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The Indigenous Connection to Our Natural Hot Springs

September 27, 2022

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

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

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

Escape to the Mountains

August 2, 2022

Slip off your shoes, stoke the fire, and settle in for an evening of relaxation at one of the Kootenay's secluded mountain getaways. Tuck yourself... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Getting into Hot Water: Kootenay Hot Springs

March 10, 2022

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

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 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

Funky Finds on the Powder Highway

December 2, 2021

With over 7.2+ million acres of terrain to be conquered, we suggest multiple visit to the Powder Highway to experience it all! It is home... 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

Our Kootenay Winter Celebrations: Along the Powder Highway

November 17, 2021

The rest of the world may tuck itself indoors as temperatures fall, but not the people of the Kootenays. This mountain playground in British Columbia, also... 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

The Power of Horses: Trail Riding in the Kootenays

May 13, 2021

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

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

Waters of Wellness: Kootenay Hot Springs

March 25, 2021

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

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

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

March 9, 2021

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

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

Road Tripping the Powder Highway Like a Ski Bum

November 14, 2020

Located in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, the Powder Highway refers to the area that boasts the highest concentration of alpine resort, backcountry, cat, heli... Read More

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