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Wonderful Ainsworth Hot Springs near Nelson.

Explore the Kootenay Rockies

Welcome back to the Kootenay Rockies - Recreational travel is open!

The region, in the southeast corner of British Columbia includes natural, clean, uncrowded activities and experiences that reflect the lifestyle, the culture and the community of Canada’s West. And for generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of the wonder that you see around you. As a valued visitor, we hope that you will help us continue to do so. By being a responsible traveller, you become a partner in our destination's economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability and contribute to the region's destination stewardship commitment.

Canadian borders are open to fully-vaccinated international travellers who  meet the entry criteria.

Please continue to follow the advice of health authorities to keep yourself and others safe.

Mask wearing is required in indoor public spaces for all people 5 years and older.

Proof of vaccination will be required when attending certain events and settings.

Find information and travel inspiration here. Enjoy all that British Columbia’s Mountain Playground has to offer.

View Our Latest Visual Stories

These mini digital stories are visually themed with photos and video clips to highlight a variety of Kootenay Rockies experiences.


Click the photos below and discover stories about what locals and visitors love most about the Kootenay Rockies.

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