Seeking Adventure Around Kootenay Lake

Seeking Adventure Around Kootenay Lake

If you’re the kind of traveller who craves adrenaline-pumping activities and thrilling exploits, Kootenay Lake should be at the top of your must-visit list. You’ll find everything from mountain biking to hiking to paddle boarding to ziplining… and that’s just scratching the surface of summertime activities. In the winter, you’ll be faced with incredible downhill/nordic/backcountry/heli-skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more.

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For travelers in search of a day filled with action and adventure to make the most of their trip, explore this exciting itinerary.


Kick-start your day with a burst of energy at one of the many coffee havens in Nelson like Oso Negro, John Ward, Dominion Cafe, or Empire Coffee. Sip on freshly brewed coffee and savour the rich flavours while planning your day's adventures.


Lace up your hiking boots and head out for a morning hike on the trail of your choosing. Pulpit Rock, Lyons Bluff, and Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park will all invigorate your senses as you explore and take in breathtaking views of Nelson and Kootenay Lake.


Hit the road and embark on a picturesque drive along Highway 3A, following the shores of Kootenay Lake to Kaslo. Let the scenic beauty of the route take your breath away.


Adventure seekers, get ready for the rush! We’ve got a number of epic mountain biking trails to explore in between Nelson and Kaslo. Experience the thrill of descending through challenging terrain with exhilarating twists and turns on The Monster, Mount Buchanan, Wagon Road Trail and more.


After an adrenaline-filled afternoon, unwind at one of the local spots providing laid back Kaslo atmosphere. Try Angry Hen Brewing if locally brewed beer is your drink of choice, or if you're more of an afternoon caffeine lover, stop in at the Bluebelle Bistro.


As the day winds down, make your way to Ainsworth Hot Springs. Here you can revive, recharge, and reset with a soothing soak in the healing waters, whilst overlooking the majestic Purcell mountains and vast Kootenay Lake.


Embrace the night at the Ktunaxa Grill at Ainsworth Hot Springs or the Kaslo Hotel & Waypoint Bar. Share a delightful meal, refuel your energy, and reminisce on the moments from your day, knowing that more thrilling experiences await tomorrow.

If you're seeking a day of thrilling activities, scenic drives, and local flavours, this itinerary is a great starting point to making the most of your time. Embrace each moment, savour the adventures, and remember that even more experiences await you tomorrow. Your journey in this remarkable region is only just beginning.

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