Know Before You Go

When planning your West Koot Route road trip be prepared with all the right gear, maps, border, road and ferry information, and know the travel and safety protocols in our area. Check out the links below to be as informed as possible when…
SS Moyie Kaslo
Nelson International Mural Festival 2018. Photo: Emilee Wheeler of Electrify Photography

A little winter downtime around town

Sometimes we just a need little time to chill, relax and get away from it all. Mountain towns like Nelson, Kaslo, Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton, Slocan, Castlegar and Rossland provide that sweet spot combination of comfortable amenities,…

Deeper Thoughts: A Cultural Experience

Beyond boundless slopes and snow, it’s the West Kootenay’s character, culture and calendar that make winter out here way better than back there. So you want to blow up those blahs and get your Ullar groove on? Well road trippers, buckle…
Kaslo City hall

Walk-About in our Artsy Heritage Towns

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR Take a trip back in time on a walking tour through some of the most colourful heritage towns in British Columbia. The main streets of Nelson, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Nakusp, New Denver, Slocan, Silverton, Kaslo, Crawford…

Art is Everywhere on the West Koot Route

It doesn't take much to experience something that is part of the arts world on the Kootenay Road Trip. Public Art decorates the streets and alleyways. Museums and galleries are the cornerstone to our past, present, and future. Theatres, bars…