Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice

KASLO - Victorian Community Health Centre



Come live and work where others only vacation!


Kaslo is a rural village nestled on Kootenay Lake, surrounded by the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains, making the outdoor adventure options virtually limitless. Take a houseboat, kayak, or canoe out on the lake, hike at one of the area's many provincial parks, or soak up revitalizing minerals at Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Old-world charm and community spirit characterize the town with its clean tree-lined streets and heritage houses. As the region’s first city during the silver boom in the 1890s, Kaslo has a colourful culture and history is an important part of this community. Boasting the type of lifestyle offered by clean streets, safe parks, and pristine nature, Kaslo is the kind of community where everyone is your neighbour.

Seize this part-time Family Practice contract opportunity in Kalso, BC!

Our two full-time service contracts are shared by 4 collegial family physicians allowing for a very comfortable practice and plenty of time for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this beautiful area. Our physicians provide primary care, urgent care and ER services. Rural incentives are in addition to the contract, and the office space, administrative support, and overhead costs are provided by Interior Health. We schedule our work week over 7 and the hours are 9-5 (no evening or night shifts). Kaslo physicians can access the provisional Rural GP Locum Program RGPLP for vacation coverage.

The Victorian Community Health Centre is part of the Primary Care Network (PCN) and provides social work support, primary health nursing, group medical visits, chronic disease management, physiotherapy, mental health, public health nursing, and home and community care. The Centre has a 3-bed Emergency Room, an 18-bed residential care facility with 2 beds for Palliative Care (one doubling as respite care). Acute in-patient care and obstetrics are provided by physicians who practice at the Kootenay Lake Hospital one hour away. Lab and X-ray services are provided 2 days a week. Visiting health professionals include an occupational therapist, a respiratory technician, a foot care nurse, a diabetes education nurse, a dental hygienist, and a dietician.

This part-time (.33 - .50 FTE) salaried position can be combined with other current opportunities such as a contract to conduct Geriatric Assessments in the same region, and/or to lead the Eating Disorder Multidisciplinary Clinic. Other general and subspecialty part-time options are also available.

Kaslo is a picturesque community where outdoor adventure options are virtually limitless. Drive times to major centres are 1 hour to Nelson, 1.5 hours to the airport in Castlegar, and 5 hours to Kelowna.

For those interested, Leadership Development Opportunities are available with Interior Health’s NAVIG8 Program. The NAVIG8 Emerging Physician Leaders Program is a comprehensive leadership development program designed specifically for physicians to address the practical leadership knowledge, behaviours, and skills that high-potential, emerging medical leaders require to step into leadership roles early in their careers.

***In accordance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer for Hospital and Community, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all employees and healthcare workers with Interior Health

Apply today to live work and play where others only vacation! It's better here!



Driving into Kaslo for the first time, you might think you are entering a fairy tale. The awe-inspiring Purcell Mountains form the backdrop, the quaint village with its heritage homes, shops, eateries, and artisans are tucked at their base, and the north arm of Kootenay Lake stretches out before you, inviting you to adventure.

It’s not a dream. Kaslo is very much a real place, a place where community matters. Located 70 kilometers north of Nelson on the shores of Kootenay Lake, Kaslo is where neighbours know each other and help each other. A place that is rich with culture, history, and community spirit.

Take the popular local attraction, the Kaslo River Trail, for example, a local walking trail with two covered pedestrian bridges, playful sculptures by BC artists, and stunning views of the river and mountains. This ambitious, multi-stage project was conceived by a group of community members and constructed through thousands of volunteer hours and donations from across Canada and the world. 

In addition to walking trails, Kaslo boasts mountain biking and Nordic ski trails and a mountain bike skills park for the whole family. The community provides easy access to high alpine hiking routes, such as the popular Monica Meadows and Jumbo Pass. There are several helicopter and cat-skiing operations based in Kaslo, providing access to 125,000 acres of untouched mountain terrain.

Community festivals, including May Days and the Kaslo Jazz Festival, draw visitors from all over the region. Kaslo’s main street runs parallel to the lake, where the local marina, beaches, and campground offer no end of opportunities for fun on the water, including kayaking, paddle boarding, pleasure boating, and even houseboat rentals.  

The nearby Ainsworth Hot Springs was a site of respite and healing for the Ktunaxa people, who stopped here for thousands of years as part of their seasonal migration through their traditional territory. The Yaqan Nukiy Band of Creston now owns and operates the resort, offering indigenous-inspired fine dining and a spa and hotel in addition to soaks in the hot springs.



Compensation Type: Clinical Service Contract

Estimated Yearly Remuneration: Competitive


  • Retention Premium: 22.82%
  • Retention Flat Fee: $26,269.08 (based on full-time)
  • Relocation Funding Available: up to $15,000
  • Recruitment Incentive: up to $20,000 (for full time)

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