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.com has compiled a list of the top 20 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 February 2022) of the Kootenays' top 20 Instagram brands:
1. Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Instagram bio: Most vertical ski resort in North America.
Instagram address: @revelstokemtnresort
2. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Instagram bio: Champagne powder capital of Canada and host of the 2022 Freeride World Tour.
Instagram address: @kickinghorsemtn
3. Fernie Alpine Resort
Instagram bio: Known for 37 feet of snowfall every season, epic skiing and snowboarding and the legendary Summer Mountain Bike Park.
Instagram address: @ferniealpineresort
4. Red Mountain Resort
Instagram bio: Fiercely independent, top 10 largest resort in North America. Most acres per skier. Located in awesome, Rossland, B.C. Why wouldn’t you shred Red Resort?
Instagram address: @redresort
5. Whitewater Ski Resort
Instagram bio: We like snow.
Instagram address: @whitewaterskiresort
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
Instagram bio: Canada’s favourite family destination!
Instagram address: @fairmonthotspringsresort
10. Kimberley Alpine Resort
Instagram bio: Small town charm—real mountain experience in Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada.
Instagram address: @kimberleyalpineresort
11. Drift Boutique
Instagram bio: Your Kootenay mobile clothing boutique.
Instagram address: @driftboutique.ca
12. The Roasted Chickpea
Instagram bio: Plant-based gluten-free meal prep, located in Castlegar, B.C.
Instagram address: @theroastedchickpea
13. 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
14. The Josie Hotel
Instagram bio: Exhilarate your soul with endless mountain adventures at RED Resort in Rossland, B.C. Award-winning ski-in, ski-out boutique accommodations.
Instagram address: @thejosiehotel
15. Scout Clothing
Instagram bio: An independently owned women's clothing and lifestyle boutique located in historic downtown Nelson.
Instagram address: @scout_clothing_
16. Maiden Perras
Instagram bio: Handmade gemstone jewelry made in Fernie, B.C.
Instagram address: @maidenperras
17. Healing Hollow
Instagram bio: Handcrafted essential oils and blends. Available in Kimberley, Cranbrook, Fernie and online.
Instagram address: @healinghollow
18. Honey Candles
Instagram bio: 100% pure and natural beeswax candles, handmade in small batches. Made in Canada by a family-owned business.
Instagram address: @honeycandlesltd
19. Fernie Fix magazine
Instagram bio: Promoting all things Fernie and what life is like in a vibrant mountain town. Share how you get your Fix in Fernie by using Fernie Fix!
Instagram address: @ferniefix
20. St. Eugene Resort
Instagram bio: Indigenously owned resort. Elegant rooms, fine dining, golf, spa, cultural activities, RV park and casino—all at one remarkable location.
Instagram address: @steugeneresort
See a Kootenay business that should be included in our list? Send us a message on Instagram @kootenaybiz
Editor's note: These are the Instagram accounts that were suggested by our followers and should be added to our list:
Sarah Pike Pottery, Fernie: Artist, potter, stamp maker, Mountain girl.
JJ's Fashion, Trail: JJ's Fashion Clothing store. Family owned since 1973.
Olive Me Handmade, Fernie: For kids of the wild - original style since 2013.
Kootenay Rockies Tourism, Kootenay-wide: Official tourism organization for the Kootenay Rockies. Share your experiences with us.
Kootz Collective, Trail: Outdoor + Kootenay-inspired gear and clothing.
Jones Boys Boats, Ainsworth Hot Springs: Family owned and operated for over 60 years. Located on Kootenay Lake. One of the top boat dealers in the interior of BC. Come check us out!
Hume Hotel, Nelson: Antique • Chic • Boutique.