Spring

Two people around a giant tree in the Kokanee Old Growth Forest.
Two people around a giant tree in the Kokanee Old Growth Forest.
Spring
With crystal clear lakes and rivers, richly forested landscapes, and a climate that bestows equal parts coldsmoke winters and warm sunny summers, it’s little wonder that the region is an outdoor recreational paradise.  The steep slopes above Nelson helped to give birth to freeride... Read More
A mural artist taking a break in front of a wall he is painting.
A mural artist taking a break in front of a wall he is painting.
Spring
The region has a well deserved reputation as a cultural hub and a haven for free-spirits. Inspired by the landscape and relative isolation, artists have been drawn here for decades to hone their craft. They followed the path of previous newcomers seeking out a peaceful place to call home, including... Read More
Sipping coffee in the sun room at Empire.
Sipping coffee in the sun room at Empire.
Spring
Fresh flavours are abundant in the Kootenay Lake region. From craft breweries to character cafes, artisan bakeries to independent restaurants, and outdoor markets to indoor eateries, true local flavour is the name of the game.  This appreciation for good food runs deep. Supporting local... Read More
A person standing in front of Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC.
A person standing in front of Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC.
Spring
By: John Bowden | Photo: @jayshantz What do lush temperate rainforests, a deep snowpack, glaciated peaks and clear clean lakes have in common? These breathtaking forces of nature are interconnected and readily accessible in the Kootenay Lake region.  Nestled in the southeastern corner of... Read More
vintage car
vintage car
Spring
By John Bowden This May long weekend, get ready to turn the clocks back, way back. The Vintage Car Club of Canada’s 2019 tour will be visiting the Kootenay Lake region, bringing dozens of polished antique vehicles to the historic downtowns of Nelson and Kaslo. It’s an appropriate destination... Read More
A blue sky with the text "Breathe, take it all in".
A blue sky with the text "Breathe, take it all in".
Spring
Imagine a place where nature feeds your body and soul, where clean air encourages outdoor recreation, and where fresh flavours delight the senses. This is a place where the mountains meet the water, where glaciers feed crisp alpine rivers, and rare inland temperate rainforests purify the air. It’s... Read More
Spring
When we started the #FindingAwesome campaign we only planned to run the contest for one year... BUT, you kept impressing us with your amazing photos and videos, so we kept it going into year two! We are very pleased to announce our #FindingAwesome Spring Winners for... Read More
Spring
The Kootenay Lake region is usually sunshine and rainbows. But when the odd shower rolls in, here are our top 10 suggestions to help you make the most of your time, rain or shine. Ainsworth Hot Springs If it’s raining, embrace it with a fully body soak at Ainsworth’s soothing hot springs.... Read More
A girl sitting at the top of the Flagpole hike above Nelson, BC.
A girl sitting at the top of the Flagpole hike above Nelson, BC.
Spring
Wow! We LOVED looking through all your #FindingAwesome entries. It's so cool to see all you lovely folks showing us how YOU find awesome in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region! We had over 1500 photo entries and 93 video entries, and with so many amazing entries we ended up adding in... Read More
Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC
Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC
Spring
By John Bowden  |  Cover Photo: @cstrom.photography on Instagram The annual May Days festival is quickly approaching in Kaslo, featuring the popular Logger Sports competition, softball tournament, markets, helicopter rides, and all sorts of festivities to help kick off the... Read More

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