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Fall
You guys have definitely been #FindingAwesome out there! Again, another batch of gorgeous photos and videos (over 2200). Thanks to everyone who entered a photo or video and we are loving all your winter submissions. Keep finding awesome! Video Winner Adventure Photo... Read More
A nordic skier next to the creek at Nelson Nordic Ski Club.
A nordic skier next to the creek at Nelson Nordic Ski Club.
Winter
By John Bowden   |   Cover Image by @carlo_alcos   | If variety is the spice of life, then Nordic skiing in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region has enough options to match the local dining, shopping and accommodation scene. It’s definitely worth spending a few days... Read More
By Karen Kornelsen  Photo: Michell Scott speaking about the filming of Imagination at Kootenay Mountain Tales 2017 It’s that time of year when our eyes are lingering just a tad longer on the endless expanse of gold and green in the mountains that surround us...because soon, they will be... Read More
Summer
You guys did it again! Another amazing batch of #FindingAwesome photos for us to go through from all your summer adventures. It's so cool to see all you lovely folks showing us how YOU find awesome in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region! With over 1900 entries it was a tough decision but... Read More
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

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