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Cody Caves
Cody Caves
Summer
by Leah Hoeger Just about to hit snooze one more time on my alarm when I remembered…today I get to go caving! A special treat for most, I had never gone caving and was so excited to see what these caves have to offer. Officially a “Nelsonite”, I have lived in the area for over eight years, and... Read More
Spirit Festival
Spirit Festival
Summer
The count down is on for the first ever Kootenay Spirit Festival! Just over 7 weeks until we gather. There are only a few days left (until August 1, 2014)  to purchase early bird tickets (buy them ASAP!), and excitement is starting to build!  Festivals are in full swing, and we are all so... Read More
kaslo jazz festival
kaslo jazz festival
Summer
10 Awesome Reasons to put the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival on your destination list this summer! 10. It has festival toilets like you have never seen before. Early on in the festival's history, Jim Holland (Executive Director of the Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival), decided there had to be a better... Read More
Clara Hughes
Clara Hughes
Spring
Mountain Baby in Nelson supports mental health awareness!   Clara's Big Ride Brings Awareness to Mental Health in Nelson Kootenay Lake On May 24th, Clara Hughes brings Clara's Big Ride to Nelson to help shed light on a topic many still in 2014 don't speak openly about: Mental Health... Read More
Waterfall Kaslo BC
Waterfall Kaslo BC
Summer
When it comes to sights, sounds and activities, communities in the West Kootenay have abundant opportunities for visitors looking to immerse themselves in all the region has to offer. But there’s much to be said for local knowledge, and access to that can help visitors find the hidden gems and get... Read More
mountain biking
mountain biking
Spring
Riders of all ages gather to race!   Dust Off Your Bike & Grab Your Body Armour... It's mountain bike season in the Nelson Kootenay Lake area. First thing you've got to do, after getting your bike tuned up at one of our local bike shops and making sure you've got the helmet and... Read More
river rafting
river rafting
Spring
Rafting on the Lardeau River.   River Rafting: A Kootenay Sport (Nearly) Everyone Will Enjoy Whitewater rapids. Sound like fun to you? In the hands of experienced guides Oly and Tamara Hopwood, and accompanied by a homemade, organic lunch...How does that sound? Serenaded by an Osprey... Read More
Motorcycling Nelson Lake
Motorcycling Nelson Lake
Spring
It's about the Journey, Not the Destination Motorcycling Nelson Kootenay Lake   Now that spring has officially arrived in the Nelson Kootenay Lake area, you might want to consider motorcycle riding and rental for your next outing. Instead of being inside the bubble of a car, "... Read More
bull trout fishing
bull trout fishing
Spring
The fishing remained slow for the month of March, however we did hook into some big fish.  Mostly Bull Trout, but there was the odd Rainbow caught that was of size. We didn’t spend as much time out there as we normally do.  Probably due to the inconsistent weather that March brought... Read More
Kootenay Lake Ferry
Kootenay Lake Ferry
Arts, Culture & Heritage
The Longest Free Ferry Ride in the World Tourists drive from Nelson to Balfour just for the scenery. It's that gorgeous. The road hugs Kootenay Lake and as you drive, you often see eagles and ospreys  flying over the lake. Traffic is never really an issue as you head out of Nelson over the... Read More

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