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People talking while enjoying the view on one of Kootenay Lake's ferries.
People talking while enjoying the view on one of Kootenay Lake's ferries.
Spring
By John Bowden Ever seen that movie "The Social Network", about the start of Facebook? I wonder if Mark Zuckerberg had any idea just how enormous and widespread his brainchild was going to get.  It makes me think what life would be like if we weren’t tethered to our mobile devices ... Read More
Aerial of Nelson and Kootenay Lake, BC
Aerial of Nelson and Kootenay Lake, BC
Spring
By John Bowden, Cover Photo by Adrian Wagner Studio Everyone’s got a different take on what floats their boat. Fortunately, spring offers a flowering of activities, attractions and recreational opportunities around Kootenay Lake for a variety of travellers. See if you can spot yourself in one... Read More
Skiers at Whitewater Ski Resort
Skiers at Whitewater Ski Resort
Winter
by: Prestige Hotels & Resorts, click to read the full story... A Winter Wonderland The roads were, thankfully, pretty clear sailing all the way from our starting point in Kelowna, BC to Nelson, in the southern part of the province. I was headed for a few days of 'ski-cation', about... Read More
The audience at the Capitol Theatre looking up at the stage
The audience at the Capitol Theatre looking up at the stage
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden We’ve all heard that April showers bring May flowers. So while Mother Nature does her rainy thing, it’s the ideal time to head indoors and explore Nelson and Kootenay Lake’s celebrated cultural reputation. Touchstones Nelson has a pair of attention grabbing exhibitions running... Read More
whitewater
whitewater
Accommodation
By John Bowden It’s going on three months now that Nelson is looking like a snow globe. The forecasts for La Niña were bang on - it’s been dumping consistently since mid-December, with no end in sight. The skiing has been all kinds of awesome at Whitewater Ski Resort. Stories of unreal... Read More
Ymir Peak above Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, BC
Ymir Peak above Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, BC
Winter
Photos and Story Courtesy of: Brian Meier - GetLostLife.com No Cell Phones, Killer Food, and Deep Pow Nestled in the Southern reaches of British Columbia's Selkirk Mountains, Whitewater is the ski resort that time forgot. There’s no WIFI or cell reception. No ski-in ski-out-condos. No... Read More
Downtown Nelson, BC heritage buildings.
Downtown Nelson, BC heritage buildings.
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden With over 350 historic buildings in Nelson alone, the idea of a Heritage Week almost seems redundant in Nelson, Kaslo and along Kootenay Lake. It feels like every week is full of heritage, arts and culture here. But everyone likes an excuse to celebrate right? Good news! Nelson... Read More
spirit bar
spirit bar
Arts, Culture & Heritage
By John Bowden Dreaming of festival season? Wishing you were relaxing in the sun with a cold beverage and listening to live music? We haven't quite figured out how to fast forward time, but we've got the next best thing for music lovers. Local acts and some of Canada's most revered indie... Read More
nordic skiing
nordic skiing
Winter
By John Bowden What do you get when you cross a friendly local Nordic ski area with a community that loves fresh, wholesome food? The first annual “Tour de Soup”. Located just ten minutes south of Nelson at the turnoff for Whitewater Ski Resort, the Nelson Nordic Ski Club (NNSC) offers more... Read More
Sean Cameron photographer
Sean Cameron photographer
Winter
Whitewater – Community love Nelson, B.C., might be the coolest town along the Powder Highway. With 350 heritage buildings, Nelson retains its historic charm amid an artsy, welcoming population that values good food. “We have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco,” says Dianna Ducs,... Read More

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