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Where to See Wildlife in the Kootenay Rockies

June 3, 2021

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

Big Adventures in our Mountains

May 31, 2021

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

Connect with the Indigenous Culture in the Kootenay Rockies

May 28, 2021

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

Tips: How to be a Safe & Responsible Traveller

March 23, 2021

We encourage travellers to the Kootenay Rockies region of British Columbia - to explore our unique destination in a better way.  The south-east corner of... Read More

5 Things To Do with the White Stuff in the Kootenays

December 29, 2020

Like true Canadians, we take our winter in stride - but we take them outside.  Since we have a true-love for the outdoors, hibernating is... Read More

Family-Friendly Backcountry Adventures in the Kootenays

July 27, 2020

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

Multi-generational Family Hiking in the Kootenays

July 20, 2020

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 the... Read More

Celebrating 100+ Years in Kootenay National Park

July 9, 2020

This national park that connects Radium Hot Springs to Banff, turned 100 on April 21, 2020.  The park began as eight kilometres (5 mi) of... Read More

Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

June 19, 2020

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. You... Read More

Out Your Back Door: Kootenay Community Treks

June 15, 2020

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

Cool Ways to Travel in the Kootenays

June 11, 2020

The face of Kootenay travel has changed a lot over the years, defined by sudden, 'tipping-point' shifts in how industry and travellers traverse this mountainous... Read More

Hidden Waterfalls in the Kootenays

June 8, 2020

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, the... Read More

Best Summit Hikes in the Kootenays

June 1, 2020

There's a certain feeling that you get from summiting a peak. Whether it's a quick stroll to gain a 360° view or a physical feat... Read More

Quirky Attractions Only Found in the Kootenays

May 25, 2020

Only in the Kootenays will you find some of the most unique, historic, cultural and quirky attractions found in the world! These fascinating gems hold... Read More

Hike, Pedal, Roll and Ski: Our Kootenay Rails to Trails

May 21, 2020

Rewind 135+ years ago to a time when British Columbia was lured into joining Canada with a promise of a transcontinental railway. In 1880, the... Read More

Funky Kootenay Fun Facts

May 11, 2020

The region, in the southeast corner of British Columbia, includes natural, clean, uncrowded activities and experiences that reflect the Kootenay mountain lifestyle and culture in... Read More

3 Legendary Kootenay Hikes - You May Have Never Heard Of

May 4, 2020

# 1 -- Easy: Vicky's View (Nakusp) Seated placidly on the banks of Upper Arrow Lake, the town of Nakusp has straddled the watery divide between... Read More

Unique Stays on a Kootenay Rockies Road Trip

April 13, 2020

Domes, rail cars, treehouses, yomes and yurts are just some of the unique accommodations in the Kootenay Rockies, perfect for an off-the-beaten-path stay on a Kootenay... Read More

Easy Kootenay Hikes: To 360 Degree Vista Views

April 6, 2020

To aspire to hike to the top of Fisher Peak (2,845 m/9,335 ft.) near Cranbrook/Kimberley, Mt. Begbie (2,733 m/8,967 ft.) in Revelstoke, Mt. Burgess (2,599... Read More

Little Known Fall Secret: Larch Trees in the Kootenays

September 25, 2019

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

Glamping in the Kootenays Rockies

September 4, 2019

Glamping: if you haven't heard of the trend that took off several years ago, let's get you clued in.    Glamorous camping = glamping.   The term doesn't... Read More

A Golden Triangle Road Trip

July 23, 2019

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

Colossal Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

July 11, 2019

The Kootenays hold colossal secrets -- the kind that end in a discovery you'll want to share. And while some of the secrets listed below... Read More

Scaling Kootenay Heights: Bridges, Rope Courses, Via Ferratas & Ziplines

July 8, 2019

Are you up for a challenge? Good - the Kootenays are ready for you, too. From mountain biking to white-water kayaking, all throughout this mountainous... Read More

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

May 23, 2019

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

Kootenay Hacks: Local Tips Before You Go Exploring

May 21, 2019

Here are our tips from a few Kootenay local explorers: "Always take a headlamp into the backcountry. There are a hundred reasons you might get caught... Read More

Human Powered: The Westside Legacy Trail

May 14, 2019

Open to cyclists, runners and trekkers; the 25-km paved trail from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs parallels the local Westside Road. The 'new' Westside Legacy... Read More

The Pipe - The Mountain Coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

May 3, 2019

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is promising a hand-waving -- and hair-raising -- wild ride with North America's first Brandauer Mountain Coaster... known by the locals as... Read More

4 Quirky Communities along Kootenay Lake

March 26, 2019

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

Places to Stay in the Kootenay Rockies

March 11, 2019

Looking for a new experience this spring? From secluded glamping to high-end hotels, here are 10+ new accommodation options in the Kootenays (as of 2019). BED... Read More

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