The Kootenay region is British Columbia’s Rocky Mountain playground located in the southeast area of the province. Here you can enjoy powder skiing in the winter, and explore many lakes, hot springs, and hiking trails.

Kootenay Map

Grounded in mountain culture and artistic lifestyles, the locals in Revelstoke, Nelson, and Rossland welcome visitors to explore their backyard and settle into Kootenay time.

Public post-secondary institutions in this region include College of the Rockies and Selkirk College.

Photo: College of the Rockies

Fun facts about the Kootenay region

  1. Golden’s Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge is Canada’s longest authentic freestanding covered timber frame bridge.

  2. The city of Invermere is home to the longest skating path in Canada, the Whiteway, at almost 30 kilometres in length.

  3. The Seven Summits Trail near Rossland is one of the most sought-after cross-country/all-mountain rides in North America and was awarded an International Mountain Biking Association ‘Epic Ride’ status.

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