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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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Slocan campground
West Kootenay, Slocan, Environment, Tourism The Village of Slocan is on the cusp of an eco-tourism boom

Once focused on forestry, Slocan is now evolving into an eco-tourism hot spot.

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t's a pleasure to spend time on the Platzl, Kimberley's European-style pedestrian mall.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism Kimberley, reinvented and revitalized

Kimberley, B.C., is taking its place among the elite of B.C.’s tourist destinations while retaining its small-town charm

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Quiet, beautiful Kaslo, B.C., is a gem set on the west shore of Kootenay Lake.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Tourism Kaslo, B.C.: small, beautiful and connected

Residents and visitors in Kaslo, B.C., enjoy a wealth of history, arts and culture, outdoor recreation and business opportunities.

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Cranbrook is the largest urban centre in southeastern B.C.'s Kootenay region.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Cranbrook serves up a bounty of amenities

Cranbrook’s “mountains of opportunity” slogan includes access to education, healthcare, culture, recreation and business success.

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Mount 7, near Golden, B.C., is a popular launch site for people-powered flight.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden grows opportunity

Both traditional and niche businesses can find a balanced, rewarding home in Golden, B.C.

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Tyler Beckley, of Wycliffe's Three Bars Guest Ranch is one of the Kootenay representatives on the Destination BC marketing committee.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Three Kootenay representatives on Destination BC Marketing Committee

Destination British Columbia works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate tourism marketing at all levels.

An artist's rendition of the proposed Revelstoke Adventure Park (RAP).
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Massive new Revelstoke Adventure Park being proposed

Revelstoke’s Black Tie Properties is looking at developing a massive new adventure park near Revelstoke, fronting the busy Trans-Canada Highway.

An artist's rendition of the new ultra-modern Castlegar Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Centre building.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism New chamber building envisioned for Castlegar

Castlegar is buzzing these days with the exciting prospect of building a new, ultra-modern Chamber of Commerce and visitors centre building.

Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Selkirk College Career & Education Fair makes employment connection

“Our employer exhibitors find the Career Fair a valuable venue to recruit to their organization or business,” says Amy Byers, College Recruitment Specialist.

Tammy Verigin-Burk, executive director of the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce, is a lifetime resident of the West Kootenay community.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism Castlegar collaborates

In Castlegar, collaboration is seen as a common-sense measure that leverages the resources of individuals and groups for maximum effect.

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Adam Pomeroy (left) and Rob Gretchen opened Cycology Bikes Inc. in Castlegar, B.C. in April 2016.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Bike kings of Castlegar

Adam Pomeroy and Rob Gretchen have opened a bike shop in Castlegar, B.C., and business is good.

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Small-town Rossland on a winter's day.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Rossland, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Kaslo and Rossland listed as 2 of 17 Canadian places you must visit in 2017

“It’s a new year and we hope you put “travel more” on the top of your to-do list,” states Expedia.

Andy Cohen is the general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Fernie’s long-time supporter

As a people person, networker, relationship builder and idea guy, Fernie’s Andy Cohen uses his influence to benefit the East Kootenay region.

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Krystal Wills, financial manager, of the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC)
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Canadian Rockies International Airport reports busy year in 2016

Krystal Wills, financial manager of the Canadian Rockies International Airport, presented an update on travel trends in 2016.

The Nelson
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism Destination BC announces funding for local visitor centres

The 2017 Visitor Services Innovation Fund is being made available for current, full-status Visitor Services Network members.

Katherine Russell is a world traveler and glass artist who lives in Elkford, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Art meets lifestyle in Elkford

Glass artist Katherine Russell chose to settle in Elkford because it offers the wilderness recreation she loves.

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Night view of downtown Kaslo.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Kaslo set to welcome Angry Hen Brewing Company

The owners of the new brewery are hoping to be operational by mid-2017.

The Sullivan Core Shack will be a museum level display of ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine and surrounding area.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Mining, Tourism Kootenay Zinc Corp. sponsors Sullivan Core Shack Display

Located in the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Station, the display will feature ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine.

Top 20 list logo.
East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Top 20 largest hotels in the East Kootenays

With a surge in tourism travel, the hospitality sector is a dynamic and growing part of the Kootenay business community.

Artist's rendition of the proposed updates to the exterior of Tamarack Centre.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Major renovations coming to Cranbrook’s Tamarack Shopping Centre in 2017

The largest shopping centre in the Kootenays, Tamarack Centre first opened in 1977.

Mark Colgate, PhD, from UVic, spoke at a professional development session organized by Patty Vadnais (R) for the Fernie Ambassadors Program.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Tourism Fernie Chamber update, 2017

Clear communication, inclusive participation, support and fun are keys to success for the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

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Picture of Bob Falle holding the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Ski Council.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College’s Bob Falle honoured with Canadian Ski Council Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Falle is a dedicated outdoor recreation and tourism professional on staff at Selkirk College for over 25 years.

World-class whitewater kayaking attracted Seán McTernan to Fernie, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Small Business, Tourism Fernie lifestyle rocks

With the online world at his fingertips, Seán McTernan left Ireland for Canada and established his digital business in Fernie.

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Amy Nunn-Stewart.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Amy Nunn-Stewart new Director of Sales and Marketing at Prestige Hotels and Resorts

Prestige Hotels and Resorts owns several properties in the Kootenays, including the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort in Cranbrook.

Two students pose for a photo at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism 40+ booths to explore at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair will be in the school’s gymnasium March 8, 2017. Here are the exhibitors that will be on location.

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Students meet with employers during the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Tourism Interested in cool jobs? Find them at the College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair

The College of the Rockies Career and Job Fair is coming up. Prepare to apply by giving yourself a head start

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Kootenay Rockies Tourism board members Thom Tischik and Deanne Steven.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism Two Kootenay Tourism leaders move on to new positions

Thom Tischik, Chair, and Deanne Steven, Vice-Chair of Kootenay Rockies Tourism will both be leaving for new positions.

A young man and woman in the backcountry.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism An Elk Valley snowmobiler with an eye for detail

Callan Senyk is capturing the Elk Valley’s snowmobiling scene with his new business, Throttle Ops Photography

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Don Langvand, owner of Atlantis Antiques in Marysville, is standing beside a very old painting of an emperor executed on parchment.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Three antique stores, one busy guy for Cranbrook’s Don Langvand

Atlantis Antiques in Marysville and Phoenix Antiques in Cranbrook are the latest additions for Don Langvand, also owner of Dragon Antiques

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Gail and Lorne Knutson stand in front of the  duplex that contains their bed-and-breakfast suite, B&B@228 in Kimberley, B.C.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An alpine B&B at the base of the Kimberley Alpine Resort

The [email protected] in Kimberley, B.C., gets lots of its business from its Airbnb listing

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The Stemwinder Chalet offers luxurious but very affordable group accommodation at Kimberley's ski hill.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Simply Kimberley acquires Stemwinder Chalet

The Stemwinder Chalet at Kimberley’s ski hill offers luxury accommodation at a great price for groups of up to 16.

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Scenic view of gondola.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism, Transportation Silver King Skyride proposed for Nelson

The non-profit organization called Silver King Skyride Development Association is made up of 6 local area residents.

Fairmont Ski Hill is a popular staycation location for Kootenay residents.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism What’s the best Kootenay winter getaway or activity?

Influential locals talk about their favourite things to do during winter in the Kootenays

by Kyle Born and Danielle Cameron
Island Lake Resort offers cat-skiing options that are anything but ordinary.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism An untapped wilderness awaits

Two Fernie videos are showcasing its rarest locations

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Lori Tedrick serves as a Kootenay connection to Travel Best Bets.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism Explore to your heart’s content

Lori Tedrick with Travel Best Bets shares her own dream vacation ideas as well as some practical travel advice

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