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The Village of Kaslo is the oldest incorporated community in the Kootenays, and is located 70 kilometers north of Nelson on Highway 31 on the western shore of Kootenay Lake.  With a rich and colourful history, this community is also accessible by boat or through its small airfield.

In the early 1890s, the owners of the future townsite, David Kane and G. O. Buchanan, sold off lots to incoming miners drawn by the area's rich silver deposits. Kaslo quickly became a thriving community, and was incorporated as a city on August 14, 1893.

Today, Kaslo and area is home to well over 1,000 residents.The Kemball Memorial Centre (pictured right ) is the current home of the Village offices and a number  of local businesses.

 

Kaslo is home to a thriving downtown of  historic and innovative businesses.  Please visit the Chamber of Commerce website to discover more.


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Kaslo "City Hall" (pictured left), a National Historic Site,  is currently the focus of a major fundraising effort to restore it to a functional heritage building.   The sternwheeler S.S. Moyie is Kaslo's second National Historic Site and graces the downtown shoreline.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay provides regional or sub-regional local government services to Kaslo and area, a primary point of contact for those who live outside of our municipal boundaries.  Please link to the RDCK and other key partners below.

 

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