British Columbia's Mountain Playground. The Kootenay Rockies region is set in the southeastern corner of BC, between the majestic Canadian Rockies in the east and the Monashee mountains in the west. The area boasts clean mountain air, crystal clear lakes and rivers, spectacular mountain peaks, lush forest, grassland, and fertile valleys where wildlife abound. Visitors come to experience the authenticity and refine ruggedness of the mountain destination from a path less travelled...away from the crowds.
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The Kootenay Rockies region's quaint cities and towns transpire a rich heritage, an authentic mountain culture and a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle.
This rural area is home to four National Parks, over 75 Provincial Parks and other protected areas of international significance, including the Columbia Wetlands.
Renown for its record-breaking snowfalls in the winter, the Kootenay Rockies are the birthplace of adventure in Canada with legendary mountain climbing, backcountry, heli, cat and resort skiing, hiking, biking and paddling. Visitors abound from near and far to get a taste of true wilderness, soak in some the many natural hot springs and connect with the stories of the First Peoples of this land (the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, Sylix and Sinixt) and those of the later European settlers.