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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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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.…

Greens and Courses

We’ve got our share of great greens and courses in the West Kootenays. And we’re not just talking about golfing - the dining at our golf clubs is also par excellence. The scenic (and free) Kootenay Lake ferry bookends two spectacular…

Golf Like A Kootenay Road Trip Pro

Planning a round of golf or two on your next road trip to the West Kootenays? With our lush inland temperate rainforests, expansive lakes and rivers and towering mountains, it’s tempting to be distracted by our dramatic landscapes. But our…

Sip Your Way Across the West Kootenays

They say it’s the journey, not the destination. We like to think it’s a bit of both in the West Kootenays. It’s worth taking the time to slow down and explore our charming mountain and waterfront towns and their independent craft breweries.…

Kootenay Skatepark and Bike Park Trip

Here in the Kootenays, we are known for our skateboard and mountain bike culture, so it makes sense that we have killer skateparks and bike skills parks to hone our skills. If you are coming through with wheels beneath your feet, make sure you…

Best Public and Provincial Parks

Here in the Kootenay mountains, we have your pick of river and lake parks and rare inland rainforests with old growth trees. Our playgrounds have views and beaches and stretch out from the communities to the wild places up mountains to valley…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…