Learn of our history and struggles.

A curious mind is a precious asset. The West Koot Route boasts a bounty of opportunities to quench your thirst for knowledge and unique experiences.

 

MINE THE PAST

Ghost Towns Travel high into the mountains, to see the jewel of the Valley of Ghosts, Sandon, BC’s most notorious mining ghost town.

Ghost Towns

Travel high into the mountains, to see the jewel of the Valley of Ghosts, Sandon, BC’s most notorious mining ghost town.

TIME TRAVEL

Heritage Attractions In the 19th century, the West Kootenays were a prospector’s dream. Sternwheelers like the SS Moyie, are proof. During WWII, another darker legacy can still be seen in the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.

Heritage Attractions

In the 19th century, the West Kootenays were a prospector’s dream. Sternwheelers like the SS Moyie, are proof. During WWII, another darker legacy can still be seen in the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre.

ENRICH YOUR SOUL

Cultural Events From the aboriginal peoples who first settled this area to the Europeans who came after, we never forget to celebrate our heritage. Join us

Cultural Events

From the aboriginal peoples who first settled this area to the Europeans who came after, we never forget to celebrate our heritage.

Join us


Photo Credits:

Train by David Gluns, Slocan Lake
Mine the Past by David Gluns; Courtesy of KootenayRockies.com
Time Travel by unknown
Enrich Your Soul by Sara Rainford; Courtesy of KootenayRockies.com