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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest
Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest
Winter
Author: Gina Bégin All good mountain towns have their winter festivities. Nelson’s might be just about the best of them all. Just like the culture that created it, The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is equal parts of silly and intense. It mixes just-for-the-fun-of-it events, like the... Read More
Whitewater Freeride Ski Team
Whitewater Freeride Ski Team
Winter
Cover Photo: Tristan Martin-Preney At the 2016, fifth annual Smith Optics Whitewater Junior Freeride Championship, as the World Cup results rolled in and we learned that three of the best junior freeride skiers in the world come from Whitewater Ski Resort, talk on the chairlift centered... Read More
Shambhala - farm
Shambhala - farm
Food and Beverage
Farm-to-Table Food in Nelson - The Time Has Come For Grant de Montreuil, his latest project at the Savoy is a homecoming. The chef, who has made a name for himself in Vancouver, the Okanogan and most recently in Kelowna, has wanted a reason to come back to Nelson for years. The time has come... Read More
Amy Bohigian paddling on Kootenay Lake in Nelson BC
Amy Bohigian paddling on Kootenay Lake in Nelson BC
Arts, Culture & Heritage
  Local filmmaker Amy Bohigian’s background in community education winds its way through her story and ties together disparate threads of a Master’s from Harvard, an infectious positive spirit, and her choice of projects to pursue. Her deep love of story is the framework. Starting... Read More
Paddling Kootenay Lake
Paddling Kootenay Lake
Adventure
It's time to say good-bye to 2015, but not before we take some time to look back and reflect on all that happened and take a look at some of our most popular stories and activities. We Love Our Kootenay Lake Rafting down part of the Lardeau river and then paddling the length of Kootenay... Read More
Monica Meadows hiking
Monica Meadows hiking
Adventure
Here's a tip: If you want to understand a destination a bit better, read reviews on Trip Advisor. Don't just look at the star ratings, but read what people say about why they like a certain place. Those words are gold, baby. Case in point: Our own Meadow Creek. It's a quiet spot at the end of... Read More
'Rockin’ out with my girls JoiLynn and Ljuba' Photo: kiesza.com
'Rockin’ out with my girls JoiLynn and Ljuba' Photo: kiesza.com
Arts, Culture & Heritage
A life following her heart led Kiesza to Selkirk College and then on to Boston's Berklee School of Music, New York, London, and, with her breakout album, several Juno awards. The young star returns this weekend to Selkirk College where she will perform at the sold-out Gala on Saturday... Read More
Robert Dudley Arts
Robert Dudley Arts
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Shopping in the Nelson Kootenay Lake area comes with a special vibe all its own. We're known for our vibrant downtowns, where in both Kaslo and Nelson you'll be walking down the main streets alongside locals as you shop, visit and walk from cafe to cafe, taking in the sights and enjoying the... Read More
Jorinda
Jorinda
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Last nights performance of Doug Jamieson's opera Jorinda was spectacular from beginning to end. It was a theatrical treat that demonstrated this communities talent, commitment and generousity to the vocal arts. The show involved over 80 volunteers, of all ages, including vocalists, instrumentalists... Read More
Freeride Entertainment
Freeride Entertainment
Adventure
Derek Westerlund moved to Nelson in 1992 — which means that he lived here during the time that our backyard became the playground for some of North America’s top athletes. Mountain biking in the summer, skiing and boarding in the winter, the action sports mecca that grew up around Baldface,... Read More

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