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Thu, June 13, 2024

4 Reasons to Drive BC's Hidden Route: The Slocan Valley

The road less travelled showcases some of the best attractions and activities in the Kootenays – as we venture off of the Rainforest to...

Wed, June 12, 2024

Explore Local Gems Along Highway 3 in the Kootenays

Buckle up and prepare for a mesmerizing journey following the Crowsnest, Highway 3 from the Lower Mainland to the Elk Valley, on BC’s Rainforest...

Tue, June 11, 2024

Adventure Meets Nature – Hiking in our National Parks

Embrace the thrill of nature by conquering the trails in our National Parks. Unleash your spirit of adventure and trek across our majestic parks...

Thu, June 6, 2024

Experience the Natural Wonders along Highway 1

Embark on an extraordinary journey along BC’s Rainforest to the Rockies route, where you conquer roadways from the Pacific Ocean or the Canadian Rockies...

Wed, June 5, 2024

Connect with the Indigenous Culture in the Kootenay Rockies

Q̓api Ktunaxa Sukiⱡq̓ukni kin wamiⱡkiⱡ ʔamakʔis / The Ktunaxa are happy you are here – Welcome Venturing through the mountains and valleys of the...

Sat, May 18, 2024

Best Summit Hikes in the Kootenays

Conquering a peak is not just an experience, it’s an exhibition of raw exhilaration and breath-taking 360° views. This is not a mere walk...

Fri, May 17, 2024

Kootenay Ambassadors: Mindful Explorers

It’s that picture-perfect Kootenay day.  The sun’s rays filter through the forest, alpine lake shimmers with the gentle waves of the breeze.  In the...

Wed, May 15, 2024

Where to Experience the Great Outdoors

Experiencing the awe and wonder of our big beautiful vistas should be ‘a must’ for everyone visiting the Kootenay Rockies.  And we do deliver...

Tue, May 14, 2024

Easy Kootenay Hikes: To 360 Degree Vista Views

To aspire to hike to the top of Fisher Peak (2,845 m/9,335 ft.) near Cranbrook, Mt. Begbie (2,733 m/8,967 ft.) in Revelstoke, and Mt....

Thu, May 9, 2024

Accessible Trails in the Kootenay Rockies

Many thanks to all of the dedicated trail builders and volunteers, the Kootenays are full of world class trails for all abilities – adventures...

Mon, May 6, 2024

Keeping the Kootenays Natural

We all love the southeast corner of British Columbia for its unique towns, friendly locals, and laid-back lifestyle. But what sets the Kootenays apart...

Fri, May 3, 2024

Get Informed - Before your Wild Adventure in the Kootenays

Proper planning, prevents poor performance. This timeless adage is as relevant to our precious holiday time as it is to a job interview or...

Wed, May 1, 2024

How to be a Purposeful Traveller

Thank you for visiting! While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the southeast corner of British Columba. For...

Tue, April 30, 2024

Kootenay Fun Facts

Known as BC’s Mountain Playground (in the southeast corner of British Columbia) we are renowned for natural, clean, uncrowded activities and experiences that reflect...

Mon, April 29, 2024

Follow the Trail: Kootenay Hiking Adventures

Some of the most spectacular Kootenay landscapes are also some of the most fragile.  In  high alpine basins and on soaring ridges vegetation clings...

Wed, April 24, 2024

Kootenay Legendary Summer Attractions

Out here in the Kootenay Rockies, the area is jam-packed with epic mountain biking & remote alpine hiking trails to brilliant blue waters of...

Mon, April 22, 2024

Colossal Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

The Kootenays hold colossal secrets — where every corner holds a grand revelation awaiting your discovery. They may be familiar to some, but there’s...

Wed, April 17, 2024

Easy Pedal & Roll Adventures: Kootenay Rails to Trails

Flashback to over 135 years ago, when British Columbia’s destiny intertwined with Canada’s, all thanks to the promising allure of a transcontinental railway. The...

Mon, April 15, 2024

4 Quirky Communities along Kootenay Lake

One unique fact about Kootenay Lake is it never completely freezes in the winter, so at any time during the year, you could enjoy...

Fri, April 12, 2024

Hidden Waterfalls in the Kootenays

These awe-inspiring views of water frothing and churning in mossy canyons is a natural state wonder!  In the art (or adventure) of chasing waterfalls,...

Thu, April 11, 2024

Out Your Back Door: Kootenay Community Treks

We come by our beauty naturally with BIG mountains – the Canadian Rockies, Purcells, Selkirks and the Monashees and vast valleys in-between these ancient...

Mon, April 8, 2024

Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

The open road is calling to you and, being the adventure lover you are, you’re all set to lay down tracks in British Columbia....

Fri, April 5, 2024

Big Adventures in our Mountains

If you had to pick one defining feature that makes the Kootenays special, it would be hard to argue with our incredible mountain ranges...

Thu, April 4, 2024

Forest Therapy: Replenish your Spirit and Reawaken your Soul

We’ve all done it – briskly walking the trails, focusing on the destination rather than the journey. We strive to make it to the...

Fri, March 29, 2024

Make the Most of Your Kootenay Rockies Getaway

Your bags are nearly packed, the kids are itching to go, and you’re just about ready to begin your family vacation to your favourite...

Wed, March 20, 2024

Accessible & Adaptive Sports Road Trip

No matter your comfort level or dream destination, there are plenty of ways to begin your adventure. The Kootenay Rockies’ operators offers a wide...

Tue, March 19, 2024

Everything is Local

In the Kootenay, residents and visitors alike share our mountain playground. Work and play is a must with our tourism providers. While out exploring...

Thu, March 14, 2024

Best Trail Events in the Kootenays

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled mountain splendour of the Kootenays! Dazzle in the array of high-quality trail events, making it the ultimate playground for...

Tue, March 12, 2024

Spring to It: Early Season Activities To Do in the Kootenays

Experience some of the best activities to do in the Kootenays this spring! Say goodbye to hibernation and indulge in our exquisite craft breweries,...

Tue, August 15, 2023

Where to See Wildlife in the Kootenay Rockies

As I pull my exhausted body up the last stretch of trail before ridgeline, I am overcome with the sensation of being watched.  I...

Sun, August 13, 2023

Little Known Fall Secret: Larch Tree Golden Transformation

Most people are familiar with the annual show put on by the maples of Eastern Canada, but the Kootenays have their own, equally stunning...

Sat, August 12, 2023

Multi-generational Family Hiking in the Kootenays

Dust off Grandpa’s old hiking boots and pick up a pair for the kids.  There’s no better place for a family hiking trip than...

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