Dine Your Way Around Golden: Eleven 22

By Afton Aikens Golden is known for outdoor adventure—world class skiing and lift-assisted mountain biking at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, adrenaline-charged snowmobiling in the Purcell Mountains, rafting big rapids on the Kicking Horse River and loads more. After an active day in the mountains when you’re as hungry as a grizzly bear that just awoke […]

Backcountry Skiing Rogers Pass: Not Just a Pros’ Playground

By Morgan Kwan Editor’s note: We’re stoked that Morgan has joined Kootenay Rockies Wanderer as a guest blogger! This Calgarian not only has an entertaining and insightful outdoors blog, but now she and her friend Andrea have their own beauty product line. Lately it seems the whole skiing world is looking at Rogers Pass, salivating over […]

 6 Reasons to Visit Golden This Winter

By Afton Aikens If you haven’t already, add the mountain town of Golden, BC to your list! Just a 90-minute drive from Banff, this outdoor playground is impressive. Below, our reasons to love Golden in winter. Walk with Wolves At the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, walk with wolves in their natural environment—off-leash in the […]

Bucket List Destination: Lake O’Hara

By Afton Aikens Ever since I moved back to the Canadian Rockies three years ago, Lake O’Hara has been on my radar. This hikers’ (and in winter, snowshoers’ and skiers’) paradise in Yoho National Park is coveted by many, and can be difficult to access due to entry restrictions (more on that later). But it’s […]

Golden a Magical Holiday Destination

This holiday season, Golden is hosting a diverse lineup of events, all in the Christmas spirit. The mountain town caters to all ages and interests, kicking off festivities with a Christmas craft fair and skiing with Santa on December 19. The fair (Dec. 19, 11 am-5 pm at the Mount 7 Rec Plex) offers an array of local products from more […]

Embrace Every Season at Fairmont Hot Springs

By Ashley Materi We all have that favourite vacation spot we go to year after year. For some it’s Hawaii or Mexico, but for me it’s Fairmont Hot Springs in BC’s Kootenay Rockies. Just three-and-a-half hours from Calgary, the drive winds through majestic Kootenay National Park as you travel the Banff-Windermere Hwy 93S, ending at Radium Hot […]

New Offerings on the Legendary Powder Highway

By Meghan Tabor The Powder Highway has this allure – a mystical place of fluffy white stuff that has everyone wondering if it actually exists. Well let me tell you, it does. And if you hit it just right, it’s magical. If you’re wondering whether or not to book your trip to one of our […]

10 Top Indoor Activities in the Kootenay Rockies

By Afton Aikens On one hand, it’s been great that we’ve had a hot summer here this year. Paddle boarding, kayaking and drinking beer on patios have shown up on my to-do list numerous times. On the other hand, I don’t know about you, but some days the thermostat climbs so high, all I want to […]

4 New Ways to Have Fun in the BC Rockies this Summer

By Afton Aikens If you’ve been to the BC Rockies, chances are you’ve planned a repeat visit. We get it—we’re hooked on the region’s vast wilderness, where the highways and trails stretch out before you offering endless opportunities to marvel at peaks and wander through valleys. We don’t hate the pristine aqua coloured water, either. We invite you […]

Cultivating your Caffeine Addiction in Revelstoke

By Meghan Tabor When a small mountain community has their own brand of coffee (Stoke Roasted Coffee Co.), you know they are serious about their Joe! Revelstoke’s coffee shops and cafes are always bustling with adrenaline junkies looking to fuel up on java and tasty treats before embarking on their days adventures. Depending on your […]