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Month: May 2016

Review: Where Locals Hike in the West Kootenay

Yes, locals refer to this as “the guidebook”. With over 50 hikes of premier trails – including day hikes, backpacking trips, and off-season treks- this book is a great resource for locals and tourists alike. Title: Where Locals Hike in the West Kootenay – the […]

Why so Blue?

Why so Blue?

A few people have noticed that photos in the Kootenays are really very blue. “Is something wrong with your camera, Abby?” Well, no. This is atmospheric perspective at work – the effect of the atmosphere on viewing distant objects. The further away a mountain is, […]

Pilot Peninsula

Pilot Peninsula

This easy hike offers extreme scenery along the blue vista of Kootenay Lake. With access to multiple beaches of smooth pebbles and clear water, Pilot Peninsula is a choice day hike!

SUMMARY

Map: Pilot Bay Provincial Park (note: the trail goes beyond park boundaries)

Trailhead: Pilot Bay Road, close to the Kootenay Bay ferry landing

Distance, round trip: 12.8km

Elevation: +235m

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Slocan-Evans Creek

Slocan-Evans Creek

The Slocan-Evans Creek trail is a ‘there and back again’ hike, following the Slocan lakeshore along the edge of Valhalla Provincial Park. The turnaround point is the bridge over the roaring Evans Creek, but the trail continuously opens up into rocky meadows and lapping crystal-blue […]

Svoboda Road Bike Trails

Svoboda Road Bike Trails

A solid trek from the edge of Nelson up into West Arm Provincial Park.  The trail winds up in a scenic clearing, looking past Nelson and beyond into the Kootenay River valley. SUMMARY Map: Trailforks or the Nelson Cycling Club Trail Map Book Trailhead: Svoboda […]

Kokanee Creek Beach

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