Although the sweltering Nelson summer heat and the pristine waters of Kootenay Lake remain routine. There is something different about this summer season. As you are no doubt aware, this year threw a curveball at the whole world with Covid-19. Our daily lives now changed to accommodate constant hand washing, social distancing, and sanitization of nearly everything all to stop the spread.
We at Nelson Paddleboard and Kayak Rentals, are passionate about getting outside, being active, and enjoying what this beautiful lake has to offer. We love helping our community find some fresh air and open space out on the lake. That is why we have worked hard to ensure our customers feel safe when renting from us. We follow all the necessary protocols set out by WorkSafe B.C. Making sure our equipment is thoroughly sanitized after each use; as well as encouraging social distancing wherever possible.
There is no question that the times we find ourselves in are uncertain. We feel very strongly that it is critical that everyone does their part to reduce social interactions and gatherings. There are very few activities that can be done to implement this new normal. Luckily kayaking, paddleboarding, and canoeing on the wide-open lake is an activity that can be done with minimal risk when done right. So come on down to the Prestige Marina and start to explore Kootenay Lake (or at least to cool off)!
Photo: Bryan Ralph