Stories

Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat above Ainsworth Hot Springs
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat above Ainsworth Hot Springs
Health and Wellness
By John Bowden, Cover Photo: Mountain Trek Resort Paradise on Kootenay Lake Already known as North America’s Best Ski Town and Canada’s Best Small Arts Town, the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region can add Top Resort in Canada to its bookshelf. Happily, we’re still the same small-town charming... Read More
Balfour golf course in the fall.
Balfour golf course in the fall.
Fall
By John Bowden Snow may be dusting the mountaintops while visions of powder days dance in your head. But there's still plenty of golf to be had in the Kootenay Lake region, especially as the landscape turns into a blaze of colours with the arrival of autumn. Now’s the time to enjoy some of the... Read More
Aerial of Nelson, BC in the Fall
Aerial of Nelson, BC in the Fall
Fall
Cover Photo: Adrian Wagner Studio By John Bowden Beer Season is Here What’s better than Oktoberfest? Two of them! Get your fix of delicious BC craft breweries including local faves Backroads, NBC, Savoy, and Torchlight at the first annual Kutenei Oktoberfest at the Prestige Lakeside... Read More
Girl reading a book in a hammock.
Girl reading a book in a hammock.
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 1600 entries it was a tough decision but... Read More
Accommodation
By John Bowden The Hume Hotel rightly markets itself as “Antique, Chic, Boutique”. To that I would add it also offers the “Peak” of service and dining. For over a century the stately hotel has been providing visitors with a refined stay in the heart of Nelson. Constructed in 1898, the hotel... Read More
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

Pages

SOCIAL MEDIA

#explorekootenaylake

facebook twitter Google
Instagram Youtube Pinterest

SEARCH OUR SITE

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER