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Sunrise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Sunrise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Summer
By John Bowden Cover Photo: Sunrise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park by Michael Dill  Warm weather, quiet waterfront sites, and million dollar views of Kootenay Lake. Oh, and no bugs. Does camping get any better than this? BC Parks offers three different campgrounds to choose from on... Read More
Although our mountains are known for their deep powder in the winter, they provide a multitude of astounding spring, summer, and fall adventures too! #1 Cycling Tours Interested in cycling the region but don't know where to go or what gear to bring? No worries, the Kootenay Lake... Read More
Kootenay Lake
Your Guide to the Best Insta Backdrops in the Nelson & Kootenay Lake Region Lakeside Park Mural  Brighten up your Instagram feed and snap a shot in front of this rainbowed graffiti mural. Located at Lakeside Park and underneath the Big Orange Bridge, you can see the iconic Nelson... Read More
A girl sitting at the top of the Flagpole hike above Nelson, BC.
A girl sitting at the top of the Flagpole hike above Nelson, BC.
Spring
Wow! We LOVED looking through all your #FindingAwesome entries. It's so cool to see all you lovely folks showing us how YOU find awesome in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region! We had over 1500 photo entries and 93 video entries, and with so many amazing entries we ended up adding in... Read More
The Adventure Hotel in Nelson, BC
The Adventure Hotel in Nelson, BC
Accommodation
By John Bowden Cover Photo: Tamarack Media Co. What do you get when you mix a hip hotel with a trendy coffee shop, classy steakhouse, and a bustling sports bar? A one-stop shop for adventurers, foodies and travellers with style. Nelson’s iconic Adventure Hotel offers guests all these... Read More
Paddle boards and kayaks lined up on the shore of Kootenay Lake.
Paddle boards and kayaks lined up on the shore of Kootenay Lake.
Kootenay Lake
Summer is here but it will be gone before you know it. To fully enjoy the amazing weather we encourage you to get out on the cool, fresh waters of Kootenay Lake. Here is a list of some awesome adventures that you can enjoy on the water!   1) Explore the Beaches... Read More
Prestige Lakeside Resort
Prestige Lakeside Resort
Accommodation
By John Bowden If your idea of summer living involves lots of lake time, look no further than the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson for the ultimate getaway. The only waterfront hotel in town offers unparalleled views and ideal access to recreational and relaxing options, and is just a short... Read More
Ebike and Digital Map story
Ebike and Digital Map story
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By Chad Hanson You miss something when you view things through a car window. You don’t realize it until you're on a bike or in a convertible, then everything becomes a different experience. That's why my good friend Anna and I decided we would rent electric bikes in Nelson, BC to... Read More
The three owners of Angry Han Brewing Co proudly standing in front of their soon to be brewery.
The three owners of Angry Han Brewing Co proudly standing in front of their soon to be brewery.
Food and Beverage
Angry Hen Brewing Company Coming Soon to Kaslo BC Get ready to add this new Kaslo gem to your list of hot spots to cool down and quench your thirst. Angry Hen Brewing Company is working hard to open its doors this August, and will display a selection of twelve drafts made in-house by... Read More
Blaylock's Mansion
Blaylock's Mansion
Accommodation
By John Bowden Nothing quite says Kootenay Time like staying at a bed and breakfast. Picture charming inns, gorgeous views, and mouth watering meals – it’s just the recipe for a peaceful stay on Kootenay Lake. Good news - there’s a B&B for every taste in our region. Kastlerock Bed and... Read More

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