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(L to R) Alycia Weir, visitor services manager at the Golden Visitor Information Services & Amenities Hub, with Constance Fowler and Mary Jacobson, visitor information counsellors.
West Kootenay, Golden, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Collaboration creates Golden’s VISAH

The new, community-led visitor information services and amenities hub (VISAH) in Golden, B.C., offers expanded services and conveniences.

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Trail Beer Refinery opened on March 25, 2017. It is Trail's first craft beer producer.
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Craft beer comes to Trail

“We had pretty aggressive visions of where we wanted to go, and we’re just blowing those away.” —Mike Konkin, Trail Beer Refinery

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Andras Lukacs
West Kootenay, Rossland, Tourism Meet Rossland Tourism’s new Executive Director

Andras fills the position that was vacated by Deanne Stevens, who left to take a position at Selkirk College.

Rich and Annie Murphy bought the Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey Club in November 2016.
West Kootenay, Trail, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Sparking change for the Smoke Eaters

The Trail Smoke Eaters hockey team has an upgraded facility and a revitalized fan base along with new club owners.

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Overview of Columbia Valley Classic Car Show.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Transportation Classic Car Show stays in Radium Hot Springs: “positive resolution” says Chamber

The annual Classic Car Show & Shine will be held on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

Mike Martin, mayor of Trail, B.C., admires the architectural design of the Riverfront Centre, which is scheduled for completion by year's end.
West Kootenay, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Trail, B.C., booms

Trail’s mayor, Mike Martin, described the projects that are underway and the energy and attitude that are widely evident in his city.

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Andras Lukacs became executive director of Tourism Rossland in March 2017.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Tourism New era for Tourism Rossland

The new, social media savvy executive director of Tourism Rossland got there via Hungary, the U.S., and Canada’s Northwest Territories.

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Ralph and Debbie Koerber sitting beside a river.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Revelstoke’s Apex Rafting Company is celebrating 25th anniversary

A family-run rafting company, Apex Rafting is owned by Ralph and Debbie Koerber.

The Windsor Hotel in Fort Steele.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Fort Steele’s Windsor Hotel will once again be a “hotel”

A major construction project is underway at Fort Steele Heritage Town, near Cranbrook, with the historic Windsor Hotel undergoing sweeping interior renovations.

Newly renovated Tasting Room at the Fernie Brewing Company.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Fernie Brewing Co. Tasting Room now open!

With the FBC Tasting Room proving increasingly popular over the past couple of years, it became clear that a revamped and larger space was required.

Mount 7 in Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for person-powered flight.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism 10 awesome Kootenay summertime adventures

Some of these Kootenay adventures are unique to a community, many are widely available and all are wildly popular with locals and visitors.

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Prepare for battle! Knights, Vikings and fighters from across Canada re-enact battles and compete with each other for the love of all things medieval.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Knights, Vikings and fighters clash at the Kimberley Medieval Festival

See a collection of exceptional photos from the 3rd annual Kimberley Medieval Festival

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The elegant historic building that is now the hotel at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino was a residential school from 1912 to 1970.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Tourism The Ktunaxa are proud owners of SEGRC

The beautiful, thriving St. Eugene Resort was created by a First Nation inspired in its struggle to recover from its imposed history.

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The former fire hall on 11th Avenue in downtown Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism City sells Fire Hall No. 1 to group using historic building to open ‘Fire Hall Kitchen & Tap’

Construction on the new restaurant is slated to begin soon, with a projected opening in early 2018.

Owner and manager of The Cube Hotel, Louis-Marc Simard, provides a more sustainable option than a regular hotel room for a better price.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Tourism Thinking outside the cube

The Cube Hotel in Revelstoke strikes a balance between budget, comfort, sustainability and originality

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Gary and Kelly Schaal own and operate Tinmaster Sheet Metal and Aw Sweet Candy Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Aw, sweet!

Satisfy your sweet cravings at Aw Sweet Candy Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs.

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Trout and creamed nettle
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Tourism Feast upon the Kootenays’ untamed elements

Island Lake Lodge held its first annual Untamed Kootenays Culinary Event in Fernie

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Tamara Mercandelli, Christel Hagn and Caitlin Berkhiem, owners of Soulfood restaurant, are supporting and strengthening community connections in Cranbrook.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism Community Soulfood

The first monthly community breakfast courtesy of Soulfood restaurant in Cranbrook is all about strengthening community spirit.

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An aerial view of Koocanusa Village.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Fernie, Developments, Real Estate, Tourism New direction at Koocanusa Village

Koocanusa Village is launching with new ownership and management

Biking and hiking trails in Electoral Area A, Central Kootenay, offer dramatically beautiful views.
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Lake: Seeking amenity migrants

The culture of Area A, Central Kootenay, is based on activities in nature and the creativity and warmth of the people in its small communities.

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Tom Thomson, executive director of the Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce, is an advocate for the business community.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism News from the Nelson chamber

The Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce has a full agenda, including advocacy, research, collaboration, planning and support implementation.

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Sydney Black is the executive director of the Nelson & District Arts Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Attracted by Nelson’s art

People want to live in a culturally relevant location—it’s a big part of the reason professionals come to live and work in Nelson. —Sydney Black

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The Board Room Café, owned by Alf Him, his daughter Savanna Hines and her husband Justin Hines, opened in mid-June 2017.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Board Room Café comes to Grand Forks

Shy? Bored? Need a conversation starter? Sit down to a game from the Board Room’s library, and you’re good to go.

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Jen Comer has been growing the impact of the Creston Valley Farmers Market since she became its manager in 2010.
East Kootenay, Creston, Agriculture, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Celebrating the Creston Valley: The little farmers market that could

“I think passionate people can get a lot done if you just give them some appropriate direction and let them run with their ideas.” —Jen Comer

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Kootenay Cycling Adventures is based in beautiful Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, New Denver, Revelstoke, Small Business, Tourism Nelson’s bike trek deluxe

John Bowden of Nelson, B.C., is working to make group bicycle touring the next big thing in his region.

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Joy Barrett, cultural development officer for Nelson, B.C., and executive director of Castlegar Sculpturewalk, stands within “Sculpture Walk” by Spring Shine, Christopher Petersen and Hans Winter (2016).
East Kootenay, Creston, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers The power of art in Nelson, B.C.

Joy Barrett combines creativity and hard-headed business sense in her work as cultural development officer for the City of Nelson, B.C.

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Deb Kozak, mayor of Nelson, enjoys the city's upgraded streetscape.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Tourism Historic charm meets 2017 tech in Nelson, B.C.

Upgraded esthetics and conveniences meet Nelson’s current needs while distinctive, historic architecture gives the city its timeless charm.

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Kampgrounds of America (KOA) and the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino have teamed up to create the St. Eugene RV Park, opening Summer 2017.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism St. Eugene Mission Resort to open luxury RV Park

The folks at the St. Eugene Mission near Cranbrook have teamed up with KOA (Kampgrounds of America) to construct a new luxury RV park at the resort.

Living units at Fairmont Creek Property Rentals are  beautifully finished and maintained to a high standard for the comfort of their residents.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Real Estate, Tourism Memorable Fairmont Creek

A second Business Excellence Award for Fairmont Creek Property Rentals confirms its clients’ appreciation and confidence.

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(L to R) Roberta Hall, Kent Kebe and Kara Cassidy welcome people to the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism Radium Hot Springs chamber, 2017

In this, Canada’s 150th anniversary year, the visitor centre in Radium Hot Springs is welcoming an unprecedented number of tourists.

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Graphic of 'What's your rush?' ad campaign.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New microsite launched for “What’s Your Rush” campaign from Kootenay Rockies Tourism

Focusing on the phrase, 'What's Your Rush?', this campaign is designed to excite the consumer with an array of activities.

The 36th Grand Forks International baseball tournament is organized and run by volunteers including these: (L to R) Gerry Foster, GFI president; Chris Hammett, GFI treasurer; Kevin McKinnon, GFI board member.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Grand Forks slams it out of the park

Twelve superb Canadian and U.S. college baseball teams will compete in Grand Forks, B.C., from June 27 to July 2, 2017.

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Mineral Mountain Ziplines and Fairmont Hot Springs Resort team up for construction of a new 6-track zipline course. Left-Right: Brad Haga, Rachel Dick, Jay Manton, Mike Lamberton, Justin Keitch.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Mineral Mountain Ziplines breaks ground at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

Owners of BC ziplining company & Fairmont Hot Springs Resort work together to bring high-flying fun to the East Kootenays.

Susan Clovechok (right), executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, checks out a coach that should soon be engaged to shuttle Columbia Valley residents between the valley and Calgary.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism Columbia Valley chamber 2017

Susan Clovechok supports the vision of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce to have a thriving economy and an engaged business community.

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Lynn Relph, president of the Downtown Business Association in Grand Forks, B.C., owns and operates Lynden Tree Yarns.
West Kootenay, Grand Forks, Small Business, Tourism Building business in Grand Forks

Good communication, multi-generational involvement, creativity and fun are the tools of the Grand Forks Downtown Business Association.

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Photo of young girl on zipline.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism New Radium Valley Zipline looks for $20K in investment

The Valley Zip Line Adventures site is in an ideal location, situated just off of Highway 93/95 and a major route for tourism.

When completed the project will include a combination of six ziplines crossing Fairmont Creek in several locations.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Mineral Mountain Zipline coming to Fairmont Hot Springs

The zip line course design will give riders spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Columbia Lake and the adjacent Fairmont Hoodoos.

Seasons Property Care and Seasons Watersports & Rentals in Christina Lake, B.C., are owned and operated by Brian Coutts.
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Small Business, Tourism Seasons Property Care

Seasons Property Care Ltd. is a new service for the convenience of Christina Lake property owners.

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Cedra Eichenauer of the Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre predicts a busy and enjoyable summer for her community.
West Kootenay, Nakusp, Small Business, Tourism Nakusp chamber 2017

The Nakusp & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre is central to the community’s function.

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Heli-skiing operation.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) sold along with Intrawest in $1.5 billion deal

Intrawest is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers.

Guests of The Flats RV & Campground launch their canoe onto the adjacent Kootenay River
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Small Business, Tourism Embracing Canal Flats

Canal Flats is a new field of dreams for former Calgary entrepreneurs Kate McLean and Kelly Kask.

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A Chevy Bolt is parked next to the newly unveiled DC fast-charging station in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, Environment, Tourism, Transportation Accelerating the future of electric vehicles in the Kootenays

Accelerate Kootenay is a two-year $1.5-million project to install over 50 electric vehicle chargers along Highway 3

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The Christina Lake Welcome Centre is home to several community organizations, an art gallery and a gift shop as well as the visitor information centre
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Small Business, Tourism The creative community of Christina Lake

Christina Lake, B.C., runs on a compatible blend of conservationists, creative types and business people.

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People using a SUPSquatch.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Transportation Fernie company introduces Canada’s first and only SUPSquatch river tour

The SUPSquatch river tour ride is unique in Canada, as it is the first and only adventure tour being offered across the country.

Picture of Meghan Tabor
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Meghan Tabor new Tourism Revelstoke marketing manager

A familiar name in Revelstoke, Meghan Tabor, has been appointed the new marketing manager at Tourism Revelstoke and the Revelstoke Accommodation Association.

The Stemwinder Chalet in Kimberley, B.C., is one of the guest accommodations owned by Tod Caton of Simply Kimberley.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Tourism tips from Tod

Encouraging success in other tourism service providers is a smart move on the part of Tod Caton of Simply Kimberley.

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Kris Murrell is a new arrival in the Columbia Valley and the new owner of Smoking Waters Coffee Co. in Fairmont Hot Springs.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Smoking Waters, a Columbia Valley classic

A streamlined menu allows Smoking Waters Coffee Co. to focus on high quality fare.

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Invermere's Kanata Inn is owned by the Best Canadian Motor Inns group.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Motel metamorphosis

Invermere’s Kanata Inn is the new and improved version of the former Super 8 motel, and the first Kanata in B.C.

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Tyler Beckley owns and operates the Three BVars Guest & Cattle Ranch near Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Tyler Beckley, cowboy businessman

The owner of Three Bars Guest & Cattle Ranch thrives on guiding his guests through exciting new experiences.

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A young man and woman on snowmobiles in the mountains.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Enjoying the ride

Like any outdoor sport, there’s a lot to learn about snowmobiling in the backcountry—and that’s where Andy and Shantelle Weir come in.

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