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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
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
dog kootenay lake
dog kootenay lake
Adventure
Cover photo: @thebugg_and_boggs via Instagram Looking for things to do with your furry friends? We’ve got accommodations as well as activities across the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region. As always, make sure to follow all posted signs regarding dog protocol, have leashes and pick up... Read More
Kootenay Lake
By John Nelson, from the Spokesman-Review in Spokane. Cover photo: Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Soak, rinse, repeat. This is the gloriously relaxing routine along the 500-plus-mile Hot Springs Circle Route through the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia. I did it... Read More
Adventure
Story and photos by Gina Begin, Originally posted on kootenayrockies.com. “I need this every day.” That’s what I whispered to my neighbour as we sat listening to the notes of a harp float into the forest night. I, along with a handful of others, were taking part in one of the ‘... 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

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