This is NOT the urban buzz of the Okanagan, Calgary or Lower Mainland. Embrace the vibrancy of the small mountain communities of Revelstoke (population 8,000 people), Nakusp (population 1,500 people) and New Denver (population 560 people), which are the service centres for the region. Any tourist infrastructure and amenities you need while visiting can be easily found in these communities. From food and liquor stores, service stations, automobile repair shops, eclectic restaurants, cafes, art galleries, gift stores and pubs – there is something for everyone. Take part in vibrant community events, festivals, farmer’s markets and don’t miss the local museums or attractions. Need medical help? Each community is equipped with hospital services. And of course there are BC Tourism Information Centres with friendly staff keen to help. A visit to these quaint, yet upbeat communities will have you eager to return.