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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 Market in Nelson

Cottonwood Community Market

Close to downtown and next to the surging Cottonwood waterfall, this market encapsulates Nelson. There's great organic produce; fine baked goods, many with heretofore-unheard-of grains; and various craft items with …
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…
Top Choice Fusion in Nelson

All Seasons Cafe

Sitting on the patio here beneath little lights twinkling in the huge maple above you is a Nelson highlight; in winter, candles inside provide the same romantic flair. The eclectic menu changes with the seasons but …
Top Choice Japanese in Fernie


As compact as a California roll, this gem of a sushi place serves up a wide range of classics, from sashimi to tempura. The miso soup is good, especially after a day of skiing. In addition to sake, there's a great b…
Top Choice Pub Food in Golden

Wolf's Den

An excellent pub with live music on Sundays. It's hugely popular with locals, who love the burgers and hearty fare, which is way above average. The beer menu includes some of BC's best on tap. It's just south of the…
Top Choice Homewares in Nelson

Still Eagle

Fair-trade and Kootenay-produced clothing, kitchen goods and products for the home are sold in this large store, which has a deep environmental commitment. Many products are made from recycled materials.
Top Choice Cafe in Revelstoke

Modern Bakeshop & Café

Try a croque monsieur (grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich) or an elaborate pastry for a taste of Europe at this cute art-deco cafe. Many items, such as the muffins, are made with organic ingredients. Discover the baked…