Kaslo Houses for Sale
Search all Kaslo Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Known as the “Little Switzerland of Canada,” Kaslo, British Columbia, is a beautiful village on the west shore of Kootenay Lake in southeastern BC. With only 1,000 residents and one traffic light, Kalso is a truly small town.
The town may be small, but the outdoor adventure opportunities are immense. Golf at one of the oldest courses in BC, cross country ski, visit a hot spring or go for a hike. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Kaslo properties come on the market.
Kaslo Real Estate Market
If you want to experience true natural beauty every day, take a look at houses for sale with incredible views of the Purcell Mountain Range, waterfront properties on Kootenay Lake, or a townhouse or apartment with views of the river. There are listings near the downtown core, a two-block-long area with beautifully restored heritage buildings and access to recreational trails for hiking and cycling.
Kaslo, British Columbia, is a small, friendly, and walkable town, with a high quality of life, near the peaceful Selkirk mountains, an excellent environment for anyone. If you are looking for a single-family home, your realtor can show you a character house with a fully fenced yard with incredible mountain views. If you want to build your dream home, consider viewing vacant lots with service hookups to the lot.
If you are looking for a place to retire, Kaslo offers retirees comfortable living. Your realtor can show you low-maintenance bungalows or condos within walking distance to all amenities, including restaurants and the health clinic. If you like neighbourhoods with tree-lined streets, a small-town vibe, and outdoor activities, Kaslo is the right community for you.
About Kaslo, BC
It is the traditional home of the Ktunaxa and Sinixt peoples, with settlers coming for the silver boom of the late 19th century. The village was incorporated in 1893 and named after the adjacent Kaslo River. According to the 2016 census, the population of Kaslo is 968 residents. The local economy is based on forestry, fruit farming, and tourism, with recent growth in remote workers and tech professionals due to the village becoming home to one of Canada’s first independent ten gig fibre internet services.
Although Kaslo is small, it has all the amenities you and your family will need, including an RCMP detachment, a post office, a gas station, and a grocery store. There are hotels and motels, coffee shops, a used bookstore, small cafés, a library, and antique shops. There is even a Tesla charging station at the Kaslo Hotel and Pub.
Getting to Kaslo
Kaslo is 70 km north of Nelson, a 1-hour drive via BC Highway 31, and a 40-minute, 47 km drive east from New Denver on highway 31A. From Creston, BC, it is an 80.5 km, 1 hour and 11-minute drive to Kootenay Bay on Highway 3A, where you will take the ferry to Balfour, then drive to Kaslo via highway BC 31 north. The Kootenay Lake Ferry runs between Balfour and the Kootenay Bay Terminal multiple times daily.
The closest international airports to Kaslo are the Kelowna International Airport (YLW), 332 km away via highway BC-6, and the Calgary International Airport (YYC), 615.8 km away via the Crowsnest Highway.
The Climate in Kaslo, British Columba, is cold and temperate, with an average of 1243 mm of rain annually, and there is usually snow between September to April. The warmest month of the year is July, with an average temperature of 17.2 °C, and the lowest average temperatures in the year occur in December when it averages around -9.0 °C.
In Kaslo BC, two National Historic Sites of Canada reside. There is the SS Moyle, the oldest intact sternwheeler boat in the world, fully restored and found on the shores of Kootenay Lake. Village Hall is one of only two intact wooden municipal buildings in Canada that is still in use. Many of the buildings downtown have been restored to their early 1900s Victorian architecture.
The Langham Cultural Society, a recent winner of the “Best Building Award” by the BC Architecture Foundation, hosts the Japanese Canadian Museum, theatre, music, visual arts exhibitions, and events called “Café Langham,” inviting intellectual discussion on a variety of topics.
Kaslo is part of Kootenay Lake School District 8. Jewett Elementary School provides education for grades K-7 and JV Humphries Elementary and Secondary School for grades K through 12. Selkirk College has a campus at the Kaslo Learning Centre, offering workplace training, academic upgrading, and online/distance learning.
Kaslo Health Care
Kaslo is part of the Interior Health Authority. The Victorian Community Health Centre provides urgent care, laboratory and x-ray services, residential care beds, and adult day programs. There is also a range of primary health services available at this location, like vision screening, pre-conception and prenatal care, and dental health services. The town also offers BC ambulance services.
Things to Do in Kaslo
In the winter, you can enjoy heli-skiing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. There is a Kaslo Winter in the Forest festival in February. In warmer months, you can bike, hike, go camping, enjoy the lake, visit a farmers market or relax at a sidewalk café. Walk the River Trail, a relaxing 3km loop on the edge of town, or golf at the Kaslo Golf Club, one of the oldest in BC. You can travel to the Cody Caves, a nearby provincial park, and the Ainsworth Hot Springs.
For a small town, Kaslo has many festivals. Kaslo May Days have been held since 1892. This festival features Logger Sports, with live music, food, and arts over the May Long Weekend. The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is held every August in Kaslo Bay Park. In early August, it draws music lovers with international artists performing jazz, swing, and blues music. There are parades in December and May, or you can participate in the iDIDaRide mountain bike and races for all ages.
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in Kaslo? If you’re looking to buy a home, contact our Loyal Homes real estate agents, who can answer all your Kaslo community, neighbourhood, and real estate questions.
If you’re thinking of selling your Kaslo, BC home, our associated Listing Realtors can provide information on recently sold comparable properties, up-to-date real estate market information, and professional tips to help you prepare and sell your house for top dollar.