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Hiking, River Rafting, Wildlife Tours
Grizzly Bear Ranch is a small specialist lodge in the heart of British Columbia that offers active bear-viewing and wilderness holidays. Using trails that we have made ourselves, we take you far from the tourist crowds to hike the alpine, ancient cedar rainforests and view wild bears. Our groups are tiny – typically 2 to 4 guests with one expert guide. Each evening you will return to a luxury riverside cabin with its own wood-burning stove and our fresh local table. We are also specialists in animal tracking, are on the cutting edge of bear conservation, are experienced naturalists and are politically active in saving bears and bear habitat.
Jennifer Chocolates is an artisan gourmet chocolate shop in Nakusp, BC. We make everything right here on location and very often you can see the chocolatier at work and watch our decadent chocolate creations being made. Come and let us tempt your taste buds with our famous dark chocolate truffles or enjoy summer treats like homemade caramel or ice cream Drumstix.
Biking, Hiking, Wineries & Wine Tours, Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing, Skiing & Snowboarding
Noble Adventures is your company to explore British Columbia’s magnificent mountain ranges, stunning lakes, lush farms, local wineries and snow filled ski resorts in the southern interior of British Columbia and the Shuswap. Our company takes a unique approach to guided adventure travel by highlighting local farmers and business owners, Shuswap culture, history and the excitement of being outside
Art Galleries, Sightseeing
Castlegar Sculpturewalk is an annual exhibition of outdoor sculptures, located on a pleasant walking tour in downtown Castlegar. Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favourite sculpture via ballot – the winner of the People’s Choice award is purchased by the City for the permanent collections. All of the artworks are available for sale or lease. Sculpturewalk 2016 features 31 sculptures from local and international artists. Ballots/maps are located in red ballot boxes along the route (the start of the route is at the Kootenay Market (635 Columbia Avenue), though you can begin the walk from anywhere. Ballots/maps are also available at the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, or the Kootenay Gallery.
The coolest new activity in the Kootenays! Kokanee Mountain Zipline will provide customers with an incredible adrenaline rush of flying high above Kokanee Creek and a view of the variety of natural flora and fauna, while at the same time encouraging preservation of the area’s significant natural resources and history. – 2.5-3 hour tour with two guides on six zip lines – Fly high: up to 300ft off the ground – Fly long: over 2400ft on the longest line – Fly fast: approach 100km/h – Half kilometre hike in between two of the lines – Enjoy a beautiful forest setting – Fun for the whole family… 50lbs minimum weight limit so the little folks can fly too! Hours: – Our season runs from the beginning of May to the end of October. – Open all holidays during the open season!
Adrenalin, Backcountry Skiing
Alpine Air Adventures is an adventure tourism company offering guided high end skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing and alpine climbing trips. Mountain adventures to suit any ability and skill level.
Hiking, Bird Watching, Wildlife Tours
Hiking, Sightseeing, Airlines
Glacier Helicopters Ltd. is located in the heart of the Columbia Mountains where breath taking scenery abounds and there exists the opportunity to relax and enjoy some of the best alpine wilderness that Canada has to offer. Our spectacular sightseeing flights provide unparalleled views of crystal clear mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, glaciers and lush forests. We are open year round from our Hangar located just 5km west of Revelstoke. Why not give us a call or e-mail to book a flight time?
Hiking, Spas & Wellness, Wildlife Tours, Skiing & Snowboarding
Kootenay EcoRetreats and Adventures offers summer and winter retreats. Their all-inclusive retreats include gourmet meals, local transportation and adventure activities and are based out of the off-grid, solar powered eco centre ‘WhitePines Dojo’ in Slocan. They will take care of you while you relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. During the winter, join them on the Powder Highway Adventure featuring trips to 3 of eight legendary ski resorts: RED Mountain Resort (Rossland), Whitewater Ski Resort (Nelson) and Revelstoke Mountain Resort. All you have to do is show up and they will get you to where some of the best powder in the world is waiting. Plan your summer retreats in Yoga and Health & Nature with combined outdoor activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking, waterfall tours and other adventures.
Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing
Wineries & Wine Tours
Small commercial family owned winery with a beautiful rustic chick onsite Guesthouse. This is the only winery in this area and one the the whole community is proud of. We are proud of our multiple award winning wines and love sharing tastings and knowledge with visitors. The Grape Escape Guesthouse is perfect to stay overnight or for a eventst venue. The most romantic wedding venue in the Kootenay! We offer tours by appointment. Open Tuesday -Sunday 10am – 4pm
Step off the beaten path on a Canadian wilderness tour with Fresh Adventures. Try our guided comfort camping tours in the Rockies and Vancouver Island, or our guided ski safaris along BC’s famous Powder Highway. Try surfing on our weekend Tofino tours, or rafting on one of Canada’s best rivers on our rafting and camping packages. Whatever your adventure- our genuine Canadian guides have you covered.
Adrenalin, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
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.
Situated above the majestic shores of Kootenay Lake, Balfour, British Columbia, is home to one of natures most scenic golf courses. This unique 18-hole layout combines excellent tee-to-green playing conditions, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a stunning mountain back drop to provide one unforgettable golf experience.