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By: Greg Nesteroff   |   Cover Photo: Dave Heath No visit to Nelson is complete without a photo of BOB. That’s our Big Orange Bridge, which spans the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, connecting Nelson to the North Shore. The BC Toll Highways and Bridges Authority built it... Read More
A group of skiiers listening to their instructor in the Whitewater backcountry.
A group of skiiers listening to their instructor in the Whitewater backcountry.
Winter
Story and photos by: LaRae Vig originally posted on laraevig.wixsite.com Growing up I was fortunate to have a remarkable ski hill, Powder King Mountain Resort, in close proximity to me. Not only does the name live up to itself, but it truly introduced me to my love and passion for... Read More
Woman walking downtown Nelson carrying cross country skis.
Woman walking downtown Nelson carrying cross country skis.
Winter
By John Bowden, Cover Photo: Steve Ogle Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Tinder. Email. The list goes on. No wonder we now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. But there’s a remedy to this digital desecration. Sure, you can head deep into the backcountry and enjoy some blissful “no... Read More
The SS Moyie Sternwheeler with snowy mountains in the background.
The SS Moyie Sternwheeler with snowy mountains in the background.
Winter
When most people think of Kaslo they think beaches, paddling on Kootenay Lake, the iconic Kaslo Jazz Festival and SS Moyie, or some other summery activity; but this beautiful village on the north end of Kootenay Lake has PLENTY to offer all year round. Follow along for a perfect winter day in... Read More
Standing on Toad Peak overlooking Nelson and Kootenay Lake
Standing on Toad Peak overlooking Nelson and Kootenay Lake
Fall
You guys have definitely been #FindingAwesome out there! Again, another batch of gorgeous photos and videos (over 2000). Thanks to everyone who entered a photo or video and we are already loving all your winter submissions. Keep finding awesome! Video Winner Adventure Photo Winner... Read More
Seasons changing from fall to winter
Seasons changing from fall to winter
Kootenay Lake
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Story by Gina Begin, Originally posted on kootenayrockies.com What’s hot this winter? If you consider yourself to be a trend-follower, you may have a good idea of what’s in for the upcoming winter season. If not, let’s get you clued in. Here are three ways to keep up with the times,... Read More
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat above Ainsworth Hot Springs
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat above Ainsworth Hot Springs
Health and Wellness
By John Bowden, Cover Photo: Mountain Trek Resort Paradise on Kootenay Lake Already known as North America’s Best Ski Town and Canada’s Best Small Arts Town, the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region can add Top Resort in Canada to its bookshelf. Happily, we’re still the same small-town charming... Read More
Balfour golf course in the fall.
Balfour golf course in the fall.
Fall
By John Bowden Snow may be dusting the mountaintops while visions of powder days dance in your head. But there's still plenty of golf to be had in the Kootenay Lake region, especially as the landscape turns into a blaze of colours with the arrival of autumn. Now’s the time to enjoy some of the... Read More
Aerial of Nelson, BC in the Fall
Aerial of Nelson, BC in the Fall
Fall
Cover Photo: Adrian Wagner Studio By John Bowden Beer Season is Here What’s better than Oktoberfest? Two of them! Get your fix of delicious BC craft breweries including local faves Backroads, NBC, Savoy, and Torchlight at the first annual Kutenei Oktoberfest at the Prestige Lakeside... Read More

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