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Welcome to BC's Kootenays!

Located west of the Canadian Rockies in southern B.C., just north of the U.S.A. border, the Kootenays is a forested region surrounded by the Purcell, Valhalla and Monashee mountain ranges. Filled with treasures, both literally and metaphorically, people have flocked to the Kootenays for over a century. Since the late 1800s, gold and minerals were the riches. Today, the area is treasured for its abundance of scenic beauty and area activities. Valleys, rivers, lakes and mountains provide a playground for sport enthusiasts, from skiing to fishing, and areas such as Nakusp and Ainsworth offer hot springs. Likely inspired by their rich surroundings, towns like Nelson, Crawford Bay and Castlegar are known for their artisans who create such treasures as mouth-blown glass and hand-made pottery.

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