Nelson’s Powder Destination! Baldface Lodge offers an incredible wilderness experience on Nelson’s back doorstep! Come explore the 32,000 acre Tenure with us and have the best time of your life with our incredible staff and terrain!
Featured internationally on TV, in Movies, and in the press, Baldface Lodge is an amazing destination for a world class shred experience.
We offer true adventure skiing with friendly, experienced guides in absolutely some of the most spectacular terrain you’ll ever experience. Welcome to the best daily snowcat skiing in the business! Choose from single day or multi-day trips. Check out the Kootenay Sampler – an exclusive trip where you experience the ultimate combination of Valhalla, Snowwater, Whitewater and then refresh in the local hot springs!
Catskiing, powder snow, skiing, snowboarding! The snow days are spent in the famous steep tree glades of the Selkirks. On sunny days we move topside to vast alpine bowls rivaled by few catskiing operations or resorts anywhere.
Valhalla guests typically clock 7 to 13 runs a day, or 13,000 to 18,000 ft of vertical. Runs vary from 1200 – 3000 ft, taking advantage of the best snow and fun factor available on the mountain each day. The ride between runs allows you just enough time to share stories of the awesome turns you just had, while snacking on Carolyn’s delectible homemade delights!
We run two snowcats in our 21,500 acres of terrain ( twice the size of Whistler Blackhomb combined!) each carrying 12 guests and 2 guides. Regardless of weather, the snowcats allow us to ride limitless fresh lines all day – everyday.
Explore a wild but fragile underground world sculpted by glacier fed waters located in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs and Kootenay Lake in beautiful British Columbia.
Cody Caves Provincial Park was re-established in June of 2013. Since then Cody Cave Tours Owner / Operator Lee Hollis and his professional guiding team have been escorting hundreds of individuals and families through a fascinating journey of this fragile underworld. Cody Cave Tours operates year round offering a variety of tour packages that will appeal to all adventurous types. For children age 5 and up to adults who enjoy a much more strenuous and physical adventure, there is a tour just for you. Reservations are required. Please call or visit our website at codycavetours.com
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Escape to Africa Safaris leads small and intimate eco-tours hosted by a native Zimbabwean guide with a background in conservation, who focuses on wildlife, and cultural heritage. Guests experience wild Africa and learn about the plight of many endangered species that live within the savannah and woodlands. Luxury tented camps and lodges accommodate the tour in addition to traveling via bush plane, land cruiser and riverboat. The delicate balance of human interaction with nature is placing the most importance on respecting wildlife and viewing species when they allow us to share their space and daily routines.
“Escape to Africa Safaris strives to provide its guests with exceptional experiences and courteous service
embracing the use of professional conduct and morals while respecting nature”
At Escape to Africa Safaris we envision the immersion of individuals into Africa’s natural surroundings that make up vast and integral eco-systems that support some of the most unique species on the planet. Through beautiful and raw interactions and education, we hope that these experiences will help to raise awareness about the plight of endangered species.
It is our intention to open your eyes to an intriguing and stunning continent through authentic experiences in small groups that leave less of a footprint on our natural surroundings. Our commitment to safety and the use of professional partners allows you to rest assure that you can be awe inspired and full of spirit as you engage in adventure and passion for nature. Through thoughtful planning lead by integrity and ethics we truly devote ourselves to making sure your African safari is one of which will grace you a lifelong stream of memories and impact.
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The Freedom of Flight! No wings required. From high up in the forest canopy, experience a bird’s eye view of the stunning natural environment as you soar above Kokanee Creek canyon on six awe-inspiring ziplines. It’s the only outdoor adventure that’ll leave you breathless without breaking a sweat.
Located 20 minutes outside of Nelson, BC. Experience our fully guided 2-2.5 hour tour with six ziplines! No age restriction but a weight restriction of minimum 50lbs- maximum 265lbs. Fun for the whole family! Pre-booking is highly recommended to ensure your spot! Open May-October.
Reset, renew, rejuvenate. Kootenay EcoRetreats & Adventures offers summer and winter retreats. Our all inclusive retreats include gourmet meals, local transportation and activities and are based out of the off grid, solar powered eco centre ‘White Pines Dojo’ in Slocan, B.C. Canada. Let us take care of you, while you relax and enjoy the pristine beauty of the area. In winter join us on our Powder Highway Adventure featuring trips to three of eight legendary ski resorts on the West Kootenay Side of the Powder Highway. All you have to do is show up and we will get you to where some of the best powder in the world is waiting. Plan your summer retreats in Yoga and Health & Nature with combined outdoor activities; paddleboarding, kayaking, waterfall tours and other adventures.
Located on the shores of Kootenay Lake at the Nelson Airport, Kootenay Lake Aviation is open all year for your aviation needs. We offer sightseeing tours, flight training, and air charters. Join us on a tour and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Our high wing aircraft are perfect to enjoy the spectacular views from above. Interested in learning to fly? Start with an introductory flight and go “hands on” to see what flying is all about. We offer private and commercial pilot training. Need to get somewhere? Fly on your own schedule to destinations throughout BC and Alberta. We offer private charter flights with our 3 passenger aircraft.
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Lardeau River Adventures provides expedition-style day trips in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies. Nestled between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains, 90 minutes north of Nelson, the Lardeau River features numerous class 2 rapids, serene pools, mountain vistas and abundant wildlife. With over 20 years of commercial rafting behind us, your enjoyment and safety are our number one priority. Join us and discover why we are the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!
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Welcome to Nelson Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
Paddleboarding is a low impact way to get a great workout. Try it for yourself and engage that core.
Kayaking works your arms, shoulders, back and core. The fresh air is great for you too!
Paddlboarding and kayaking can also be leisurely. Get on the water and leave your busy life behind.
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We offer guided fishing on world class Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. Trophy Rainbow trout up to 35Lbs and Dolly Varden up to 29Lbs. Heated Boats. Fully licensed and insured. Brand new 2008 Ocean Pro custom boats.
Great skiing, riding and amazing scenery is one thing, but sharing it with unique and memorable people is another. Our staff is made up of a blend of ‘Kootenay Folk’ who live the mountain lifestyle to the fullest. We ski deep, dry snow in the winters; and roam these same areas by bike in the summer.
The rugged landscape is in our blood – alpine peaks, valleys, forests, hot springs, glaciers, raging rivers, lakes, and an endless trove of secret treasures just waiting to be discovered. The Kootenays breed the type of people who define a culture that is both mellow and driven. Driven for adventure, but always taking in each moment.
Our professional guides and staff will welcome you with smiles, stories, and best of all – the experience required to share our skiing and riding with you in the best way possible. At Retallack, safety is always our Number 1 priority. All of our experienced guides are trained in client care , advanced first aid, mountain rescue, the safe operation of vehicles and aircraft, wildlife encounter procedures, and wilderness survival.
Unit F 191 Baker Street , Nelson, BC
Canada V1L 4H1
P.O. Box 147, New Denver, BC
Canada V0G 1S0
Retallack Lodge physical location:
4699 Highway 31A
21 km from New Denver, BC
26 km from Kaslo, BC
Selkirk Snowcat Skiing offers spectacular ski terrain in a weather zone known for epic dumps of powder snow, year after year. For more than 40 years, we’ve provided the wilderness ski experience of a lifetime to thousands of people who showed up as skiers, and left one week later, as friends.
Imagine a mountain playground almost double the size of Whistler Blackcomb – for just 24 skiers or riders.
We call it The Ultimate Wilderness Ski Experience!
Office Hours: (all times PST)
Mon to Fri: 9am – 4pm
Helicopter Adventures, heli-skiing, heli-hiking, snowcat skiing, heli-biking. Stay with us at the Snowwater Creek Lodge in the Bonnington Mountains or spend the evenings in Nelson.
Join us for this all you can ski, powder buffet in the legendary Selkirk Mountain Range of British Columbia. With our snowcat backup – we guarantee you ski or ride everyday no matter what the weather is doing!
Snowcat backup means you ski every day, all day – guaranteed. Unlike other operations now offering snowcat backup – we were a snowcat skiing operation first – so the quality of our backup terrain is superb.
Nestled high in the Selkirks at 5400ft, Snowwater lodge is a remarkable 21-acre mountain oasis offering towering views of the Valhalla Range. Accessed only by helicopter, snowcat or snowmobile, it’s an exclusive retreat for just twelve guests at a time.
Our guest lodges offer six guest suites, all with queen beds, ensuite bathrooms, and infloor heating.
Exclusive accommodation at our deluxe timber frame mountain lodge
Innovative, delicious cuisine
House wine or draft beer (does not include spirits, cocktails or wine from the cellar)
Professionally certified guides
Stellar Heli Skiing we fly with the powerful A-star helicopter, small groups of four skiers and their guide skiing at your pace. Vast terrain with unlimited alpine and open treeline skiing.
At Summit Mountain Guides, we offer professional mountain guiding services and instruction for the vertically inclined. Our winter and summer programs include beginner to advanced mountaineering, backcountry ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing, trekking and hiking trips.
We offer daily-guided programs or multi-day backcountry adventures throughout Western Canada and in Europe. Join us as an individual, group, with your family or staff team for training in avalanche awareness, ski touring skills, rock climbing and ropes rescue skills, ice climbing instruction or learn to mountaineer programs.
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At Summit Mountain Guides, we provide our guests with professionally certified and experience guides & instructors (IFMGA / ACMG / CAA) who take pleasure in helping you achieve your personal goals. Our guides and instructors are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the Canadian Avalanche Association. They are trained in the most current safety standard, mountain rescue and wilderness first aid. On every program you will be guided and instructed by professionals who have many years of working experience in the industry. Below you will find a bio of some of the guides periodically working for SMG.