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Kootenay Rockies

British Columbia's Mountain Playground

The Kootenay Rockies region in the southeast corner of BC, borders the province of Alberta and the U.S. border. It includes four spectacular national parks: Glacier, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho, as well as over 75 provincial parks. The Rocky Mountains rise in the east part of the region, parallel with the ranges of the Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee (Columbia Mountains) which traverse north to south across the region to the beginning of the Okanagan area.

Touring the Kootenay Rockies, you’ll discover rare, scenic vistas and meet warm, friendly local residents in the many quaint towns and villages. Each community has its own unique story to tell - Hike a trail in a pristine mountain park or stroll along a lakefront promenade; you will want to stay an extra day. The arts and culture scene in the region is vibrant with eclectic art galleries and one-of-a-kind studios and shops to discover. The culinary scene is a delightful discovery with many wonderful locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and cideries.

The region boasts six natural mineral hot springs resorts to soothe, inspire and rejuvenate. A Hot Springs driving route is also established with itinerary so that you can visit them all. 

Adventure abounds in the Kootenay Rockies from family friendly attractions such as the Golden Skybridge, Mountain Ziplines, mountain coasters and Aerial Parks, an Underground Mining Railway and 25 golf destinations, mountain bike parks with chairlift access, guided fishing on a world-class river to enjoying an afternoon at a wonderful winery or craft brewery.

The Kootenay Rockies has also been named the Powder Highway – your road to winter. Discover the myriad of winter experiences:  8 alpine ski resorts, over 20 backcountry lodges, numerous heli- and cat-ski operators; not to mention snowshoeing, fat biking, skating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Many accommodation options can be found from luxury lodges and chalets to small boutique hotels and larger full service properties.

Enjoy all this mountain playground has to offer.

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