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Snowboarder at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing billboard.
Snowboarder at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing billboard.
Adventure
By John Bowden Amidst a sea of choices, what makes a place unique and worth visiting? As tourism continues to grow rapidly, and is now the world’s largest industry, it seems that just about every city, town, or hamlet is vying for a slice of the action. And no surprise; the industry is worth... Read More
Food and Beverage
Shambhala Music Festival Team Launches New Café By John Bowden Canada’s café capital has a new player. Farm Fresh Café, an extension of the up and coming Savoy Hotel in Nelson BC, opened its doors in late October. The team behind the world-renowned Shambhala Music Festival has scored... Read More
Baker Street, Nelson, BC
Baker Street, Nelson, BC
Shopping
By John Bowden Deep powder. No lift lines. Mild climate. Gourmet fresh food. Killer ski town. Nelson is well known for all of the above. It also offers some of the friendliest and best equipped outdoor gear stores you’ll find anywhere, all contributing to Nelson’s amazing ski town vibe. I set... Read More
Shopping
By John Bowden I’ll be honest. The thought of stepping into a shopping mall (or just about any store) is usually enough to send me running to the nearest pub. But there’s something about charming mountain towns that draw me in the doors of retailers. A walk along Nelson’s historic Baker Street... Read More
Nelson sunset - Ryan Flett
Nelson sunset - Ryan Flett
Adventure
By John Bowden Allow myself to introduce…myself. Mountain dweller since 2011. Local food and drink enthusiast. Avid cyclist and cultural explorer. Part-time writer and storyteller. And passionate about sharing memorable travel experiences with others. Once upon a time, in... Read More
Cinnamon bun
Cinnamon bun
Food and Beverage
Photos and Story by: John Bowden of Bikes, Brews and Beyond First things first. The Bun Run isn’t a “run”. And it won’t make your “buns” any smaller. But it might just be the perfect combination of cycling and cinnamon rolls in Canada. Just make sure to rise and shine. What I’m about... Read More
The view from Pulpit Rock above Nelson, BC.
The view from Pulpit Rock above Nelson, BC.
Summer
Photos and Story by: Leigh McAdam of HikeBikeTravel.com For a small city of 10,000 perched on the side of mountain, Nelson, British Columbia delivers an amazing range of activities – from outdoor adventures through to the arts, galleries, culture and dining. Starting as a camp... Read More
Adventure
Photos and Story by: Leigh McAdam of HikeBikeTravel.com Although Nelson, British Columbia is a destination in its own right, the area around Nelson – especially up and down Kootenay Lake is also a great place to visit. In theory you can use Nelson as a base and do day trips... Read More
logden lodge
logden lodge
Accommodation
Photos and Story by: Leigh McAdam of HikeBikeTravel.com For Rustic Luxury, Nature And Privacy There’s Nothing Else Like Logden Lodge declares Annelies Ellerman. She and her partner Paul Hulshoff have created a retreat in the Kootenay Mountains that is as close to perfection as you’ll... Read More
langham cultural centre
langham cultural centre
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Kaslo, the dreamy village on Kootenay Lake, is home to a mere 1,000 full-time residents. In summer, tourists can grow the number up to five times that as people flock to festivals such as the Kaslo Jazz Fest, come to experience the best in backcountry experiences, and to take in the incredible... Read More

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