It goes without saying that every road trip needs fuel. Yes, we’re talking about the fuel that powers you. That morning ‘cup of joe’ that wakens the senses. The post-adventure plate that invites you into the local culture. And, the après-cocktail to relax and watch the setting sun.
Across the Kootenays, our local craft breweries, restaurants and wineries have you covered, ensuring you stay well fuelled on your adventures.
~ Pay a visit to the Rossland Beer Company on Friday evenings for live music in their tasting room.
~ Complete your fishing trip in Castlegar with a pint at Tailout Brewing. Be sure to check out their logo – it is this passion for fishing and enjoying the outdoors (ideally with a cold pint) that has taken then on this adventure. In homage to their fishing roots, they chose a name that reminds them of that perfect spot on that perfect river.
~ Grab a pizza with your pint at Trail Beer Refinery, where their chef will prepare it for you fresh (and be sure to play a game of bocce too).
~ Fernie Distillers offers a welcoming and comfortable space. Informal and yet refined at the same time, it is versatile and is available as a private event venue too.
~ Located on MacKenzie Avenue in downtown Revelstoke, Monashee Spirits take their cocktails very seriously. Their highly talented bartenders and mixologists showcase stunning unique cocktails from traditional styles to new age and experimental made with their in-house distilled spirits and cocktail bitters.
~ Cellar door sales and tastings are available with the Red Bird Winery in Creston, or join their ‘Wine Club’.
~ The, Creston Valley Tour Co. is offering two tours in 2022: the Creston Wine Tour (Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery, Red Bird Estate Winery, Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard, and Wynnwood Cellars Estate Winery) and the Creston Booze Tour (Columbia Brewery, Wild North Brewing Co., William Tell Family Estate, Wynndel Craft Distilleries and winery of your choice). Each tours includes: tasting at each location, transportation and snacks.
~ In Nakusp, Valley of the Springs Winery offers a private guest room offers a king size bed, jacuzzi tub and shower, private deck overlooking the mountain and lake. Plan a customized sip & stay package with them.
Know Before You Go – Plan ahead so you can travel safely and responsibly. Familiarize yourself with weather, road conditions, general alerts for travellers and provincial health orders & recommendations.
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Top/cover photo by Mitch Winton in Kimberley downtown centre (the Platzl).
Words by Mark Locki. Mark is a photographer and writer based in Kimberley, BC. An avid traveller throughout the Kootenays and abroad, he enjoys exploring the natural world, camera in hand, seeking out compelling stories. He’s often found deep in the backcountry, running, climbing or on skis, challenging himself to discover new scenes and viewpoints.