Step back in time aboard the oldest sternwheeler in the world! An international treasure, the S.S. Moyie is the oldest surviving intact vessel of her type in the world. Berthed at the edge of Kootenay Lake, the sternwheeler rests permanently in her former port of call. Owned and operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the S.S. Moyie plied the...more
The origins of Fort Steele can be traced back to the small settlement of Galbraith’s Ferry born during the 1864 Kootenay Gold Rush. Today, over 60 restored and reconstructed homes and buildings are waiting to take visitors back to yesteryear.Living history street dramas, live professional musical comedies at the theatre, steam train rides and...more
It is British Columbia's highest town (1117m) and a Bavarian village. If nothing else, you can leave Kimberley in the knowledge that you have seen the "World's Biggest Cuckoo Clock. Apart from the clock, and a small museum upstairs in the library down the road, other minor local sights include the Sullivan Mine, pre-Bavarian Kimberley's main...more
home to the Terex Titan – the world’s largest dump truck (350 ton capacity). A tour of the mine site, 3,000 feet above Sparwood, is also a unique opportunity.Elkview Coal Corporation operates a major coal mining facility at Sparwood. In July and August, daily tours depart from the Infocentre; group tours are available April to October with advance...more
This once thriving heart of the Silvery Slocan mining region, now a renowned historic site.
There are just a few dilapidated or collapsed buildings from the past. Museum is open daily. A Steam Locomotive No. 6947 CPR is on display.
Sandon is located on highway 31A, 13 km east of New Denver or 43 km west of Kaslo.
The little towns around the lake all seem to sport several fruit stands, because it was fall they all seemed to be bursting with different hues of orange, reds, rust and so on. Beautiful!!!
Fondest memory: The villages are whimiscal. Boats that have been converted to homes, lawn decorations of all shape and size, hand painted signs, and tons of local crafts.
Great for a road trip, car filled with snacks and camera loaded.