The Kootenay Rockies may serve as the gateway to the rest of Canada; however, the region has its own spectacular highlights to those living, visiting, or just passing through. One of seven regions featured in BC Street at the Richmond O Zone, the region borders the Canadian province of Alberta, and the American states of Montana, Idaho and Washington.
The pristine region boasts a multitude of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches and mineral hot springs such as Fairmont Hot Springs, Radium Hot Springs and Ainsworth Hot Springs.
The major towns in the area include Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Cranbrook and Revelstoke, all with multiple camping sites in and around town.
The Kootenay Rockies also abound with local wildlife – eagles, elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, moose, cougar and both black and grizzly bears.
BC Street will be open daily during the Games, Feb. 12 to Feb. 28, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays and 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekends. Visit: www.richmondozone.ca.