Kicking Horse Rolls Out Big New Runs

Who loves fresh powder?     Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is excited to roll out the LARGEST TERRAIN EXPANSION in Canada!     The Specs This expansion boosts Kicking Horse’s vertical rise to 1,314 m / 4314 ft. It is now the 5th highest vertical in all of North America! The top elevation is now 2504 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Get You to the Goods in Revelstoke

By Meghan Tabor Revelstoke boasts a world class resort, four heli-skiing companies, three cat skiing operations and a plethora of qualified backcountry guides. Accessing the famed Revelstoke powder on your visit is mandatory—and extremely convenient! Here are five ways to get you into the white room during your stay: 1. Start with a day at […]

7 Favourite Winter Activities in the Kootenay Rockies

By Afton Aikens In an outdoor playground like the Kootenay Rockies, it’s easy to make winter more about exploring snow-covered trails and seeking out powder stashes than setting marathon Netflix records. The area’s outdoor adventure options are so varied, there’s something for everyone, whether or not you’re the adventurous type. Cross-country ski or snowshoe the 5-km/3-mi trail around […]