Kootenay Rockies is known as a world-class skiing destination, with peaks, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls that are breathtaking to see. The region also encompasses four of Canada’s mountain ranges: Rockies, Purcells, Selkirks, and Monashees. If you’re ever wondering what to do when you’re around town, here are 6 epic things to do in Kootenay Rockies:
1. A Week-Long Hiking Tour
While a drive through the Kootenay Rockies
is a magnificent sight to behold and an experience itself, there’s nothing quite like marvelling at the views while on foot. You’ll be able to travel through valleys and peaks that you don’t get to see inside a vehicle and truly immerse yourself in the vastness of the mountainous scenery.
The Canadian Rockies Hiking Tour Package
traverses through Banff, Yoho, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks with a 5-night camp in the hamlet of Lake Louise. Our expert tour guides leads you through spectacular canyons, turquoise glacier lakes, and dramatic ridgelines. The package also includes canoeing in Emerald Like and whitewater rafting in Kicking Horse Canyon.
2. Heliskiing & Catskiing
If you ever think of stopping by the Kootenay Rockies
during winter, don’t miss the chance of trying powder skiing! Stellar offers advanced 6-7 run packages and multi-day unlimited packages. Stellar is located at the Kaslo Hotel, by the shores of Kootenay Lake.
3. Horseback Riding & Ranches
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride horses? GOT Adventure has you covered! Riders are passionate when it comes to the outdoors and horses. You will have the chance to cross through mountains, river bottoms, crossing slides, and alpine meadows on horseback. Riding horseback through the mountains is truly an authentic Canadian Rockies experience!
Playing a round of golf with a beautiful mountain backdrop is something you cant miss and feels straight out of a movie scene. With plenty of golf courses in the Kootenays, including the Bootleg Gap, The Springs Course, and Eagle Ranch Resort, just to name a few, you won’t be hardpressed to find a quality golf experience in the Kootenays.
5. Visit ‘Quirky Attractions’
Looking for simple family-friendly and fun activities in the Kootenays? This region is known for some of its quirky, historical gems that will surely leave an impression. In between activities or as you drive through, be sure to visit:
6. Hot Springs, Campgrounds, RV Parks, & Cabins
Last but certainly not least, experience camping in the Kootenays and the infamous hot springs pools that are abundant in this area, including Nakusp Hot Springs
, Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort
, and Crazy Creek Resort
, among others.
The Kootenay Rockies are indeed a versatile destination, offering exciting and adventurous activities for each season and throughout the year. Whether you want adventure or a laid-back game of golf, the Kootenay Rockies has something for everyone!