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Tourism in the Kootenays is a beautiful thing. — Bob Dupee photo

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Michele Dupas standing in front of shelf full of arts and paintings.
West Kootenay, Kaslo, Nelson, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Fanciful fine ceramics and artisan offerings at Dupas Designs in Procter

Michele Dupas is the imaginative owner of Dupas Designs and Gallery 229, located in the old Procter, B.C., schoolhouse

by Julie Matchett
Vendors at Revelstoke Food Initiative Market.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

Gearing up for farmers market season across the Kootenays

Local farmers markets help to increase food security and create sustainable communities—check out our list of markets across the Kootenays.

by Julie Matchett
Heritage house painted yellow and green, housing the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Silvery Slocan Museum.
West Kootenay, Slocan, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Emma Beaton, manager of the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce

Emma Beaton, manager of the Slocan Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen an uptick in people and businesses moving there since the pandemic

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(L to R) Patrick Carrick, Toni Coward and Pete Bourke in front of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce sign.
East Kootenay, Invermere, Tourism

One-on-one with Pete Bourke, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Pete Bourke, executive director of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, has seen businesses in the region adapt as needed this past year

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort views.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Tourism

Pow! 12 ski resorts in the Kootenays and Canadian Rockies to find legendary powder

Itching to hit the slopes? Check out this list of 12 ski destinations in the Kootenays and Canadian Rockies region

by Julie Matchett
Valley of the Springs is our region’s newest winery.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Agriculture, Cuisine, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Tourism

Wineries are sprouting up in the cooler Kootenay climate

The Kootenays are an emerging wine region in B.C. Here’s a list of the 7 Kootenay wineries—and 1 meadery

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Danielle Peet, owner of Wild Smile Events
West Kootenay, Trail, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, Retail, Small Business, Tourism

Celebrating a “Celebrate everything!” business at this year’s Trail Business Excellence Awards

It was an evening of online celebration and virtual toasts to the winners of the 2020 Trail Business Excellence Awards.

by Julie Matchett
Tammy Verigin-Burk is white with long black hair and wears a black shirt and silver necklace.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Small Business, Tourism

One-on-one with Castlegar Chamber executive director Tammy Verigin-Burk

Tammy Verigin-Burk, Castlegar Chamber executive director, highlights some accomplishments of 2020 and challenges moving into 2021

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Heather Bodnarchuk, vice president of operations for Prestige Hotels and Resorts, has overseen the assessment process for Sustainable Tourism 2030 from corporate headquarters in Kelowna, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Environment, Tourism

Part 2: Sustainable Tourism 2030 has been embraced by the Prestige hotels in the Kootenays

Prestige Hotels and Resorts are business leaders with 7 “green” certifications from Sustainable Tourism 2030

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