The Village of Kaslo, with a population of about 1,000, is the largest community on the main body of Kootenay Lake. Looking east across the lake, residents enjoy breathtaking views of the Purcell Mountains and the iconic Mt. Loki. Like with most of the West Kootenays, mining and forestry used to provide most of the jobs in Kaslo—and that situation is changing.
The village is home to people with a wide variety of skills and talents, many of whom are there to be close to nature and away from the buzz of cities. Kaslo is a haven for arts and recreation, and is committed to developing jobs in the tech and knowledge sector.
- Population (2014 est.):
1,008 – 2,597 (including RD Area D)
- Community Service Providers:
Village of Kaslo
North Kootenay Lake Community Services
Kaslo and Area Chamber of Commerce
Sustainable Economic Development Select CommitteeKaslo and District Community Forest SocietyCBAL
- Major Employers:
Interior Health Authority
Kaslo Building Supplies
Kaslo Hotel and PubKaslo MotelKaslo ShipyardRetallack LodgeKaslo Golf ClubHoney Candles LtdJones Boys BoatsSelkirk Wilderness Skiing
Kootenay Savings Credit Union
Front St Pizza
Kaslo Community Pharmacy