Visit the Kootenays

Discover the Endless Adventures

the Kootenay region of BC

map of the Kootenay region of BC

Southeast British Columbia has endless attractions to experience

Things to see

Things and places for your eyes.

Places to eat

Eat here. get full.

places to stay

for when you need to rest.

places to drink

Quench your thirst.

things to tour

No shortage of things to do.

Do your homework

Travel Resources

Tourism Resources 

Nelson, Balfor, Crawford Bay

Cranbrook and Radium

Cranbrook Tourism

Nakusp BC

Kimberly BC

Fernie, BC

Creston, BC

In the Heart of the West kootenays

The International Selkirk Loop – BC/WA/ID

Castlegar, BC

Rossland, BC

Invermere, BC

Radium, BC

Kaslo, BC

Rossland, BC

Bonus Linkage

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 Granby Whatshan Edgewood shelter bay

Granby / Whatshan / Shelter Bay Route

Want a way to get from Grand Forks to the Shelter Bay ferry avoiding all that pavement through Nakusp? Have we got the answer for you! Stellar gravel riding through the Granby, Edgewood, Whatshan Lake and along the West shore

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map of Moyie River FSR motorcycle route

Kid Creek / Moyie River FSR

A gravel shortcut from Kitchener to the North end of Moyie Lake! The Route follows the Kid Creek and Moyie River FSRs and cuts off a whole lot-0-slab! Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia Gaia Tutorial on using

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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 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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Map of Koch Creek Pass Motorcycle Route

Koch Creek Pass

The trip up over Koch Creek Pass is a local classic. Can be used as as a fun shortcut between Fauquier Ferry and Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia Gaia Tutorial on

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map of lemon Creek motorcycle route

Lemon Creek Route

Heading up Six Mile Lake and down Lemon Creek is a classic dual-sport ride. The typical loop is just up, down and back on the highway through the Slocan Valley. But…..there’s options!! Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia

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Map of boundary Lake bypass motorcycle route

Boundary Lake Bypass Route

Here’s a sneaky and scenic little bypass to get you from the Kootenay Summit to Creston. It takes you along just North of the border and gives the opportunity to stop or camp at Boundary Lake rec site.  Get the

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map of trout lake motorcycle route

Trout Lake Loop

Discover the Kootenays on a breathtakingly picturesque circle motorcycle tour through the heart of the Selkirks, a 390-kilometre loop that starts and ends in Nelson, B.C., with stops in New Denver, Nakusp and Kaslo. Get the .gpx or .kml file

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map of Castlegar - Christina Lake motorcycle route

Castlegar-Christina Lake Route

Do you like beautiful Lake views? Do you like groomed railbed gravel? Do you like getting around a mountain pass on the pavement? Do you like old railway trestles? But….are you afraid of the dark? Bulldog tunnel is almost a

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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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Kootenay Rockies North

There sure is a heck of a lot to explore in the Kootenay Rockies North area!  Sooooo many jagged peaks and mountain streams…. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia Gaia Tutorial on using files This area is the

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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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West Kootenays

So much amazingness in the West Kootenays to explore! Smooth, twisty roads and stellar backcounty. It’s all here to download in one PACK. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia Gaia Tutorial on using files So, here’s how the

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Red Rock Garage

A Small Coffee Shop with a Motorcycle Addiction  Click here to learn more CONTACT  Hwy 33 Beaverdell, BC – Canada V0H1A0

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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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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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Wait, what? We did that and didn't die? I guess that's a win!
Craig Luke
You're damn right we didn't die! Takes a lot more than that!
Vera Horsman