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Top things to do in Kootenay Rockies

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Emerald Lake (Yoho National Park)
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$243* and up
Ranked #1 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Peaceful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lush, green forest.
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Takakkaw Falls (Yoho National Park)
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$121* and up
Ranked #2 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: National Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors
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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$113* and up
Ranked #3 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Ranked #4 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #5 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Parks; Scenic Drives; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Revelstoke Mountain Resort receives 30-45 feet of powder snow annually, covering 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of alpine... more » Owner description: Revelstoke Mountain Resort receives 30-45 feet of powder snow annually, covering 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of alpine bowls, steeps, glades, and groomers with a descent of 1,713 vertical meters (5,620 feet) - the most 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. Cat Skiing and Heli Skiing with Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing are available directly from the village base. 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, The Mackenzie Common apres ski venue, retail and rental shops, and lift ticket and skier services. The lift-accessed Revelation Lodge features stunning views, a self-serve restaurant, espresso bar, and a deck with a barbeque. « less
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Ranked #8 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Specialty Museums; 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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Ranked #9 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
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 #10 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Cultural
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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Lakeside Park (Nelson)
Ranked #11 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Red Mountain (Rossland)
Ranked #12 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Other
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Ranked #14 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Baker Street (Nelson)
Ranked #15 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Ranked #17 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Ranked #18 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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The Enchanted Forest (Revelstoke)
Ranked #19 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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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Natural Bridge (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #20 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Geologic Formations; Landmarks
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Panorama Mountain (Panorama)
Ranked #21 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The massive mountain rises 4000 vertical ft and covers 3000 acres of terrain suitable for all abilities. Intermediates carve... more » Owner description: The massive mountain rises 4000 vertical ft and covers 3000 acres of terrain suitable for all abilities. Intermediates carve the famed fall-line groomed runs while advanced skiers revel in the steeps of Taynton Bowl. The summit’s 8000 ft elevation, just below tree-line, provides breathtaking views and stands tall over this convenient ski-in/ski-out village and the nearby quaint town of Invermere. After an exhilarating day on the slopes guests rejuvenate in Canada’s largest slopeside hot-pools. The resort’s relaxed character and abundance of onsite activities including heliskiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and tubing make it a favourite for destination skiers. This is Panorama Mountain Village. « less
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Burgess Shale (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #22 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Historic Sites; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: The famous Burgess Shale is located in the magnificent Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The site is on a... more » Owner description: The famous Burgess Shale is located in the magnificent Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The site is on a ridge between two mountaintops, near the town of Field. Ninety kilometres east, across the Continental Divide, lies the resort town of Banff. To get to the Walcott quarry, you hike a scenic trail a distance of about 10km, taking about 3 hours. All around you is the spectacular scenery of Yoho National Park, including Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, numerous glaciers, and high mountains. « less
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Ranked #23 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #24 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
This restored 19th-century "Wild West" town features live performances as well as horse-drawn carriage rides.
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Wapta Falls (Yoho National Park)
Ranked #25 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Cody Caves Provincial Park (Ainsworth Hot Springs)
Ranked #27 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Cody Caves Provincial Park near Ainsworth Hot springs offers guided tours of a natural cave suitable for ages 5 & older. Open... more » Owner description: Cody Caves Provincial Park near Ainsworth Hot springs offers guided tours of a natural cave suitable for ages 5 & older. Open daily by reservation only. 10km of logging road access; steep and rough in places. Drive slowly and carefully.Have warm clothes and sturdy footwear for caving. Consistently described as the highlight of a kootenay vacation. « less
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Lussier Hotsprings (Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park)
Ranked #28 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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Ranked #29 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Landmarks
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 now closed for the season and will re-open from May 16-September 7, 2015. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit. « less
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Dry Gulch Provincial Park (Radium Hot Springs)
Ranked #30 of 146 attractions in Kootenay Rockies
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