Nelson and Kootenay Lake
The Nelson and Kootenay Lake region dishes up something for almost every taste, regardless of your age or interests. There are spas and shops of all sorts, beautifully preserved heritage buildings , art galleries, golf courses and resorts, plus culinary and nightlife scenes as diverse as they come, from charmingly mild to outright wild.
This region also boasts a wide variety of outdoor activities both on and off the lake: paddling, hiking, biking, rafting, ziplining, fishing, and more. Whether you want to go on a multi-day backpacking trip or relax at the beach on a sunny day, the clear streams, lush green scenery and mountainous terrain await year round.
Whether you come to see it, tee it or ski it, this region offers an unforgettable travel experience, stirring all five senses throughout four very distinct seasons. Watch our adventure videos: Paddling | Ziplining | Biking | Rafting
Explore this unique corner of BC: a place for free spirits and well-rounded squares
Castlegar “The Centre of Adventure”; the home to an impressive network of trails, where hikers and cyclists enjoy the natural setting of the city and its vicinity. World-class fishing, kayaking and climbing all right at your finger tips. Enjoy the Millennium Walkway & Ponds, Discover the Heritage Tour, Explore the Dynamic Dams and Experience the Sculpture Walk of Canada.
At the confluence of two rivers, Castlegar thrives with rich culture and heritage. This family orientated community has something for everyone. The thrill seeker, the rod castor, the trail blazer and the chillaxer. Welcome foodies to a large variety of eateries including big city classics, brew pub, home cooking and ethnic cuisine.
Castlegar is the launch pad for exceptional West Kootenay service and experience. Fly in or out of our friendly airport and try your luck at our Chances Casino. So many opportunities to like, share and selfie.
“Do it Outdoors” Castlegar B.C.
Rossland & Trail
Home to the International Mountain Biking Association’s Epic Seven Summits Ride, Rossland is not lacking in adventure. Rossland is one of the founding bike destinations in BC and is known as the Mountain Bike Capital of Canada. The same 200+ kilometres of maintained trails used for biking create a hiking and trail running paradise. There are also countless road biking routes in the region offering miles and miles of two-wheeled bliss for roadies. The various lakes and parks surrounding Rossland offer a place to cool off, relax or paddle when you are looking for a break from the greens. If arts and culture are more your thing, Rossland has a variety of well known artists with their studios and galleries downtown and open to the public. The downtown streets of Rossland are also filled with cafes, restaurants, bars and quaint boutique shops to while away your time.
Neighbouring Trail is situated along the mighty Columbia River and offers hiking and biking trails, parks, and a rich Italian history for visitors to take part in.