Thursday, May 2, 2013

Houseboating in BC. May 5 weekend weather: "Summer" like weather!

Kaslo Shipyard Company - Kootenay Lake

Cruise, fish and explore sensational Kootenay Lake from the unique vantage point of a houseboat. It's all yours to enjoy: the quiet hidden coves, vast sandy beaches, vibrant lakeside towns and superb freshwater fishing. Choose from our four seaworthy cruise vessels, each fully furnished with a spacious wheelhouse, full galley, full bathroom and complete sleeping facilities for four, six or eight people. Since 1970, this has been the holiday of choice for families, friends, couples, business groups and fishing parties from across Canada, the U.S. and abroad.

British Columbia's Kaslo Shipyard Company fleet has been in business for the past 33 43 years, and it's still going strong.

What's the drawing card for Kaslo?  Is it the owners?  Their clients?  The amenities?  The nearness to Alberta and USA?

Houseboating in British Columbia is Saltwater or Freshwater, it's your choice.   Don't forget about River  rafting.

We found the original document for this Post at the BC Legislative Library from 1980 and we thought it would be curious to know if the industry had gone from boom to bust, or holding it's own......   We chose not to do a tally of  HOW MANY vessels were in existence in 1980 (the data is there though) but one may only guess that today's fleet is much larger, based on tourism statistics.

You may have many fond memories of your first houseboat vacation, they are still there, waiting, to be rekindled.


1980 2013
This is a courtesy list of private companies or persons with houseboats available for rental. It in no way implies supervision or grading by this Ministry. Listings are alphabetical  by City/Town. Rates are available from the individual companies only. The telephone area code for British Columbia is "604". Browse the British Columbia houseboat directory for a complete list of houseboat rental companies in British Columbia British Columbia. Listings include houseboat information, contact details, amenities, photos and links to British Columbia houseboat web sites. 

1980 2013

TNT Houseboat Enterprise
Cherokee Resort Ltd. Okanagan Wake Tours
Mara Kelowna

Delta Charters Inc. Lajoie de Vivre Houseboat Dinner Cruises
Richmond Kelowna

Happy Holiday Fishing Charters AA Kelowna Houseboating
Burnaby Kelowna

Balfour Beach Inn
Holiday House Boats Sunshine Houseboat Vacations
Kootenay Lake Lake Koocanusa

Kaslo Shipyard Company Ltd. Kaslo Shipyard Company
Kaslo Kaslo

Cruise Along Houseboat Charter Bluewater Houseboat Rentals
Sicamous Sicamous

Shandy Cove Waterway Houseboat Vacations
Sicamous Sicamous

Waterway Houseboats Ltd. Island Houseboats
Sicamous Victoria

Explorer Houseboat Rentals Sproat Lake Houseboat Vacations
Chase Port Alberni

Ben's Marina & Trailer Court Island Houseboats
Youbou (Cowichin Lake) Lake Cowichan

C.R. Western Electric Lakeside Floating Vacations
Campbell River Powell River

Wilcuma Lodge & Resort Island Houseboats
Cobble Hill Victoria

Birch Bay Resort Solaris Houseboats
Horsefly Sorrento

Fish & Duck Pub, Marina & Houseboat Rentals

Port Alberni

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