Travelling to Kootenays, British Columbia
From the Rockies in the east to the Purcell Mountains in the west, the Kootenays are set amongst snow-capped mountains, forested meadows, large inland lakes, and wild rivers and creeks. Cabin rentals can be found scattered throughout this idyllic destination. Home to four of the British Columbia’s seven national parks—including Glacier, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho—the Kootenays are a four-season outdoor recreation hot spot. In the summer, popular activities include hiking, biking, fishing, and golfing; lake sports, like swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing, white water rafting, are also common. In the winter, the Kootenays, close to seven major ski resorts, offer some of the continent’s finest cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. The region also teems with wildlife, making it a good place to catch a glimpse of bighorn sheep, cougars, coyotes, elk, grizzlies, moose, mule deer, and eagles. From Fernie to Golden to Kimberley, the Kootenays are full of thriving arts communities and heritage towns, where it is possible to feast on fresh produce, game meats, craft beers, and locally roasted coffees. Be sure to check out the Hills Garlic Festival, an annual event held in celebration of the pungent bulb, featuring over 160 vendors—and garlic poem contests! With natural, outdoor, and cultural attractions abound, Kootenays vacation rentals offer a myriad of choice for couples, groups of friends, and families.