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Adventure
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
Adventure
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
Food and Beverage
By John Bowden The booming craft beer scene in BC’s Kootenays is about to be thrust in the spotlight. And the rewards for filmmakers and beer drinkers are oh so tasty. The new Craft Brews of the Columbia Basin Film Competition will profile a dozen local breweries in the East and West... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By Emma Chart   |   Cover Photo @katiegreenart The Nelson International Mural Festival has hit Nelson!  If you’ve seen some hard-at-work muralists painting random nooks and crannies of Nelson and wondered why, it’s because this brand new festival is going on in Nelson... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
If you’ve been hearing the words ‘Culture Days’, and wondering what it is, when it is, and what’s happening? Well, wait no more, this year, Nelson has been given the special distinction of Host City for the entire BC Culture Days celebrations! This launch event will happen September 19th and be a... Read More
Adventure
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
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
Summer
By John Bowden   |   Cover photo: The Sentinel Tucked away between the Rockies and the Okanagan, the Kootenay Lake region has a compelling and magical blend of culture and nature. It begs visitors to slow down, explore and discover what makes this place tick. And there are... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden Ever wonder where Nelson gets its reputation for being an arts and culture mecca? Live music, galleries, museums, boutique shops, heritage buildings, sculptures, outdoor markets, and a new mural festival are just some of the reasons. And summertime is when it all shines the... Read More
Summer
By Emma Chart | Cover photo: Thomas Nowaczynski If there’s anything that really showcases Nelson’s Arts & Culture, it’s MarketFest. This highlight of the summer happens twice every year, in July and August. Although Nelson’s culture is subtly woven into almost everything in town: making... Read More

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