Visit the Kootenays

Discover the Endless Adventures

West Kootenays

East Kootenays

The Kootenay region of 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

map of Glacier motorcycle route

Glacier Route

Riding the loop around the Kokanee Park is a must do! Travelling through Nelson, Balfour, Kaslo, New Denver and through the Slocan Valley. It has some of the most flowy twisties anywhere. Get the .gpx or .kml file via Gaia

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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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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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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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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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a map of the Grey Creek Pass motorcycle route

Gray Creek Pass

The climb to Gray Creek Pass is 5,000 ft of elevation gain in 16.5 km making it the highest dirt road in Canada! The 6,850 foot high Gray Creek Pass runs between Kootenay Lake on the west and Kimberly to

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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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MissVelocity Harley Davidson Horsethief Hideout campgroud

Horsethief Hideout

Just outside Invermere, tucked in under a cliff of hoodoos hides Horsethief Hideout. It’s a fully proper moto-camping experience and a great place to pitch a tent and use as a basecamp.  Horsethief Hideout has been a privately owned ranch

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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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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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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 kootenay lake tourism motorcycle routes

Kootenay Lake Tourism

Welcome to the Kootenay Lake Region! There is so much amazing riding here to be had, both on and off-road. Here’s a selection of things you can ride, destinations to visit, and places to eat/drink/shop. Everything is rideable in either

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Red Rock Garage

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

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Wanduro

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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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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To get motorcycle riders to stay camp at Riders Retreat in Nakusp BC

Riders Retreat

Located in Beautiful Nakusp, British Columbia, Riders Retreat is the only all-inclusive Motorcycle Campground in the world. It was built exclusively with motorcyclists in mind. It is certainly the most unique accommodations that Nakusp has to offer. Upon arrival at

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Pend-d'oreille motorcycle route map

Pend-d’Oreille River route

The Pend Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River, approximately 130 miles long, in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington in the United States, as well as southeastern British Columbia in Canada. In its passage through British Columbia its

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