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The Dancing Bear Inn Patio
The Dancing Bear Inn Patio
Accommodation
By John Bowden | Cover Photo Dancing Bear Inn patio If you think motels and inns are just overnight rest stops for weary travellers, think again. In the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region there’s a wide range of charming options that will tempt you to extend your stay. Cooking facilities can be... Read More
Mother and son looking out the window of Streetcar #23 to views of Kootenay Lake.
Mother and son looking out the window of Streetcar #23 to views of Kootenay Lake.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
The Nelson Streetcar is a lovely way to spend a late afternoon after a fun filled day at Lakeside Rotary Park. The streetcar travels from the Rose Garden Cafe in Lakeside Park, past the soccer fields located at the shores of the lake, and all the way to the Prestige Lakeside Resort. ... Read More
A dog in a motorcycle cart earing goggles
A dog in a motorcycle cart earing goggles
Summer
By John Bowden Kootenay Lake is a well-deserved motorcycle mecca. With scenic views, quiet winding roads, and some of the most charming towns and communities, it’s little wonder that bikers make the pilgrimage to this little slice of paradise. Over a hundred motorcyclists congregated in... Read More
Some historic artifacts inside the Lardeau Valley Museum.
Some historic artifacts inside the Lardeau Valley Museum.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Step back in time and visit the incredibly well preserved Lardeau Valley Historical Centre, about a forty minute scenic drive north of Kaslo. It showcases an extensive collection of artifacts including perfectly preserved hand farming equipment, turn of the century home goods, First Nations... Read More
Sunrise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Sunrise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park
Summer
By John Bowden Cover Photo: Sunrise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park by Michael Dill  Warm weather, quiet waterfront sites, and million dollar views of Kootenay Lake. Oh, and no bugs. Does camping get any better than this? BC Parks offers three different campgrounds to choose from on... Read More
Although our mountains are known for their deep powder in the winter, they provide a multitude of astounding spring, summer, and fall adventures too! #1 Cycling Tours Interested in cycling the region but don't know where to go or what gear to bring? No worries, the Kootenay Lake... Read More
Kootenay Lake
Your Guide to the Best Insta Backdrops in the Nelson & Kootenay Lake Region Lakeside Park Mural  Brighten up your Instagram feed and snap a shot in front of this rainbowed graffiti mural. Located at Lakeside Park and underneath the Big Orange Bridge, you can see the iconic Nelson... Read More
A girl sitting at the top of the Flagpole hike above Nelson, BC.
A girl sitting at the top of the Flagpole hike above Nelson, BC.
Spring
Wow! We LOVED looking through all your #FindingAwesome entries. It's so cool to see all you lovely folks showing us how YOU find awesome in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region! We had over 1500 photo entries and 93 video entries, and with so many amazing entries we ended up adding in... Read More
The Adventure Hotel in Nelson, BC
The Adventure Hotel in Nelson, BC
Accommodation
By John Bowden Cover Photo: Tamarack Media Co. What do you get when you mix a hip hotel with a trendy coffee shop, classy steakhouse, and a bustling sports bar? A one-stop shop for adventurers, foodies and travellers with style. Nelson’s iconic Adventure Hotel offers guests all these... Read More
Paddle boards and kayaks lined up on the shore of Kootenay Lake.
Paddle boards and kayaks lined up on the shore of Kootenay Lake.
Kootenay Lake
Summer is here but it will be gone before you know it. To fully enjoy the amazing weather we encourage you to get out on the cool, fresh waters of Kootenay Lake. Here is a list of some awesome adventures that you can enjoy on the water!   1) Explore the Beaches... Read More

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