KOOTENAY ROCKIES, BC
FREE AND FUN
Ride the Ferry
If you're looking for a way to pass the time, enjoy spectacular views and relaxing rides, hop on the Kootenay Ferry. The Kootenay ferry is the longest free ferry ride in the world!
This walk is perfect for people who love art. The Sculpture Walk can be found in Castlegar, BC and features a variety of pieces from local and international artists. Many of the pieces on display are also for sale.
Learn how Brooms are made
Tucked away in Crawford Bay is the North Woven Broom Company. You can visit the shop, or take a look in the old log cabin to watch brooms being carefully weaved and hand-crafted. Small fees may apply
Drive the Selkirk Loop
The Selkirk Loop is a scenic drive through the Rocky Mountains. The loop goes on for 450km and passes through the Selkirk Mountains in BC, Washington, and Idaho.
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YOHO National Park
A place of raw beauty, YOHO National Park is a hikers dream. Explore the Burgess Shale fossil beds, admire Wapta falls, or take a dip in Emerald Lake.
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Sandon Ghost Town
Sandon is a ghost town in BC that originally boasted a population of over 10, 000 people and was known for mining. Unfortuntely the town was destroyed by a major flood and was never able to recover. Today the town stands abandoned with plenty of the run down buildings and homes still standing. Many people who visit also like to see the rundown trolley buses in the area.
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Home of a Thousand Faces
While not completely free, entrance to the home of a thousand faces is pocketchange and well worth the visit. For only a couple of dollars you can step in and meet Rolf - an eccentric man who makes thousands of lifesize carvings and sculptures from wood. While here you can also meet his rooster Charlie, and his goats that can often be found wondering the roof. Many carvings are for sale.