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Picture of Gord Demaniuk.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Keeping it in the family at Fernie Brewing Co.

One staff member who undoubtedly was pivotal to the team for the last 5 years, was Fernie’s Brewmaster Gord Demaniuk.

Picture of the mountain coaster at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Revelstoke’s Mountain Coaster smashes projections with over 100,000 riders in its first season

"Give people something exciting to do and new to experience," says Nico Leenders, marketing manager at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort (RMR) in Revelstoke.

Logo for the Elk Valley Ultra Race.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Welcome to the Elk Valley Ultra – Fernie, BC

Stag Leap Running Co. launched as an online trail running resource in April 2016, aiming to build a trail running community in the mountain town of Fernie, B.C.

Picture of scaffolds lining the street in Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Nelson hotels see major investment in renovations and upgrades

Both the Hume Hotel and the Best Western Baker Street Inn are getting facelifts.

Picture of guest ranch.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Animal Care, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Small Business Top 10 most unique businesses for sale in the Kootenays — Fall 2016 edition

From pub and restaurants to guest ranches and pet stores the Kootenays definitely has a unique line up of business ventures for sale.

The Farm Fresh Cafe getting ready to open in the Savoy Hotel in downtown Nelson.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Cuisine, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism New Savoy Hotel sparkles in downtown Nelson

The revamped hotel features a high-end restaurant/lounge, craft beer facility, a nighclub and the new front-of-house bistro, The Farm Fresh Cafe.

Tom Lymbery's new book is now available at local book stores throughout the Kootenays.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality Tom’s Gray Creek Part II—a Kootenay Lake memoir, 1946 to 1980

The story is told by Tom Lymbery who was raised in the Gray Creek general store.

Picture of campground next to river.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Tourism Over $2 million parsed out to Resort Municipalities in Kootenays

Communities in the Columbia Basin Trust catchment area (Kootenay/Columbia) were major beneficiaries.

Movie poster for Deepwater Horizon.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality What’s the Cranbrook connection to the new blockbuster movie “Deepwater Horizon”?

Deepwater Horizon is the big-screen dramatization of the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

Skiers at Kimberley Alpine Resort are silhouetted in the pristine morning light.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Beautiful, accessible Kimberley

Tourism Kimberley is busy spreading the word about the small city’s charm, character and extensive, high-quality amenities.

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Picture of Skip Fennessy, holding picture of proposed Cranbrook arches.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Skip Fennessy proposes arches for Cranbrook east entrance

Cranbrook Arches East—will they ever become a reality?

Elana Rosenfeld is the CEO of Kicking Horse Coffee based in Invermere.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Fifteen coffee roasters/producers in Kootenay Region

It's National Coffee Day on September 29 - celebrate with a cup of java from one of these Kootenay-based purveyors.

An artist's rendition of the Ramada Inn complex slated for Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Tourism Another 187 hotel rooms slated to be built in Revelstoke

Four different groups have applied and received approval to build more hotel rooms in the city located along busy Highway #1.

Thom Tischik of the Revelstoke Accommodation Association works closely with Meghan Tabor of Tourism Revelstoke.
West Kootenay, Revelstoke, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Riding high in Revy

The Pipe Mountain Coaster, mountain biking and membership in the Mountain Collective are hot attractions for visitors to Revelstoke.

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Employees of the Fernie Brewing Company hold up a cheque for the Fernie Friends for Friends.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial “Cheers to Charity!” promotion helps Fernie community groups

For $5, visitors to the Fernie Brewing Company tasting room can try a paddle of four beers, from the daily tap lineup—all money goes to charity.

Mike Delich and Angela Morgan at the award winning Snow Creek Cabins in Fernie.
East Kootenay, Fernie, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Internationally inspired home building

Contemporary quality designs characterize Fernie Vacation Properties.

Graphic of the Hometown Hockey map.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism City of Cranbrook to host Rogers Hometown Hockey February 18 & 19, 2017

“I am very pleased that Rogers Hometown Hockey has chosen Cranbrook to host this great event and live NHL broadcast,” says Lee Pratt, Mayor of Cranbrook.

Collin Johnston manages Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn. He’s quick to point out his Saskatchewan Roughrider memorabilia, which you’ll see if you step inside his office.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn is a welcoming place of both travellers and locals alike

With over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Collin Johnston knows how to get the most out of his staff and make guests feel welcome.

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David MacGillivray, new instructor at Selkirk College.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College welcomes hospitality industry powerhouse to faculty

This autumn, Selkirk College welcomes David MacGillivray to its faculty as a new full-time instructor for the Resort & Hotel Management (RHOT) Program.

Picture of skier standing on mountainside with view of distant mountains and clouds.
West Kootenay, Rossland, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial, Real Estate, Tourism RED Mountain makes history to secure future via equity crowdfunding

RED Mountain is bucking the trend of MegaResort mergers and acquisitions and taking its next capital campaign to the people via equity crowdfunding.

Kiraya Spencer, alumna of the Selkirk College Resort & Hotel Management Program.
West Kootenay, Nelson, Education, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Selkirk College alumna selected for prestigious leadership program with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

A desire to travel, meet people and discover new experiences drew Kiraya Spencer to the dynamic hospitality industry.

Reflecting – Wolf – Juanita Rose Violini -- work by one of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance featured artists
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2015–2016 funded projects

CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of the Trust.

Photo of the outside of B and B at 228
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism Welcome to Kimberley’s B&[email protected]

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Kimberley, B.C. with the addition of an all-season B & B.

Picture of Fisher Creek Brewing Company beer in cans.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail Cranbrook’s Fisher Peak Brewing Company now canning beer

Fisher Peak Brewing Company, located on Cranbrook's Baker Street, is now canning three types of beer in convenient six packs.

Eric and Michelle Forbes pose in front of the Kimberley City Bakery with their children (L to R) Natasha, Izzy and Jack.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business An heir to a castle in Scotland bakes the best goods in the Bavarian city

Eric Forbes is a splendid baker, owner of the Kimberley City Bakery and host of a medieval festival

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Whitewater rafting is one of many activities available through Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland, B.C.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Rossland, Trail, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Tourism The Get Lost adventure

If you’re looking for adventure, Get Lost Adventure Centre in Rossland, B.C., can hook you up with exciting outdoor activities year round.

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Picture of log-cabin style lodge house, with Adirondack chairs sitting on the lawn, and a treed mountainside in the background.
Entertainment and Hospitality, Health & Wellness, Tourism Mountain Trek named world’s best International Destination spa by Travel + Leisure

Ainsworth-based Mountain Trek is North America’s only mountain hiking­ based fitness retreat.

Silver Water Spa is a new amenity at the St. Eugene Golf Resort. Spa manager Ashley Nicholas (L), and esthetician Nicole Richards are delighted with their new workplace.
Cranbrook, Entertainment and Hospitality, Retail, Small Business, Tourism Silver Water luxury spa

Silver Water Spa is a luxurious, nurturing new feature of the St. Eugene Golf Resort.

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Picture of eco-house in middle of orchard, with view of lake in background.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Tourism Over 1,675 Airbnb rooms listed in the Kootenays

The choice of accommodation through Airbnb in the Kootenays is vast, as proven by this Top 20 list of available rentals.

Tom and Kathy Frauley, owners and cooks at Dawn's Early Rising Cafe in Castlegar, stand outside their restaurant.
Castlegar, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality Sunshine and flavour

Come sit down at Dawn's Early Rising Sunshine Cafe for a family meal

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Ralph Casemore and Tanya Wall are redeveloping the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston. The new facility, called Casey's Community House, will likely open in spring of 2017.
Creston, Developments, Entertainment and Hospitality, Real Estate, Small Business, Tourism Kootenay Hotel redux

A bright new future is planned for the former Kootenay Hotel in Creston, B.C.

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Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles are the owners and sole employees of Toast, a breakfast and brunch restaurant in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism Toast of Nelson

Delicious, healthy, homemade food is the standard at Toast Restaurant in Nelson, B.C.

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