Local farms and homesteads lie between the forests, hills and lakes before the land rises to the west into the Monashee Mountains. In the Village, visitors will find a grocery store and the only gas station between Cherryville and Nakusp. Open daily from 9am to 6pm except Sunday when they close at 2pm. Lower Arrow Lake offers world class boating and fishing. Nearby, Whatchan Lake has a public beach where visitors can indulge in a serene kayak or canoe outing. Look for great hiking and cross country biking trails.

This tiny quiet hamlet has had an interesting and, at times, challenging past; from the shutting out of the local first nation people (the Sun-aich-kist); when the U.S./Canadian border was established in 1846 to the flooding of the original townsite in 1968 when lake levels were raised with the establishment of the Keenleyside Dam. Despite these and other economic set backs the community has persisted and today enjoys all that rural Kootenay life has to offer.