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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 “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 […]


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 place to stay. You’ll find all these and just the right place to settle down after a day of travelling in the Kootenays. Whether you’re going for boutique or budget, comfort and ambiance come standard. The remoteness […]

Adventure on the water, ground or in the air

Behold, adventure seekers. The Kootenays are calling. From high above to the lakes and rivers below, get ready to find your outdoor thrills. It’s no secret that we love getting high in the Kootenays – high above the trees that is. Experience a bird’s-eye-view for yourself by taking the ultimate aerial plunge at Kokanee Mountain […]

Art is Everywhere on your Kootenay Road Trip

It doesn’t take much to experience something that is part of the arts world on the Kootenay Road Trip. Public Art decorates the streets and alleyways. Museums and galleries are the cornerstone to our past, present, and future. Theatres, bars and lounges showcase the true Kootenay lifestyle with local musicians and actors dominating the stages. […]

Golfing On Your Kootenay Road Trip

For all the attention the Kootenays get as a mountain bike and ski destination, the region also has another ace up its sleeve. Nine of them in fact. Five of them offering a challenging 18 holes, and four of them with playful 9 holes. Affordable and spectacular, they epitomize mountain golf, with rivers, creeks, lakes, […]

Know Before You Go

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 travelling by adhering to these SMART Travel rules: Stay home if you are not feeling well. […]