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A person standing in front of Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC.
A person standing in front of Fletcher Falls in Kaslo, BC.
Spring
By: John Bowden | Photo: @jayshantz What do lush temperate rainforests, a deep snowpack, glaciated peaks and clear clean lakes have in common? These breathtaking forces of nature are interconnected and readily accessible in the Kootenay Lake region.  Nestled in the southeastern corner of... Read More
A skier in the air above the photographer.
A skier in the air above the photographer.
Winter
Wow, I can't believe we have been #FindingAwesome for two whole years already! We had over 2000 entries again and so many amazing photos to choose from. Here are our Winter 2018/19 winners: Video Winner Adventure Photo Winner Chill Photo Winner Honourable Mentions Made us... Read More
A blue sky with the text "Breathe, take it all in".
A blue sky with the text "Breathe, take it all in".
Spring
Imagine a place where nature feeds your body and soul, where clean air encourages outdoor recreation, and where fresh flavours delight the senses. This is a place where the mountains meet the water, where glaciers feed crisp alpine rivers, and rare inland temperate rainforests purify the air. It’s... Read More
Food and Beverage
By John Bowden Tucked away in a laneway above historic Baker Street, Red Light Ramen is a recent arrival to Nelson’s thriving culinary scene. Owner Korina Langevin’s vision was to create a hub for the community, a place where food, drink, art and music come together. The result? This cozy... Read More
Food and Beverage
Beer or wine? Tapas or Burgers? Fine dining or pub fare? We hear your dilemma. Fortunately, Nelson’s dynamic duo of Finley’s Irish Pub and Sage Tapas and Wine Bar has you covered. Perched with an enviable view overlooking Kootenay Lake and Nelson’s signature Big Orange Bridge, these family owned... Read More
Accommodation
What makes a dynamite ski destination? Start with a world-class ski resort, add a hearty dose of charming lodging options, and top it all of with a lively town and delicious culinary scene. And don’t forget some seriously sweet hot springs. Nestled deep in the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson is the... Read More
Winter
When the lifts finish spinning for the day, the après-ski scene in Nelson gets going. From craft breweries to crafted cocktails, and brand new restaurants to tried and true local faves, you’ll quickly discover why Nelson is one of the best ski towns in North America.   We present to you a... Read More
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

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