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A Unique Rural Setting

Places like this really do exist!

Arrow Lakes School District is set within a peaceful, spectacular mountain environment in southeastern British Columbia. Rocky peaks soar above the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, home to ancient cedars, and wildlife including elk, bear, kokanee and eagles. Cold clear water cascades from glaciers into pristine lakes. Our valleys are strikingly beautiful – and are fi lled with warm and caring people.

The West Kootenay region is a unique and special place to live and raise a family. Several internationally renowned parks are nearby, including Summit Lake, McDonald Creek, Inonaklin, Kokanee, Valhalla, and Goat Range Provincial Parks. Lush valleys support organic agriculture, small farms, and artistry is ever-present at the farmers’ markets.

Small-scale community forestry, eco-tourism, and a strong non-profit sector are but a few of the economic activities that help sustain healthy communities. Locally owned shops thrive, and the schools, parks, and community halls are focal points of social life. Nearby centres such as Nelson, Vernon and Kelowna provide city amenities with friendly, small town atmosphere.

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School District 10 Arrow Lakes serves the communities of north Slocan Lake and the Arrow Lakes with schools and programs in Nakusp, Edgewood, Burton and New Denver.

Our innovative approach to learning and the beautiful mountain settings that surround these communities, provide our students with unique learning experiences that gain praise in our province and beyond. We are well-recognized for innovation in place-conscious learning, environmental education, and for creatively personalizing learning experiences for our students.

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