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Downtown Nelson BC Spring
Downtown Nelson BC Spring
Shopping
Snow Has Melted & the Sun is Shining At this time of year, people around the Kootenays seem to come out of hibernation. Though we've been active all winter long on the ski hill, xc skiing or in the backcountry snowshoeing, when we feel the sun on our faces and can see the crocuses have... Read More
Nelson Golfing
Nelson Golfing
Spring
Granite Pointe Golf Club Opening Day Golf season starts in the Kootenay area this month, and all the area golf courses are getting ready for an excellent season. Granite Pointe, Nelson's local golf course, opens for rounds on April 12th (driving range is open already) and is holding its Open... Read More
Nelson BC
Nelson BC
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism – a ‘beyond ordinary' destination. Nelson has been rated "the best arts town in Canada"; John Villani He wrote The 100 Best Small Art Towns In America (includes Canada's best) in 1996. Nelson Kootenay Lake was credited with having one of Canada's top 10... Read More
Gerick's Cycle
Gerick's Cycle
Health and Wellness
We are in Nelson for the BC Hockey Provincials with the Victoria Ice Hawks Pee Wee A team. We are here for the week and have lots of time to explore and enjoy Nelson in between games. We have found many amazing coffee shops, restaurants and stores as well as interesting things to do and see. We... Read More
NBC Brewery
NBC Brewery
Food and Beverage
Nelson is one of the few towns in British Columbia with a 100% certified organic brewery. Becoming completely certified organic is a long and expensive process, but one that the team at Nelson felt was completely worthwhile because they "felt it was a natural progression from our traditional,... Read More
Whitewater ski resort
Whitewater ski resort
Winter
Article by Alf Anderson: originally posted on independent.co.uk Travel Section A few miles from Whitewater ski resort in British Columbia you'll find a little old mining town called Ymir – more of a village really. Among the scattering of Victorian buildings is the Ymir Hotel, which dates... Read More
Fletcher Falls Waterfall
Fletcher Falls Waterfall
Spring
Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada : Fletcher Falls : Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The highlights of the Fletcher Falls is the small, but powerful waterfall, a fine elongated sandy beach and a wilderness hiking trail. Fletcher Falls is best known as a marine wilderness campground site... Read More
Kaslo BC Hotel
Kaslo BC Hotel
Spring
We were greeted warmly at the rebuilt Kaslo Hotel our home away from home for the night. Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed complete with a dining area, little desk, bar sink, antique beds and chest of drawers. Most importantly, a grand sweep of windows and a door led out to one of the... Read More
Kaslo Winter Festival
Kaslo Winter Festival
Winter
This blog is a repost from our sister blog, 108 Healthy Things to Do There is nothing like forgetting yourself, all your cares and worries amongst a group of fun loving people. Those participating in the human sled dog races at Kaslo Winter in the Forest definitely contributed to people's... Read More
Coldsmoke Powederfest
Coldsmoke Powederfest
Winter
Whitewater Ski Resort is getting geared up to host the 8th annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest this weekend, February 21-23, 2014. This three day festival is a celebration of the culture of the Kootenays and its passion for powder. Powder, something that has not been as abundant this year in... Read More

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