Due to the coronavirus the West Kootenay Water Safety Event (formerly the Nelson Safe Boating Event) has been postponed, date to be determined. We will update this page with further information as soon as we are in a position to do so.

Did you know that there have been 14 deaths on Kootenay Lake within the last 8 years? Did you know that cold water shock kills more people in Canada than hypothermia? Did you know that if you drink and boat you can be charged under the Criminal Code?

Sail Nelson is proud to host a free safe water & boating community event for all community members on May 23, 2020! Come out to Lakeside Park and learn how to be safe out on the water! Our partners are eager to share their knowledge and information with you to help you have a fun and safe summer.

Who is this event for?

Everyone! All families, friends and community members who love spending time in, on, or around out beautiful waterways. We have all kinds of wonderful, free(!), information and tools for you to make sure your 2020 outdoor adventuring season is fun and safe!


Lakeside Park, Nelson BC


Postponed: date to be determined

What can you expect?

We have so many partners joining us that there is sure to be something for everyone! We will be adding in our day itinerary soon, so keep an eye on this page for more information!

We hosted this event for the community for the first time in 2019 and here are some of our 2019 partners!

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