Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The Perfect Environment for Growth


Coeur d’Alene is nestled in the heart of the inland northwest, and provides the perfect combination of small town feel with opportunity. Not to mention, it’s been voted in the top 10 places to live in the US eight times in the last 12 years. Because of all that Coeur d’Alene has to offer, Northwest College Support is able to provide a unique community-based approach to educational  assistance. Being surrounded by great colleges, mountains, lakes, and a rock-solid community is the basis for services we provide.


Closer to Nature

We have lakes, mountains, and everything in between. Most people who have spent time here, feel that it’s one of the most naturally beautiful places in the country. Come by for a tour, and see for yourself! Some of the local activities that our staff are engage in:

  • Abundant Hiking
  • River Rafting and Kayaking
  • Rock climbing
  • A multitude triathlons and other biking, running or swimming races

On the Water

Coeur d’Alene is home to one of the most beautiful and activity filled lakes in the country. The summer months are host to any number of water activities.

  • Wake Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Rafting and Kayaking
  • Power Boating
  • Wake Boarding and Inter tubing
  • Swimming


Community Events

Coeur d’Alene is well known for these yearly events:

  • Art on the Green – Art Fair
  • Ironman: Coeur d’Alene – Triathlon & many other races
  • Car d’Lane – Classic Car Parade
  • 4th of July Parade and Lake Fireworks
  • St. Patty’s Parade
  • Classic Wooden Boat Show
  • One of the nation’s largest winter lighting shows
  • Festival Of Trees
  • Blues Festival
  • Concert Series
  • And many more weekly community events

Opportunity in Abundance

Small enough to be community focused, large enough to have a multitude of opportunities: Volunteering, vocational and community events. Whether you are coming here for just college experience, or are looking expand your experience in the working and volunteering worlds, the Coeur d’Alene community is flourishing with opportunity.



Coeur d’Alene is home to many colorful stories from its past. It is the traditional home of the Native American tribe Schee-Chu-Umsh. French explorers and fur traders arriving in the early 19th century gave the town it’s name after their perception of the local tribe, meaning “Heart of the Awl”. The area’s rich silver and gold mining and logging brought many European and American Settlers during the region’s settlement. Currently, Coeur d’Alene’s major industry is simply tourism, as a result of the natural beauty of the area, it’s beautiful seasons and friendly people.


A Focus on Community

In addition to being the center for the arts in the Inland Northwest, and a naturally beautiful resort town, Coeur d’Alene is known by visitors to be one of the most friendly towns in the States. Most visitors to Coeur d’Alene almost immediately notice the feeling of community the Inland Northwest provides, and the friendly caring nature of the people that call it home. Farmer’s markets, fairs, classic car shows, parades, art walks, community races, tree lighting, firework shows are just a few of the year round events that culminate around the historic downtown area of Coeur d’Alene.