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Heli & Cat-Skiing: How It All Started Here

February 5, 2024

It was Hans Gmoser who made snowy adventure in the wild a reality. In 1965, the maverick mountain guide flew six skiers deep into... Read More

Up the Ante: Powder Highway Cat & Heli Day Packages

January 2, 2024

Looking to go beyond the local ski resorts on your trip to the Powder Highway? Before embarking on a multi-day adventure, get a taste of... Read More

72 Hours in Kimberley this Winter

December 22, 2023

Follow the Powder Highway to Kimberley's historic mountain & alpine community.  The Kimberley Alpine Resort is home to North America’s largest gladed terrain over 202... Read More

Camping and Glamping in the Kootenay Rockies

June 29, 2023

From just packing your clothes to packing up the entire vehicle, we have some great options for sleeping under the stars after you’ve shared your... Read More

Kootenay Made

June 22, 2023

We have an abundance of delicious craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, meadery, wineries and coffee roasters in the region that offer some of the world's best refreshments. ... Read More

Everything is Local

April 18, 2023

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

Craving the Refreshing Flavours of the Kootenays

April 5, 2023

Does the warm summer sun leave you craving the refreshing taste of a cold craft beer on a shaded lakeside patio?  Does your perfect vacation... 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

Stewards of the Land: Positive Effects

March 21, 2023

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

The Indigenous Connection to Our Natural Hot Springs

September 27, 2022

Q̓api Ktunaxa Sukiⱡq̓ukni kin wamiⱡkiⱡ ʔamakʔis / All Ktunaxa are happy you are here - Welcome There is nothing quite like the feeling of 'discovering' something... Read More

Fly Fishing the Elk River

August 30, 2022

The burble of the water rippling around your waders.  The rhythmic trance of the cast.  The satisfaction of the perfect presentation. The anticipation as you... Read More

Rewarding Play: Golfing the Kootenay Rockies

August 23, 2022

If you want dramatic mountain golf, the Kootenay Rockies is your golf destination. The many spectacular courses are all about mountain views, elevation changes, rugged... Read More

Cast a Line: Fishing on the Rivers & Lakes in the Kootenays

August 18, 2022

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a remote stretch of river, fly rod in hand, evening sun glistening off the ripples of the water. ... 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

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

Paddling Adventures in the Kootenays

July 19, 2022

From canoeing to whitewater kayaking to stand-up paddle boarding, water has a natural pull on us humans -- probably owing to it having that whole... Read More

Sunshine Houseboats & Marina: Waterpark

July 12, 2022

A one of a kind experience in the Kootenay's, Sunshine Houseboats' floating waterpark is a day trip like no other. Climbing, balancing, sliding and jumping... Read More

Kootenay Mountain Music Festivals

June 21, 2022

You move to the rhythm, keeping time with the persistent, resonating thump. Lights scan from overhead; tie-dyed shirts and bright beach balls are highlights of... 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

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

Sculpture Capital of Canada: Castlegar, BC

August 17, 2021

With a population that is 7,000 strong, the community of Castlegar harbours a deeply rooted desire to nurture burgeoning artists, all while encouraging enthusiasts to... Read More

Kootenay Rockies: Farm to Fork

June 17, 2021

With the support of consumers and chefs who are dedicated to buying local ingredients whenever possible, farm-to-fork is what locals and visitors crave. Whether you live... 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

Our Kootenay Spirits

April 22, 2021

Farm to table with a little kick, the increasing number of new Kootenay distilleries are making their home in the Kootenays.  And why not, our... 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

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

Kootenay Farmers' Markets

March 18, 2021

The taste of honey still warm from the hive, the happy racket of a friendly crowd and the tangy scent of fresh sourdough joyfully bombard... Read More

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