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Kootenays BC Canada


Where mountain culture and outdoor adventure thrive

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

Enormous snowy peaks, clear lakes, and waterfalls characterize this mountain playground in southeastern British Columbia, where visitors can expect backcountry adventures, endless 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.

Highway #1 remains open and there are no extended closures planned until April 12, 2021. Overnight closures can be expected on non-holiday weekdays between 10 pm and 7 am, requiring motorists to detour onto Route #93 & Route #95.

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