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WestJet Link aircraft at Canadian Rockies International Airport on June 20, 2018.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation WestJet touchdown in Cranbrook

WestJet Link is a new, three-times-a-weekday travel option at the Canadian Rockies International Airport.

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A group shot of the Minister's Tourism Engagement Council.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism B.C.‘s Tourism Minister forms New Tourism Engagement Council (MTEC)

The Minister’s Tourism Engagement Council was formed to help guide government's tourism policy, strategy and program implementation.

Bob Hellman, paddling on Kootenay Lake in one of his own canoes
West Kootenay, Nelson, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Hellman Canoe & Kayak—a passion project

Bob Hellman has an enduring love for paddling and for Canada’s wilderness, and his business keeps him connected to that passion.

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A family participating in one of Columbia River Paddle's adventures.
East Kootenay, Invermere, West Kootenay, Tourism Take to the water, and don’t forget to bring a paddle

Whether you’re planning on taking your family—or your work family—on a paddling adventure, here are some important tips to keep in mind

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An artist's rendition of the proposed Fairfield Inn in Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New 87-room Fairfield Inn proposed for Revelstoke

According the development application to the City of Revelstoke, the six-storey structure would be built along the Trans-Canada Highway, next to the Ramada.

Natasha Lockey was please to be recognized by Kootenay Business magazine as an Influential Woman in Business in the West Kootenay
West Kootenay, Rossland, Small Business, Tourism, Influential Women in Business Natasha Lockey, influential entrepreneur

Natasha Lockey is all about adapting to change, taking responsibility and grasping new opportunities.

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Balfour Golf Course
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Take a 2018 swing through the Kootenays + the Crowsnest Pass

More and more local and visiting golfers are embarking on a golfing circle tour through the Kootenays, making stops at their favourite courses along the way.

Aerial view showing many points of interests in the area of Christina Lake
West Kootenay, Christina Lake, Tourism Christina Lake wayfinding made easy

A slick new wayfinding app—available as a free download for mobile devices—is now available for Christina Lake and its immediate area.

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Two young women try their skills at logrolling during Logger Sports in Kaslo, B.C.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Summer-long celebrations in Kaslo

Come to the party in Kaslo—enjoy the beauty, the welcoming atmosphere, and the many events and activities that mark Kaslo’s 125th anniversary.

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Patrick Tolchard
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Financial, Small Business, Tourism Radium Hot Springs adventure entrepreneur recognized by BC Business magazine

A Radium Hot Springs entrepreneur, Patrick Tolchard, has been recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the province’s Top 30 Under 30 business people.

Krista Berg and Patrick Tolchard, owners of Valley Zipline Adventures in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., celebrated opening day on June 21, 2017.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Small Business, Tourism Aerial adventures in the Valley

Valley Zipline Adventures is a hot new tourist draw near Radium Hot Springs.

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First Nations people in colourful traditional dress, at National Aboriginal Day parade
East Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism Indigenous tourism is a growing sector

The trend toward experiential, educational getaways is driving a spike in the interest in Canada’s Indigenous cultures and activities.

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The new Glade Ferry, built by Waterbridge Steel in Nakusp.
West Kootenay, Developments, Tourism, Transportation Nakusp’s Waterbridge Steel constructs and launches new ferry at Glade

Waterbridge was awarded a $27.9-million contract in 2016 to design and build the four new cable ferries.

(L to R) Roberta Hall, Kent Kebe and Kara Cassidy welcome people to the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Small Business, Tourism Tourism support is tops for the RHSCC

Together with Parks Canada and the Village administration, the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce takes care of regional visitors.

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Tammy Morgan has been the executive director of the Cranbrook History Centre since January 2017
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Growing collections in history

The Cranbrook History Centre is building new housing for the trains and adding artifacts, fossils, and more merchandise in the gift shop.

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The well-used Canal Flats Arena is undergoing some welcome upgrades
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism Refreshing the heart of Canal Flats

Here’s why the Canal Flats Arena matters so much to the Village and the surrounding communities, and why it needs help.

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Group photo of ground-breaking ceremony.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Education, Tourism, Transportation The Cranbrook History Centre announces 1st phase of a 4-million-dollar heritage railcar preservation

The Heritage Railcar Preservation building will ultimately provide a complete building to enclose and preserve the Museum’s collection of heritage railcars.

George and Rachel Freitag are the owners of Elizabeth Lake Lodge, an award-winning accommodation in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Elizabeth Lake Lodge scores again

Appreciation from customers and community are sweeping Elizabeth Lake Lodge to high rankings on lists that matter.

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Dave Grimsdell (L) and Ryan Johnson, founders of Sniper Action Photos, installed cameras for Rockland Estates in St. Martin.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Small Business, Technology, Tourism Sniper Action Photo captures adventure

The success of Sniper Action Photo, a two-man Revelstoke company, is pretty much an entrepreneur’s dream come true.

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Bighorn Meadows Resort offers a complete package of luxury accommodation and a wide variety of year-round recreation options in southeastern B.C.'s beautiful Columbia Valley.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, First Nations , Tourism True Key expands its family

On February 1, 2018, True Key Hotels & Resorts took on the management of the Radium Golf Group.

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A yurt taking shape.
East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Yurt development pops up near Radium

Radius Retreat is a yurt development taking place just north of Radium Hot Springs on a 1,000 acre parcel of backwoods land.

Logo for Canal Flats
East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Tourism New visual identity for Village of Canal Flats

The new logo is an important step in moving toward a vision established in the Village's Economic Development Strategy.

Employees of Island Lake Lodge accept the 2018 Employees First Award.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Island Lake Lodge wins 2018 Employees First Award

The Employees First Award recognizes a British Columbia tourism industry employer who has upheld high standards of excellence in human resources.

Siobhan O'Connor smiles for a photo.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism, 40 Under 40 Siobhan O’Connor

Siobhan O'Connor, retail and guest services manager at of Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, has guided the company to new heights

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Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff (left) congratulates the Oglow family on its Lifetime Achievement Award from the Castlegar & District Chamber of Commerce.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Small Business, Tourism Economic momentum in Castlegar

A collaborative effort in Castlegar has produced an exciting three-year economic development work plan.

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College of the Rockies Invermere sign.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism College of the Rockies launches first-ever Diploma Program in Invermere

The Hospitality Management diploma program was developed in direct response to needs voiced during community and industry consultations in Invermere.

The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge has undergone a significant restoration to replace rotting timbers and prevent further water damage.
West Kootenay, Golden, Tourism Golden pedestrian bridge restored

Restoration of the timber-frame bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River restores convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists.

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Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism How to run or attend an outstanding conference

Renné Hooper from Best Western Plus Fernie Mountain Lodge gives practical advice about how to plan a prosperous symposium

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Jason Louie, chief of the Lower Kootenay Indian Band, appears in his ceremonial headdress and colourful beaded vest
East Kootenay, Creston, First Nations , Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Chief and influencer

Jason Louie, chief of the Lower Kootenay Indian Band, remembers his roots and works to improve life for the next generations.

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Angela White is the office manager for Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals in Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C.
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Top 10 Business People Angela White

Fairmont Creek Vacation Rentals has a treasure in its office manager, Angela White.

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Whitewater Ski Resort sign.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Evolution of Nelson’s Whitewater Resort Continues

The big news at Nelson's Whitewater Resort is the installation and operation of their new Summit Chairlift, which is a Leitner-Poma fixed-grip quad.

Mike McPhee on a mountain
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism, Top 10 Business People Mike McPhee

The director of sales and marketing at Island Lake Lodge, Mike McPhee, has taken the business to mountainous new heights thanks to his creative ingenuity

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The Windsor Hotel, located in the Fort Steele Heritage Town.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Update: The Restoration is Complete at Fort Steele’s Windsor Hotel

The Windsor stands to this day on its original location and is classified as an official heritage building.

Jimmy Bundschuh, owner of the Savoy Hotel in Nelson, B.C.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism, Kootenay Influencers Bundschuh sets the stage

Jimmy Bundschuh is most comfortable working behind the scenes, but recognizes that the scope of his business has made him a regional influencer.

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Tristen Chernove stands in the Kootenay Rockies International Airport
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation Calgary to Cranbrook in a convenient package

WestJet Link is a new service that offers inexpensive and more frequent flights from Calgary to Cranbrook

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Tristen Chernove, CEO of Elevate Airports, cuts celebratory cake at announcement that WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines have partnered to bring jet service (Calgary to Cranbrook) to Canadian Rockies International Airport.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism, Transportation WestJet link operated by Pacific Coastal to fly Cranbrook to Calgary route—3 times a day

WestJet has introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines

Picture of people shopping in an indoor market.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Cranbrook Farmers’ Winter Market November 25 and 26

Festive market celebration brings together more than 70 local producers and artisans

Kimberley Dynamiters head coach Derek Stuart stands with two other coaches behind the bench at a Kimberley Dynamiters hockey game
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Dynamiters invest in Kimberley

The Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club provides strong and willing shoulders for the community to lean on.

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(L to R) Alden, Mark, Sarah and Grace Yancey sit on a helicopter
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Small Business, Tourism Boulder Hut Adventures welcomes voyagers to the Purcell Mountains near Kimberley, B.C.

Mark Yancey, owner of Boulder Hut Adventures, discusses what’s changing within the skiing tourism industry

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Two pilots stand in front of a small aircraft owned by ELT Aviation, based in Cranbrook, B.C.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Environment, Forestry, Health & Wellness, Mining, Small Business, Tourism, Transportation Eclipse Helicopters, Cranbrook

A small aviation company is providing important support to the Kootenay region.

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Matt Cockell, the president, general manager and co-owner of the Kootenay Ice Hockey Club, with the empty ice in the background
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Team ICE reaches out

The Kootenay Ice drives Cranbrook’s economy. It also inspires our kids, develops responsible, caring citizens and gives us excellent hockey.

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Terry Bedwell, leaseholder and operator of True Root Café stands at the entrance of the eatery.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Small Business, Tourism True Root—not just for travellers

True Root Café in Cranbrook’s Best Western Hotel offers breakfast, lunch and catering.

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Stone and wood make up the Downtown Cranbrook sign that welcomes visitors
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Tourism Cranbrook to become a tourism destination

With funding assured for tourism marketing, the Cranbrook Tourism Society can proceed with showcasing this area to the world.

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Jamie Mayes, interim program manager at Imagine Kootenay.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism Revelstoke’s Jamie Mayes now Imagine Kootenay interim program manager

Former executive director of the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Jamie Mayes, has joined Nelson-based Imagine Kootenay initiative as interim program manager.

(L to R) (back row) Douglas McIntosh, Andrea Tubbs, Barry Zwueste, Tom Rosner, Nicholas (Nico) Leenders, (front row) Nancy Hetherington, Mike Smith, Ken Wilder
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Tourism Kootenay Rockies Tourism Introduces 2017/18 Board

The Kootenay Rockies have selected a new board of directors

Jana Thompson is Revelstoke's new Chamber of Commerce executive director
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Tourism New executive director at Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce

Jana Thompson is Revelstoke's new Chamber of Commerce executive director

Exterior of the attractive new VISAH.
West Kootenay, Golden, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Golden’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre is good to go

Kootenay Business magazine had the opportunity to tour the new Golden Visitor Centre recently.

Beverly MacNaughton is the new executive director for the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Tourism A changing of the guard in Sparwood’s yard

Beverly MacNaughton is the new executive director for the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce

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The Best Western Hotel in Cranbrook is one of the city's hotels collecting the new 3% accommodation tax.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Cranbrook tourism: new 3% hotel tax projected to generate $450K annually

Cranbrook Tourism, a society created and incorporated in 2015, is to market and promote Cranbrook and region as a preferred, year-round destination

A beautiful timberframe house in Nakusp listed for rent on Airbnb, one of 2,100 Kootenay properties and homes listed on the company's website.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Financial, Tourism AirBnB up 21% in the Kootenays and generated over $18 million in revenue

AirBnB has a major economic presence in the Kootenays.

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