Hot springs are an excellent way to relax, and the Kootenay Rockies region has plenty of hot springs to choose from year-round.
Soak in natural rock-lined pools next to a glacial-fed river, or enjoy spa treatments and fine cuisine after unwinding at a developed hot springs.
The region’s lush valleys make for prime growing areas and, from June through September, fresh produce, local eggs, honey, preserves, baking and flowers are plentiful. Many markets also feature woodwork, pottery, jewellery and clothing from local artisans. Locally-grown food plays a major role in many of the region’s restaurants.
The Kootenay Rockies is home to some of British Columbia’s newest wineries, and also boasts small craft breweries and the large Kokanee brewery in Creston (look out for the famous Sasquatch during your visit; this is its reputed home).