Last Updated by: Michelle on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Archives holds over 5,000 photographs, as well as maps and architectural plans

Early ballgame in Kaslo

Early ballgame in Kaslo

The Archives holds material pertaining to the history of Kaslo and surrounding area; the City of Kaslo records (1893-1958) including correspondence and administrative records; Kootenay Lake sternwheelers, in particular the SS Moyie; and the archives of the Langham Japanese Canadian Project.

The Archives was originally formed in 1987 from material that had been collected on the S.S. Moyie as part of a local history museum. In addition to maps and plans, original newspapers, some audio and video tapes, and over 5,000 photographs, holdings include information on Kaslo area schools, the 54th Kootenay Battalion, ceremonies and celebrations in Kaslo (1892-present), forestry, fruit cultivation, mining, some personal papers, and some records of local businesses and organizations.

Front Street scene.

Front Street scene.

We are always interested in donations of materials that fit into our collection policy. Please contact us before submitting material for donation.

The Kootenay Lake Archives is situated in the Old Jail in the basement of the Kemball Memorial Centre, 312 – 4th Street, Kaslo, B.C.


Mondays: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Thursdays: 9:00am – Noon

Elizabeth Scarlett
Phone: (250) 353 – 3204

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