Kootenays

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

 

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-friending setting make Phoenix Mountain a winter favourite

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

  • Nov 24, 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

Plan your Boundary Country skiing adventure

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

  • Nov 23, 2021

 

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.
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
dukobour cuisine

History Through Food – Doukhobor Cuisine

The mountains and creative energy of Grand Forks attract many artists, so there’s always lots to see

  • Sep 29, 2021
dukobour cuisine
Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash

No horsin’ around, Trail police called to resolve manure spat

The argument between neighbours happened at a rural property in Rossland on Sunday

Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash
Boundary Bridge

Fall Fun Foliage in Boundary Country

Fall has arrived in Boundary Country! While summer is always a blast,…

  • Aug 25, 2021
Boundary Bridge
Boundary Country is fortunate to have warm temperatures through the end of September -- perfect for a paddle at Jewel Lake! (Photo: Darren Robinson)

How to spend the final days of summer in Boundary!

Temperatures stay warm through September, which means there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the lake

  • Aug 25, 2021
Boundary Country is fortunate to have warm temperatures through the end of September -- perfect for a paddle at Jewel Lake! (Photo: Darren Robinson)
This historic building has been Grand Forks’ Public Art Gallery since 1984. It’s the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.

In this BC town, art blossoms far beyond the galleries!

The mountains and creative energy of Grand Forks attract many artists, so there’s always lots to see

  • Aug 25, 2021
This historic building has been Grand Forks’ Public Art Gallery since 1984. It’s the centre for contemporary visual arts and culture programming for locals and visitors alike.
Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)

Angel Flights has inaugural Golden flight

Kat and Siyam are the first to fly out of Golden using Angel Flights

Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)
Boundary Country’s rail trail system includes the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and the Columbia & Western Trail, part of the coast-to-coast Trans Canada Trail.

Explore the Rail Trails in Boundary Country

From family-friendly rides to multi-day excursions, adventure awaits!

  • Jul 28, 2021
Boundary Country’s rail trail system includes the Kettle Valley Rail Trail and the Columbia & Western Trail, part of the coast-to-coast Trans Canada Trail.
There are more than 2,000 km of easily accessible, explorable trails in Boundary Country. Darren Robinson Photography

Head out on a road trip to Boundary Country and explore somewhere new!

Day trip or full-on vacation, come discover Boundary Country

  • Jun 30, 2021
There are more than 2,000 km of easily accessible, explorable trails in Boundary Country. Darren Robinson Photography
Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

2021-23 BC Fishing Regulations see changes in Kootenay region

The daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero

Effective April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023, the daily quota for cutthroat trout in St. Mary Lake will be reduced from five to zero. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Kite skiing catches air in the Kootenays

The unique sport of kite skiing is growing rapidly and catching on in the Kootenays

This “kite” skier floated through the air with the greatest of ease up at Red Mountain on a beautiful sunny day last week. Greater Trail municipalities are reminding residents to stay and play local. Photo: Jim Bailey.