Nelson and the Kootenay Lake area encompasses Nelson, Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo, Meadow Creek and Lardeau. These communities range from cities to villages, and are ripe to be explored from cultural attractions, or perhaps distractions at times, to the pristine waters of Kootenay Lake and the endless adventures within the Selkirk Mountains.
This remarkable area is located in the southeastern corner of the province of British Columbia (BC) in Canada, roughly half way between the cities of Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta, and three hours’ drive north of Spokane, Washington, USA. Stretching eastward from the BC-Alberta border to the edge of the Okanagan, and north from Canada’s border with the United States to the city of Revelstoke, the Kootenays are a beautifully mountainous region almost entirely encircled by two rivers — The Columbia and The Kootenay.
The Kootenays themselves are roughly the same size as Switzerland. Kootenay Lake is 108 kilomteres long. This I hope explains why our blog is titled 108 healthy things to do. To familiarize yourself a little bit more with the area, read about our history …we go back 1.5 billion years.
There are definitely more than 108 healthy things to do in this area, but this blog will hopefully create an awareness of who we are and what we have to offer, from a mental, physical and spiritual perspective, all focused on your health.
Spring is lush and quiet. Summer here sizzles.
Autumn, still warm and amazingly colourful,
is outright electrified and Wintertime is world class.