter in our U-Do centre (and leave the mess to us). Osprey’s Neighbour opens seasonally in May, our hours of operation are Mon-Wed 1-5pm, Tues-Sun 10-5. Appointments can also be arranged via e-mail or telephone. Check out our website for seasonal gardening tips and a list of all our products. Please stop by for a splash of spring.
Osprey Snack Bar
c/o Lynda Zloty
When traveling across beautiful Kootenay Lake aboard the Osprey 2000 ferry, be sure to visit the snack bar. We offer a full menu, including breakfast (try our famous "Sunriser"!), burgers, sandwiches and the best hot dogs around. We also carry snacks for the road and souvenirs. Open year-round from 6:30 a.m.
Reel Adventures Fishing Charters
2668 Greenwood Road
Hand over your keys and let us do the driving for the day. We'll take you out on the water for an enjoyable day of fishing or sight seeing. No matter what your needs are, we can arrange a custom charter to suit your needs.
I create greeting cards featuring my paintings and photographs. I also carve small stone sculptures, using local stone (Chlovite from Duncan Valley, North of Kaslo).
My experience with Native Canadians and an interest in Eastern religion and philosophy are major influences on these artistic endeavors.
Shadow Mountain Outfitters
Tim and Astrid Faires
Come and join us for your "Adventure of a Lifetime" in Big Game Trophy Hunts Come join Shadow Mountain Outfitters for the "Adventure of a Lifetime"; Wilderness Big Game hunting at its best for Elk, Moose, Whitetail and Mule deer, Mountain Goat, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, Black Bear, Grizzly Bear Cougar and Bobcat. Shadow Mountain Outfitters is located in the Bull River drainage in South-eastern BC. This corner of British Columbia has often been referred to as "Little Africa" in the hunting world as it is home to more Big Game Species than anywhere else in North America. In addition to our Big game Hunts we also offer exceptional fishing including Gerard Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout in the 80-mile Kootenay Lake. Currently anglers are landing record size Gerard rainbow ranging in size from 5 to 25 lbs, plus Dollies up to 16 lbs. We have all the necessary equipment to ensure your enjoyment and success.
6560 Harrop Proctor Road
St. Michaels All Angels Anglican Church
8551 Busk Road
Marven Pedersen: 250-229-4650
St. Michaels was built in 1892, making it one of the oldest churches in the Kootenays. Services are normally held Sunday mornings at eleven. Other service times may be scheduled for special occasions, and all are warmly welcomed to this historic church.
Split Shot Charters
Owner: Mike Thompson
LET’S GO FISHING
Enjoy a day on the S.S. Suzanna, our 34 foot catamaran-style boat that can hold up to 12 people in the summer and 8 people in the colder climates. She has all the comforts of home including a heated cabin, washroom and barbecue. With plenty of room, we can run as many as nine lines at a time, allowing you and your family or friends the ultimate kootenay fishing experience.
With more than 39 years experience we have landed 298 rainbows over 20 lbs., 13 bull trout (dolly varden) over 20 lbs. and 2 rainbows at 29 lbs.
We supply an experience guide and all equipment including tackle. You bring your lunch, drink, hat, coat, camera and fishing licence. We have wheelchair access and plenty of room.
Book in advance to guarantee your charter. 50% deposit required upon booking.
What are you waiting for? BOOK NOW!
Toad Rock Campground
RR #3, S37, C1
All campers welcome. Treed sites for camping and large social pavilion for gatherings. Firewood, showers, toilets and laundry facility. Special events throughout the season!
"Where the sound of bikes is the sound of friends"
Building quality homes and commercial buildings for the Nelson community is our family tradition. Eco-friendly homes, commercial, new residential, concrete co-construct with timber frame.
You dream it, we build it, the possibilities are endless
Western Pacific Marine Ltd.
Western Pacific Marine Ltd. operates the Kootenay Lake Ferry, the world's longest free ferry service, on behalf of the Ministry of Transportation. Enjoy the spectacular scenery aboard the Osprey 2000 or the M.V. Balfour.