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By John Bowden Fat, skinny, or somewhere in between, there’s a cycling event in the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region this summer for bicycles of all shapes and sizes. Get your chains lubed, favourite cycling outfit out and get ready for a weekend of cycling nirvana.  1st Annual Lemon... Read More
Lardeau river adventures
Lardeau river adventures
Adventure
What do caving, rafting and ziplining have in common? Beyond being family-friendly, a ton of fun, and requiring no experience, these half-day adventures are located just a short drive from the bustling mountain communities of Nelson, Kaslo and Balfour BC. It wasn’t all that long ago... Read More
Two people around a giant tree in the Kokanee Old Growth Forest.
Two people around a giant tree in the Kokanee Old Growth Forest.
Spring
With crystal clear lakes and rivers, richly forested landscapes, and a climate that bestows equal parts coldsmoke winters and warm sunny summers, it’s little wonder that the region is an outdoor recreational paradise.  The steep slopes above Nelson helped to give birth to freeride... Read More
A mural artist taking a break in front of a wall he is painting.
A mural artist taking a break in front of a wall he is painting.
Spring
The region has a well deserved reputation as a cultural hub and a haven for free-spirits. Inspired by the landscape and relative isolation, artists have been drawn here for decades to hone their craft. They followed the path of previous newcomers seeking out a peaceful place to call home, including... Read More
Sipping coffee in the sun room at Empire.
Sipping coffee in the sun room at Empire.
Spring
Fresh flavours are abundant in the Kootenay Lake region. From craft breweries to character cafes, artisan bakeries to independent restaurants, and outdoor markets to indoor eateries, true local flavour is the name of the game.  This appreciation for good food runs deep. Supporting local... Read More
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
vintage car
vintage car
Spring
By John Bowden This May long weekend, get ready to turn the clocks back, way back. The Vintage Car Club of Canada’s 2019 tour will be visiting the Kootenay Lake region, bringing dozens of polished antique vehicles to the historic downtowns of Nelson and Kaslo. It’s an appropriate destination... 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
fishing
fishing
Kootenay Lake
Fishing is pretty amazing, for many reasons, and it’s not just about the fish you may catch. Rising before the sun peaks its head over the mountains, stumbling around making a coffee or tea and packing some snacks, is the build-up to the long-awaited spring fishing.  Boats have been... 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

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