Cool Places to See and Experience and take pictures and Stuff

The Kootenay region is stuffed full of places to visit and experience unique locations. 

Map of Trout Lake loop motorcycle route
kootenay map of the works


You want the works? Well, here it is! All the tracks, routes, and waypoints in one place. No better way to see the big picture, everything in one view. Way easier to plan that next ride, so get at it!

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a picture of a frozen summit lake with motorcycle

Ride Report – Trout Lake Loop

As part of my mission to bring you’all the most current and detailed info about riding in the Kootenays, I braved the cold and headed out. Found myself with a 3 day window, so headed out to basically do the

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a map of fuel stations in the kootenays

Kootenay Fuel Stations

It’s sorta one of those things. If you travel around, you need gas. And when you need it, you really need it! Here’s a map of all the places to get fuel in the Kootenays. Is this EVERY station? Of

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Wanduro is a motorcycle navigational rally based in the East Kootenays. Teams of 2-4 scour 8000 square kilometers for over 100 hidden waypoints! When:August 12-15 2021. Where:Based out of Canal Flats, 8000 square kms. Who:Anyone with a street legal dual-sport

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Ainsworth Hot Springs

Long day in the saddle? Give those muscles a good, relaxing soak at Ainsworth Hot Springs! The hot springs were first visited by the Ktunaxa First Nations peoples who experienced the waters as a welcome respite after a long day

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Toad Rock

There may be no other place quite like Toad Rock. It holds a special place in the heart of any Rider who has laid their head there… Toad Rock is located in the small B.C. town of Balfour and in the middle

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Marblehead Quarry

Marblehead Quarry

Just north of Meadow Creek is the Marblehead quarry, established in the first decade of the 20th century. It provided building materials for impressive edifices locally and for the Mormon temple at Cardston, Alberta and Great West Life block in

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a map of the Buchanan Lookout tower motorcycle route

Buchanan Lookout

The Buchanan Lookout stands tall at 1,912 m (6,272 Ft) and offers stunning views of the Kootenay Lake, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Goat Range Provincial Park and the Purcell Mountains. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia Gaia Tutorial

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a map of the motorcycle route to Lavina Lookout

Lavina Lookout

With one of the most spectacular 360degree views anywhere, put this one on the list. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia Gaia Tutorial on using files Surface: 100% Gravel Distance: 12km  Access: Turn right on Argenta Road toward

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motorcycle riders resting travelling on Kootenay Lake ferry

Kootenay Lake Ferry

The Kootenay Lake ferry runs across Kootenay Lake, 35 kilometres east of Nelson on Highway 3A, between Balfour (west side) and Kootenay Bay (east side), 70 kilometres from Creston on Highway 3A. Capacity of the M.V. Osprey 2000 is 80

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Ride Report – The Invermere Excursion

With the last week of August upon us, the summer was quickly disappearing. After almost 4 months, MissVelocity’s broken leg was finally strong enough to get back on the bike. Waahooo! That was the longest summer ever for her, so

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