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Columbia River - Burton, BC

Burton

Burton is a small community situated on the eastern shore of Lower Arrow Lake. The Arrow Lakes are located in the Kootenay Rockies and are a popular destination for those who enjoy the outdoors. Golfing, fishing for Dolly Varden, Kokanee and freshwater Ling Cod, plus trophy fishing for Gerrard and Rainbow Trout bring avid anglers to the area. Just 25 minutes away is Nakusp known for its several fine natural hot springs that attracts many to relax in the pools.

In the summer the regions natural landscape provides excellent opportunities for hiking, kayaking or wildlife viewing. The nearby hills provide hiking trails to Saddle Mountain Peak, Idaho Lookout, or the Wilson Lake Trails, all of which provide beautiful scenic views. In the winter, the region becomes a popular destination for cross-country skiing. Enjoy the fresh, crisp air while taking one of the trails found near the Nakusp Hot Springs.

Lakeview in Burton.

Location

The village of Burton is located on Hwy 6 36 km (22 mi) southwest of Nakusp in the Kootenay Rockies region.

A Step Back in Time

The area surrounding the tiny village of Burton was traditionally occupied by the Sinixt, who have been around for over 10,000 years. Western settlement began during the 19th century, when the Big Bend Gold Rush in 1865 brought the first steamers to the area; the first settlers later arrived in 1890. In 1913, the roads from Nakusp and Edgewood to Burton were completed. In 1969, BC Hydro constructed the Keenleyside Dam, causing the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes to combine.

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Historical Park

Burton & Nearby Accommodations

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Burton Historical Park Campground

Burton Historical Park Campground

Burton

Burton Historical Park Campground is one of the best kept secrets of the Kootenays. This lakeside campground offers a peaceful, relaxing and family-oriented atmosphere. The sites are spacious with views of Arrow Lake and surrounding mountains. Campers have access to beach and boat launch. Centrally ... Read more
Three Islands Resort

Three Islands Resort

Nakusp

Three Islands Resort located on Summit Lake. Hwy 6, 15 kms south of Nakusp, BC. Full service hookups, pull thrus, tenting, washrooms, showers, laundry, sani-station, firepits, firewood, playground, swimming, fishing, boat rentals, boat launch, gazebo and pay phone. No debit or credit cards. ... Read more
Nakusp Municipal Campground

Nakusp Municipal Campground

Nakusp

The Nakusp Municipal Campground is owned by the Village of Nakusp and is located in the heart of the Village, adjacent to the Community Park which includes the arena, ball-parks, soccer field and is 3 short blocks from the public beach. There are 40 treed camping sites, including 10 with power servi ... Read more
Murphy's Landing Resort

Murphy's Landing Resort

Nakusp

Murphy's Landing charming chalet, cabins and spacious RV sites are delightfully designed with you in mind, having all the comforts with added touches.  Murphy's Landing 40 acre property has an Upper Landing terrace over looking the Lower Landing, the Kuskanax Creek, Arrow Lakes and majestic mountai ... Read more
KBR Campground

KBR Campground

Nakusp

A family-friendly scenic campground nestled between the picturesque Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. We cater to all campers from large luxury RV’s to tents. We are a family-owned business dedicated to providing each camper with a safe, relaxing and enjoyable environment. Your goal is to rela ... Read more
Centennial Campground

Centennial Campground

New Denver

Centennial Campground, located along the shore of the pristine Slocan Lake and in the friendly walkable town of New Denver offers 43 sites available, reservations can be made online. Right next door is the Municipal Park which features a playground, playing field, beach volleyball court and a cordon ... Read more
Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

Nakusp

Relax, refresh and return. Come and enjoy the jewel of Nakusp! Nestled amongst the towering trees in the Selkirk Mountains, Nakusp Hot Springs is the perfect base camp for all of your outdoor adventures. Explore our spectacular natural and end the day with a relaxing soak in our mineral pools. We of ... Read more
Springer Creek RV Park & Campground

Springer Creek RV Park & Campground

Slocan

Come and stay at Springer Creek RV Park & Campground and experience the serene beauty of the Slocan Valley mountains and lake. Be busy each day or relax and take the time to reflect upon the existence of huckleberries. Enjoy the peaceful sound of waterfalls. ... Read more
Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground

Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground

Slocan

A pioneer campground with grass and treed lots. Nestled between Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Parks, the Slocan Valley offers a playground of activities. A beautiful 10 min. drive to Slocan beach. Cycling on the Rails to Trails right next to us. Excellent fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and go ... Read more
Karibu Park Cottages & Campground

Karibu Park Cottages & Campground

Winlaw

Situated in a quiet, natural setting on a large property with beautiful gardens rests Karibu Park Cottages & Campground. Nestled along the Slocan River, Karibu Park offers pristine views of mountains and towering trees. Spend your days at our grassy beach on the river, where the whole family will ha ... Read more
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