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.

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. 

The land on which we hike and explore is the traditional territories of the Sinixt, the Syilx, and the Ktunaxa peoples, and is home to many diverse indigenous persons including the Metis. Please be respectful of this special place by leaving no trace.

The Author

Abby Wilson moved to Nelson, BC in 2016 for a more adventurous life in the West Kootenay. She hikes, writes, paints, and photographs her way around the mountains.

Abby is a member of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and regularly leads group trips (come hike with us!). She also organizes hikes with new moms and plein air painting meet-ups in the mountains.

Learn more at abbywilson.ca.