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Kootenay Rockies

Attractions

A group of friends walking on a bridge (Patrice Halley photo)

A group of friends walking on a bridge (Patrice Halley photo)

Step back in time at railway museums, abandoned ghost towns, and historic gold rush sites in the Kootenay Rockies.

Stop by an interpretive centre to pore over artifacts showcasing Aboriginal and Doukhobor cultures.

Take the kids to see an enchanted forest with folk figurines near Revelstoke, or wander through an 1890s gold rush town near Cranbrook. Railway fans can get up-close to carefully restored historic trains at museums in Revelstoke and Cranbrook.

After a day of exploring, unwind in a natural mineral hot spring or on a quiet park path in a national or provincial park.

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BC Hydro - Revelstoke Dam - Revelstoke

5 Km N Of Revelstoke On Hwy 23N
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.bchydro.com/revelstoke
Toll-free
Phone250-814-6697

Visit this BC Hydro Visitor Centre and learn more about the Revelstoke Dam.

The complex is comprised of a 175 m (575 ft) high concrete gravity dam, a 122 m (400 ft) high earthfill dam and the powerhouse.

Self-guided tours feature the power generation story and admittance to the First Nations display area. New interactive exhibits in the Visitor Centre show how the project was built and illustrate various aspects of power production. A gift shop and theatre are also on-site. Guided tours also available.

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort - Summer - Revelstoke

2950 Camozzi Rd
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S1
Websitehttp://www.revelstokemountainresort.com
Toll-free866-373-4754
Phone250-814-0087

Enjoy the incomparable views of the majestic Columbia River & the towering Monashee mountains this summer at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. After a seven minute gondola ride, you will arrive at the Mid-Mountain Lodge and its breathtaking views. Here you can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the stunning post-and-beam lodge or outside on the massive deck. We look forward to welcoming you with our summer season operations and the Revelation Gondola!

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The Enchanted Forest - Revelstoke

7060 Trans-Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Websitehttp://www.enchantedforestbc.com
Toll-free866-944-9744
Phone250-837-9477

Situated in an old growth forest midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous on the Trans-Canada Hwy, this unique attraction appeals to every age. A stroll through this magnificent forest will lead you through a magical setting with over 350 folk figurines handcrafted with incredible detail by original artists. Young people climb up, in and around uniquely crafted houses set in giant roots, boulders and stumps to be transported into a real life fantasy. Climb BC's tallest and grandest tree house. Enjoy a self-guided boat tour viewing beaver dams and spawning salmon beds and walk our extended boardwalk. In 2010 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary! Join us today and be enchanted by discovering the magic!

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Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation - Field

201 Kicking Horse Ave
Field, British Columbia
V0A 1G0
Websitehttp://www.burgess-shale.bc.ca
Toll-free800-343-3006
Phone250-343-6006

In 1909 Charles Walcott discovered one of the most significant fossil locations in the world - the Burgess Shale, in Yoho National Park. These amazing fossils provide a window into what the world looked like half-a-billion years ago.

The Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds hike includes a fossil splitting session before the hike begins.

Access to all fossil sites can only be visited with certified licensed guides. Phone to register well ahead of your planned visit.

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Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area - Creston

1760 West Creston Rd
Creston, British Columbia
V0B 1G0
Websitehttp://www.crestonwildlife.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-402-6908

The wildlife area is an impressive 6,800 ha (17,000 ac) Ramsar designated wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston off Hwy 3. From May through Oct, naturalists are on-site at the Wildlife Interpretation Centre ready to inspire & educate in a fun-filled atmosphere. The naturalists provide guided canoe & walking tours (May-Aug), special programs, trail maps & loads of information.

Easy 24/7 access to 32 km of meandering dyke trails & 2 viewing towers create the possibility of viewing some of the 400 species of wildlife that call this area home. Hiking, biking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, canoeing & fishing are some ways you can enjoy this amazing wetland gem.

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Fernie Alpine Resort - Fernie

5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M6
Websitehttp://www.skifernie.com
Toll-free866-633-7643
Phone250-423-4655

Fernie Alpine Resort is regularly ranked one of the top ski resorts in North America. This season, Fernie takes Skiing to the Peak with the new Polar Peak Chairlift, adding more ski runs & more vertical! With up to 11.28 m (37 ft) of snow, over 1,006 ski-able ha (2,504 ac), ski-in/ski-out accommodations & a legendary ski town atmosphere, we offer gentle terrain for families & beginners, a wide variety of intermediate runs, glades, steeps & chutes for advanced & expert skiers. With restaurants, the Legendary Griz Bar, daycare, rentals, retail, ski school, cafes & more on-site. Fernie is your next ultimate ski & snowboard destination.

Annual Snowfall SkiTotalRuns Types of runs
1128 cm 142 Easy30%Easy40%Easy30%
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Fernie Alpine Resort - Summer - Fernie

5339 Ski Hill Rd
Fernie, British Columbia
V0B 1M6
Websitehttp://www.skifernie.com
Toll-free877-333-2339
Phone250-423-4655

Fernie Alpine Resort is your one-stop adventure this summer with the new Aerial Park.

Don't miss the best in summer adventure. It's the latest rage in summer fun, the trying & exhilarating undertaking gets you to take the leap of faith & traverse through the rope course challenge, a high level adventure in the tree tops is guaranteed to keep the adrenaline pumping!

Fernie will also operate the Mountain Bike Park operations & guided hike program again this summer! Check our website & Facebook page for updates & other activities!

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Fort Steele Heritage Town - Fort Steele

9851 Hwy 93/95
Fort Steele, British Columbia
V0B 1N0
Websitehttp://www.fortsteele.ca
Toll-free
Phone250-417-6000

With gold rush beginnings in 1864, Fort Steele has gone from boom town to regional centre to ghost town and is now one of the most important heritage attractions in British Columbia. The town site features over 60 buildings. Activities vary by season and include ice cream making, horse-drawn wagon tours, steam train rides, gold panning lessons, live theatre, museum displays and various demonstrations. See many varieties of heritage breed livestock. Fort Steele is perched on the western slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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Panorama Mountain Village - Summer - Panorama Mountain Village

Panorama Mountain
Panorama Mountain Village, British Columbia
V0A 1T0
Websitehttp://www.panoramaresort.com
Toll-free800-663-2929
Phone250-342-6941

Imagine a place... where families discover a life outdoors, where adventure seekers test their limits, where you're at home in the mountains. You've arrived at Panorama Mountain Village & the name says it all. After settling in, your kids discover their playground with new friends at Adventure Camp. You take a leisurely stroll along the Valley Trail enjoying a cooling breeze & the spectacular view of 1000 Peaks. Summer activities at Panorama include mountain biking, hiking & walking, horseback riding, spa treatments, the Village Gondola, golf at Greywolf Golf course & relaxing in an array of world-class accommodation to suit your needs.

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Wet N' Wild Adventures - Golden

1509 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Websitehttp://www.wetnwild.bc.ca
Toll-free800-668-9119
Phone250-344-6546

Wet N' Wild Adventures offers unforgettable whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia, on the western edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Operating daily every May through September.

Divided into three 10 km sections, the Kicking Horse River allows for a variety of rafting experiences suitable for all ages. Choose the family friendly scenic float in the Upper Canyon to thrilling class 4 rapids in the Lower Canyon, while the Middle Canyon is a combination of class 3 & 4 rapids & is an exciting ride from start to finish.

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