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Accessible Travel & Adaptive Sports

This circle route includes the entire region. It showcases the Kootenay Rockies' communities and the accessible attractions and activities they offer. You can start touring along this route anywhere you like or simply check out the community or national park of your choice. Along your journey, you will discover rare, scenic vistas and meet warm friendly people.

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Elkford

ELKFORD
2

Sparwood

SPARWOOD
3

Fernie

FERNIE
4

Arts Station

FERNIE
5

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

FORT STEELE
6

Fort Steele Heritage Town

FORT STEELE
7

Cranbrook

CRANBROOK
8

Kimberley

KIMBERLEY
9

Kimberley Arts at Centre 64

KIMBERLEY
10

Kimberley Museum

KIMBERLEY
11

Kimberley Alpine Resort

KIMBERLEY
12

Rail Trails

CASTLEGAR, CRANBROOK, KIMBERLEY, NAKUSP, NELSON, SLOCAN
13

St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino

CRANBROOK
14

Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre

CRANBROOK
15

Key City Theatre

CRANBROOK
16

Springbrook Resort

SKOOKUMCHUCK
17

Fairmont Hot Springs

FAIRMONT
18

Radium Hot Springs, Village of

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
19

Radium Hot Springs

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK
20

Kootenay National Park

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
21

Worlds Largest Paddle

PARSON
22

Redstreak Campground

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
23

Golden

GOLDEN
24

Golden Museum

GOLDEN
25

Summer at KHMR

GOLDEN
26

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

GOLDEN
27

Yoho National Park

FIELD
28

Emerald Lake Lodge

FIELD
29

Kicking Horse Campground

FIELD
30

Glacier National Park

REVELSTOKE
31

Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
32

Revelstoke

REVELSTOKE
33

Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre, BC Hydro

REVELSTOKE
34

Forestry Museum

REVELSTOKE
35

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort

NAKUSP
36

Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

NAKUSP
37

Nakusp, Village of

38

Nelson

NELSON
39

Touchstones Nelson

NELSON
40

Capitol Theatre

NELSON
41

Kokanee Creek Park

42

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS
43

Kaslo

KASLO
44

Langham Cultural Centre

KASLO
45

Artisans of Crawford Bay

CRAWFORD BAY
46

Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre

CRESTON
47

Creston Valley, Kootenay Lake East Shore

CRESTON
48

Burton City Cider

BURTON
49

Castlegar

CASTLEGAR
50

Castlegar Sculpturewalk

CASTLEGAR
51

Rossland

ROSSLAND
52

Trail

TRAIL
53

Gold Fever Follies

ROSSLAND
54

Champion Lakes Park

55

Trail Museum & Sports Hall

TRAIL

Arts & Culture Loop - E Kootenay

Approx. 265 km / 165 mi. The arts and culture scene in the Kootenay Rockies is vibrant, to say the least. This Itinerary highlights the East Kootenay communities of Cranbrook, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs and Golden. But there is so much more to explore and discover - every community in the region has its own story to tell.

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Golden

GOLDEN
2

Art Gallery of Golden

GOLDEN
3

Golden Museum

GOLDEN
4

Worlds Largest Paddle

PARSON
5

Radium Hot Springs, Village of

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
6

Kootenay National Park

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
7

Radium Hot Springs

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK
8

Cultures in Contact

RADIUM
9

Invermere-Panorama

INVERMERE
10

Pynelogs Art Gallery

INVERMERE
11

Effusion Art Gallery & Glass Studio

INVERMERE
12

Windermere Valley Museum

INVERMERE
13

Fairmont Hot Springs

FAIRMONT
14

Kimberley

KIMBERLEY
15

Kimberley Museum

KIMBERLEY
16

Kimberley Arts at Centre 64

KIMBERLEY
17

Cranbrook History Centre

CRANBROOK
18

Key City Theatre

CRANBROOK
19

Fort Steele Heritage Town

FORT STEELE

Arts & Culture Loop - W Kootenay

Approx. 265 km / 165 mi. The arts and culture scene in the Kootenay Rockies is vibrant, to say the least. This Itinerary highlights the West Kootenay communities of Creston, Crawford Bay, Nelson and Castlegar. But there is so much more to explore and discover - every community in the region has its own unique story to tell.

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Creston Valley, Kootenay Lake East Shore

CRESTON
2

Kunze Gallery

CRESTON
3

Creston Museum

CRESTON
4

Artisans of Crawford Bay

CRAWFORD BAY
5

Nelson

NELSON
6

Touchstones Nelson

NELSON
7

Castlegar

CASTLEGAR
8

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

CASTLEGAR
9

Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park

CASTLEGAR
10

Castlegar Station Museum

CASTLEGAR
11

Castlegar Sculpturewalk

CASTLEGAR
12

Trail

TRAIL
13

Trail Museum & Sports Hall

TRAIL
14

Rossland

ROSSLAND
15

Gold Fever Follies

ROSSLAND

BC Ale Trail

Explore British Columbia's bounty of craft beer with the BC Ale Trail. Explore stouts and snow-capped peaks, brown ales and beaches, or bikes and hikes that lead to a tasting room. The suggested self-guided tours showcase the rich and vibrant craft beer scene.

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Whitetooth Brewing Company

GOLDEN
2

Arrowhead Brewing Co.

INVERMERE
3

Over Time Beer Works

KIMBERLEY
4

Heid Out Restaurant & Brewhouse

CRANBROOK
5

Fernie Brewing Company

FERNIE
6

Angry Hen Brewing Company

KASLO
7

Backroads Brewing Company

NELSON
8

Nelson Brewing Company

NELSON
9

Torchlight Brewing Co.

NELSON
10

Lions Head Pub

ROBSON
11

Trail Beer Refinery

TRAIL
12

Mt. Begbie Brewery Tour

REVELSTOKE
13

Rumpus Beer Company

REVELSTOKE

Birdwatchers Route

The Birdwatchers Route includes viewpoints, events and attractions such as the Wings Over the Rockies event, Columbia Valley Wetlands, Creston Valley Wildlife Centre, Elizabeth Lake Bird Sanctuary ... approximately 800 km / 500 mi.

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Mt. Revelstoke National Park

REVELSTOKE
2

Golden

GOLDEN
3

Kootenay National Park

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
4

Wasa Lake Park

40 km N of CRANBROOK
5

Cranbrook

CRANBROOK
6

Creston Valley, Kootenay Lake East Shore

CRESTON
7

Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre

CRESTON
8

Kootenay Lake - Davis Creek & Lost Ledge

30 minutes from KASLO

Crown of the Continent & Waterton-Glacier Loop

Approx. 700 km / 435 mi. The most prized mountain landscapes are the ones we seek. Protected places with the purest air on earth. Rising from the valley mist, the roads that wind through the border straddling parks in the Crown of the Continent afford the ultimate, adventure-filled road trip.

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Fernie

FERNIE
2

Fernie Museum

FERNIE
3

Sparwood

SPARWOOD

Electric Road Trip

The Crowsnest Highway #3, deeply rooted in history, is a scenic route linking the Prairies to the Pacific Ocean, through the iconic Canadian Rocky Mountains along southern Alberta and BC. The Kootenay Rockies region, between the Crowsnest Pass and the city of Rossland, takes the traveller in search of relaxation, discovery and excitement. The journey of 380 km (236 mi) includes unique and eclectic small towns, like many ‘pearls on a string’.

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Sparwood

SPARWOOD
2

Fernie

FERNIE
3

Fernie Museum

FERNIE
4

Arts Station

FERNIE
5

Fernie Alpine Resort

FERNIE
6

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

FORT STEELE
7

Fort Steele Heritage Town

FORT STEELE
8

Cranbrook

CRANBROOK
9

Kimberley

KIMBERLEY
10

Rail Trails

CASTLEGAR, CRANBROOK, KIMBERLEY, NAKUSP, NELSON, SLOCAN
11

St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino

CRANBROOK
12

Key City Theatre

CRANBROOK
13

Kimberley Arts at Centre 64

KIMBERLEY
14

Kimberley Museum

KIMBERLEY
15

Kimberley Alpine Resort

KIMBERLEY
16

Creston Valley, Kootenay Lake East Shore

CRESTON
17

Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre

CRESTON
18

Skimmerhorn Winery

CRESTON
19

Baillie-Grohman Winery

CRESTON
20

Red Bird Estate Winery

CRESTON
21

Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery

WYNNDEL
22

Glass House

SANCA
23

Artisans of Crawford Bay

CRAWFORD BAY
24

Nelson

NELSON
25

Nelson Brewing Company

NELSON
26

Torchlight Brewing Co.

NELSON
27

Backroads Brewing Company

NELSON
28

All Seasons Cafe

NELSON
29

Castlegar Sculpturewalk

CASTLEGAR
30

Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park

CASTLEGAR
31

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

CASTLEGAR
32

Castlegar

CASTLEGAR
33

Trail

TRAIL
34

Teck Interpretive Centre

TRAIL
35

Columbia Gardens Winery

TRAIL
36

Rossland

ROSSLAND
37

Redstone Golf Resort

ROSSLAND
38

Alpine Grind

ROSSLAND

Fall Colours

Autumn is such a magical season and it carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. The Kootenay Rockies region is famous for its beautiful falls. Discover the one of a kind colourful scenes. Each community features a popular area that showcases fall colours.

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Fernie

FERNIE
2

Kimberley

KIMBERLEY
3

Golden

GOLDEN
4

Revelstoke

REVELSTOKE
5

Nakusp

NAKUSP
6

Nelson

NELSON
7

Kaslo

KASLO

Golden Triangle

Framed by jagged mountains covered in snow and ice, the peaks that envelope the Golden Triangle are breathtaking to behold. Prepare for the trek of a lifetime, park your car at a trailhead and saunter into an untouched natural world where rushing rivers, emerald lakes and sky-high summits fill the unspoken void of every man or creature, who wanders inn. After the exploration, unwind in a timber-framed mountain lodge, refuel with a gourmet meal and rest your weary feet by the crackling fire.

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Yoho National Park

FIELD
2

Golden

GOLDEN
3

Summer at KHMR

GOLDEN
4

Worlds Largest Paddle

PARSON
5

Radium Hot Springs, Village of

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
6

Radium Hot Springs

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK
7

Kootenay National Park

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS

Hot Springs Route

Wedged into the rocky and remote creases of these stunning mountains are natural hot springs that soothe, inspire and rejuvenate. Drive along quiet, tree-lined lakeshores where wonderful resorts, natural caves and mountainous settings leave a lasting impression. Venture along this route and enjoy the therpeutic warm, mineral rich water at some of the most enticing natural hot springs pools in the province. This most popular tour is approximately 800 km (500 mi).

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Fairmont Hot Springs

FAIRMONT
2

Radium Hot Springs

KOOTENAY NATIONAL PARK
3

Canyon Hot Springs

REVELSTOKE
4

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort

NAKUSP
5

Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

NAKUSP
6

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS

International Selkirk Loop Tour

Remote, culture-rich towns that cling to their old world charm. Hidden waterfalls. Adventures on horseback, mountain bikes, whitewater rafts. The International Selkirk Loop crosses the border but the mantra is the same: explore and experience until your heart is content. Discover eclectic art galleries, vibrant mountain towns, stunning turn of the century architecture, gourmet dining, live music, festivals, all wrapped in an an authentic, out there vibe that can only be found in grand, off the grid locales. The loop is approximately 450 km (280 mi).

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Salmo Chamber of Commerce

SALMO
2

Salmo Museum

SALMO
3

Logden Lodge - Ymir

YMIR
4

Nelson

NELSON
5

Touchstones Nelson

NELSON
6

Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson

NELSON
7

Kokanee Creek Park

8

Kokanee Mountain Zipline

NELSON
9

Creston Valley, Kootenay Lake East Shore

CRESTON
10

Artisans of Crawford Bay

CRAWFORD BAY
11

Glass House

SANCA
12

Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre

CRESTON

Mountains and Vineyards

The interior of British Columbia is christened with rich landscapes teeming with diversity. Lakes, mountains, deserts, valleys and exciting urban centres are ripe for exploration. For its length and limitless opportunities, the Mountains & Vineyards route reigns supreme. Discover pristine orchards, beautiful vineyards that hug the rolling hills and family-run farms. Taste the bounty of this fertile land. In the warm evening glow, settle into a mountain resort where wine tastings and locally-inspired food will win your heart. Approx. 1,250 km (775 mi).

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Baillie-Grohman Winery

CRESTON
2

Skimmerhorn Winery

CRESTON
3

Red Bird Estate Winery

CRESTON
4

Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery

WYNNDEL
5

Nelson

NELSON
6

Columbia Gardens Winery

TRAIL
7

Teck Interpretive Centre

TRAIL
8

Castlegar

CASTLEGAR
9

Doukhobor Discovery Centre

CASTLEGAR
10

Castlegar Station Museum

CASTLEGAR
11

Rossland

ROSSLAND
12

Seven Summits Trail

ROSSLAND
13

Mt. Revelstoke National Park

REVELSTOKE
14

SkyTrek Adventure Park

REVELSTOKE
15

Crazy Creek Waterfalls Suspension Bridge, Hot Pools

MALAKWA
16

Golden

GOLDEN
17

Bugaboo

between GOLDEN and RADIUM
18

Radium Hot Springs, Village of

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
19

Invermere-Panorama

INVERMERE
20

Cranbrook

CRANBROOK

Rockies and Ranchlands

Where the prairies meet the mountains. Cowboy country. These are lands wild and vast. Sacred, sweeping views that First Nations people have honoured and revered for centuries. The allure of the Rockies and Ranchlands route speaks to romantics, ranchmen and railroading enthusiasts. Explore sacred buffalo jumps, heritage gold rush towns, dude ranches, antique stores and western themed villages as you channel your inner cowboy. The loop is approximately 1,025 km (635 mi).

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Sparwood

SPARWOOD
2

Open Pit Mine Tours & Terex Titan

ELKFORD & SPARWOOD
3

Elkford

ELKFORD
4

Elk Lakes

104 km N of SPARWOOD
5

Fernie

FERNIE
6

Fernie Museum

FERNIE
7

Summer at FAR

FERNIE
8

Kikomun Creek Park

75 km E of CRANBROOK
9

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

FORT STEELE
10

Fort Steele Heritage Town

FORT STEELE
11

Wasa Lake Park

40 km N of CRANBROOK
12

Cranbrook

CRANBROOK
13

Springbrook Resort

SKOOKUMCHUCK
14

Canal Flats

Canal Flats
15

Tilley Memorial Park

near CANAL FLATS
16

Invermere-Panorama

INVERMERE
17

Panorama Mountain Resort

PANORAMA
18

Radium Hot Springs, Village of

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS
19

Kootenay National Park

RADIUM HOT SPRINGS

Silvery Slocan

Journey into the wild, lawless past when bars and brothels, saloons and silver, ruled the day. Visit ghost towns - rich with mine ruins, eclectic museums and turn-of-the-century buildings - that beckon anyone with a taste for adventure. Take a rugged, backcountry road to the top of a mountain, watch the eagles soar, smell the pines and know that the timeless aura of the legendary Silvery Slocan is still right at hand. End your day by easing into a lakeside town where cool cafes, streetside markets and a warm mountain culture will motivate you for what is yet to come. This tour is approximately 215 km (135 mi).

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Nelson

NELSON
2

Touchstones Nelson

NELSON
3

Kokanee Creek Park

4

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS
5

Kaslo

KASLO
6

SS Moyie

KASLO
7

Langham Cultural Centre

KASLO
8

Kootenay Star Museum

9

Sandon

NEW DENVER
10

Sandon Museum

SANDON
11

Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

NEW DENVER
12

Silverton Gallery

SILVERTON
13

Valhalla Park

N of both SLOCAN and CASTLEGAR
14

Kootenay Country Craft Distillery

WINLAW

West Koot Route

Quiet roads that twist through the heart of the British Columbia wilderness. Dense forests that yield to rising rock and glacier-scoured summits where only the bravest mountaineers have ventured. A place to be respected and admired. Stunning backcountry beauty - around every corner on the West Koot Route - is the norm. Soak in it. Stop for a hike, paddle a perfect lake, fling a fly in a trout-filled stream and find your little patch of paradise in the West Kootenays. This route is approximately 450 km (280 mi).

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Nakusp

NAKUSP
2

Nakusp Hot Springs, Chalets & Campground

NAKUSP
3

Halcyon Hot Springs Resort

NAKUSP
4

McDonald Creek Park

10 km S of NAKUSP
5

Burton City Cider

BURTON
6

Valkyr Adventures

FAUQUIER
7

Silvery Slocan Museum

NEW DENVER
8

New Denver, Slocan Valley

NEW DENVER
9

Slocan Lake Golf Club

NEW DENVER
10

Kootenay Country Craft Distillery

WINLAW
11

Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort

AINSWORTH HOT SPRINGS
12

Kaslo

KASLO
13

Kootenay Lake - Davis Creek & Lost Ledge

30 minutes from KASLO
14

Lardeau Valley Historical Society Museum

MEADOW CREEK
15

Lardeau River Adventures

MEADOW CREEK
16

Goat Range

near KASLO