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A Road Trip of a Lifetime: Kootenay Rockies Hot Springs

September 15, 2022

With long, winding highways running along deep river valleys, over long mountain passes and through picturesque communities, a road trip through the Kootenay Rockies fulfills... Read More

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

September 6, 2022

The road less travelled highlights many of the area's finest attractions and activities in the Kootenays as we follow Highway 23/6 from Revelstoke to Nelson,... Read More

4 Quirky Communities along Kootenay Lake

September 1, 2022

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

Kootenay Made

August 16, 2022

We have an abundance of delicious craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, meadery, wineries and coffee roasters in the region that offer some of the world's best refreshments. ... Read More

Craving the Refreshing Flavours of the Kootenays

July 26, 2022

Does the warm summer sun leave you craving the refreshing taste of a cold craft beer on a shaded lakeside patio?  Does your perfect vacation... Read More

Sunshine Houseboats & Marina: Waterpark

July 12, 2022

A one of a kind experience in the Kootenay's, Sunshine Houseboats' floating waterpark is a day trip like no other. Climbing, balancing, sliding and jumping... Read More

Funky Kootenay Fun Facts

June 30, 2022

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 the... Read More

Savouring the Kootenay Rockies this Summer

June 14, 2022

It goes without saying that every road trip needs fuel.  Yes, we're talking about the fuel that powers you.  That morning 'cup of joe' that... Read More

Family-Friendly Backcountry Adventures in the Kootenays

June 7, 2022

Memories are made in the mountains. And there’s no better place to spend time with your family and make new memories than in one of... Read More

Connect with the Indigenous Culture in the Kootenay Rockies

June 1, 2022

Venturing through the mountains and valleys of the Kootenay Rockies, you'll be hard-pressed not to come across some aspect of Indigenous culture. Even the name... Read More

Laid-Back Kootenays: Wellness Getaways

May 13, 2022

With the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, taking time out for ourselves is more important than ever.  Lucky for you, the Kootenay Rockies... Read More

Follow the Trail: Kootenay Hiking Adventures

March 22, 2022

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

We Are All Connected

March 15, 2022

With over 10,000 years of documented archeological history, a language that is a rare linguistic isolate unrelated to any other language, as well as an... Read More

Keeping the Kootenays Natural

March 8, 2022

We all love the Kootenay Rockies for its unique towns, friendly locals, and laid-back lifestyle. But what sets the Kootenays apart is the incredible access... Read More

EV Powered Turns on a Powder Highway Road Trip

February 10, 2022

Quiet, ultra-efficient, and crazy fun to drive, electric vehicles, or EVs, are becoming a common sight at our ski resorts and Nordic clubs throughout the... Read More

72 Hours in the Columbia Valley this Winter

February 1, 2022

The Columbia Valley (including the communities of Canal Flats, Edgewater, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Panorama, Radium Hot Springs & Windermere) is one of the major... Read More

72 Hours in Rossland this Winter

January 27, 2022

From the Vancouver & the Fraser Valley, Rossland  is one of the first stops along the Powder Highway (just follow highway 3 to Rossland and... Read More

72 Hours at Panorama Resort this Winter

January 18, 2022

Panorama Mountain rises 1,300-m vertical (4,265 ft.) and has more than 1,214-hectares (3,000 acres) of terrain. It’s not until you reach the summit of Panorama... Read More

72 Hours in Kimberley this Winter

January 4, 2022

Follow the Powder Highway to Kimberley's historic mountain & alpine community.  The Kimberley Alpine Resort is home to North America’s largest gladed terrain over 202... Read More

Our Kootenay Mountain Culture

December 21, 2021

It’s a chilly day in mid-December and the Platzl in Kimberley is quiet. A cold winter wind whispers its solemn sound through the nearby trees.... Read More

Family Fun on BC's Powder Highway

December 17, 2021

It was tradition in our house to go skiing every weekend in Kimberley... the house would be a buzz with five of us trying to... Read More

Toques & Plaid: Its Unique Vibe on BC's Powder Highway

December 16, 2021

There’s a sure-fire way to tell that winter has arrived in the Kootenays without looking at the weather. No, it’s not holiday lights or the... Read More

72 Hours in Nelson this Winter

December 13, 2021

Lakeside Nelson is the basecamp for Whitewater Ski Resort, the biggest little ski hill on the Powder Highway, and a great destination for an unforgettable... Read More

72 Hours in Fernie this Winter

November 29, 2021

Follow the Powder Highway to historic Fernie, home to Fernie Alpine Resort and it’s five, legendary, powder-filled bowls. Check DriveBC for the latest road conditions. [caption... Read More

5 Things To Do with the White Stuff in the Kootenays

November 25, 2021

In the Kootenays, we take our winter in stride and we take them outside.  Since we have a true-love for the outdoors, hibernating is not... Read More

72 Hours in Golden this Winter

November 23, 2021

While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies. For generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of... Read More

72 Hours in Revelstoke this Winter

November 15, 2021

While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies. For generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of... Read More

What's New on the Powder Highway?

November 8, 2021

As champagne powder starts to blanket the Kootenay Rockies, the mountains begin to lure us with their call.  Along the Powder Highway, ski resorts, backcountry... Read More

A Golden Triangle Road Trip

October 7, 2021

If your idea of a Sunday drive includes scenic highways and the occasional bird-call, it's time to take it to the wilds; Kootenay Rockies-style. Shift... Read More

Kootenay Coffee Road Trip: Meet the Locals

October 5, 2021

The sun isn't up yet, but you are. With all the vistas and adventures you want to see and do while on this Kootenay road... Read More

Wet Your Whistle: Along a Kootenay Road Trip

September 23, 2021

The beauty of the Kootenays in the fall, with the larch (tamarack) trees turning golden-yellow, makes for a fabulous time to take a road trip.... Read More

Kootenay Rockies: Farm to Fork

June 17, 2021

With the support of consumers and chefs who are dedicated to buying local ingredients whenever possible, farm-to-fork is what locals and visitors crave. Whether you live... Read More

Golf our Mountain Playground

June 15, 2021

Pack up the clubs, lace up the golf shoes and hit the links with your family or friends at one of the Kootenay's many fine... Read More

Our Kootenay Spirits

April 22, 2021

Farm to table with a little kick, the increasing number of new Kootenay distilleries are making their home in the Kootenays.  And why not, our... Read More

Kootenay Farmers' Markets

March 18, 2021

The taste of honey still warm from the hive, the happy racket of a friendly crowd and the tangy scent of fresh sourdough joyfully bombard... Read More

Invermere's Whiteway: And All Things Winter

February 9, 2021

The Whiteway on Lake Windermere is the World's Longest Skating Path, a 34-km (21 mile) groomed track that runs all the way around the lake and... Read More

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