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Paddle Kootenay Lake
Paddle Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
For thousands of years, Kootenay Lake has drawn people to her. As ancestral home to the Lower Kootenay Band, Kootenay Lake was navigated with sturgeon-nose canoes. Later, more people immigrated here and planted orchards along her banks. Still later, those orchards were submerged as the Lake became... Read More
Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Kootenay Lake
Water Week in Canada and Kootenay Lake Life in the Kootenays is surrounded by freshwater. From the headwaters of the Columbia River at Columbia Lake in the east to Kootenay Lake in the west, we spend our summers in canoes and our winters skating over lakes. We fish to catch dinner and drink our... Read More
Ensemble Vivant
Ensemble Vivant
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Being inspired is a beautiful thing. You don't know when it's going to occur, it just magically hits you smack right in the head, or heart, and leaves an unforgettable impression. From Bach to Piazzola, the night was a cacophony of tones, timbres and rhythms. Ensemble Vivant began with... Read More
Nelson Concerts
Nelson Concerts
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Last year I was wowed by the musicians the Nelson Overture Concert Society brought to the stage at the Capitol Theatre. And this year, they are strumming a familiar chord with an array of musicians performing vocal, piano and string compositions; actually many strings with Ensemble Vivant. The... Read More
wheel chair basketball
wheel chair basketball
Health and Wellness
Kootenay Spirit Festival - Nelson September 12-14th 2014 I had been invited to teach at the Kootenay Spirit Festival in Nelson many many months ago when they were just formulating the concept of the idea.  I felt immediately an affirmative yes and was heartened by the idea that there would... Read More
Sufferfest
Sufferfest
Fall
Ordinary People Doing the Extraordinary What makes SufferFest special? At this point in time in British Columbia, what could be special about an extreme race? Between the Tough Mudder competitions, IRONman, Crankworx, etc, SufferFest simply captures the zeitgeist, right? It's just another overly... Read More
Fat Tire Festival
Fat Tire Festival
Fall
How To Keep the Vision Alive Wheelie competition anyone?   On August 22, 23 and 24th this year, the 19th annual Nelson Fat Tire Festival will again celebrate biking in a purely Kootenay fashion. This is to say, It's a festival of the sport first, a competition second. And that's... Read More
Culture Tour
Culture Tour
Arts, Culture & Heritage
The Sixth Annual Tour is August 9 - 10th Get ready! If you've got some time this weekend, take a tour of the artisans and artists who live and work in our neck I am glazing up all this work to be ready for my open studio sale this weekend. Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-5 as part of the... Read More
Paddle Boarding
Paddle Boarding
Health and Wellness
We're in High Summer — Hot August Days, Long Warm Nights The beautiful hot summer days are upon us.   And so much to do! If you are looking for healthy things in Nelson, you don't need to look far: Shambhala this week, Hot August Nights next week. Fat Tire Festival coming soon... Read More
Kootenay Motorcycling BC
Kootenay Motorcycling BC
Summer
By Eric Berger It all started over a few beers in a Kootenay bar. ... It often starts that way. I was talking about motorcycles & routes with a friend when she asked if I had ever ridden the road from Nelson to Kaslo and then to New Denver. I had not, to which she replied “You have to... Read More

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