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5 Ideas To Do on your Rest Days while on the Powder Highway

February 26, 2020

Powder, powder, powder may be a challenge for a few people in your ski group to accomplish 7 to 10 days in a row on... Read More

Ski & Soak: Top 5 Hot Springs & Hot Tubs along the Powder Highway

January 28, 2020

You're familiar with the skiers' ultimate dream: a solid day on the mountain followed with relaxing with your ski buds in hot water. In the... Read More

Winter Lunch, Snowshoe & Spa at Island Lake Lodge

January 27, 2020

When you're know as a superlative setting for the cat-ski crowd, there's little doubt that heaps of snow and plenty of outdoor exploration are on... Read More

6 Things To Do with the White Stuff in the Kootenays

January 13, 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

Unique Stays on a Kootenay Hot Springs Road Trip

January 10, 2020

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

The Indigenous Connection to Our Natural Hot Springs

January 8, 2020

There is nothing quite like the feeling of 'discovering' something new, whether it is in our backyards or some far-flung destination. As the weather begins... Read More

Invermere's Whiteway: And All Things Winter

January 7, 2020

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

Funky Finds on the Powder Highway

January 6, 2020

With over 7+ million acres of terrain to be conquered, we suggest multiple visit to the Powder Highway to experience it all! In addition to... Read More

Waters of Wellness: Kootenay Hot Springs

January 3, 2020

It all starts deep underground. Unfathomable pressures and temperatures work their magic on underground rivulets, filling their waters with concentrations of dissolved minerals not found... Read More

Getting into Hot Water: Kootenay Hot Springs

December 2, 2019

Longing for a little TLC with your Kootenay Rockies road trip? Your trip is incomplete without a visit to at least one of the Kootenay... Read More

9 Things to Aspire To Do on the Powder Highway

November 19, 2019

#1 - Get a birds-eye view over the terrain at RED Mountain Resort by tandem paragliding with the Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland. Launching... Read More

Kootenay Wilderness Wellness Retreats

October 23, 2019

Towering mountains, lush dense forest and the inherent tranquility of the Kootenay Rockies region make these wellness retreats the perfect places to re-connect with both... Read More

Laid-back Kootenays

October 8, 2019

That vacation you're planning? That's not going to help you relax. You've jammed packed your itinerary by scheduling an earlier morning guided hike, followed by... Read More

Wet Your Whistle: Along a Kootenay Road Trip

September 23, 2019

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

Welcome To Alpine Nirvana: Kaslo, BC

September 10, 2019

Some of the most memorable experiences while travelling take place when you slow down and take the time to experience your surroundings on a deeper... Read More

Glamping in the Kootenays

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

The Power of Horses: Trail Riding in the Kootenays

August 7, 2019

There is something magical about spending time outside, connecting with nature, trekking on horseback down dusty sun scorched trails. As the horse picks its way... Read More

Put it in Drive: 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

Pit Stops for a Kootenay Road Trip

June 18, 2019

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

Cool Ways to Travel in the Kootenays

June 11, 2019

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

Quirky Attractions Only Found in the Kootenays

June 6, 2019

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

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

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

Pet Friendly Kootenays

April 24, 2019

Your pet is not just a pet, they are part of your family. Yes? Let's find out how much you have taken that to heart... 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

New Places to Stay in the Kootenays (2019)

March 11, 2019

Looking for a new experience this spring? From secluded glamping to high-end hotels, here are 12+ new accommodation options in the Kootenays. BED AND BREAKFAST An award... Read More

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