Know Before You Go – S.M.A.R.T Travel

When planning your Kootenay Road Trip, be prepared with all the right gear, maps, and know the safety protocols in our area. Businesses are following the recommended COVID-19 protocols to ensure you have a relaxing, safe trip. BE SMART when…
Kaslo City hall

Walk-About in our Artsy Heritage Towns

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR Take a trip back in time on a walking tour through some of the most colourful heritage towns in British Columbia. The main streets of Nelson, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo, Crawford Bay, and Rossland feature striking…
Cross Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing on the Kootenay Road Trip

Fold the seat down or open up the roof rack for your cross-country ski gear; mild winter temperatures and over 100km of beautifully tracked Nordic trails await on a road trip to the Kootenays. Start your journey in Rossland, home to the acclaimed…
Red Mtn

Best Winter Ski Resorts in Canada

What’s red and white with powder all over? The two top ski resorts in the West Kootenays of course. With Whitewater and Red Mountain just an hour away from each other, you don’t have to go far on a Kootenay road trip for an unbeatable ski…
Bird on Kootenay Lake

Wildlife on a Kootenay Road Trip

If you’re dreaming of visiting a mountain paradise with lush forests, fresh water, and all kinds of wilderness, you’re not alone. Sure, there are all kinds of mountain folk that dwell throughout the West Kootenays, but they’re not the…

A little winter downtime around town

Sometimes we just a need little time to chill, relax and get away from it all. Mountain towns like Nelson, Kaslo

Winter Adventure on and off the Slopes

Red, white and whoo! Home to the best ski towns and backcountry terrain in North America, adventure is calling in Rossland, Nelson and the many cat & heli-ski operators. Grab your skis, board and outdoor gear for some of the finest powder…
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Family Friendly Winter Kootenay Road Trip

With all kinds of family friendly activities between Nelson and Rossland, you’ll be able to pack in more things to do than gear into your car. From indoors to outdoors, you’ll find plenty to keep the whole family happy on a Kootenay Road…
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Riding and breweries Kootenay Lake to Rossland

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine goes road-tripping in our backyard to discover the best trails and ales. Giddy up. By Vince Hempsall. Photos by Peter Moynes. Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine photo editor Peter Moynes and I are on a…
Mountain Biking

Kootenay Community Connections

If you’re dreaming of a road trip, the West Kootenays should be on your bucket list. With spectacular scenery, quiet roads, and all kinds of amazing amenities and recreational opportunities spread throughout eight unique communities, it’s…

Where to Stay on your Kootenay Road Trip

Every great road trip has a few key criteria; great scenery, awesome activities, tasty meals, and a memorable