Responsible Travel

Responsible Travel

Thank you for visiting. While you are here, we want you to have an incredible time exploring the Nelson & Kootenay Lake region. To do so we ask visitors to adhere to a reasonable code of conduct to keep our region sustainable over the coming years, and so everyone can experience this little piece of paradise. 

SMART Travel COVID-19

The health and safety of you, our visitors, and our community is our number one priority. Together, let's keep everyone safe so we can continue to enjoy this amazing destination. To learn more about SMART Travel during COVID-19 visit our OPEN page.

Visitor Code of Conduct

For generations, Kootenay locals have taken great care of the wonder that you see around you. We hope that you will help us continue to do so. By being a responsible visitor, you become a partner in our community efforts to conserve and respect the region’s wonderful natural attractions and heritage.

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Keep wildlife and yourself safe.

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Think before you light a fire

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Respect trail etiquette.

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Prepare for all adventures.

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Respect everything local.

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Drive carefully.

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Camp responsibly.

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Stop the spread of invasive species.

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Keep the environment and communities clean.

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Post responsibly.

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Ask if you don't know.

Thank you for being a responsible visitor!


RESOURCES

Kootenay Rockies Tourism Visitor Code of Conduct Poster
AdventureSmart: adventuresmart.ca
Avalanche Canada: avalanche.ca
BC Wildfire Service: gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status
Highway Conditions: drivebc.ca
Invasive Species Council of BC: bcinvasives.ca/resources/programs/play-clean-go
Leave No Trace: lnt.org
Trail Forks Trail Karma: trailforks.com/karma
Trails BC - A Trail User's Code of Ethics: trailsbc.ca/travel-tips/trail-users-code-ethics
Wild Safe BC: wildsafebc.com
Wildlife in BC, Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resources (fishing licence, snowmobile closures): env.gov.be.ca/fw/wiIdlife

 

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