Kootenays

Where mountain culture and outdoor adventure thrive

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A scenic view of Nelson in the Kootenay Rockies

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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.

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.

Downtown Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort | Dave Heath
Mountain Biking in Revelstoke | Bruno Long

Experience Providers in the Kootenays

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Three Valley Gap Ghost Town

Museums & Heritage Sites

Revelstoke

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Noble Adventures – Day Tours

Biking, Hiking

Salmon Arm

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Jennifer Chocolates

Shopping

Nakusp

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Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

Attractions

New Denver

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Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club

Cross-Country Skiing

Rossland

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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co.

Paddling

Nelson

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