12 photos that will make you want to visit the Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

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I’ve just got back from a road trip through the Kootenay Rockies, the south eastern region of British Columbia and my gosh. If you go where social media tells you to in Canada, you’ll be fighting the crowds of Lake Louise. But if you dare go beyond the boundaries and venture a little further west, you’ll get the chance to experience serenity and nature at its absolute finest.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt more peaceful on a trip, even with the hectic itinerary this job has us on. I’ve never experienced so much stillness, ever. World class destinations and for the majority, hardly a soul in sight.

Some say the Kootenays are on ‘island time’ as if the way they live is unrealistic and in some other world. I can confirm that this slower paced, dream like state is in fact a reality here. I had so many beautiful conversations with locals in the towns we passed through and I completely admire the way of life here. It’s beautiful.

If island time is defined by action of prioritising fresh air, days out on mountain bikes and basking in local breweries, I think we all need to invest in a little more island time.

The main travel guides and the juicy details from this road trip won’t be scheduled until September (when the campaign launches sorry) but I couldn’t resist a little teaser as I know how many of you enjoyed following along on Instagram.

Here are 12 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia…

Top tip: If you’re keen to discover more information about the Kootenay Rockies, you can head to the official tourism website here.

1. Floating down rivers with views of the rockies…

Photo taken: On a Kayak trip from Fairmont Hot Springs resort.

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2. Layers on layers of trees, mountains and lakes…

Photo taken: Columbia Lake, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

3. Hot Springs everywhere!

Photo taken: Halfway Hot Springs, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

4. Free lakeside campgrounds all to your self

Photo taken: Fletcher Falls, BC

  • 10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia
  • 10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

5. Meeting bears in the wild

Photo taken: Driving up to Mount Seven in Golden, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

6. Thundering waterfalls

Photo taken: Fletcher Falls, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

7. All the beer, all the breweries.

Photo taken: Whitetooth Brewing Co. Golden, BC

  • 10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia
  • 10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia
  • 10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

8. Lake side accommodation

Photo taken: The Sentinel, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

9. Insane vegan / veggie food and health elixirs!

Photo taken: All over BC from our hot springs road trip.

10. Mountain views for days

Photo taken: Driving somewhere!

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

11. Insanely coloured lakes

Photo taken: Emerald Lake, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

12. Lake dips, canoeing, floating…

Photo taken: Lockhart Beach, BC

10 photos that will make you want to visit Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

Stay tuned for the full travel guides and tips from this road trip!

See all my Canada blog posts here.

Have you been to the Kootenay Rockies?

What were your favourite spots? I’d love to know!

Love as always + happy adventuring,

Mollie.

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