Top Instagram Brands in the Kootenays
KootenayBiz’s list of Kootenay brands ranked by number of Instagram followers
Have you wondered which social media platform is the best one for your business? According to MarketingCharts.com, the social media platform where your customers are the most likely to follow you is Instagram (based on U.S. respondents, but it would be similar in Canada).
If your business is already on Instagram, then you know what all the fuss is about. If not, and you are considering getting a social media account, then knowing which platform your customers are most likely to follow along is an important place to start. It’s also important for small businesses to know what kind of content attracts followers and encourages engagement.
To help brands get inspiration for their Instagram account, KootenayBiz has compiled a list of the top brands in the Kootenays with the most followers. While we recognize that quantity doesn’t always equal quality, it can be beneficial to follow other top social media brands and learn from what they are doing right.
Here is our list (compiled in January 2023) of the Kootenays' top Instagram brands:
1. Joel Robison
Instagram bio: Artist and Mental Health advocate. @headsupguys ambassador. Creating whimsical stories through art.
Instagram address: @joelrobison
2. Shambhala Music Festival
Instagram bio: Embark on your next Shambhala journey.
Instagram address: @shambhala_mf
3. Myla | PARENTING
Instagram bio: Non-judgemental parenting support, more joy and connection.
Instagram address: @joyful.parents
4. Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Instagram bio: Most vertical ski resort in North America.
Instagram address: @revelstokemtnresort
5. Sarah Pike Pottery, Fernie
Instagram bio: Pots | Stamps | Mountains, slab built and textured pottery, ceramic texture explorations.
Instagram address: @sarahpikepottery
Instagram bio: Printmaker, Nelson, B.C., Canada.
Instagram address: @waywardcitizen
7. JJ’s Fashions, Trail
Instagram bio: Family owned since 1973. Free shipping on orders over $150!
Instagram address: @jjfashions
8. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Instagram bio: Champagne Powder Capital of Canada, Host of the Freeride World Tour 23.
Instagram address: @kickinghorsemtn
9. Fernie Alpine Resort
Instagram bio: Known for its 37’ of snowfall every season, epic skiing & snowboarding and its legendary Summer Mountain Bike Park.
Instagram address: @ferniealpineresort
10. RED Mountain Resort
Instagram bio: Get a taste of #TheGoodLifeatRED, fiercely independent, top 10 largest in North America, #1 most acres per skier, 2x voted Canada's #1 ski town.
Instagram address: @redresort
11. Tourism Revelstoke
Instagram bio: Tag #TheRealStoke and #Revelstoke. Official account of Tourism Revelstoke located in British Columbia, Canada.
Instagram address: @revelstoke
12. Olive Me Handmade
Instagram bio: For kids of the wild. Original style since 2013. January release coming soon!
Instagram address: @olivemehandmade
13. Whitewater Ski Resort
Instagram bio: Pure, Simple, and Real. . .
Instagram address: @whitewaterskiresort
14. Kootenay Rockies Tourism
Instagram bio: Official tourism organization for the Kootenay Rockies. Share your experiences with us.
Instagram address: @kootrocks
15. Panorama Resort
Instagram bio: A four-season resort tucked deep into the Purcell Mountains of B.C. We want to see these mountains through your eyes.
Instagram address: @panoramaresort
16. Island Lake Lodge
Instagram bio: A backcountry lodge near Fernie, B.C. Enjoy catskiing in the winter, hiking, biking and fly-fishing in the summer. Featuring great dining and a relaxing spa.
Instagram address: @islandlakelodge
17. Kicking Horse Coffee
Instagram bio: This coffee kicks ass. Why? It’s delicious. It’s 100% organic and fair trade. It’s roasted right in the Rocky Mountains. Wake up with us.
Instagram address: @kickinghorsecoffee
18. Tourism Fernie
Instagram bio: Tourist Information Center. A Destination Unlike Any Other. In the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Instagram address: @tourismfernie
19. The Rocky Mountain Rettys
Instagram bio: Bhawna | Tyler | Aspen | Bärli. Finding adventure in every chapter of life, get lost but take the dogs. East Kootenays, B.C., Canada
Instagram address: @mtn.retty
20. Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism
Instagram bio: Official tourism org for Nelson and Kootenay Lake, BC. Share your experiences with #FindingAwesome! Come #ExploreKootenayLake
Instagram address: @nelsonkootenaylake
21. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Instagram bio: Canada’s Favourite Family Destination! Hot Springs, lodging, golf, RV, ski, spa and more!
Instagram address: @fairmonthotspringsresort
22. The Rossland Beer Company
Instagram bio: Sit back and enjoy every sip #rosslandbeerco #rossland#bccraftbeer #bcbeer We will most likely share your story on our story so send it to us.
Instagram address: @rosslandbeerco
23. Scott Sinclair
Instagram bio: President: Sinclair Range, @novannistainlessinc, Ekip Innovations, @roofers.world, @globexextraction, Interim Finance.
Instagram address: @mscott_sinclair
24. Tourism Rossland
Instagram bio: Welcome to #Rossland. You’re in for a seriously good time. Home of @redresort and @bigredcats. 200+km of #singletrack. #IMBA 'Epic' Seven Summits.
Instagram address: @rosslander
25. Kimberley Alpine Resort
Instagram bio: Small town charm- real mountain experience in Kimberley BC.
Instagram address: @kimberleyalpineresort
26. Canadian Tiny Homes
Instagram bio: Dream, design, build. Fully custom tiny homes, handcrafted in Nelson, B.C. Father-daughter team with 40 years experience. Canada + USA delivery
Instagram address: @canadiantinyhomes
27. Kootz Collective
Instagram bio: #KootzCollective #KootzRootz, Outdoor + Kootenay-inspired
Instagram address: @kootzcollective
28. Drift Boutique
Instagram bio: Your Kootenay Mobile Boutique,home-based, Cranbrook B.C. Shop by appointment
Instagram address: @driftboutique.ca
29. The Roasted Chickpea
Instagram bio: Grazing tables & boards, recipes, lifestyle, creator @thevegburg, Castlegar B.C.
Instagram address: @theroastedchickpea
30. Tourism Kimberley
Instagram bio: Tourist Information Center. Kimberley, BC. A Good Place To Be. #kimberleybc #agoodplacetobe
Instagram address: @tourismkimberley
31. The Hearing Loss Clinic
Instagram bio:A compassionate, forward-thinking hearing clinic with nine locations across Southern AB and BC. Hear Better. Live Better.
Instagram address: @thehearinglossclinic
32. Maiden Perras
Instagram bio: Handmade gemstone jewelry made in Fernie, B.C.
Instagram address: @maidenperras
33. The Kootenay Life
Instagram bio: #kootenaylife
Instagram address: @thekootenaylife
See a Kootenay business that should be included in our list? Send us a message on Instagram @kootenaybiz