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Kootenay Rockies

The Kootenay Rockies is a vast wilderness of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, mineral hot springs, alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains. Wildlife flourishes here from eagles, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, moose, cougars to black and grizzly bears.

The region is one of Canada‘s pre-eminent destinations for golfing and mountain biking, while the many natural, year round hot springs are an international draw.

Here you’ll get your chance to visit wonderfully restored heritage towns, thriving arts communities and gold rush boomtowns. Along the shores of the pristine waters of Kootenay Lake and nestled on the mountain sides of the Selkirk Mountains lies the culturally rich communities of Nelson, Kaslo and Balfour.

Renowned for its eclectic arts scene and hundreds of heritage buildings, Nelson captures a classic Victorian aesthetic you’re sure to fall in love with.

The Kootenays offer a rare blend of premier outdoor adventure and cultural experiences.