The Best Trail Events in the Kootenays this Summer

The Best Trail Events in the Kootenays this Summer

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With this fantastic spring weather hitting BC, the snow at lower elevations is melting fast and trails are drying up quickly. Keeners have swapped skis and snowboards for bikes or running shoes by now. Some are even contemplating taking part in some mountain biking or trail running events as fun and challenging goals to look forward to when training on the trails.

The Kootenay Rockies region is the ultimate mountain playground and it is just bursting with dozens of high quality trail events, all of which are excellent reasons to come and explore the area’s incredible trail networks, funky towns, true love for the outdoors and authentic mountain culture. Here, the local race organizers like to pair pain with pleasure which means that usually, where there is a good trail race there is also good live music, cold local craft beer and delicious BBQ’s and even sometimes kiddy races and entertainment.

Here is a sample of the Kootenay Rockies Best Trail Events (for the region’s full event calendar):

Trail Running:

Golden Ultra event, photo by Bruno Long (photo courtesy of Tourism Golden)

Mountain biking (XC & Enduro):


This is only a few of all the excellent reasons to pack your bike, your runners and your family and take a memorable vacation in the Kootenay Rockies.  Hurry and sign up early for these events as space is usually limited. And of course …Happy Trails!

Story by KootRocks Staffer. Photo by Dave Best (Best Impression Photography).

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