Kootenay Local Secrets by Tyler

Kootenay Local Secrets by Tyler

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Meet Tyler. Tyler resides in the West Kootenays and has a knack for capturing some pretty incredible images. He has a particularly impressive ability in photographing wildlife and sunsets. From what we have gathered, Tyler seems to be constantly outside enjoying his backyard! Be sure to follow along on his next adventure.

Who surprised who in this one?

How did you learn about where to go and what to see in the Kootenays?


The Kootenays are a pretty fantastic place with a lot to offer. I prefer to explore off the beaten path so I spend a lot of time searching google maps and old blogs for new places to explore. When I first moved to the Kootenays I picked up a few of the awesome local hiking guides to get me started.

A stunning sunset capture overlooking Castlegar.


When you head out on a Kootenay adventure, what items are a “must take” with you?


My gear list is pretty basic and dependent on the season, but I always make sure that I have enough room for my camera gear!

Exploring Fernie.


Describe your ideal summer day in the Kootenays.


Thats a tough one! With so much to do in the Kootenays it’s hard to fit it all into one day. I will always take a day in the alpine over anything else, but a day full of climbing followed by an afternoon spent with friends on the patio of a local brewery is a close second for me!

A local visitor sneaking into the frame. 

If you could choose one spot in the Kootenays that make you the happiest, where would it be?

There is something that has always drawn me to Kaslo. It’s probably the small town feel and the beautiful Purcell Mountains looking over Kootenay Lake


Exploring Valhalla Provincial Park

All responses and images by Tyler McKenzie.

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