Kootenays

A ranch vacation is a perfect way to immerse in Boundary Country’s culture. Peter Kalasz photo

Cosy ranch stays in Boundary Country

Find the ideal home base for an epic Boundary Country, B.C. journey…

  • Jan 28, 2022

 

This year will mark the 125th anniversary of the City of Grand Forks and to help celebrate, a local Geocaching team will be creating new caches around the city to lead visitors and locals on their own adventure.

Geocaching adventure marks 125 years of the City of Grand Forks

As the world looks to do more and more in wide-open spaces,…

  • Jan 28, 2022

 

The third round of multi-day extended closures to the highway east of Golden were announced. (MOTI photo)

Third round of extended highway closures announced east of Golden

It’s a part of Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project

 

Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo

Discover the Market District in Downtown Grand Forks

It is no secret that Downtown Grand Forks was one of the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Enjoy an easy stroll along downtown Grand Forks’ Market Avenue and its side streets to discover an exceptional range of shops and services. Peter Kalasz photo
Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo

Winter experiences abound in Boundary

In Boundary Country, winter adventure is in abundance. Wide-open spaces rule the…

  • Jan 3, 2022
Winter hiking along the Great Trail, near Christina Lake. Darren Robinson photo
Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Métis National Council president makes a hometown visit to the Kootenays

Cassidy Caron, Rossland born and raised, was elected president of the national council on Sept. 30

Cassidy Caron (left) travelled across the country and back home to Rossland over the holidays for a few days of down time from her elected role as president of the Métis National Council, and to ski some runs at Red Mountain. Myrt Servatius (right), president of Kootenay South Métis Society, planned a meet-and-greet with Cassidy and society members, however Omicron restrictions cancelled the much-looked-forward-to event. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Jennifer Bredl shared her festive dollhouse with the Second Hand Store and Sewing Centre in East Trail, a unique addition for the holiday season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Consider ‘new-to-you’ in the West Kootenay this Christmas

A great example is this wonderfully festive dollhouse on display at East Trail secondhand store

Jennifer Bredl shared her festive dollhouse with the Second Hand Store and Sewing Centre in East Trail, a unique addition for the holiday season. Photo: Jim Bailey
This first Zoom session offers educational training that will focus on practical skills for preventing and de-escalating conflict. This presentation is for everyone in the community and there is no charge. Image: Submitted

Live in the West Kootenay? Consider joining virtual series addressing local homelessness issues

“A Community’s Guide to Homelessness,” will be presented via Zoom from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dec. 10.

This first Zoom session offers educational training that will focus on practical skills for preventing and de-escalating conflict. This presentation is for everyone in the community and there is no charge. Image: Submitted
The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is helping woman entrepreneurs grow their technology-based businesses by introducing the Woman in Tech Entrepreneurship Mastermind Program. (Contributed-KAST)

New program designed to help women tech entrepreneurs in the Kootenays

The event is taking place virtually or in Nelson

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is helping woman entrepreneurs grow their technology-based businesses by introducing the Woman in Tech Entrepreneurship Mastermind Program. (Contributed-KAST)
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo

15 ski runs, family-friendly setting make Phoenix Mountain a winter favourite

Grand Forks area offers plenty to enjoy for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts

  • Nov 24, 2021
Phoenix Mountain, near Grand Forks, offers more than 800 feet of vertical and 15 runs for families to get out and enjoy during the winter months. Oliver Gläser photo
Big White Resort offers 7,355 acres of terrain with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner runs and groomers to double black diamonds. Photo courtesy Boundary Country Tourism

Plan your Boundary Country skiing adventure

Boundary Country is a winter wonderland filled with snow-blanketed natural beauty, endless…

  • Nov 23, 2021
Big White Resort offers 7,355 acres of terrain with 188 designated trails ranging from beginner runs and groomers to double black diamonds. Photo courtesy Boundary Country Tourism
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.

Kootenay mountain bike trails poised to become global destination for athletes with disabilities

Trails are a major component of British Columbia’s tourism industry, and a…

  • Nov 21, 2021
An adaptive mountain bike on the Spine Trail in Roseberry, BC. Photo courtesy Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association/Jesse Schpakowski.
This map from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.

Low COVID-19 case counts continue across West Kootenay

The region saw 26 new cases last week

This map from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows new COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6.
Artist Andrew Raney and Inga Leavell of the Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge are looking for a serene space to harbour the Viking ship garden bench in honour of the Lodge’s 60th anniversary. Photo: Jim Bailey

Sons of Norway ship seeks friendly harbour in the Kootenays

Viking ship/bench celebrates the Sons of Norway’s, Nordic Lodge 76, 60th anniversary in West Kootenay

Artist Andrew Raney and Inga Leavell of the Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge are looking for a serene space to harbour the Viking ship garden bench in honour of the Lodge’s 60th anniversary. Photo: Jim Bailey
L-R: Jill Peacock and Christine DeMarco of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees visited the Rossland Gallery to admire the lovely Tyler Toews painting donated by group member Ivy Miller. Gallery owner Fletcher Quince barely had time to put the artwork on display before it sold. He has generously donated his usual commission to help support the group’s efforts. Photo: Nicole Coenen

Painting proceeds help West Kootenay group prepare for newcomers

Ivy Miller donated $3,000 from the sale of a Tyler Toews piece to West Kootenay Friends of Refugees

L-R: Jill Peacock and Christine DeMarco of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees visited the Rossland Gallery to admire the lovely Tyler Toews painting donated by group member Ivy Miller. Gallery owner Fletcher Quince barely had time to put the artwork on display before it sold. He has generously donated his usual commission to help support the group’s efforts. Photo: Nicole Coenen
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography

Arts & culture along the Crowsnest in Boundary Country

The Crowsnest scenic Highway 3 stretches from Hope, British Columbia to Medicine…

  • Nov 1, 2021
In downtown Grand Forks, Archer Airbrushing has made walls his canvases – see how many murals you can find! Peter Kalasz Photography
Stop by the Visitor Centre as you enter downtown Grand Forks and pick up an updated trail map (also available at most local bike stores and coffee shops) and head out to enjoy the view. Crownest Creative photo

Discover the Trestles of Grand Forks

Don’t forget your camera as you take a self-guide trestle tour

  • Nov 1, 2021
Stop by the Visitor Centre as you enter downtown Grand Forks and pick up an updated trail map (also available at most local bike stores and coffee shops) and head out to enjoy the view. Crownest Creative photo
The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca

Energy company purchases more land for Fruitvale plant

Construction was originally scheduled for fall 2020, then postponed until spring of 2021.

The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca
The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team celebrate the start of their building project and thank their many supporters. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Robusters gather to celebrate dragon boat den

The Robusters 2022 calendar is now available

The Kootenay Robusters Dragon Boat Team celebrate the start of their building project and thank their many supporters. Photo: Submitted
(L-R) Otter Louis and Kathy Hanson take groundbreaking literally and get busy with their pink shovels. Photo courtesy of Jan Micklethwaite

Kootenay Robusters break ground on new Dragon Boat den

The club’s upcoming den at Christina Lake will complete four-and-a-half-year journey

(L-R) Otter Louis and Kathy Hanson take groundbreaking literally and get busy with their pink shovels. Photo courtesy of Jan Micklethwaite