The stillness of winter is punctuated by a flurry of outdoor activities throughout the Kootenay Lake region. Legendary powder makes Whitewater Ski Resort, cat & heli skiing, and ski touring areas a bucket list destination for skiers. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing in Nelson and Kaslo offers family friendly recreation, while indoor and outdoor skating rinks are ideal for a classic Canadian pastime.

Brightly decorated historic main streets and boutique shops welcome the holiday season. Dozens of charming cafes, brewpubs and restaurants invite visitors to indulge in apres-ski all season long. A few restaurants in Nelson will have outdoor patios to give you a unique, Kootenay experience.

Check-in at one of our boutique hotels, motels and resorts all around Kootenay Lake. You'll find the perfect place to stay: safe, clean, and private.

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