Stories

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
Food and Beverage
Words by Gina Bégin and photos courtesy of the Hume Hotel & Spa in Nelson, BC. This article was originally published on kootenayrockies.com. With 120 years under its belt, Nelson’s Hume Hotel and Spa has a number of decades to authentically pull from when seeking a party theme... Read More
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Straight out of a storybook. This article has was published by Montecristo Magazine Story: Tara Henley   |   Illustration: Janice Wu Audrey Thomas captured an entire era when she penned her 1984 classic, Intertidal Life. The novel painted an indelible portrait... Read More
FindingAwesome Live Stream event
FindingAwesome Live Stream event
Kootenay Lake
Over 10,000 photos and 1500 videos were submitted by people like you into our Finding Awesome campaign over the past year. Incredible! Thank you! In addition, Freeride Entertainment produced nine stunning Finding Awesome videos that tell stories of the kid in all of us. And, we had a team ... Read More
Winter
Wow, I can't believe we have been #FindingAwesome for a whole year already!! A HUGE shout out and thank you to everyone who has shared their photos and videos with us. The winter contest was bigger and better than ever with over 2400 photo and 160 videos!! It was a hard choice but here are our... Read More
Winter
By John Bowden   |   Photos Larry Turner Ever wonder what it’s like being a travel writer? Visiting charming mountain towns, skiing fresh lines, and writing about it might just sound like the best job in the world. For many writers, and specifically a group of North... Read More
valentines
valentines
Winter
Valentine's Day in our region has no shortage of romantic options. We have the food, activities, accommodations, and romantic locations to make the day a special celebration of love and friendships. Adventure Head to Whitewater Ski Resort and cozy up on the double Silver King or go for a... Read More
Kootenay Lake
By: Greg Nesteroff   |   Cover Photo: Dave Heath No visit to Nelson is complete without a photo of BOB. That’s our Big Orange Bridge, which spans the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, connecting Nelson to the North Shore. The BC Toll Highways and Bridges Authority built it... Read More
A group of skiiers listening to their instructor in the Whitewater backcountry.
A group of skiiers listening to their instructor in the Whitewater backcountry.
Winter
Story and photos by: LaRae Vig originally posted on laraevig.wixsite.com Growing up I was fortunate to have a remarkable ski hill, Powder King Mountain Resort, in close proximity to me. Not only does the name live up to itself, but it truly introduced me to my love and passion for... Read More
Woman walking downtown Nelson carrying cross country skis.
Woman walking downtown Nelson carrying cross country skis.
Winter
By John Bowden, Cover Photo: Steve Ogle Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Tinder. Email. The list goes on. No wonder we now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. But there’s a remedy to this digital desecration. Sure, you can head deep into the backcountry and enjoy some blissful “no... Read More

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