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Emerald Lake (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #1 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water
Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Takakkaw Falls (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #2 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Waterfalls; National Parks
Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are... more » Owner description: The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff. « less
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Ranked #3 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: It's all about the Snow...Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains, renowned for epic winters, Whitewater’s dependable dry... more » Owner description: It's all about the Snow...Cradled in BC’s legendary Selkirk Mountains, renowned for epic winters, Whitewater’s dependable dry snowfall totals over 13.5 meters a season. That’s more than 44 feet. And there’s more. Factor in the 5,400ft/ 1,640m base elevation, world renowned Fresh Tracks Cafe and you have the most reliable ski resort in the west.Come experience True Kootenay Mountain Culture. « less
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Ranked #4 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #5 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #6 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Revelstoke Mountain Resort features 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of lift-accessed terrain with a descent of 1,713 vertical... more » Owner description: Revelstoke Mountain Resort features 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of lift-accessed terrain with a descent of 1,713 vertical meters (5,620 feet) - the highest in North America. The Resort has two high-speed quad chairs, an eight-passenger gondola and a dedicated beginner slope with Magic Carpet conveyor lift. New amenities at the base of the mountain include a multi-grade beginner slope and Turtle Creek Tube Park serviced by a new Magic Carpet Lift, the Rockford Wok | Bar | Grill full service restaurant, Wino: The Wine Bar après ski venue, retail and rental shops, and lift ticket and skier services. The lift-accessed Mid-Mountain Lodge featuring stunning views, a self-serve restaurant, espresso bar, and a deck with a barbeque. « less
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Ranked #7 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #8 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: So what’s the best golf course you’ve ever played? For many people, after they complete the epic journey at Greywolf, they’ve... more » Owner description: So what’s the best golf course you’ve ever played? For many people, after they complete the epic journey at Greywolf, they’ve got a brand new favourite. Located in a spectacular alpine setting at Panorama Mountain Village, Greywolf is a course that just wins people over, time and time again. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top-100 Courses in the World Outside of the United States, Greywolf is about as impressive as mountain golf gets.Designed by talented Canadian architect Doug Carrick, who has built many of Canada’s best courses in the past decade, Greywolf features several holes that will be seared in your memory bank for a long time. The dynamite collection of par-3s, capped by the diabolical Cliffhanger hole, is, unquestionably, one of the best in the world. With beautifully sculpted bentgrass fairways and hair-raising elevation changes, your round at Greywolf is going to be one for the ages. « less
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Ranked #9 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: The scenic Columbia River meanders around the border of this 18-hole championship golf course, maximizing the view from each... more » Owner description: The scenic Columbia River meanders around the border of this 18-hole championship golf course, maximizing the view from each challenging hole. Also, be sure to stay at our quiet and secluded RV Park. « less
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Ranked #10 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Scenic Railroads
Owner description: Visit us and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley and the... more » Owner description: Visit us and ride the rails through the beautiful Mark Creek valley as you listen to the history of Kimberley and the Sullivan Mine. Experience life as a miner at the Underground Interpretive Centre. Participate in our mining show and be exposed to working mine equipment. Enjoy spectacular scenery and the occasional wild life as you travel to the Kimberley Alpine Resort. After a brief stop at the Resort Station you can learn more about Kimberley as you continue back to the Downtown Station. « less
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Ranked #11 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Deep in the snow, high up on the Powder Highway, lies Fernie Alpine Resort. With 37 feet of perfect powder, stunning scenery,... more » Owner description: Deep in the snow, high up on the Powder Highway, lies Fernie Alpine Resort. With 37 feet of perfect powder, stunning scenery, 5 huge alpine bowls and endless downhill thigh burning runs. Don't miss an opportunity to fall in love with Fernie, start in the large Learning Area at the base of the mountain serviced by its own t-bar lift, once comfortable you have a huge resort full of secret powder pockets and hidden mountain spots to keep you occupied throughout your skiing/riding career! Find out why Fernie has been named as a Top 25 Ski Town in the World, Best Winter Trip and Coolest Town in North America in recent years. « less
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Spur Valley Golf Resort (Radium Hot Springs)
Ranked #12 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #13 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Canada's only mechanical music museum. The collection illustrates and demonstrates the development of automatic music... more » Owner description: Canada's only mechanical music museum. The collection illustrates and demonstrates the development of automatic music machines from 18th century barrel organs to 1950s juke boxes via musical boxes, street and barrel pianos, residence and dance hall organs, player pianos, phonographs, gramophones and vintage radios. The museum offers tours taking approximately 1 hour and demonstrations of the genuine antique instruments include about 20 examples. « less
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Rk Heliski (Panorama)
Ranked #14 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: For the past 43 winters, rk heliski has been sharing the magic of the Purcell Backcountry with skiers and snowboarders from... more » Owner description: For the past 43 winters, rk heliski has been sharing the magic of the Purcell Backcountry with skiers and snowboarders from far and wide. The rk Heliplex, home base of operations, is perfectly situated at Panorama Mountain Village, a short 20 minute drive west of Invermere BC. « less
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Ranked #15 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: History Museums; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the internment of over 22,000... more » Owner description: The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the internment of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. The Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre opened its doors in 1994 as an initiative from the New Denver Kyowakai Society to commemorate and honor the stories of over 22,000 Japanese Canadians who were stripped of their civil rights, labelled "enemy aliens" and uprooted from their coastal homes during the Second World War. Located on the site of a former internment camp, the original buildings, period artifacts, interpretive displays, and Heiwa Teien garden designed by the renowned Roy (Tomomichi) Sumi, chronicle this extraordinary episode in Canadian history. « less
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Ranked #16 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Ranked #17 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Mountains; Resort Communities; Bodies of Water
Owner description: Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular... more » Owner description: Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular terrain mix. With an express gondola accessing over 4100 ft (1260m) of vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feat of terrain comparable to only that of heli-skiing. Coupled with summer activities such as mountain biking, wildlife education, and alpine sightseeing, this is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe. « less
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Big Red Cats (Rossland)
Ranked #18 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Mustang Powder (Revelstoke)
Ranked #19 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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Ranked #20 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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The Enchanted Forest (Revelstoke)
Ranked #21 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Forests
Owner description: Imagine old world fantasy in the magical setting of The Enchanted Forest where you can discover over 350 jolly fairy folk... more » Owner description: Imagine old world fantasy in the magical setting of The Enchanted Forest where you can discover over 350 jolly fairy folk figurines amongst 800 year old cedars. You can climb BC's tallest and grandest tree house, paddle in real beaver ponds with a self guided row boat tour and enjoy a nature walk through a lush forest and boardwalk. In 2010 The Enchanted Forest celebrated its 50th Anniversary and continues to provide a lifetime of wonderful memories. Wonderful family fun! Come and be enchanted and discover the magic! « less
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Ranked #22 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The recently-renovated Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. New to the... more » Owner description: The recently-renovated Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre offers a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. New to the centre are 14 interactive displays, a First Nations gallery and theatre.Learn how the Revelstoke project was built, how water is turned into energy, and don't miss out on a self-guided tour that'll take you on an elevator ride to the lookout located atop the massive, 175-metre high concrete dam.The facility is fully wheelchair accessible, incorporating wheelchair ramps, elevators and wheelchair-accessible toilets.The Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre is open for the season until September 1, 2014. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit. « less
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Ranked #23 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #24 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Ranked #25 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Parks; Scenic Drives
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Red Mountain (Rossland)
Ranked #26 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Mountains
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Ranked #27 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: The main feature of this 18-hole golf course is variety: links-style holes, elevation changes, lush water-filled holes and... more » Owner description: The main feature of this 18-hole golf course is variety: links-style holes, elevation changes, lush water-filled holes and tight tree-lined holes all combine for challenging play. « less
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Bootleg Gap Golf (Kimberley)
Ranked #28 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Bootleg Gap Golf, located in Kimberley British Columbia, is truly a complete golf facility. With 27 outstanding holes, and a... more » Owner description: Bootleg Gap Golf, located in Kimberley British Columbia, is truly a complete golf facility. With 27 outstanding holes, and a stunning location along the St. Mary River. The Championship course at Bootleg Gap is highlighted with the 12th, a dramatic par-3 that swoops down into the hoodoo-lined hillside and is one of the most scenic par-3s in the region. For variety try the Recreational 9; it's a hybrid and fun for every level of player. « less
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Natural Bridge (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #29 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Geologic Formations
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Ranked #30 of 167 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ferries/ Boats
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