The Kootenay mountain ranges, lakes (natural and man-made), white water rivers, waterfalls, wildlife and lush forests provide year round adventures and activities.
The region is considered a top adventure destination in B.C., Canada for activities like golfing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, boating, camping, hiking, backpacking, hot springs, downhill skiing, snowboarding and xc skiing.
The main tourism communities located in the British Columbia Kootenays region include Revelstoke, Golden, Radium Hot Springs, Invermere, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Fernie, Creston, Nelson, Kaslo, Nakusp, Castlegar, Trail and Rossland.
The tourism cities, towns and villages in the Kootenays provide many of the amenities and services important to travelers including tours, guides, attractions, charters, outfitters, transportation and accommodations including ski resorts, chalets, cottages, hotels, motels, vacation homes, bed and breakfasts, wilderness lodges, campgrounds and much more. (go to individual communities for contact information)
Some of the top outdoor sightseeing destinations in the region include Mount Revelstoke Park and Begby Falls (Revelstoke); Columbia Wetlands (Golden); Marysville Falls (Kimberley); Fort Steele Historic Town (Cranbrook); Creston Wildlife Management Area (Creston); Cottonwood Falls Park (Nelson); S.S. Moyie Heritage Site (Kaslo) and the Cascade Highway (Rossland).
Some of the top activity and adventure destinations in the region include Kicking Horse Mountain; Radium Hot Springs & Kindersley Pass Trail (Radium); Fairmont Hot Springs & Panorama Mountain (Invermere); Three Sisters Trail & Lizard Mtn Range (Fernie); Whitewater Mtn., Ainsworth Hot Springs & Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park (Nelson); Nakusp Hot Springs and the Halcyon Hot Springs (Nakusp); Brilliant Overlook Trail (Castlegar); Miral Heights Trail (Trail): Red Mountain & 7 Summits Trail (Rossland).