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Where to Experience the Great Outdoors

May 14, 2024

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

Easy Kootenay Hikes: To 360 Degree Vista Views

May 13, 2024

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. Burgess... Read More

Accessible Trails in the Kootenay Rockies

May 9, 2024

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

Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

May 8, 2024

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 7, 2024

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

How to be a Purposeful Traveller

May 1, 2024

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

Kootenay Fun Facts

April 30, 2024

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

Adventure Meets Nature – Hiking in our National Parks

April 25, 2024

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

Kootenay Legendary Summer Attractions

April 24, 2024

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

Experience the Natural Beauty along Highway 1

April 18, 2024

Embark on an extraordinary journey from the Rainforest to the Rockies where you conquer roadways from the Pacific Ocean or the Canadian Rockies – and... Read More

Easy Pedal & Roll Adventures: Kootenay Rails to Trails

April 17, 2024

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

April 10, 2024

The road less travelled showcases some of the best attractions and activities in the Kootenays - as we venture off of the TransCanada Highway and... Read More

Out Your Back Door: Kootenay Community Treks

March 28, 2024

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

Adventures for All: Accessible & Adaptive Sports Road Trip

March 20, 2024

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

Everything is Local

March 19, 2024

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

Best Trail Events in the Kootenays

March 14, 2024

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 mountain... Read More

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

March 12, 2024

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

Little Known Fall Secret: Larch Tree Golden Transformation

August 22, 2023

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

Where to See Wildlife in the Kootenay Rockies

August 15, 2023

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

Make the Most of Your Kootenay Rockies Getaway

July 6, 2023

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

Connect with the Indigenous Culture in the Kootenay Rockies

May 2, 2023

Q̓api Ktunaxa Sukiⱡq̓ukni kin wamiⱡkiⱡ ʔamakʔis / All Ktunaxa are happy you are here - Welcome Venturing through the mountains and valleys of the Kootenay Rockies,... Read More

Hidden Waterfalls in the Kootenays

April 25, 2023

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

Multi-generational Family Hiking in the Kootenays

April 4, 2023

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

Kootenay Ambassadors: Mindful Explorers

March 28, 2023

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

Keeping the Kootenays Natural

March 23, 2023

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

Get Informed - Before your Wild Adventure in the Kootenays

March 14, 2023

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

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

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 in... Read More

Colossal Things to See & Do in the Kootenays

June 9, 2022

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

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

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