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Monica Meadows
Monica Meadows
Fall
Fall is a great time to take a hike in the Kootenay Lake area. The days are cooler, the leaves are just starting to think about turning, and on some hikes, trees are loaded with fruit waiting to be picked. Of course, the weather doesn't always abide by your schedule, and it is the season when bears... Read More
Kokanee Glacier Hike
Kokanee Glacier Hike
Adventure
Kokanee Glacier Cabin — Not Your Average Alpine Cabin The Alpine Club of Canada looks after and maintains many alpine huts or cabins located across Canada. One of these is Kokanee Glacier Cabin, near Nelson in the Kootenay Lake area. You may be surprised to learn that it costs $25 per night to... Read More
Nelson Firehall
Nelson Firehall
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Nelson, British Columbia has what some might call a fiery history. From its early boom town days of silver mining, to the flowery but protest-laden hippie culture to the present day, where the town's vibrancy seems to literally light on fire the idea that yes, in fact, you can have a... Read More
Pride Weekend Nelson
Pride Weekend Nelson
Arts, Culture & Heritage
It will have been nearly two decades (that milestone will be hit next year!) when Kootenay Pride hits the streets this Labour Day weekend, September 4 through 7. Fringe Becomes Mainstream What was once seen as a fringe event this year encompasses all of Nelson and her neighbours,... Read More
Gary Wooden Bowls
Gary Wooden Bowls
Arts, Culture & Heritage
So, I'm going to split my firewood more thoughtfully from now on. I still don't quite believe what I saw, but I was there, in Gary McCandlish's shop, and unless he's some sort of magician (I'm a little bit convinced he may be) I witnessed the procedure he goes through to turn what I would have... Read More
Kokannee Mountain Zipline
Kokannee Mountain Zipline
Adventure
The adrenaline rush is real. You're 300 feet off the ground, travelling at speeds up to 100 kilometres per hour for up to 2400 feet at a time. That'll get your blood coursing through your veins and remind you of all the reasons you really, actually, when all is said and done enjoy having your... Read More
SS Moyie
SS Moyie
Kootenay Lake
Paddling the surface of Kootenay Lake from near Argenta to Nelson a few weeks ago gave all of us who took part a renewed sense of love and respect for this lake that all our communities are centred around. Paddling around 15 kilometres each day reminded us of times gone by, when Nelson and the... Read More
paddle kootenay lake
paddle kootenay lake
Kootenay Lake
We just finished our seven day paddle along Kootenay Lake, paddling from Davis Creek all the way to Lakeside Park in Nelson. Along the way, we encountered some of the best weather we've ever experienced, with perfectly calm waters (most of the time) and a light breeze blowing just enough to keep us... Read More
Mountain Trek
Mountain Trek
Health and Wellness
Defining Mountain Trek I’m not the first person to say that Mountain Trek, located just above Ainsworth Hot Springs in British Columbia, is world-class and life changing. But I am probably the first person to acknowledge that the fitness training and nutritional information... Read More
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Day 7 – Kokanee Creek Provincial Park to Nelsons’ Lakeside Park Satisfied, Very Satisfied After seven days of paddling Kootenay Lake, with an unwavering crew of five and 150 determined paddlers, what do I say that captures it all? Perhaps this storys’ cover photo sums it up best,... Read More

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