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Nelson Kootenay Lake area has been captured in print, radio and video. Below is a selection of the media you can read and watch to find out why this area is a major tourist destination. Enjoy!

POWDER Magazine: A Day in the Life at Whitewater, BC
April, 2017
"It looks like Pop Rocks in Sprite. Riding the Summit Chair at Whitewater Resort..." Read More Winter Fun Starts in Nelson
January, 2017
"A good place to start in in Nelson, located in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia." Read More

Salomon Freeski TV: Dream Trip 2
October 18, 2016
"Canadian Tim Loch was lucky enough to be chosen from 5000 applicants. His Dream Trip? The Powder Highway." Read More

USA Today: 10 Reasons You Should Explore Beautiful British Columbia
August 26, 2016
"The road less traveled is perfect for exploring British Columbia." Read More

New York Times: In British Columbia, A Stylish Hotel for Adrenaline Seekers 
December 28, 2015
"The two-story hotel is in the heart of one of the most vibrant, eclectic mountain towns anywhere." Read More  

Pique News Magazine: Diamond in the Rough
December 28, 2015
"As clouds assemble over the Selkirks to scud across the sky in disorganized flocks, it seems Rempel has indeed chosen correctly." Read More

Macleans Magazine, Laura Fitch: Ski and learn in the Selkirk Mountains
December 2015
"At Selkirk College, you can graduate from ski bum to resort manager, and get paid to do what
you love." Read More

Transworld Snowboarding Business: Behind the Collabe and Baldface Lodge
November 2015
"Baldface Lodge in Nelson, B.C. is a place unlike any other. When you’re there, the quality of your day isn’t based on how many vertical feet you rode, but rather how much fun you had. "

Destination BC: Canada's Best Small Arts Town
November 2015
"When I first arrived in Nelson, I saw the creativity, not just in storefronts (though there was that a’plenty), but also in the people themselves."

Out There Monthly: Fall and Winter Trips to Canada just got 30% cheaper. 
October 2015
"That hot springs trip or ski vacation you’ve been talking about for way too long? A fall hiking, biking and holiday shopping trip? All 30% off." 

Mountain Bike Action Magazine, Photo by Adrian Marcoux: Testing the New Lyrik at British Columbia's Retallack Lodge 
November 2015
"The perfect mountain biking destination provides a combination of epic terrain, exceptional accommodation and a passionate local crew..."

Hello Magazine, Nikki Bayley: On the Road for the Rough Guide to Canada in Beautiful British Columbia 
September 9, 2015
"I travelled in May and June.. Incredibly, the ferries are free here and the journey across the staggeringly gorgeous Kootenay Lake from Kootenay Bay to Balfour is the longest free ferry in the world –complete with views that made you wish it was even longer."

The Province, July 30, 2015: Nelson, B.C.: Arts and culture at heart of Queen City "If you are looking for an authentic, cultural B.C. getaway during the summer, you need to visit Nelson."

Huffington Post, May 28, 2015: 4 Canadian Hidden Gems You Should Visit this Summer "To me, Nelson oozes charm," said Heisig. "It has such an eclectic mix of residents; young families, true hippies and draft dodgers all live in this uber-picturesque community on the western arm of Kootenay Lake."

Radio Free Kaslo: Kootenay KOOP Radio Take a stroll along Kaslo River with Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism.
April 10, 2015

CBC News: B.C. Mountie in 'most Canadian photo ever' had no idea it would explode online
"Photos don't get much more Canadian than this," wrote CBC in a post on its Trending page. Photo by Cpl Shaun Begg, Kaslo BC
A new book about the counterculture of the area in the 1960-70's.
The short version is that there are too many mouths to feed. The longer version is that it may take anywhere from two to ten years for the Kokanee to recover in Kootenay Lake and everyone has to help.
February 18, 2015
With perfectly calm water and fog rolling in and out, Nelson's city lights lit up the clouds...Read More

Seattle Times: Desperately Seeking Powder
February 5, 2015
Our first stop: the adorable town of Nelson, B.C....We stayed at the historic but freshly renovated Hume Hotel downtown and drove the few minutes to the resort. Read More.

Nelson Star: Nelson Chamber Business to Business with Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
January 30, 2105
The Chamber Business to Business event and Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourisms AGM brought in over 70 business representatives on January 29, 2015 at the Adventure Hotel. Read More

Nelson Star: Legends of the Langham Revisited
January 26, 2015
"To date this series on the early years of Kaslo’s Langham Cultural Centre has looked at when it was built (1896-97), who built it (Charles J. Kapps), what became of him..." Read More.

Globe and Mail: Canada's Hippie Outpost (and it's killer backyard ski resort)
January 26, 2015
"Tucked reclusively into the Kootenay region of south-central British Columbia, Whitewater remains a veritable secret to many skiers and snowboarders." Read More.

Retreat Guru: Top 3 Retreat Destinations
January 15, 2015
"A small city with a big personality, Nelson is situated on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains in Canada. People typically go there for the skiing, mountain biking and boating." Read More.

VitaminDaily-Vancouver: Go Deep in Nelson, BC!
January 8, 2015
"If Whistler is the blingy, brawny brother of B.C.'s ski and snowboard scene, then Nelson is the wild, bohemian and beautiful little sister. This West Kootenay small town has everything you could ever want in a winter ski weekend..." Read More.

New York Times: British Columbia’s Powder Highway
December 12, 2014
" vote goes to a region that many American skiers and snowboarders have never even visited: the southeast corner of British Columbia. Perhaps no place else on earth possesses such a wealth of ski options as here in the Kootenay Rockies.." Read More.

CBC - Radio: Live from the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, BC....CBC's Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean!
November 15, 2014
"It's hard to decide whether Nelson is prettier by day or by night." Recorded live in Nelson on October 6, 2014. Listen to the show.

Travel Blog: NELSON, BC - Currently Crushing
November 10, 2014
"It's been an amazing week here in Nelson, BC – such a radical change from my life in LA." Read More.

Nelson Star: Nelson area tourism sees double digit increase - Nelson Star
September 22, 2014
"Nelson may be the cat skiing capital of the world, which is only one reason why tourism is so strong this year." Read More.

Macleans Magazine: Shambhala’s farm-to-turntable party 
September 2, 2014
"Cattle farming is a tough go. Until you add Moby, Skrillex, and 15,000 ravers." Read More.

Globe and Mail: BMW MOTORRAD: Canadian tour will test motorcycling amateurs - The Globe and Mail
August 30, 2014
"Adventurous Canadian motorcyclists have known for many years the joys of hurtling through Western Canada mountain ranges on endless ribbons of twisty asphalt. Now, a team of talented amateur riders from around the world will get a taste of life off the beaten path." Read More.

Seattle Times: Seriously kick back on B.C.'s hot-springs loop - The Seattle Times
August 27, 2014
"Easy-access hot springs, including one in a cave, draw devotees to Southeastern British Columbia." Read More.

Nelson Star: Kaslo from an Oregon perspective - The Nelson Star
August 17, 2014
The travel piece by John Gottberg Anderson says the Kootenay Lake village is "so much like the fictional Cicely, Alaska from the Northern Exposure television series, you’d swear the show must have been shot here." Read More.

Globe and Mail: Explore B.C.'s Interior on a twisty tour around Kootenay Lake 
July 11, 2014
"Six hours’ drive from anywhere, this is the town that time forgot – for the past century, its population largely stuck at 10,000 friendly souls. For motorcyclists, as with any others who find their way to Nelson, its petite charm is what makes it so special." Read More.

RV West Magazine: Where I would take a friend: West Kootenay
May 14, 2014
"Where to go in Nelson, Kaslo and Nakusp...When it comes to sights, sounds and activities, communities in the West Kootenay have abundant opportunities for visitors looking to immerse themselves in all the region has to offer." Read More.

Travel Write - Robin Esrock: Great Canadian Bucket List features Nelson
May 4, 2014
"If this keeps up, everyone in Canada is going to realize the best kept secret in the country." Read More.

Macleans Magazine-Video: Canada 2014: Top 10 Places You've Got To See 
April 17, 2014
"Visitors to Nelson are entranced by a modern-day hippie sanctuary: different cultures and creeds are welcome, and an appreciation of rolling hills and calming waterfalls is expected." Read More.

Mountain Biking BC - Video: Mountain Biking Lives Here - Episode 1: Kootenay Rockies
April 15, 2014
"A beautiful combination of the drier dirt and terrain that we find more inland and that really rich and lush soil that you see on the coast...Kind of like an outdoorsy guys dream."


GrindTV: A Skier's Guide to Nelson, British Columbia
March 27, 2014
"Rediscover winter in this artsy natural playground" Read more.

S-Magazine: Nelson and WH2O
January 5, 2014
"It’s more than skiing the deep powder; Nelson's pure stoke and genuine work-loathing, artistic, life-loving folk make Whitewater a place to behold" Read more.

Ski Magazine: GO. Where To Go. Why To Go. What To Do.
November 27, 2013
"It's hard to find this ski experience anywhere anymore. There's always a powder turn to be had here, and you don't even have to look that's not the easiest place to get to, but it's worth it." Read more.

CBC Radio: Ski Town Throwdown on again
November 4, 2013
CBC interviews Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism's executive director, Dianna Ducs, about the Best Ski Town Throwdown, their win in 2012 and their lose in 2013. "What's good for the goose, is good for the gander." Read more.

Eh Canada Travel: Kaslo's Fletcher Falls named 'One of the 10 Best Waterfalls You Do Not Hear About!' by Canada EH
February 23, 2012
"Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake. The highlights of the Fletcher Falls is the small, but powerful waterfall, a fine elongated sandy beach and a wilderness hiking trail." Read more.

Best Ski Town - Video:
February 25, 2012
"North America’s best ski town, leaf peeping mecca, best small arts town, hippest hotel, best cat ski destination, best farmers market, top lake, and the list of accolades goes on. Where is this place? Have you been there yet?" Read more.

Global News: Nelson, Rossland voted top ski spots to 'throwdown' in North America - Video:
December 26, 2012
"A pair of southern Interior communities have been jointly crowned best ski town to “throwdown” in North America by readers of a 40-year-old ski enthusiasts’ magazine." Read more.

CBC - Radio: 'Soup Queen' of Kaslo shares her secrets
November 13, 2012
"Kaslo's very own 'Soup Queen' and owner of Sunnyside Naturals shares some of her soup making secrets with CBC."  Read more. Nelson - One of the Top 10 Places For Leaf Peeping in Canada
October 5, 2012
"The metropolitan meets the mountains at this hippy enclave nestled in the heart of the Kootenay Mountains. Early to mid fall often feels like summertime — minus the bugs and tourists — making it a golden opportunity to explore autumn's arsenal of colours."  Read more.

Kootenay Lake recognized as one of Canada's TOP 10 LAKES
September 18, 2012 
"Well known for its fishing, sailing, remote beaches and dramatic views, Kootenay Lake is bordered by the mighty Selkirk and Purcell mountains."  Read more.

Nelson an Easy Getaway
July 17, 2012 
"If you're looking for a quick weekend road trip - a little getaway to break the routine and forget daily stresses - and have already done Seattle, Ellensburg, and Glacier National Park, consider heading north."  Read more.

Mark Sissions: British Columbia's Wild Playground Boasts and Eccentric Past
June 12, 2012 
"With a compact, pedestrian friendly downtown core jammed with boutique style stores, natural foods outlets, yoga studios, outdoor gear outlets and eclectic, offbeat restaurants and cafes, Nelson has something for everyone."  Read more.



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