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Kootenay Rockies

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Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)

Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)

The varied terrain and ecological diversity of the Kootenay Rockies region provides incredible hiking opportunities for enthusiasts of all experience and ability levels.

Hikers experience spectacular mountain views, wildflower alpine meadows, old-growth forests, wild rivers, and thunderous waterfalls, while traversing the unspoiled wilderness of southeastern British Columbia.

Hikes in the Kootenay Rockies region range from short interpretive walks, with easy roadside access, to major multi-day backcountry treks. Many hiking trails are located in national or provincial parks, which often offer excellent campsites and facilities.

Additionally, hiking trails are found in virtually every community throughout the region, such as Rossland, named one of "10 Great Adventure Towns" by National Geographic Adventure, one of "Canada's Best Outdoor Towns" by Explore. The Kootenay Rockies are also known for its epic rock climbing, mountaineering and mountain biking.

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Mount Revelstoke National Park - Revelstoke

Trans Canada Hwy
Revelstoke, British Columbia
V0E 2S0
Toll-free
Phone250-837-7500

Home to Canada's only inland cedar-hemlock rainforest, Mount Revelstoke is the only national park in Canada where you can summit a mountain five minutes from your vehicle. Visitors are invited to stroll amongst giants on the Giant Cedars & Skunk Cabbage boardwalks, or enjoy a panoramic view & meadows of subalpine wildflowers from the summit of Mount Revelstoke. Cycling enthusiasts can try riding 26 km (1600 m elevation gain) up the Meadows in the Sky Parkway. During the winter months outdoors enthusiasts can explore the Meadows in the Sky Parkway on skis or snowshoes.

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Noble Adventures - Salmon Arm

Toll-free
Phone250-253-8379

At Noble Adventures, we thrive in the snow, explore in the spring, live for the summer and can't wait for the fall! British Columbia is a 4-season paradise and we are your guide, 12 months a year. We place a strong emphasis on an authentic experiences by partnering with local people and businesses in the communities we work. The company is carbon neutral and promotes balance in all aspects of our business: work, life and the environment. Best of all, we have fun making it happen.

So the next time you're in our area, join Noble Adventures on a wine tour or a hike, paddle board, snowshoe or ski vacation. You will be glad you did!

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Panorama Mountain Resort - Summer - Panorama

Panorama Mountain
Panorama, British Columbia
V0A 1T0
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 and 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 and the spectacular view of 1000 Peaks. Summer activities at Panorama include mountain biking, hiking and walking, horseback riding, spa treatments, the Village Gondola, golf at Greywolf Golf course and relaxing in an array of world-class accommodation to suit your needs.

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Purcell Mountain Lodge - Activity - Golden

Bald Mountain
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free
Phone888-767-8989

Purcell Mountain Lodge sits amidst one of the largest alpine meadows in BC. It's surrounded by some of the finest alpine ski touring, glades and tree skiing imaginable!

Our spectacular luxury lodge offers guests three, four and seven day stays. Certified guides for novice to expert backcountry enthusiast. Diverse terrain, deep powder and breathtaking scenery. Join us for alpine/telemark ski touring, cross country, snowboarding and snowshoeing. Helicopter access in winter.

In summer, certified guides lead guests along mountain trails, navigating alpine ridges, slopes, summer snow fields and across meadows overflowing with alpine wildflowers. Artists welcome! Choose to hike in or helicopter access in summer months.

All inclusive helicopter transportation, fully catered meals, ACMG certified guide, sauna library and cozy wood indoor/outdoor fires for your relaxation.

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Selkirk Mountain Experience - Revelstoke

Toll-free
Phone250-837-2381

Selkirk Mountain Experience is one of the world's finest hiking, ski touring & mountaineering companies. Selkirk Mountain Experience offers a wide variety of programs to cater to alpine adventurers around the world. The superb skiing on the pristine glaciers & countless alpine peaks surrounding the Durrand Glacier, in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, are highly popular with skiers & snowboarders. In the summer, over 100 varieties of wildflowers, crystal clear mountain lakes, huge waterfalls & snow-capped peaks attract hikers & climbers. The chalet offers all the amenities for a comfortable stay for up to 18 people. Each day the chalet chef prepares delicious meals.

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Valkyr Adventures - Fauquier

Toll-free888-482-5597
Phone250-269-7237

Experience backcountry skiing at its finest! Valkyr Adventures offers you two backcountry ski touring lodges to choose from with access to 11,000 hectares of terrain in the Valkyr Range. Our staging area is near Burton, 37 km south of Nakusp on Hwy 6W. From there you'll fly in by helicopter for a week in ski-touring paradise. Choose the program that best fits your ability & agenda: guided, self-guided, catered or self-catered. Both Valkyr lodges feature quality accommodation including indoor plumbing, WiFi, fully outfitted private bedrooms, cosy wood fired comfort & separate sauna hut. Ski season is December-April. For added adventure choose our Hut2Hut trip. Experience pure mountain bliss in summer too! Ramble from flower fields to mountain peaks. Multi-day trips are available July-September.

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Yoho National Park - Field

Yoho National Park
Field, British Columbia
V0A 1G0
Toll-free
Phone250-343-6783

Named for a Cree expression of 'awe and wonder', a trip to Yoho is truly awesome! The park's towering peaks, expansive glaciers and impressive waterfalls have attracted visitors for over a century.

These same features were the curse of railway engineers and inspired the construction of the Spiral Tunnels, an engineering marvel. Although many of its highlights are accessible by road, Yoho is also a hiker's dream. Discover half a billion year old fossils on a guided hike to the restricted Burgess Shale fossil beds or take an afternoon stroll around Emerald Lake or to Wapta Falls. Grab your hiking boots for an epic day or multi-day adventure on the park's high-elevation Iceline Trail.

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