Attractions

Top Choice Park in Revelstoke

Mt Revelstoke National Park

Grand in beauty if not in size, this 260-sq-km national park, just northeast of its namesake town, is a vision of peaks and valleys – many of which are all but untrodden.There are several good hiking trails from the…
Top Choice National Park in Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park

Although the smallest (1310 sq km) of the four national parks in the Rockies, Yoho is a diamond in the (very) rough. This wilderness is the real deal; it's some of the continent's least tarnished.East of Field on Hw…
Top Choice National Park in Yoho National Park

Burgess Shale Fossil Beds

This World Heritage site protects the amazing Cambrian-age fossil beds on Mt Stephen and Mt Field. These 515-million-year-old fossils preserve the remains of marine creatures that were some of the earliest forms of …
Top Choice Museum in Cranbrook

Cranbrook History Centre

The one great reason for stopping in Cranbrook? This museum, which includes the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel. It has some fine examples of classic Canadian trains, including the luxurious 1929 edition of the Trans…
National Park in Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Shaped like a lightning bolt, Kootenay National Park is centered on a long, wide, tree-covered valley shadowed by cold, gray peaks. Encompassing 1406 sq km, Kootenay has a more moderate climate than other Rocky Moun…
Museum in Revelstoke

Revelstoke Railway Museum

In an attractive building across the tracks from the town center, Revelstoke Railway Museum contains restored steam locomotives, including one of the largest steam engines ever used on Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)…
Museum in Fernie

Fernie Museum

Impressively housed in a 1909 bank building, the Fernie Museum has engaging displays and is an excellent source of info about the town and region. Experience the fires, floods, booms and busts that have shaped the t…
Park in Nelson

Lakeside Park

By the iconic Nelson Bridge, Lakeside Park is both a flower-filled, shady park and a beach, and has a great summer cafe.
Park in Kootenay National Park

Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park

Between Kootenay and Banff National Parks lies this lesser-known and smaller (39 sq km) provincial park, part of the Rockies' Unesco World Heritage site. The pointed peak of Mt Assiniboine (3618m), often referred to…
Park in Golden

Northern Lights Wolf Centre

This small wildlife center houses a small pack of gray wolves and wolf-husky crosses, all born and bred in captivity. Visits include an introduction to the resident wolves – although most of the viewing is done thro…