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Kootenay Mountaineering Club (KMC)
The region offers mountain biking trails for bikers of all skill levels. For example, Nelson is known for its expert level hilly and technical trails; ride the classics in the Mountain Station and Svoboda area. A wider spectrum of trails opened up with the development of the Morning Mountain area. Explore the Big Wood trails and don’t miss the 49 trails.
The Rossland area has more to offer the budding mountain biker as well as exceptional trails geared to the expert rider! For more information see:
While at Kootenay Huts, don’t miss the Quartz Creek trails, just a few hundred metres south of the property. These are very well crafted handmade trails for the intermediate rider.
Road biking enthusiasts can share the roads of some world-class circuits with mostly courteous drivers and enjoy the best views around!
East Shore (Creston – Crawford Bay)
Waneta – NorthPort (WA) – Rossland
Grand Forks Cycling Club
Local hang-gliding enthusiasts rave about the possibilities in the Ymir area.
Canoe, kayak and whitewater paddling
For whitewater aficionados, the Slocan and Salmo rivers offer some excellent rapid sections.
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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Bed: The old rail bed has been transformed into a multi-use trail that links Nelson to Salmo and in certain zones all-terrain vehicles are allowed to access the various valleys leading to the fabulous backcountry this region has to offer.
The Kootenay Region offers exceptional fishing opportunities in amazing scenery whether fly fishing, spin casting, or trolling in a boat. Kootenay Lake is home of the Canadian record Gerrard Rainbow Trout (36 + pounds). And the Columbia River is the home of the largest game fish in North America, the White Sturgeon. The Kootenay Region is also known for spectacular Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Walleye and Kokanee. Only 10 km from the cabins, the Salmo River, a tributary of the Columbia, is fly fishing heaven. If you are into big fish on a small river, this is your spot. The Salmo is relatively untouched and chances are you will not see another soul all day.
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