Entries by NKLT


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 storybook buildings and stunning mountain and lake backdrops unique to the Kootenays. As the “Queen City” […]

Cross-Country Skiing – West Kootenays

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 Black Jack Ski Club. The high alpine setting means that the seasons […]

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 getaway. The nearby mountain towns of Nelson and Rossland […]

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 only creatures to call this special place home. From the top of the food chain to […]


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 skiing in the world. Red Mountain Resort in Rossland BC features 119 runs, […]

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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 Trip. Our alpine wonderland offers mild to wild downhill skiing at Whitewater […]

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Riding & Breweries Nelson 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 “Slaycation” road trip around the West Kootenay visiting the region’s newest mountain bike trails and breweries and […]

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 best discovered at a leisurely pace. From hot springs to craft breweries, ski resorts to celebrated artisans, and vibrant […]