Skip to main content

Blogs & News Hiking

Little Known Fall Secret: Larch Tree Golden Transformation

September 22, 2022

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

Unique Stays on a Kootenay Hot Springs Road Trip

September 20, 2022

Domes, rail cars, tipis, mansions, canvas tents and yurts are just some of the unique accommodations in the Kootenay Rockies, perfect for an off-the-beaten-path stay... Read More

Easy Pedal & Roll Adventures: Kootenay Rails to Trails

September 13, 2022

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

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

Best Summit Hikes in the Kootenays

August 11, 2022

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

Easy Kootenay Hikes: To 360 Degree Vista Views

August 9, 2022

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, and Mt. Burgess... Read More

Scaling Kootenay Heights

August 4, 2022

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

Glamping in the Kootenays Rockies

July 21, 2022

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

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

Colossal Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

June 9, 2022

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

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

Quirky Attractions Only Found in the Kootenays

May 31, 2022

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

Hidden Waterfalls in the Kootenays

May 24, 2022

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

Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

May 19, 2022

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

Big Adventures in our Mountains

May 17, 2022

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

Everything is Local

May 5, 2022

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

Kootenay Ambassadors: Mindful Explorers

May 3, 2022

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 distance,... Read More

Make the Most of Your Kootenay Rockies Getaway

April 28, 2022

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 Kootenay... Read More

Forest Therapy: Replenish your Spirit and Reawaken your Soul

April 21, 2022

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

Legendary Attractions: Not to be Missed this Summer in the Kootenay Rockies

April 19, 2022

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

Get Informed - Before your Wild Adventure in the Kootenays

April 14, 2022

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

Cruising Down an Open Highway: Planning Your Kootenay Road Trip

April 12, 2022

Imagine cruising down an open highway, windows rolled down, crisp mountain air flowing through your hair.  In front of you, breathtaking views of the Selkirks.... Read More

Out Your Back Door: Kootenay Community Treks

April 7, 2022

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

Stewards of the Land: Positive Effects

April 5, 2022

Becoming protectors of nature ensures future generations will enjoy all of the region's natural attributes. Stewardship is our collective responsibility to retain the quality and... Read More

Accessible Trails in the Kootenay Rockies

March 29, 2022

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

Where to See Wildlife in the Kootenay Rockies

March 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Multi-generational Family Hiking in the Kootenays

July 22, 2021

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

April 13, 2021

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

Cool Ways to Travel in the Kootenays

April 1, 2021

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

Tips: How to be a Safe & Responsible Traveller

March 23, 2021

Thank you for visiting. While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies. For generations, Kootenay locals have... Read More

Get Social and Share Your Adventure
With Us By Using #KOOTROCKS