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Responsible Travel

Thank you for visiting.  While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies.

For generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of the wonder that you see around you. We hope that you will help us continue to do so. By being a responsible visitor, you become a partner in our community efforts to conserve and respect the region’s wonderful natural attractions and heritage.We welcome you to watch our regional video which showcases the Kootenay Rockies region and be inspired by the culture, natural elements and tips on being safe and a responsible traveller. The Kootenay Rockies is a Biosphere Certified Destination.
Biosphere destinations are committed to continuous improvement guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
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Please follow the Visitor Code of Conduct below to ensure
the Kootenay Rockies remains an outstanding destination for generations to come.


Accessible Trails in the Kootenays
Avalanche Canada
 Adventures for All: Accessible & Adaptive Sports Road Trip
BC Wildfire Service
Cruising Down an Open Highway: Planning your Kootenay Road Trip
Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia Everything is Local
Highway Conditions
 Follow the Trail: Kootenay Hiking Adventures
Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Forest Therapy: Replenish your Spirit & Reawaken your Soul
Know Before You Go information
Get Informed: Before Your Wild Adventure
Leave No Trace
Keeping the Kootenays Natural
Trail Forks Trail Karma
Kootenay Ambassadors: Mindful Explorers
Trails British Columbia – A Trail User’s Code of Ethics
Make the Most of your Kootenay Rockies Getaway
Wild Safe BC  /  ELearning – Wildlife Awareness & Safety – Bear Spray Workshops, and more
Stewards of the Land: Positive Effects
Wildlife in British Columbia, Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resources
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