Drove into Kaslo today. It’s about 17 km from the RV park we’re staying in. While there we visited the SS Moyie (pictured here), Kaslo’s Pride!! is the world’s oldest intact passenger sternwheeler of it’s kind. And it was the last operating sternwheeler in western North America. It is completely refurbished - the sights and sounds have been recreated to replicate the feeling you would have had traveling on Kootenay Lake over 100 years ago. Her permanent home is now Kaslo. Not only is it a tourist attraction, they rent the ship for weddings and other celebrations.
Before we left Kaslo, we walked around the 3 block Main Street, and toured the different stores, stopping at the Bakery for tea and danish. Then we walked along the North River Trail. It’s a nice 1.4 km hike with 8 points of interest. The trail is well taken care of with many benches for resting sponsored by the townfolk. There is also a South River Trail (which we did not walk today) and the newest project is a suspension bridge to connect the two trails over the Kaslo River. The concrete is poured on each side of the river, and a staining party was held this morning to stain the boards for the bridge. Everything is done by fund raising, and this is no exception - $200 will get your name on one of the boards!