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Kootenay Rockies
Has one of nature's most spectacular scenery - the mountains of the B.C. Rockies - is a breathtaking experience. Mountain peaks tower above lakes, dominating the skyline in almost every direction. High in the mountains, glaciers give way to beautiful alpine meadows and trees, dense wilderness forests cover the lower hills, and valleys are carpeted with colourful summer wildflowers. This region offers wonderful sites to see and activities to do. Whether you go scuba diving, river rafting, hiking, sailing, kayaking, boating, golfing, bird watching or enjoying the many natural hot spring pools in the area, there's always something for everyone. Come visit us, you'll enjoy your stay!
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Canal Flats : Located off Highway 93/95, 239 km (140 mi) north of Golden. Canal Flats is nestled in the heart of the Kootenays halfway between Cranbrook to the south and Invermere to the north. It is a place where one can experience Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and deer roaming the streets. Canal Flats offers a variety of amenities, such as a public beach, arena, curling rink, golf course and parks.
Castlegar: Is the heart of The Kootenays, located 27 km (17 mi) north of Trail, on Hwy 22, with a population of 7,257. Castlegar started to develop in 1902 when a bridge was constructed across the Columbia River and the first Doukhobors, Russian pacifists,settled in the region with one of the most successful communal enterprises. In Casteglar there's still a strong influence of the Doukhobors people. While in Castlegar: - Visit the Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park, the Doukhobor Village Heritage Museum, the CPR Museum, the Castlegar Museum, the Kootenay Gallery of Art, History & Science, and the Hugh Keenleyside Dam. The area around Castlegar offers 6 golf courses within 10 to 45 minutes drive, lakes and waterways. Enjoy golfing, fishing, kayaking, trout fishing, hiking, skiing, climbing and mountain biking. Castlegar offers all kind of accommodations, restaurants and shops.
Cranbrook: Located 30 km (19 mi) north of Moyie Lake, on Hwys 3 and 95. 106 km (66 mi) east of Creston with a population of 18, 780. It is the commercial centre of the valley. Beautifully framed by the Rockies to the east and the Purcells to the northwest, this city offers a large variety of accommodations. Enjoy all the outdoor opportunities of the mountains - including golf, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and water sports. Explore Elizabeth Lake Wildlife Sanctuary situated on the western outskirts of the city. Visit the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel and take a tour of one of the largest collections of luxurious railcars on the continent. Enjoy the Heritage Walking Tour, excellent shopping, numerous parks, a large recreation complex, with indoor/outdoor pool, and golf courses.
Creston: Located at the southern end of Kootenay Lake, 83 km (52 mi) east of Salmo, on Hwy 3, with a population of 4,843, sits at the edge of the valley created by the Kootenay River. Today, Creston is a thriving business centre. With a moderate climate, as the warmest valley in the region, spring comes early and summer stays late. Discover Creston Wildlife Centre, on the western side of the valley, and learn about the wide variety of species of birds, reptiles and other animals. The Interpretive Centre offers permanent displays, and visitors can take guided canoe trips or view wildlife from boardwalks. Tour the Columbia Brewing Company, the Kootenay Candle Factory or the Creston Historical Museum. Enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hiking, golfing, fishing, swimming, and more. Creston offers accommodations and all amenities.
Elkford: Situated 35 km (22 mi) north of Sparwood, on Hwy 43, population of 2,846. This town is the gateway to the Elk Lakes Provincial Park, (summer access only). Enjoy the hiking trails and the short hike to Josephine Falls on the Fording River. Enjoy chairlift rides, heirtagae sites, swimming, mountain biking, world-class fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and more. Elkford offers accommodations and fine dining.
Fernie: The largest community in the Elk Valley located 32 km (20 mi) north of Elko, on Hwy 3. 100 km (62 mi) east of Cranbrook, with a population of 4,877. Enjoy self-guided tours through the heritage attractions - including the courthouse (19060) and the city hall (1904) and stroll the brick and stone Victorian buildings. Enjoy spectacular scenery, hiking to mountain tops, mountain biking, coal mine tours, whitewater rafting, golfing and more. Fernie offers full-service accommodations and all amenities.
Field: Small town located 55 km (34 mi) east of Golden, on Hwy 1, with a population of 237 residents. Home to the Yoho National Park Information Centre and a display of fossils from the Burgess Shale. A popular base for outdoor adventure, such as mountain climbing, x-country skiing, ice climbing, hiking, horseback riding and canoeing. Visit Emerald Lake (11 km from Field).
Fort Steele: In 1864 a frontier town was born, today, it's a living museum which recreates the life in the 19th century in British Columbia. Attractions include 60 restored and reconstructed buildings, steam train, the Northwest Mounted Police Barracks, and great musicals at the Wild Horse Theatre.
Golden: Located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) and Highway 95. 72 km (45 mi) east of Revelstoke, 80 km (50 mi) west of Golden, on Hwy 1. Mecca for adventures seekers and the gateway to remote mountain lodges. Golden is in the centre of 5 national parks (Yoho, Jasper, Banff, Rocky Mountain, and Glacier). The area offers outdoor recreation opportunities, such as whitewater rafting, hang-gliding, hiking, biking, heli-skiing, mountaineering, ice climbing, horseback riding and kayaking. Visit the Golden and District Museum featuring an early log school. Golden offers a wide variety of excellent accommodations.
Invermere: Located 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Windermere, off Hwy 93 and 95, with a population of 2,721. Invermere is a beautiful town built in 1914, located at the north end of Windermere Lake, between Fairmont and Radium, home of the Windermere Valley's famous natural Hot Springs. Enjoy the outdoor cafes, restaurants, shops, arts & crafts. Visit the Pynelogs Cultural.Centre which offers exhibits, theatrical productions, concerts, workshops, and musical events. An 18 km (11 mi) road leads to Panorama Mountain Village, a full-service resort, situated high in the Purcell Mountains. Also at Fairmont Hot Springs, a full-service resort, enjoy the largest adourless mineral hot pools in Canada.
Kaslo: 10km north of Ainsworth Hot Spring on Hwy 31. Kaslo offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities: - Hiking, cycling, heli-touring, camping, fishing, boating, and back country skiing. At the end of the 19th century, sternwheeler service connected here to rail service to Sandon, Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes. The main attraction of this community is the world's oldest passenger surviving sternwheeler, the "S.S Moyie". Kaslo offers excellent food, accommodation, art and craft stores.
Kimberley: The Bavarian city of the Rockies, Canada's second highest town after Banff, is located on Hwy 95A , 32 km (20 mi) north of Cranbrook, with a population of 6,908. The city is developing into a destination resort with major ski mountain, golf courses and a Bavarian theme. Throughout the summer, visitors enjoy live music on "Der Platz" (central square), a pedestrian area lined with shops and sidewalk cafes. Watch "Happy Hans" emerge on the hour from the interior of the world's largest operating Cuckoo Clock. Visit the Kimberley Resort's Family Fun Park, featuring a 3,500-foot alpine slide and the North Star Mountain chairlift, and The Bavarian City Mining Railway with a 200-foot trestle, a haunted schoolhouse and Ice Age Stone. Stroll through Comico Garden, with over 48,000 blooms. Ride the Bavarian City Mining Railway up the Mark Creek Valley to the Sullivan Mine Interpretive Centre and tour the Power House. Enjoy mountain biking, hiking trails, world class fly fishing, guided tours, and two excellent golf courses. Kimberley offers excellent accommodations.
Nelson: Located 43 km (27 mi) east of Castlegar, on Hwy 3A. 40 km (25 mi) north of Salmo. Population: 9,585. Overlooking the west arm of Kootenay Lake, Nelson is renowned as the "Queen City of the Kootenays". This small city has successfully retained much of its original frontier architercture. Downtown, a walk along Baker Street can evoke strong images of the 19th century, but then the sidewalk cafes and fine restaurants say much about the lifestyle that Nelson residents enjoy today. Stroll around galleries and shops, visit the Capitol Theatre offering different events throughout the year, explore the local history and mining museums, or take a self-guided heritage tour of the many brick and stone buildings. Nelson's backcountry is a haven for cycling, golfing, swimming, water skiing, sailing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and golfing. Nelson offers accommodations and all amenities.
Radium Hot Springs: Located at the junction of Highway 95 and Highway 93; 18 km (11 mi) north of Invermere, on Hwy 93 and 95; and 145 km (90 mi) north of Cranbrook, on Hwy 93 and 95. Situated at the south foot of Kootenay National Park wildlife abounds. Find relaxation enjoying the wheelchair accessible natural hot mineral pool and large swimming pool. Enjoy golfing at the two courses. Radium Hot Springs offers a wide variety of accommodation and visitor services.
Revelstoke: Alpine city located on the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). 70 km (43 mi) east of Sicamous, on Hwy 1. 202 km (125 mi) east of Kamloops, 148 km (92 mi) west of Golden, with a population of 8, 507. Nestled between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains, this city owes its existence to the construction of the railway in the 1880's. Revelstoke is known as one of the top 10 adventures spots in North America: - enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing and more. Over 60 buildings are included on Revelstoke's self-guided Heritage Walking Tour. During the summer visitors can enjoy live music at Grizzly Plaza in the city centre. Visit the Revelstoke Railway Museum illustrating the history of railroading. Enjoy self-guided tours of the BC Hydro's hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River. Step back in history and visit the community of Three Valley, historic town of the late 1800's, located 19 kilometers west of Revelstoke. Take the children to Beardale Castle Miniatureland where everyone will enjoy The Enchanted Forest. Explore the Mount Revelstoke National Park and Glacier National Park, offering wildlife, hiking trails and spectacular scenery. Revelstoke offers excellent accommodations and fine dining.
Rossland: It's Canada's Alpine City located 11 km (7 mi) west of Trail, on Hwy 38, with a population of 3,500. Gold was discovered on Red Mountain over 100 years ago and many came to Rossland with dreams of richness. Enjoy skiing the steep slopes and deep snow of Red Mountain, major attraction for skiers in winter, which also has become a popular summer destination for mountain bikers and hikers. Rossland is the hometown of Olympic skiers Nancy Greene Raine and Kerrin Lee Gartner. Visit the Rossland Historical Museum, the Western Canada Ski Hall of Fame, the BC Firefighters Museum, enjoy a walking tour of Rossland's Heritage Buildings, constructed before 1929, or take an underground tour of the LeRoi gold mine. Enjoy outdoor adventures - including swimming, fishing, mountain biking, or golfing.
Sparwood: Located 29 km (18 mi) east of Fernie, on Hwy 3. Sparwood is home to the World's Largest Tandem Axle Dump Truck. The town is decorated with large murals and offers tours of the large open pit coal mine. Enjoy waterfalls, golfing on 3 courses, drifting on the river, trail rides, and more. Sparwood offers full-service accommodations and all amenities.
Trail: Located 27 km (17 mi) south of Castlegar, on Hwy 38 off Crowsnest Highway 3, with a population of 7,696, Trail is known as the Silver City, founded in 1892 by miners working at the gold mines at nearby Rossland. In the early 1900's many Italian immigrants migrated to Trail. Today, this heritage is shown all around the city with their italian restaurants and specialty bakeries, grape stomping and parades. While in Trail: - Enjoy guided tours of the Cominco smelter and the local dam. Visit The Sports Hall of Fame, Home of Champions Monument, and VISAC Art Gallery. This city also offers some great shopping at the Waneta Plaza, a fine aquatic centre and some sports facilities. Enjoy golfing on the two courses, hiking, swimming, fishing, and cross country skiing at Red Mountain.
Windermere: Windermere is located on Windermere Lake, in the Rocky Mountain Trench and is a beautiful spot surrounded by mountains. It is situated on Highway 93/95, 16 km (10 mi.) north of Fairmont Hot Springs and 6 km (4 mi.) south of Invermere. The lake is the focal point, with cabins and year-round homes dotting the lakeshore.
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