Wasa and Wasa Lake is a forested area in the Kootenay mountain range in the province of British Columbia
, Canada where you will have a choice of many of our outstanding vacation rentals. Great for fishing, hiking, water skiing and mountain bike riding, your accommodation in Wasa is a year round vacation rental location. Boasting the warmest lake in the Rocky Mountains, Wasa is a quiet cottage community where accommodation and vacation rentals are readily available in the Kootenay River Valley. .
Named by a Finnish settler after his native town of Vasa in Finland, Wasa is based around the small Wasa Lake. The village close to your accommodations features most tourism amenities and is a growing recreational area. Rent your vacation rental accommodations in Wasa, British Columbia, Canada.
Right on the doorstep is Wasa Lake Provincial Park, one of the best recreational lakes in the East Kootenays. The beaches here are very good, with excellent swimming conditions and sandy shores from which to launch car-top boats. In winter, the cross-country ski trails are well-groomed and there's even a lit, maintained ice rink. .
Wasa features excellent wetlands stemming from the Kootenay River, providing great bird and wildlife watching opportunities. Along the way to Wasa, look for painted turtles, great blue heron, osprey, bald eagle, downy woodpeckers and turkey vultures, as well as the ever popular Canada Geese. .
The Wasa Slough Wildlife Sanctuary is worth a visit by nature lovers, where you can view Canada Geese nesting on top of Muskrat mounds. .
Live the excitement of a 1890s Boom Town, and kick up your heels in Fort Steele Heritage Town, the restored capital of the Kootenays, located 18 km south of Wasa and your accommodations. You can rent holiday lodging directly from owners of chalet rentals and condo rentals accommodations. .
Golfers can head north to play the Th'Flats Golf Course in Canal Flats, where every hole presents a different challenge on this beautifully maintained executive 9-hole, par 30 public course. To the southwest, golfers can choose from 3 golf courses in Kimberley
. The Kimberley Golf Club winds through towering ponderosa pines high above the St. Mary’s River, Trickle Creek Golf Resort is a thrilling course to play on North Star Mountain, and Bootleg Gap Golf Course is a 27-hole public golf facility located off Highway 95A in South Kimberley. .
The ski hills around the towns of Cranbrook
and Kimberley are nearby.