Summer Splash slideshow coming July 1

It’s summer, but you can’t possibly spend ALL of your time in this beautiful sunshine. Take an 80-minute break and join the Arrow Lakes Historical Society for a fun look through some of the summer-themed photos in our collection, as well as some new arrivals. Watch how people’s experiences at the beach — and the beaches of the Arrow Lakes themselves — have evolved over the past century.

We also show some interesting aerial photography showing how Nakusp, Glenbank, and Crescent Bay have developed over time, and we take a look back through the treasure troves that are the Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs of Nakusp fonds. The show ends with a haunting look through the old Arrowhead Cemetery and the abandoned Arrowhead townsite.

Watch the premiere live on July 1 at 7 p.m. — or watch it anytime you like thereafter — at

Street Signs & Sign Waves

On Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m., join us in full HD for Street Signs & Sine Waves, the latest YouTube presentation from the Arrow Lakes Historical Society.

Highlights include more goodies from the 10,000-plus photos gathered over the decades by the late Milton Parent and a look back through amazing 1960s and 1970s scenes from provincial parks across BC through the lens of regional parks manager Milton Goddard.

Tune in live (or anytime time after!) on the ALHS YouTube channel:

Driving Tours Now Available

You can now find driving tours for around Nakusp and area for purchase on the publications page.

Kyle Kusch interviewed by Mark Forsythe

The link below will take you to a recent interview of Kyle Kusch by Mark Forsythe of the BC Historical Federation, on Kyle’s award-winning book, Our Coloured Past.