The gallery is housed in the old historic Bank of Montreal Building (circa 1900). Rossland is recognized for its mountain culture, local ski hill and the renowned artists who call it home. The gallery provides a space for local artists’ work to be viewed, celebrated and purchased.

The space has incredible acoustics, heritage architecture and an artistic environment. It can be reserved for cultural activities, or rented for private events. 

The gallery...

 

 

With a population of 195 people, Silverton is British Columbia’s second smallest municipality and is the perfect place to relax with family and enjoy a day away from the ordinary. 

Silverton is proud of its history and heritage and has an active Historical Society that runs three facilities: the Interpretive Centre, which is housed in the Silverton Gallery building (located next to the Village Office in the municipal block); the Outdoor...

 

 

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Come to Creston for  Creston Valley Bird Fest: Where the Birds Are. From May 8 to May 10.

Guided birding tours, presentations, photography workshop with Jim Lawrence, keynote address by Dick Cannings, agricultural and art events, field trips by bus, children's events and more.

To register go to www.crestonvalleybirds.ca

 The 2ND ANNUAL SPRING FARM FAIR will be held on  May 2, from 11am to 5pm at the Pass Creek Exhibition Grounds.

Wanted, Farmers, Businesses & Public to sell, buy & trade. ATM & Concession on site. Free Bunny Petting Zoo and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. Two $50 gift certificates from Total Pet - random drawing of names from Pre-Registrations at Farm Fair. For more information & to pre-registration, go to   www....

 

There are numerous ways to spend summer outdoors in and around Nelson. Challenge what you think you know about yourself by trekking the magnificent mountains surrounding the area.

Is rock climbing your thing? Enjoy a day ascending The Date, a very accessible multi-pitch climb within reach of Nelson. It is a great walk into the base of the route, and a fun and thoughtful climb from there. You’ll enjoy  stunning views at the top – the rewards of this great...

 

Take a walk or plan a hike: Walk the waterfront trail of the Columbia River in town and enjoy the sights and sounds of the community. Along the waterfront are picnic sites and sightseeing benches, as well as a beach. For hiking and sightseeing, there are easy going paved trails and there are some challenging hiking trails leading up to summit views. Popular elevation hikes in Trail include the Miral Heights and McQuarrie Creek Trails.

Play in the water: The Columbia...

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The Trail Communities in Bloom gang has come up with the most incrEDIBLE idea for downtown Trail business owners! To grow food, not just flowers at their storefront planters this year. Over 50 companies and services have committed to nurture incredible edibles this summer and fall, including tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, beans and whatever else they can imagine.

Everyone is very creative in building their planters and displaying their produce. The idea is to have a “...

Be sure to check out the NEW Summer?spring 2014 West Kootenay Go&Do.

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Coming to the Kootenays and need to know the ferry schedule? 

Here is a copy of the local ferry schedules that are free to use.

Provincial Park Camper News - Your West Kootenay guide to camping

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The Kaslo Trailblazers Society welcomes all visitors to the network of trails they have completed along the north and south sides of the Kaslo River. All the trails can be accessed from right in town. These trails are short enough to be enjoyed by children and long enough to whet the appetite of avid hikers. 

The north side trail is a wider and gentler grade for most of its length, while the south side trail meanders through a moss covered forest. The two are joined...

 

 This 27,000 square foot city-owned facility was completed in the fall of 1996, and remains one of the finest aquatic and fitness facilities in the province. It has won several awards for its design and structure.

Why not play with the kids in the 40,000 gallon, 90 degree leisure pool with its spray features, or on the 150 foot long waterslide! Enjoy a workout in the fully equipped 3000 square foot fitness centre or a leisurely swim in the 8 lane, 25 metre main pool...

 

This park is set along the Columbia River and is operated by the Kiwanis Club of Trail. Here you can enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and a large day-use area with a playground, basketball court, softball area, and picnic tables. 

There is one main walking trail that follows along the river bank from the south end of the campground. The trail is approximately one kilometre long and winds through open grasslands, following a level terrace above the river. This is a...

 

A unique depiction of Nelson’s history is displayed on a rock retaining wall at the south end of Vernon Street. Local artist D. Dan Morslander along with 16 students from local high schools painted four large murals on the wall and unveiled them, as a gift to Nelson, during Nelson’s SnoFest Celebration in 1989.

From up close, these murals are quite abstract, but from 20 feet away, their intended viewpoint, they are truly wonderful works of art. The...