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 travelling in the region.

  • Know Before You Go to ensure a safe travel experience.
  • DriveBC
  • BC Parks
  • BC Ferries
  • Canada / USA Border
  • Gear – be prepared
    • Spring can vary from sunny and hot, to cool and wet. Higher elevations are still laden with snow, but lower elevations are fresh, green and full of wonder.
    • Summer is typically hot but higher elevations are cool and weather can shift quickly so carry appropriate clothing.
    • Fall changes to cooler nights, but days are still plenty warm to relax on the beach or do a ride in the mountains or on the road

Responsible Travel

For generations Kootenay locals have taken great care of the wonder that you see around you. By being a responsible visitor you become a partner in our community efforts to conserve and respect the region’s wonderful natural attractions, culture and heritage. Travel safe and responsibly across BC.

If you would like printed Visitor Guides and maps of the Kootenay region, please send us your mailing address.

Travel responsibly and learn more on the local tourism websites.

Enjoy the #WestKootRoute