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Where mountain culture and outdoor adventure thrive

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Grounded in mountain culture and artistic lifestyles, the locals in Revelstoke, Nelson, and Rossland welcome visitors to explore their backyard and settle into their uniquely relaxed vibe.

Enormous snowy peaks, clear lakes, and waterfalls characterize this mountain playground in southeastern British Columbia that is home to backcountry adventures, singletrack mountain bike trails, mineral hot springs, and small towns with vibrant arts and culture scenes.

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The Kootenays

Surrounded by the Selkirk, Monashee, and Purcell mountain ranges, the communities of the Kootenays are known for thier friendly, eclectic vibe and easy access to adventure.

Up-to-date info on Trans-Canada Highway #1 construction between Banff, AB & Golden, BC

Highway #1 Kicking Horse Canyon Construction Project

The Kicking Horse Canyon Project is a 4.6-kilometre section of the Trans Canada Highway, located just east of Golden. Construction has begun, and the anticipated completion date is Winter 2024.

Through spring and summer of 2022, there will be extended (multi-day/24-hour) closures from April 19 (12 p.m.) to May 20 (12 p.m.). Until April 14, the highway will be subject to 30-minute stoppages between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with some exceptions on weekends. There will also be overnight full closures (10 p.m. to 7 a.m., excluding Saturdays). During the Easter long holiday weekend (April 15 – 18), the highway will be fully open to traffic before the extended closure takes effect on April 19. See the Highway Status Calendar and DriveBC for details.

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