The Kootenay Rockies region in the southeast corner of British Columbia, Canada is epically known as BC’s Mountain Playground. And, we offer some of the best road trips in Canada. Here are five of our all-seasons routes:
Arts & Culture – East Kootenay
The arts and culture scene in the Kootenay Rockies is vibrant, to say the least. This Itinerary highlights the East Kootenay communities of Cranbrook, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs and Golden. But there is so much more to explore and discover – every community in the region has its own story to tell.
Arts & Culture – West Kootenay
The arts and culture scene in the Kootenay Rockies is vibrant, to say the least. This Itinerary highlights the West Kootenay communities of Creston, Crawford Bay, Nelson and Castlegar. But there is so much more to explore and discover – every community in the region has its own unique story to tell.
East & West Kootenay Ale Trail
Explore British Columbia’s bounty of craft beer with the BC Ale Trail. Explore stouts and snow-capped peaks, brown ales and beaches, or bikes and hikes that lead to a tasting room. The suggested self-guided tours showcase the rich and vibrant craft beer scene.
Autumn in the Kootenay Rockies
Autumn is such a magical season and it carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. The Kootenay Rockies region is famous for its beautiful falls. Discover the one of a kind colourful scenes. Each community features a popular area that showcases fall colours.
Kootenay Rockies Hot Springs
Wedged into the rocky and remote creases of these stunning mountains are natural hot springs that soothe, inspire and rejuvenate. Drive along quiet, tree-lined lakeshores where wonderful resorts, natural caves and mountainous settings leave a lasting impression. Venture along this route and enjoy the therapeutic warm, mineral rich water at some of the most enticing natural hot springs pools in the province.
Quiet roads that twist through the heart of the British Columbia wilderness. Dense forests that yield to rising rock and glacier-scoured summits where only the bravest mountaineers have ventured. A place to be respected and admired. Stunning backcountry beauty – around every corner on the West Koot Route – is the norm. Soak in it. Stop for a hike, paddle a perfect lake, fling a fly in a trout-filled stream and find your little patch of paradise in the West Kootenays.
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Being a Responsible Traveller –
While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Kootenay Rockies. 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 area and be inspired by the culture, natural elements and tips on being safe and a responsible traveller.
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