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Indigenous Culture, Hot Springs, Hotels
The Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort is a four season destination featuring 39 contemporary Guest Rooms, the Ktunaxa Grill, Nasookin Room, and a well-stocked Retail/Gift Shop. This property offers a unique cave experience where soothing, hot mineral water surfaces from the earth creating a natural steam bath. Stalactites form in abundance inside the caves. The hot water flows into our main pool and is cooled to a comfortable body temperature, suitable for your whole family. Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter bring guests from around the world to enjoy the pleasures of the crisp, clean air and the calming mineral waters of the Ainsworth Hot Springs.
Ainsworth Hot Springs
Heli-Skiing & Cat-Skiing
At Stellar we cater to advanced skiers and boarders looking for a quality powder skiing adventure. With small groups of no more than four guests to one guide, you will explore what this legendary region of the Kootenays has to offer. From our deluxe 6-7 run packages, to multi-day unlimited packages with everything included. Based out of the beautiful Kaslo Hotel on the shores of Kootenay Lake.Stellar Heli Skiing has something for all riders.
Museums & Heritage Sites
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions, Campgrounds & RV Parks
The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the internment of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre opened its doors in 1994 as an initiative from the New Denver Kyowakai Society to commemorate and honor the stories of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were stripped of their civil rights, labelled “enemy aliens” and uprooted from their coastal homes during the Second World War. Located on the site of a former internment camp, the original buildings, period artifacts, interpretive displays, and Heiwa Teien garden designed by the renowned Roy (Tomomichi) Sumi, chronicle this extraordinary episode in Canadian history.
Wineries & Wine Tours
Adrenalin, Paddling, River Rafting
Endless Adventure, is a multi-sport outdoor adventure centre,located in beautiful Crescent Valley BC. Our goal is to share the magic found in the lush landscape of the West Kootenays via Stand Up Paddle, kayak,canoe, or raft. Endless Adventure offers paddle sports sales as well as kayaking and SUP tours, rentals, instruction. We also provide safe and fun Rafting and a full service campsite over looking the Slocan River. Our Endless Adventure Kayak/SUP academy features whitewater and touring courses for all levels with safety and expert instruction as our focus.
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.
Kokanee Springs Resort is one of Canada’s finest championship 18 hole courses. This graceful course, considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, is situated in a magnificent mountain setting on Kootenay Lake. Every hole is framed by spectacular panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding area. After an unforgettable golfing experience, the accommodations at Kokanee Springs offer a quiet mixture of casual elegance and relaxation for those desiring mountain-style peace and tranquility. Kokanee Springs offers a relaxed environment surrounded by beautiful vistas, great amenities and friendly staff. The Resort’s 750 acres includes over a mile of lake front on Kootenay Lake, as well as natural wetlands and soaring forests. Resort amenities include: Bunker’s Grill, an outdoor hot tub, a meeting room, a games room, internet access, 24 hour front desk, local beach area, a trail network, golf course, Pro Shop, CPGA professionals, a driving range, a putting practice area, an on-course beverage cart, an on course snack bar, Kokanee Spring’s Golf School, and Lessons. Kokanee Springs offers three accommodations choices including The Lodges at Kokanee, The Villas at Kokanee, and the Big Bend Cottages.
Come experience the sights and sounds of Doukhobor life in the Southern Interior of British Columbia (1908-1938). Enjoy indoor and outdoor displays, interactive educational exhibits and historical artifacts. Take a guided tour with friendly knowledgeable staff. Join us to celebrate cultural events. There’s always something to see and do at the Doukhobor Discovery Centre!
Lardeau River Adventures offers an unparalleled whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia. Only 90 minutes north of Nelson and 35 minutes from Kaslo, enjoy dozens of exciting Class 2+ rapids (suitable for all abilities), deep pools and crystal waters winding through the breathtaking scenery of Goat Range Provincial Park. This spectacular setting including plunging waterfalls is home to an abundance of Rocky Mountain wildlife. We provide a genuine backcountry wilderness river experience in an accessible and affordable day trip. All trips include a riverside picnic lunch crafted with care from fresh local ingredients. Our office in Meadow Creek is an easy and scenic drive to the north end of Kootenay Lake. Located halfway between Vancouver and Calgary, Meadow Creek is a comfortable day-trip from Nelson, Kaslo, Revelstoke and Nakusp. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
Reel Adventures offers premiere fishing packages for some of the best fishing in the World! Offering Salmon & Halibut charters on the west coast of Vancouver Island, as well as Trophy Rainbow Trout & Bull Trout fishing in the interior lakes, and fantastic fly fishing and Walleye fishing on the Mighty Columbia River. So, no matter what you’re looking for, we have an option for you. Year Round! Our waters include: Ucluelet BC offshore salmon fishing on the pacific ocean, Interior British Columbia on world famous Kootenay Lake, or the Mighty Columbia River, and a bunch of smaller lakes and streams in the interior. These trips are fully guided. We supply the boats, gear, and licensed guide for your trip. Our boats and guides are all Transport Canada certified and have years of experience. Come join us for an exciting adventure in British Columbia.
Museums & Heritage Sites, Hotels
A lakefront hotel in Revelstoke nestled between stunning Three Valley Lake and the Monashee Mountains, Three Valley Lake Chateau & Ghost Town offers a unique blend of modern comforts and historical attractions. Our Revelstoke resort features 200 comfortable guest room accommodations and suites with beautiful garden or lake views, an onsite restaurant, and a heritage ghost town tour, complete with 25 historic buildings from the late 1800s, an antique auto museum and a railway roundhouse.
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.