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Kootenay Rockies
Highways carved through snow-mantled mountains, sparkling, crystal-clear lakes dot the landscape along with fertile
farmlands, rolling ranchlands and deep, lush mountainous valleys. Famous for its incredible ski resorts, championship
golf, natural hot springs and abundant wildlife. History plays an important part in the Kootenay Rockies – Fort Steele
Heritage Town, Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook, the Sandon ghost town and the city of Nelson are just
some of the many communities and sites to visit.
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meadows, glaciers and miles of superb trail systems. Kootenay Rockies is also
home to caving – marvel at stalactites, stalagmites, rim stone dams and other
fascinating cave formations at Cody Caves Provincial Park. Go whitewater
rafting, cycling, heli-hiking, kayaking, hang gliding or paragliding.
Hot Springs Circle Tour
What better way to experience the British Columbia Kootenay Rockies
Region than from the relaxing vantage point of an all-natural hot spring
Natural Wonders pool? Around the world, hot mineral springs are considered to have
Yoho National Park in the east of the British Columbia Rockies is sprinkled with magical healing qualities. Visit Radium Hot Springs, Fairmont Hot Springs,
waterfalls and glacial lakes. You will feel awe as you gaze up at Takakkaw Falls or Ainsworth Hot Springs, Canyon Hot Springs, Halcyon Hot Springs, Nakusp
at a dozen snowy peaks as you paddle Emerald Lake. Just west of Yoho National Hot Springs and Lussier Hot Springs.
Park is Golden, a gateway to vast wilderness where naturalists converge on
a vantage point for wildlife viewing and bird-watching. Explore Glacier and Along the Hot Springs Circle Tour route the traveller can experience the
Mount Revelstoke National Parks and take in a tour of the mighty Revelstoke or heritage and culture of the Kootenay Rockies in places such as Fort Steele,
Mica dams. The Kootenay Rockies is home to many natural hot springs. Relax Kimberley, Nelson, Nakusp, New Denver and the ghost town of Sandon.
in these therapeutic waters while enjoying the mountain scenery. There are spectacular views, woodland walks, hanging glaciers, hidden hot
springs, sparkling lakes and outstanding resorts.
Outdoor Adventure
Fishing abounds in the Kootenay Rockies. Fish for rainbow, brook, lake and
The Hot Springs Circle Tour is approximately 1,100 km (640 mi) and usually
cutthroat trout, some of the six million born and raised each year at the
takes between fi ve and seven days.
Kootenay Trout Hatchery. Numerous lakes, rivers and streams support healthy
populations of largemouth bass, kokanee and whitefi sh. Golfers can choose More Information:
from over 17 championship 18-hole golf courses and numerous unique and www.travel-british-columbia.com
challenging nine-hole courses. Hiking is also popular with Kokanee Glacier www.KootenayRockies.travel
and Valhalla Provincial Parks providing spectacular mountain scenery, alpine www.camping.bc.ca
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