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Folklore
Folklore
Shopping
Let’s start this one off with a bang, shall we? Jeremy Behn of the Mountain Fruit Folklore Centre in Kaslo has this to say about musical instruments: “Surely, musical instruments are one the most powerful tools humanity has ever invented (and continue to invent), right up there with... Read More
Balfour Golf Course
Balfour Golf Course
Spring
The Nelson Kootenay Lake region offers some of the most scenic golf in the world. With heart-stopping views, undulating greens, and enough risk-reward challenges to satisfy the most discerning golfer, the courses along Nelson Kootenay Lake tempt you to explore a bit more. And now, you can do so... Read More
Adventure Centre
Adventure Centre
Adventure
Kaslo, our gem on the banks of Kootenay Lake, offers more adventure than is good for you. The problem is how to find that adventure when part of the allure of Kaslo is its access to the backcountry? Leave it to an organisational powerhouse like Daphne Hunter to solve this one. She’s in the... Read More
Shopping Nelson
Shopping Nelson
Health and Wellness
“If anyone can do this, Nelson can.” That is the spirit behind the plastic bag by-law that Claire Hitchman proposes. Karen MacDonald, Public Works supervisor for the city of Nelson emphasized that message of optimism recently during a meeting of by-law supporters. Joining a Worldwide... Read More
Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest
Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest
Winter
Author: Gina Bégin All good mountain towns have their winter festivities. Nelson’s might be just about the best of them all. Just like the culture that created it, The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is equal parts of silly and intense. It mixes just-for-the-fun-of-it events, like the... Read More
Whitewater Freeride Ski Team
Whitewater Freeride Ski Team
Winter
Cover Photo: Tristan Martin-Preney At the 2016, fifth annual Smith Optics Whitewater Junior Freeride Championship, as the World Cup results rolled in and we learned that three of the best junior freeride skiers in the world come from Whitewater Ski Resort, talk on the chairlift centered... Read More
Shambhala - farm
Shambhala - farm
Food and Beverage
Farm-to-Table Food in Nelson - The Time Has Come For Grant de Montreuil, his latest project at the Savoy is a homecoming. The chef, who has made a name for himself in Vancouver, the Okanogan and most recently in Kelowna, has wanted a reason to come back to Nelson for years. The time has come... Read More
Amy Bohigian paddling on Kootenay Lake in Nelson BC
Amy Bohigian paddling on Kootenay Lake in Nelson BC
Arts, Culture & Heritage
  Local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s background in community education winds its way through her story and ties together disparate threads of a Master’s from Harvard, an infectious positive spirit, and her choice of projects to pursue. Her deep love of story is the framework. Starting... Read More
Paddling Kootenay Lake
Paddling Kootenay Lake
Adventure
It's time to say good-bye to 2015, but not before we take some time to look back and reflect on all that happened and take a look at some of our most popular stories and activities. We Love Our Kootenay Lake Rafting down part of the Lardeau river and then paddling the length of Kootenay... Read More
Monica Meadows hiking
Monica Meadows hiking
Adventure
Here's a tip: If you want to understand a destination a bit better, read reviews on Trip Advisor. Don't just look at the star ratings, but read what people say about why they like a certain place. Those words are gold, baby. Case in point: Our own Meadow Creek. It's a quiet spot at the end of... Read More

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