Adventure

Adventure
By John Bowden Fat, skinny, or somewhere in between, there’s a cycling event in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region this summer for bicycles of all shapes and sizes. Get your chains lubed, favourite cycling outfit out and get ready for a weekend of cycling nirvana.  1st Annual Lemon... Read More
Lardeau river adventures
Lardeau river adventures
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What do caving, rafting and ziplining have in common? Beyond being family-friendly, a ton of fun, and requiring no experience, these half-day adventures are located just a short drive from the bustling mountain communities of Nelson, Kaslo and Balfour BC. It wasn’t all that long ago... Read More
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By John Bowden How do you know when a town has a genuine mountain biking passion? It could be the dozens of trails that weave their way through the mountains, attracting locals and visitors from around the world. Maybe it’s the frequent sight of full suspension bikes cruising up and down city... Read More
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By John Bowden | Cover Photo Abby Wilson (@kooteneer) From mild to wild, the hiking options in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake area are almost limitless. Trying to figure out just where to go is often the biggest hurdle.  You can find an overview of more than 30 trails on our hiking page,... Read More
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By Emma Chart   |   Cover Photo by @gseorgie on Instagram If you want to enjoy your experience in this quaint region, and feel like a boss while doing it, then hiking is your activity! Plus, the many physical challenges will dissolve away when you experience the... Read More
dog kootenay lake
dog kootenay lake
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Cover photo: @thebugg_and_boggs via Instagram Looking for things to do with your furry friends? We’ve got accommodations as well as activities across the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region. As always, make sure to follow all posted signs regarding dog protocol, have leashes and pick up... Read More
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Story and photos by Gina Begin, Originally posted on kootenayrockies.com. “I need this every day.” That’s what I whispered to my neighbour as we sat listening to the notes of a harp float into the forest night. I, along with a handful of others, were taking part in one of the ‘... Read More
Snowboarder at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing billboard.
Snowboarder at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing billboard.
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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
Nelson sunset - Ryan Flett
Nelson sunset - Ryan Flett
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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
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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

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