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Photo courtesy Dan McGifford in Cranbrook BC
Cranbrook, Small Business Customized creations to beautify your home

Appletree Woodworking in Cranbrook provides gorgeous custom pieces to give any space a wow factor.

Tilia Botanicals in Creston BC
Creston, Health & Wellness A blossoming business

Tilia Botanicals in Creston has been doing exceptionally well, and there are plenty of plans for the future.

Bed and Breakfast in the West Kootenay
Small Business, Tourism Kootenay hospitality

Now in its 14th year of operation, Arica Gardens is warmly welcoming visitors to Winlaw.

Bill and Lori Cameron, owner of Tigz Tea Hut in Creston, BC. Tea and gift store.
Creston, Cuisine, Retail, Small Business, Tourism A one-stop shop for quality tea and gifts

Next time you’re in Creston, make time to stop at Tigz Tea Hut, where you can browse from a selection of locally made gift items, high-quality teas and more.

Heidi Thompson, owner and master stylist of Taupe Hair & Nail Studio
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Sophisticated new location for salon

Heidi Thompson is bringing new energy and vibrance to Taupe Hair & Nail Studio in Cranbrook, B.C.

Cathy Smith-Clark of Fernie Puppy School.
Fernie, Small Business Building the bond

Cathy Smith-Clark uses her skills as a pet whisperer to socialize animals and their humans.

max and irmas restaurant in Nelson, BC
Nelson, Cuisine Quality comfort food

Max and Irma's offers wholesome, fresh menu options for diners in Nelson.

People working out at Core Fitness, a gym in Cranbrook, BC
Cranbrook, Health & Wellness Fitness for the whole community

Core Fitness has been a favourite spot for active Cranbrook residents since the gym opened in 2009.

Sasha Kitch of Nelson BC
Nelson, Cuisine Get grounded in the West Kootenay

Grounded, an Organic Coffee House in Nelson, B.C., has menu options to suit every dietary need and flavour preference.

Lucky Cupcakes in Nelson, BC - owner, Lisa Luckett
Nelson, Cuisine Sweet treats with a healthy twist

In a time when consumers demand organic, non-GMO food products, Lucky Cupcakes in Nelson is here to deliver.

Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique in Fernie, BC
Fernie, Cuisine, Small Business More than meets the eye

Infinitea T-Bar & Boutique is a multi-faceted business in Fernie, and it’s proven to be a welcome addition to the culture-rich community since its beginning.

Tess' Consignment in Cranbrook, BC
Cranbrook, Retail, Small Business Take the hassle out of online selling

Tess’ Treasures in Cranbrook has a customer-friendly approach that makes life easier for online sellers and shoppers.

Janet Skolka holding up children's clothing in Nelson, BC
Nelson, Retail, Small Business Trends for tots

Mompreneur award nominee Janet Skolka is bringing adorable children’s fashions to Nelson with her store, Jilly bo Billy Boutique.

people who own Big Red Cats in Rossland, BC
Rossland, Tourism Don’t hide inside this winter

Big Red Cats in Rossland can bring out the adventurer in you, and help you embrace the excitement of winter recreation.

Owners and staff at From Scratch restaurant in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
East Kootenay, Fairmont Hot Springs, Cuisine Mountain cuisine to beguile your palate

Four entrepreneurs in Fairmont Hot Springs put their heads together to produce inspiring dishes using local ingredients and brilliant flavour combos.

Donna Alexander sitting on a patio chair with a bottle of her award winning wine in Golden, BC
West Kootenay, Golden Find the right brew for you

Moberly Homebrew 2002 has won an award for its popular wine made in Golden, B.C.; owner Donna Alexander shared some of her secrets with us.

Brian Leeb, owner of Sustainable Spaces Design and Drafting in Kimberley, B.C.
Kimberley, Environment Green designs with the environment in mind

This design and drafting company in Kimberley, B.C., makes green building solutions accessible.

lady in her storefront area
Kimberley, Retail Pique your interest

Having been a Kimberley staple for six years, Natural Attraction is a store that reflects the positive energy, health-conscious mindset and broad range of interests that this Kootenay alpine community has become so well known for.

lady at a farmers market booth in Trail, BC
Trail, Health & Wellness, Retail Paying it forward

Garden of Eden Vegan Organics is a breath of fresh air in the Trail community.

man and his wife in a garden centre in South Slocan, BC
Agriculture, Retail Botanical bounty

This South Slocan business has everything you need to make your garden grow.

lady posing on a chair with a painting she did of still life fruit in Creston BC
Creston The spirit of artistry

Laura Leeder's watercolours have earned her recognition throughout the Kootenays and beyond, as has her integrity and the generous approach she takes toward both her business and her community.

Owners of Bella Flora in Nelson, sitting together in their shop
Nelson, Retail A flower for every occasion

Bella Flora in Nelson is a floral shop with local art, gift items and other Kootenay treasures.

man making a guitar
Retail Making beautiful music

Talk to Fruitvale's Peter Pii if you want a handcrafted, high-quality acoustic guitar.

people in a martial arts studio in Trail, BC
Trail, Health & Wellness Take on the challenge

Pride Gym's welcoming atmosphere has made it a vital part of Trail's fitness scene.

woman standing next to a home made bird house
Retail Cultural camaraderie

This charming Crescent Valley store brings multicultural art and gifts together under one roof.

Dawn Manning and her son, Simon Impey
Rossland, Retail A force to be reckoned with

Dawn Manning redefines what it means to be passionate; she not only brings a high level of energy and enthusiasm to her Rossland store, Bear Country Kitchen, but she also pulled off a feat of personal strength for her son that was nothing short of heroic.

man and woman standing in front of a sign
Castlegar, Technology Image is everything

ProCreative Design Lab puts Kootenay companies on the map with innovative web design, brand marketing and more.

photo of a lady who owns Aeon salon in Castlegar
Castlegar Creating a beautiful life

This esthetics professional put family first, and realized her dream at the same time.

Creston, Retail Craft-savvy

Stitchin' Time pleases crafters of all skill levels and ages.

Invermere Join the YPC team

YPC Fitness sets the bar high, providing a high quality workout space and much more.

man and woman standing at the door
Creston, Tourism A traditional welcome

Bison Spirit Bed and Breakfast gives guests a cultural experience.

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two ladies standing beside a chocolate stand
Castlegar, Cuisine Attention chocoholics!

This Castlegar chocolatier has been sweetening the Kootenays with her tasty creations.

truck outside of a security building
Trail Safety comes first

This expansive security company makes the Kootenays a safer place to live and work.

person giving a tattoo to another person
Nelson Daring to dream

Ojas Cats took it upon himself to change the way people feel about tattooing.

two women in a close-up shot
Cranbrook, Creston Tales to be cherished

This author and artist team are bringing children's stories to life with their new company, Whimsical Publishing.

Rossland, Trail Bringing memorable moments to life

Doell Photo lives up to its many accolades with devoted staff and quality work

two ladies and a man standing together
Nelson, Health & Wellness Healing just got more accessible

Nelson Community Acupuncture takes a co-op style approach to caring for patients.

lady standing next to lighting and furniture pieces
Revelstoke, Retail Keeping up with the trends

Areaworx Lighting & Interior Design helps everyday people create extraordinary spaces.

woman standing next to a man in a store with food in background
Revelstoke, Cuisine, Retail Award-winning products, exceptional service

Elvira Brunner and Daniel Weber have brought Crescendo Revelstoke to new heights.

lady standing in a field
Invermere, Cuisine, Retail Java geniuses

Kicking Horse Coffee in Invermere maintains strong ethics and top quality blends.

Woman and man sitting together
Creston, Technology Music to our ears

The owners of Whirlwind Audio in Creston have found innovative ways to succeed in a competitive industry.

Cranbrook Set in stone

Grizzly Ridge Stone in Cranbrook beautifies local residences with architectural stone veneer.

woman standing beside a shelf full of hobby items
Cranbrook Inspiration knows no limits

The Dainty Daisy attracts creative types with a wide selection of hobby, gaming and home decor merchandise.

lady sitting at a wooden loom smiling
Tourism Weaving a dream

Janet Wallace of Barefoot Handweaving always has a new artistic vision to share.

man with a camera wearing a hat
Fernie, Invermere Capturing the Kootenays

Todd Weselake began operating Raven Eye Photography out of Fernie and Invermere in the summer of 2000.

Health & Wellness, Tourism Surround yourself with Kootenay brilliance

The owners of Windborne B&B know what Kootenay residents want—recreation, relaxation and a whole lot of creativity.

Fernie Classic confections

The Side Street Sweet Shoppe in Fernie, B.C., is here to satisfy your vintage candy cravings.

Grand Forks Leaps and bounds

Granby Dance Studio in Grand Forks, British Columbia, gives students a chance to broaden their horizons.

Freedom for Fido

Happy Hounds in Fernie, British Columbia, gives dogs a place to play and socialize.

Grand Forks A taste of home

Jogas Espresso Café in Grand Forks is a delightful eatery and coffee bar with a twist.


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