What makes our region unlike any other? Well, a lot of things. We are excited to share with you a series of documentary short films over the coming months that profile Our Place, the communities, the people and their passions that shape this remarkable destination.
~ Please refer to our Responsible Travel info for specific travel protocols. And remember, when visiting, we operate on Kootenay Time, so chill, relax and enjoy. ~
In The Moment
In our seventh video of the Our Place series, we make the trek way, way up to Mount Carlyle Lodge and meet the prospector, guide and all-around mountain man Brian Cross aka ‘Boomer’ and explore the unconventional life he’s created at 7200’ above sea level in the Selkirk Mountains.
The Lewis family's handcrafted brooms have made their way into Hollywood movies, Harry Potter book launches and numerous TV appearances, inviting all who come in contact with them to indulge in the beauty and functionality of simplicity.
Between breathtaking excursions on his sailboat, heart-pumping rides on his mountain bike, and long days in his barn workshop, Luke has harnessed the power of 360 degree living in Our Place; where work, passion, and place weave naturally together.
"A Rare Bird" a fourteen-year-old birder, wildlife photographer and outdoor enthusiast. From ice fishing in North Kootenay Lake to overnight camping trips throughout the region, Gaelen and his birds are a freeze frame of life growing up in Our Place.
"Creative Backbone" invites you into the woods and across the lake with Korina Langevin, owner and artist at Red Light Ramen and Backbone Botanicals. Connect to the landscape, food, art and community, and delve into the flavours of Our Place through Korina's laidback, exotic curiosity: how can creativity affect change?
"Synergy" explores the unyielding power of the mountains through the ski goggles of John "Buff" Buffery. Strengthened by a committed yoga practice and fueled by a love of the natural world, Buff invites you to hop in the helicopter and soak up the breathtaking moments that make Our Place, his place.
"Pure, Simple & Real" is filled with artisans for every palate. New York Times Bestselling Author Shelley Adams believes the best things in life, great good and unique places, are meant to be shared. Settle into your kitchen as we take you through the flavour filled journey of Our Place with Shelley and Whitewater Cooks.
“Back On Track” features local lover of the region, skier, tram operator extraordinaire, hiker and more, Charlie Bunce. Sit back and relax as we share Our Place with you!
Share Your #OurPlace Stories
Do you have a unique experience and photo that you would like to share? We want to hear from the people who reside here, or visit, and their passions.
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Spring brings excitement, possibility, and all kinds of colour to Kootenay Lake. Steep mountain valleys are alive with the spring runoff.
It's time for a STAYcation, or a KASLOcation, SPAcation, or even a BREWcation. Spring into local Travel Deals!
Take Out and Get Out
Take Out & Get Out in the Nelson & Kootenay Lake Region in the spring & summer sun.