Kaslo ( 49°54’13?N, 116°56’07?W ) is a village located on the shores of Kootenay Lake, in British Columbia, Canada and is known for its great natural beauty. It is part of the Central Kootenay Regional District. As of 2001, it had a population of 1,032.
Originally designated as a sawmill site in 1889, Kaslo grew on the silver boom of the 19th century, and retains much of the history from its mining days. The town today relies mainly on the industries of forestry and tourism.
Every August, the town hosts the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival, a popular music event which attracts international performers and draws large audiences.
The Moyie is the world’s oldest intact passenger sternwheeler. Located against the stunning scenery of the town of Kaslo in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, the Moyie awaits all who want to step back in time and experience life at the turn of the last century. The sights, sounds and smells have all been recreated aboard this grand vessel.
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