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Sculpture Walk: Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter
Sculpture Walk: Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden Why does Nelson have a reputation for being Canada’s most celebrated small arts and culture town? It might have something to do with the impressive variety of public art that fills the downtown core. It’s one thing for a city to have a selection of sculptures, but it’s another... Read More
Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC
Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC
Spring
By John Bowden  |  Cover Photo: @cstrom.photography on Instagram The annual May Days festival is quickly approaching in Kaslo, featuring the popular Logger Sports competition, softball tournament, markets, helicopter rides, and all sorts of festivities to help kick off the... Read More
150 Things to do in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region
150 Things to do in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden What if your birthday lasted an entire year? In Nelson and Kootenay Lake, we’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary with 150 suggestions to help you experience our region all year long. Long before Canada was established in 1867, First Nations people had been residing in the... Read More
The Tremont Loft in Nelson, BC.
The Tremont Loft in Nelson, BC.
Accommodation
By John Bowden  |  Cover Photo: The Tremont Loft Want to take your next trip to Kootenay Lake to the next level? Consider one of the region’s boutique accommodation options and you’ll be staying in style. Discover Nelson’s rich heritage with a stay at the venerable Hume Hotel.... Read More
People talking while enjoying the view on one of Kootenay Lake's ferries.
People talking while enjoying the view on one of Kootenay Lake's ferries.
Spring
By John Bowden Ever seen that movie "The Social Network", about the start of Facebook? I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg had any idea just how enormous and widespread his brainchild was going to get.  It makes me think what life would be like if we weren’t tethered to our mobile devices ... Read More
Aerial of Nelson and Kootenay Lake, BC
Aerial of Nelson and Kootenay Lake, BC
Spring
By John Bowden, Cover Photo by Adrian Wagner Studio Everyone’s got a different take on what floats their boat. Fortunately, spring offers a flowering of activities, attractions and recreational opportunities around Kootenay Lake for a variety of travellers. See if you can spot yourself in one... Read More
Skiers at Whitewater Ski Resort
Skiers at Whitewater Ski Resort
Winter
by: Prestige Hotels & Resorts, click to read the full story... A Winter Wonderland The roads were, thankfully, pretty clear sailing all the way from our starting point in Kelowna, BC to Nelson, in the southern part of the province. I was headed for a few days of 'ski-cation', about... Read More
The audience at the Capitol Theatre looking up at the stage
The audience at the Capitol Theatre looking up at the stage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden We’ve all heard that April showers bring May flowers. So while Mother Nature does her rainy thing, it’s the ideal time to head indoors and explore Nelson and Kootenay Lake’s celebrated cultural reputation. Touchstones Nelson has a pair of attention grabbing exhibitions running... Read More
whitewater
whitewater
Accommodation
By John Bowden It’s going on three months now that Nelson is looking like a snow globe. The forecasts for La Niña were bang on - it’s been dumping consistently since mid-December, with no end in sight. The skiing has been all kinds of awesome at Whitewater Ski Resort. Stories of unreal... Read More
Ymir Peak above Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, BC
Ymir Peak above Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, BC
Winter
Photos and Story Courtesy of: Brian Meier - GetLostLife.com No Cell Phones, Killer Food, and Deep Pow Nestled in the Southern reaches of British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains, Whitewater is the ski resort that time forgot. There’s no WIFI or cell reception. No ski-in ski-out-condos. No... Read More

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