West Kootenay Hiking is an online hiking resource for locals and visitors in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. You’ll find trail reviews, driving directions, topographic maps, photos, GPS files for download, and more! You can also add trip reports with the latest information to any of the trails.

West Kootenay Hiking was started in 2016 and has been steadily expanding with more trails and routes every month. It’s a volunteer non-profit project aimed at benefiting the local outdoor community. Happy hiking!

The West Kootenay Region

The West Kootenay is region in south-eastern British Columbia, Canada. It includes the cities of Nelson, Castlegar, and Trail as well as picturesque towns like Rossland, Kaslo, Nakusp, Creston, and New Denver. The region includes the southern reaches of the Purcell, Selkirk and Monashee mountain ranges. 

About the author


Abby Wilson moved to Nelson, BC in 2016 for a more adventurous life in the West Kootenay. As an avid hiker, writer, and photographer, Abby began chronicling her adventures in a blog “The Kooteneer” which eventually expanded into westkootenayhiking.ca.

Abby is a member of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and regularly leads group trips (come hike with us!).

There is no shortage of inspiration in the West Kootenay, and Abby also does landscape painting. Check out some of her work below and go to abbywilson.ca to learn more!