Kootenay Rockies

Photographer
Doc Pow

Kootenay Rockies

The Powder Highway is found in this part of British Columbia - the world’s most concentrated region of ski and snowboard destinations. Period.

And where there are mountains there is not only top of the world skiing, but also natural hot springs, festivals, mountain biking, hiking, bird watching and all the wildlife and scenic photography you could want.  Ask yourself what you’d like to do outdoors, and in this eastern bottom corner of the province you can do it.

Nestled within those mountains are towns and communities like Revelstoke, where ski jumping took to new heights, or the slopes of Red Mountain in Rossland, and its landscape pepper with mines from the gold mining heydays (That gold founded the Toronto Stock Exchange). Soothe the soul in the Columbia Valley, where hot springs and Bighorn sheep pose for portraits that you’d hang on your wall.

Fly into the region via Cranbrook, home to the Canadian Rockies International Airport and you’ll land in the epicentre of this destination rich in culture and adventure.

If you came to learn and experience something new, the communities here offer guided trips that will take you to new heights through cat-heli ski options.,Or if you prefer to stay closer to the ground and get your hands dirty taking one of the many gardening, mindfulness or painting classes set amid this region of beautiful peaks and valleys.

Province