On a Saturday in Nakusp

It is very beautiful and peaceful at Serenity Views, but venturing into the Village of Nakusp is also a great experience.  Here are some ideas for trip to town on a Saturday:

Nakusp Farmer's Market Sign

Each Saturday from May to October,  there is a Farmer’s Market, where you can find all sorts of crafts, jewellery, baking, plants, produce and even music. Down the road from the market, visit Home Grown Market and Juice Bar which features organic produce. There are several other interesting stores in Nakusp, mostly along the main street (Broadway), but taking the side streets will bring you to a chocolate shop, an art gallery, and other unique shops.

Home Grown Market

A trip to town must include a walk along the waterfront walkway where you can see all sorts of flowers in bloom. Grab a coffee from one of the coffee shops and enjoy the gorgeous views!  If you feel like taking a dip in the Arrow Lake, there is a beautiful sandy, public beach at the west end of the waterfront walkway.

Waterfront walkway in spring

The Nakusp Visitor Centre is also a great place to visit while in town, if you need maps and directions, and other ideas for activities!

Spring on the Waterfront Promenade

Tree in bloom on waterfront promenadeAfter a few days of rainy weather, Nakusp is now enjoying warm, sunny weather.  The hummingbirds have returned and flowers and trees are beginning to blossom.  One of the favorite activities of visitors and residents of Nakusp is to walk along the waterfront promenade – a one kilometre pathway stretching along the shoreline of the Upper Arrow Lake.  This paved pathway is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature.  There are trees, benches, several flower gardens, a recently installed stone sculpture, and even a peaceful Japanese garden to visit.

This walk may take a little longer than you plan for because the residents of Nakusp are friendly and enjoy visiting with everyone. A walk along the promenade is a “must-do” activity if you come to Serenity Views!

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Do you enjoy fishing?

Staying at Serenity Views has many benefits.  As well as the quietness of the property and the great views of the lake and mountains, there is the advantage of being able to enjoy the shoreline on the edge of the beautiful Upper Arrow Lake.

If you enjoy fishing from shore, this is the place for you!  Whether you are staying in the Camping Cabin or the Studio Suite, the shoreline is just a short walk down a forested pathway where you can fish on the secluded rock beach.

Below is a picture of a Dolly Varden which was caught by recent guests who were staying in the Camping Cabin.  Thank you Sherry and Lenard for sharing your picture with us!

Dolly Varden caught on shoreline of Serenity Views

There are numerous species of fish in the Arrow Lake including rainbow trout, bull trout, kokanee and whitefish.  Trout usually range from 2-7 kg. but have been known to reach 12 kg.  Note to all fisherman:  this fish was released back into the lake!

Serenity Views – Lodging to Inspire

2350 - 15th Ave. N.W.
P.O. Box 963
Nakusp, British Columbia
Canada V0G 1R0
Home phone: 250-265-3893
Cell phone: 778-206-0084
E-mail: serviews@telus.net

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