Know Before You Go

When planning your Kootenay Road Trip be prepared with all the right gear, maps, border, road and ferry information, and know the travel and safety protocols in our area. Check out the links below to be as informed as possible when travelling…
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Sleds, Sights & Overnights

Snowmobiling in the beautiful, busy West Kootenay backcountry. While not as outright mammoth or as well-established as snowmobiling super-spots elsewhere in the Columbia Basin (see: Revy and Valemont in particular) the mountains and meadows…
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Unforgettable Backcountry Ski Touring

Get back. Yearn to earn your turns? Welcome to winter in the incomparable West Kootenay backcountry. From slack country lift-accessed loops that end in the pub an hour later, to bold multi-day traverses sure to bolster your best-ever list, this…
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Epic West Kootenay Alpine Skiing

What’s White and Red and ready to shred? The West Kootenays heavyweight hills — Red Mountain, Whitewater Ski Resort and Salmo Ski Hill too. For decades, the word legendary has loomed large over the mind-bending peaks and true down-home…
Cat skiing group staring at mountains from mountain top.
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Prowling for Pow – Cat & Heli-Skiing

The world’s first, and most, cat and heli-ski destinations. The West Kootenay.  Praeceps et profundus — steep and deep. In pontumque moueri — on the prowl. You don’t need to learn your Latin to get this West Kootenay tale of…
Rossland Night XC Skiing
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The Best of West Kootenay’s XC Skiing

Comedian Steven Wright said it best. “Cross country skiing is great. If you live in a small country.” The thing about nordic skiing sojourns out here, contrary to the skullet-ed stand-up’s observation, is that that Kootenay-country…
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Road Tripping with your Pets

Thinking of bringing along your favourite four-legged friend on your next road trip? Good news. We’ve got plenty of things for you and your pooch to do! Take a Hike Rail trails are a great place to let your dog get some fresh air.…
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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…
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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 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…