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Welcome to the BC Rockies. This region is comprised of two distinct sub regions, the Rockies & The Kootenays.
In the west, the Kootenays is rich in history and recreation. The Crowsnest Hwy 3 follows the southern border of BC across mountains, lush valleys. North of Castlegar and Nelson various routes take you to large lakes, peaceful communities and outdoor adventure.
In the Kootenays, British Columbia's past, present and future come together in one enchanting region. The surrounding mountains that once gave rise to mining boomtowns, now offer outstanding outdoor recreation. Visitors can enjoy downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing, hiking, climbing, snowmobiling, and much more.
The Kootenays are filled with lakes, rivers and streams that provide excellent fishing, boating and kayaking. And the many golf courses provide exciting challenges for the golfing enthusiast.
In the east, the Rockies follow Hwy 93 and Hwy 95 as they travel north to south along the Rocky Mountain Trench. This is a land of towering mountains, winding rivers, crystal clear lakes, famous hot springs and world-class golf courses.
The British Columbia Rockies region is an awe inspiring land, nestled in the
Rocky Mountains Trench. This is the birthplace of the Columbia and Kootenay
rivers. And, home to many of Canada's most majestic National Parks and Provincial
Parks. From the alpine meadows to the river valleys, the BC Rocky Mountains
are waiting to be explored and photographed. The region also provides a wide
array of outdoor activities that include hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and
Cities in this Region:Castlegar
Fairmont Hot Springs
Radium Hot Springs
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