Top 17 'Kootenay Bucket List Ideas': To Do in 2017

Top 17 'Kootenay Bucket List Ideas': To Do in 2017

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Thinking of a road trip to the Kootenays this summer, here are our top 17 ideas to do:

17) Roll your wheels: On a rails-to-trails or downhill mountain biking single-track

Mountain biking in the Selkirk Mountains near New Denver, photo by Dave Heath

16) Treat your taste buds: At one of the local Farmers’ Markets

15) Emerge: Soak in one of our natural hot springs in the Kootenays

14) Savour: Indulge in a pint at one of our Kootenay craft breweries

13) Soar above the clouds: Tandem Para-gliding or Skydiving

Para-gliding above Revelstoke, photo by Ryan Creary

12) Close your eyes: Experience music in the mountains, by attending one of our summer ‘Kootenay’ music festivals

11) Grab your paddle: Whitewater rafting, SUP, kayaking or canoeing…

10) Get high, real high: Heli-hiking, mountain biking, picnic or rafting

Heli-hiking in the Columbia mountains near Revelstoke, photo by Ryan Creary

9) Pitch a tent (or stay in oTENTiks): Take the family camping at one of our Provincial or National parks

Redstreak National Park Campground in Radium Hot Springs, photo by Heidi Korven

8) Do a road trip: Get your ‘free’ Discovery Pass and start exploring our National Parks (Kootenay, Glacier, Mt. Revelstoke and Yoho)

7) Wake up to a brilliant sunrise: Enjoy a cup of locally blended Kootenay java

6) Relax: Sip a glass of wine at one of our vineyards

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard in Creston, photo by Dave Heath

5) Cool off: In a crystal-clear, glacier-fed alpine lake

4) Push your limits: Follow the Via Ferrata to the top of Mt. Nimbus (with Canadian Mountain Holidays) or T2 (at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort)

3) Feel the wind on your face: Take ‘The Pipe - Mountain Coaster’ down the mountain at Revelstoke

Revelstoke Mountain Resort's "The Pipe", photo by FD Productions

2) Challenge your friends: SUPSquatch the Elk River

SUPSquatching the Elk River near Fernie, photo by Nick Nault

1) Sit atop of a mountain: Hike to a high vista in our Canadian Rockies or Columbia mountains (Purcells, Selkirks or Monashees) and take in the incredible, 360 degree views

Sitting atop of Idaho Peak in the Selkirk Mountains, photo by Dave Heath


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