Activities & Attractions

The West Kootenay and Columbia area is a mecca for outdoor recreation opportunities. The region is blanketed by large wilderness parks including Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks, Valhalla, Goat Range, Kokanee Glacier and Monashee Provincial Parks. All of these parks have extensive trail networks suitable for day and multi-day hikes.

The area is also a hive of internationally renowned mountain bike trails such as Keystone-Standard Basin and Frisbee Ridge. Their offerings of sub-alpine long distance riding and bonus mountain vistas are hard to beat. Great sport fishing opportunities abound on the numerous lakes and waterways for a variety of fish species including trout and kokanee salmon.

Water sports such as power boating, sailing, canoeing and kayaking, and beach activities are present throughout the region. The abundance of natural rock walls provide hundreds of sport climbs in the area (Begbie Bluffs, Shake Town, Water World). To unwind from your action-packed day, take a soak in one of the nearby natural hot springs – a sure way to rest and rejuvenate.

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3 Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town is a unique attraction adjacent to Three Valley Lake Chateau. A visit to our Ghost Town will bring you back to the pioneer days of a typical 1800’s British


Apex Rafting Company

Since 1993 we have shown whitewater rafting enthusiasts from around the world the spectacular beauty of the Revelstoke area of British Columbia while drifting down the wild and scenic Illecillewaet River. Apex


BC Interior Forestry Museum

Since 1999, the BC Forestry Museum has been the forest discovery centre for the Columbia Valley. Nestled between the Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges and along the Columbia River, the area is part of an


Canyon Hotsprings

Your ideal vacation destination, we offer a great mountain location in Albert Canyon situated between Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks. Soak in our hot mineral pools or try exploring the spectacular National Parks surrounding


Crazy Creek Hot Pools

Visit the Hot Pools and Cool Pools of Crazy Creek near Revelstoke... the newest hot pools in BC. Surrounded by natural beauty, enjoy four modern contoured hot pools totaling over 2,000 sq ft. Whether you


Frisby Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

Revelstoke’s Marquee Alpine Mountain Bike Trail Welcome to Revelstoke’s marquee alpine mountain bike trail, a purpose-built trail constructed by bikers for bikers. A truly great trail with magnificent views, abundant wildflowers, and excellent fast flowy


Galena Trail

A 13 kilometer trail from Rosebery to Three Forks. Very well maintained. I found if you're not able to do the whole trail start at New Denver and either take the trail to Rosebery (about


Glacier National Park

Hiking in Glacier National Park offers a challenge — the chance to explore a portion of the rugged Columbia Mountains. First set aside as a federal reserve in 1886, the area around Rogers Pass


Halcyon Hotsprings

For more than a century, people have been drawn to the natural healing waters of Halcyon Hot Springs, British Columbia. Our Hot Springs Lithia Waters have a combination of minerals that are uniquely relaxing and


Keystone Standard Basin Trail

An unbelievably scenic trail that is almost all alpine meadows. Great in early August for flowers. It is superb for both single track cross country mountain biking, and as a hiking and camping trail. The


Kootenay Kingfisher Guiding

Kootenay KingFisher Guiding Services offers fishing charters for world class Gerrard Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout on beautiful Kootenay Lake.  Big Fish The Kootenays are home to the world famous Gerrard Rainbow Trout and Bull


McPherson Mountain Biking Trails

Mount Macpherson is Revelstoke’s playground for outdoor activities! It offers rock climbing, nordic skiing, and easy access to back country skiing.  But the best part of Mt Macpherson is the  great network of classic Revy


Mount Revelstoke National Park

Mount Revelstoke National Park offers you the extraordinary experience of driving a good paved road from an elevation of 470 metres on the Trans Canada Highway, to 1500 metres at Balsam Lake. Winding 26


Nakusp Golf Course

The Nakusp Centennial Golf Club offers a challenging and relaxing golfing experience. Nestled in the Arrow Lakes Region, this 9 hole course delivers incredible scenery at great value. Come experience the true Kootenays and friendly


Nakusp Hotsprings

Come and enjoy a pristine outdoor experience in a beautiful natural setting. The Nakusp Hot Springs are nestled in the Kuskanax Valley in the foothills of the Selkirk Mountains and are one of BC’s best


Natural Escapes Kayaking

Our goal is to help you enjoy your vacation experience to its fullest. We do that by helping you interact with our beautiful pristine natural environment. All of our tours and lessons are designed to


Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre

The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is a National Historic Site which tells the story of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were forcibly relocated during World War II. Located on the site of “The Orchard” internment


Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre

The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. New to the centre are 14 interactive displays, a First Nations gallery and theatre. Learn how the Revelstoke project


Revelstoke Golf Club

There is always something extra special about playing at a historic golf course. With towering trees, beautiful conditioning and a number of exceptionally scenic holes that cruise alongside the Columbia River, the Revelstoke Golf Club


Revelstoke Museum & Archives

Revelstoke Museum & Archives keeps alive the history and heritage of Revelstoke and district by collecting, preserving, documenting and interpreting the artifacts, records and stories of the region in a public community museum. The Museum


Revelstoke Railway Museum

Discover Canada's history and railway heritage in one of Canada's premiere railway museums! The museum presents the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Columbia Mountains, as well as the role the railway and


Rock Climbing

Over the past years rock-climbing in the Revelstoke has grown extensively. Today climbers can enjoy 14 different climbing areas, 46 developed cliffs, 304 routes (sport and mixed) and a total of 444 great pitches. The


Silvery Slocan Museum

The Silvery Slocan Museum, located in the former Bank of Montreal building on Main Street, has been a fixture in the community for over 100 years. The museum features exhibits about the area’s heritage, including


Slocan Lake Golf Course

Often considered the "Jewel of the Kootenays", the Slocan Lake Golf Club is nestled amidst the pristine waters of the Slocan Lake. The Selkirk Mountain range provides a picture perfect backdrop for those who wish


Smiling Otter Wilderness Adventures

The name of our company says it all! Our company is about pure joy and exhilaration in a wilderness environment. Play is a powerful tool in relaxation and education. Since beginning our kayak and canoe


The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest is a unique attraction situated in one of BC’s beautiful old growth forests in Canada’s Monashee mountains, located midway between Revelstoke and Sicamous on the Trans Canada Highway. The Enchanted Forest began