This summer, challenge yourself to experience the Kootenays Rockies in unexpected ways. While the quality of our hiking & biking experiences are well known, there are countless opportunities to explore our mountain playground. Learn more about our outdoor adventures unique to the Kootenays! Some of them may even leave you questioning everything you know about adventure travel in the Kootenays.
‘NEW’ for 2023 summer – is the Railrider Mountain Coaster. Glide, carve and dive down one kilometre of alpine scenery. After ascending the mountainside, riders pickup speed through the forest as the coaster curves and turns along the canyon edge for a total descent of 73 metres.
From the suspension bridges, at 130-metres (426 ft.) above an expansive canyon, the Golden Skybridge rewards with views of the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges like you’ve never seen before, while a crashing river and 61-metres (200 ft.) waterfall thunders below.
The suspension bridges are a part of a three-kilometers (about 1.9 mile) nature walk and include viewing platforms so guests can have a 360-degree view of the picturesque landscape. The ends of the trail will be marked by an outdoor courtyard and café to refresh yourself before and after your journey.
Ante up your adventure – take a breath and prepare for the adrenaline-spiking experience the Sky Zipline across the canyon! Other attractions include the Canyon Edge Challenge Course, Giant Canyon Swing, and Axe Throwing.
REVELSTOKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
‘NEW’ for 2023 summer – is The Pipe Mountain Coaster #2. Double the fun this summer and hop on Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s newest addition.
Ride by yourself or pair up with a friend in the small bucket seats and grab hold of the brake. Once you set off, you’re in control of the speed, as you careen through the glades, over hills, and into tunnels. Maxing out at 42-km/hr (26-mi/h) with just a seatbelt keeping you secure, the Pipe Mountain Coaster is almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
SEGWAY TOURS WITH SCOOTIN’ KOOTENAY TOURS
SegwayX2 devices are a fun, accessible, and user-friendly way to experience the wilderness Radium Hot Springs has to offer. Their SegwayX2 Tour will take you off the main street. You’ll be guided on this wilderness adventure through lush forests along the Kootenay National Park Border. This is an off-road nature experience that includes beautiful scenery, natural interpretation, and some outstanding photo opportunities.
VIA FERRATAS AT CMH SUMMER ADVENTURES
Summer trips feature high alpine hiking, glacier viewing, family specific adventures, photography workshops and customized mountaineering packages such as the Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata (North America’s longest). This trip gives new meaning to a ‘natural high’. You’ll scale Mt. Nimbus, cross a suspension bridge, travel across a series of rock-affixed metal rungs and zipline over a raging river.
Every day begins with a heli-ride and ends at one of two luxury lodges – Bobby Burns and Bugaboos, where the Purcell, Selkirk and Bugaboo ranges offer up 360 degrees of jaw-dropping, scenic beauty.
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